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1 Step Forward 2 Steps Back

Blackwhiteandblue

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Been a while, figured it was time for a little update.

 

I have been chipping away at her for the past few months. I ended up redoing the mounts on the rear subframe because I wasn't happy with the wheel placement (this is the first step backwards). I just need to test fit it the next time I work on her. The cylinder head for the engine is with Bimmerheads in CA, so no new news on the engine. But I did start getting to some of the body issues... I noticed in the front foot-well corners there seemed to be some rubberized coating/built up material around it. I started sandblasting it and it ended up being rubberized coating over fiberglass patchwork... (this is the second step backwards). So I went ahead and busted the patches out and this is what I found2045972825_DriverSideRust.thumb.jpg.117a6c45c6cffffe67e7b04fc3cdeeac.jpg

 

I went to work cutting out all the spot welds and ended up with this... (this was the one step forward)

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Went further back on the outer rocker because the PO put a terrible patch on it and didn't match the contour of the rockers. 

 

Lastly, I got some goodies in the mail!!!

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Reason why I haven't made much progress (other than only working on it for select weekends) is I bought a truck! So it has been sucking some of my time to just get it road worthy. 

 

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Clearly, I am a gluten for punishment...

 

That is all for now

 

 



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Ah so your were the one with the custom coilovers...never got the full story as to the reason for the setup. You gunna do like rally or something?

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That was me! The e30 mounting points on the trailing arms are a about 3" further down than the 2002, so this should give me the correct suspension travel each way. No rally, just the occasional track time if anything. I went with 185 lb springs since the car will be mainly street and I don't like harsh rides. Plus springs are cheap, it isn't a big deal to dial in the spring rate when it is all finished up (that will be a while)!

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