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after many years of watching my family expand and my car sit I am about to get back at the M2 conversion. I have many questions for those who've come before me. One of the first ones is ..... are there any mods to be done to the front sub-frame? The shell will be off to a fabricator guy on April 22 for a little work here and there, but I would like to get him to do any mods/fab work or welding while he has it and prior to blast and priming.

Thoughts?

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this week I made two runs to the u-pull yard and came away with a couple good finds. I have read that a good solution for diff. upgrading is to swap in the guts from a 318ti. I managed to score one for a song. The other find was a set of excellent condition Mercedes leather seats. I stripped them of most of the motors and unnecessary weighty type things. These will be the daily seats and for AutoX and lap days I am thinking of a Kirkey road seat.

 

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after many years of watching my family expand and my car sit I am about to get back at the M2 conversion. I have many questions for those who've come before me. One of the first ones is ..... are there any mods to be done to the front sub-frame? The shell will be off to a fabricator guy on April 22 for a little work here and there, but I would like to get him to do any mods/fab work or welding while he has it and prior to blast and priming.

Thoughts?

how can I post pics without the boxes and file size info around it? As seen below

Good to see you back...here is a good primer on front subframe reinforcement

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,viewtopic/t,369055/highlight,subframe+reinforcement/

70 M2 2.5L 

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thanks kris on both fronts.

I will examine for that crack and make sure it is sorted before repaint.

Can you post pics of your bumper or send a couple my way?

thanks

arch

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May 1st the shell went in for some fabrication and these are just a couple highlights.  The custom fuel cell won't be ready for today, so those pics will follow.  A delete of the front bumper holes, floor drains and the handbrake area got done.  Seat rails are gone, new parcel tray and rear firewall are being done.  Trunk floor fabrication and replacement is done.

 

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A nice little suprise today as I took off some grime on the subframe.  A repair done on one side only.  I suspect that the original motor could have run forever on this weak repair, but the S14 is not worth the risk

 

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I forgot to post pics from the visit to the shop yesterday.  Most of the welding is done, tank is done and it was taken to be blasted and primed today.

 

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i read the first post in the long term project blog list and it says to convert or start using the blog tab for future entries.

 

most of the new material will be at http://www.bmw2002faq.com/blog/13-2dingos-1974-m2-build/

 

old stuff will be seperated from progress here on in.

 

I will post a bit here but I understood that Steve was taking this section down eventually

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Re: the cell,

it is 40L.......not huge by any means but then again, I am not sure the original tank size........ 45-50L maybe?

Either way, it will clean up the look from under the car quite a bit, with it being nearly invisible from behind.

 

more pics and updates just leading up to it going to be blasted last week

 

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/blog/13/entry-50-may-1st-2013-onwards/

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Holy F......... the body shop is sure taking some sweet leisure time starting on my shell.

No additions to the progress blog other than "does anyone know where to cut the strut tubes

to shorten them?"........

 

anyway, just thought i should post something in case someone is checking in.

 

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/blog/13/entry-50-may-1st-2013-onwards/

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So I heard that the car was being blasted today, as a continuation of yesterdays work.  So I showed up to see for myself, since I had heard from a buddy and not the shop itself.  In I walk to my suprise this is what I see.

 

 

 

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There are more photos @  http://www.bmw2002faq.com/blog/13/entry-77-finally-some-body-shop-action/

 

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UPDATE JULY 10th , 2013

I stopped by like Loomis or Brinks would for a weekly cash drop and was pleased to see that she had a first coat of primer and just needed to be blocked a bit, have the trunk and hood fitted and then off to color.

I have opted for #022, which is what I understand is the original color for my car - inka orange.

 

Anyhow more pics are on the blog side of this site at  http://www.bmw2002faq.com/blog/13/entry-77-finally-some-body-shop-action/

 

 

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post-35299-0-95607400-1375384819_thumb.jJuly 24th, I popped by to check how the body work was coming and was disappointed to find the vehicle was sitting out in the yard and no work was being done on it that day, and as I found out, maybe that week.  It did look pretty good so I took the chance to get a photo of it out in the sunshine.

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