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    I want a progress thread!!!!!1!!11!1one

    I'm seeing all these progression threads and i should probably do the same, rather than start a new thread every time i do something.

    I'll start with when i first got it back in April!

    1985 325e Sedan.

    bought it with 68k rebuild miles on it, super clean. (only reason i bought it, i normally would have held out for a 325i, even a 318.)





    The front two wheels had major curb rash cause the PO wedged himself into something... it was weird

    SO I got a good deal on some Beyerns that I couldn't refuse.





    Then I did a bunch of maintenance like the radiator hoses, valve cover gasket, etc. And cleaned it up a little by tucking the bumpers and removing the fog lights since they didn't work.



    Also got a new ZHP shift knob and shift boot, and replaced shifter bushings! Feels like tits!



    THEN, I got into an accident. Basically, what happened was some 16 year old girl who couldn't have more than 1 person in the car with her, had 4. In a rental car that she had to be 25 to drive. Stopped short around a turn and I rear ended her. Everything was fine until one of her bitch friends called the cops. Cop gets there and says since it was in a parking lot there's nothing he could do. Nothing with insurance was filed because if she did, she would be screwed for all the people/rental car thing.

    But now I had THIS to deal with:



    Wasn't TOO bad, I popped it out and repainted it and now you can only tell when you look at certain angles. One result though, was the bumper became untucked. the side that got damaged popped in, the other popped out. So I just pulled it out to make it even, and it's grown on me. Not sure if i'm going to put it back in...





    And FINALLY I got around to putting the H&R sports on the car. I bought it with Bilstein shocks, and it feels awesome. I may try and go lower in the rear though. My camera decided it wasn't in the mood to focus, so here are some blurry pictures till I get some better ones with my new lens.







    And most recently, I picked up the top end of a b25 motor to do a "budget stroker". Basically I'm using an "i" head, electronics, etc. but still using the flat top pistons. I'm also going to buy a set of eBay headers and do straight pipes since I don't have to pass emissions. I may in the future go boost, or do custom pistons and 'i' rods. But right now I'm just having trouble taking the damn thing apart. I also gotta find a 3.25 or 3.73 diff


    I'll have pictures of the head and maybe the car tomorrow




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    Acolella,

    That is one sweet-looking car. I particularly like the impact strip filler piece in the front bumper; I just did this update to ours and I really like it. And we, too, wanted a a coupe but settled on a sedan due to the extremely clean condition.

    Say . . . you wouldn't still happen to have those nasty old basketweave wheels and non-functioning fog lights just sitting around . . . would you? If so, I'll be happy to haul 'em off for you . . . heh heh.

    Seriously, I'm trying to upgrade our car with OE-type stuff, so please don't throw anything away -- I'll pay you for your cast-offs. PM me.

    Jeff
    Last edited by BMWtyro; 07-28-2010 at 01:01 AM.
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    you have been PM'd!

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    I'm diggin it! Its so clean and perfect!!! and I love the color of your car

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    looks very clean without the fog lights!

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    Clean car dude, I'm actually loving the wheels on your car. Can't wait to get my car sitting that inch and a half lower.
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    Clean sedan! Looks great, keep up the good work.

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    Looks great. Want to sell me one of those curbed 'weaves for cheap?

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    Seems jeff beat you to dibs phenryiv

    Looks clean bud, and if you wanna try and geta little lower you can remove your spring pads. Good luck with the car, seems like your treating it well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigsaucer647 View Post
    Seems jeff beat you to dibs phenryiv

    Looks clean bud, and if you wanna try and geta little lower you can remove your spring pads. Good luck with the car, seems like your treating it well
    I glossed right over that.

    I just need one to complete a set to use as daily rollers to save my RT615s.

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    Beautiful! Can't wait to see the progress...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teeyler View Post
    I'm diggin it! Its so clean and perfect!!! and I love the color of your car
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by trackjunkie21 View Post
    Clean car dude, I'm actually loving the wheels on your car. Can't wait to get my car sitting that inch and a half lower.
    Thanks, it doesn't look that much lower right now. It still needs to settle...

    Quote Originally Posted by phenryiv1 View Post
    Looks great. Want to sell me one of those curbed 'weaves for cheap?
    I'm keeping the wheels for sliding/emergency set

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigsaucer647 View Post
    Seems jeff beat you to dibs phenryiv

    Looks clean bud, and if you wanna try and geta little lower you can remove your spring pads. Good luck with the car, seems like your treating it well
    I'll that.. We'll see how low it is when it settles though.

    Quote Originally Posted by DaRvDrUmS View Post
    Beautiful! Can't wait to see the progress...
    Thanks, I can't wait either.


    Hopefully, I'll be painting the i intake and vc today. I'll post pictures later today.

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    when i read 325e i was like eh..
    but after seeing your progress, i believe you have done a great job

    awesome and very clean!

    i actually saved one of your pics i liked it so much
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    too clean.

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    Pick up a set of Ellips, they will set the car off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CBprodigy View Post
    when i read 325e i was like eh..
    but after seeing your progress, i believe you have done a great job

    awesome and very clean!

    i actually saved one of your pics i liked it so much
    Thank you! I had the same sentiment at first, but it was just too clean to pass up.

    Quote Originally Posted by trackjunkie21 View Post
    Pick up a set of Ellips, they will set the car off.
    I have other things to worry about right now

    Quote Originally Posted by DaRvDrUmS View Post
    ...and tuck them bumpers! hehe
    The rear is tucked! The front was tucked but popped out.. idk if i want to put it back

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    Quote Originally Posted by acolella76 View Post
    I have other things to worry about right now
    Like an engine swap. Right?
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    clean sedan! Looks really nice! keep up with that maintenance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trackjunkie21 View Post
    Like an engine swap. Right?
    I'm slapping an 'i' head on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by tjmonsen5 View Post
    clean sedan! Looks really nice! keep up with that maintenance.
    Will do!


    I NEED HELP: I was taking the rocker shaft out of the head, about a quarter of the way out it stopped. It refuses to go out anymore, won't turn, won't go back in. Any one know what to do?

    Pretty sure that either my head is warped, or the rocker shaft is bent. I'm HOPING it's the rocker shaft because i know for a sure the engine the head came from had a timing belt failure.

    How should i get the rocker shaft out?



    On a brighter note, valve cover and intake are done!



    Wrinkle black with M colors





    i gotta delay this project even more now... need a new cylinder head





    I was just hammering the rocker shaft out and shit broke off... oh well i'm pretty sure it was warped anyways. and i only paid about $20 for it.
    Last edited by acolella76; 07-30-2010 at 02:02 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Been busy with school and losing my job, so not too many updates. Just one actually..

    Blacked out grilles and volvo lip (it's off now)



    E34 e-brake handle and leather boot. Matches the shift boot awesomely.






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    how did you take off the accordion thing for the e-brake?

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    sweet updates, any luck on getting another I head?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackjunkie21 View Post
    sweet updates, any luck on getting another I head?
    not really.. people expect to get $200 for a head that still needs to be machined, etc. just cause it's a popular mod, it's ridiculous. I'm not going to swap heads until I go boost. For now I think I'm going to swap the 'i' cam and springs and stuff i have laying around in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylans3960ccs View Post
    how did you take off the accordion thing for the e-brake?
    you just yank it off


    Update: just got some head





    Working on getting rockers and a few new valves.

    I am selling the other camshaft and double valve springs, so if you want them, buy it here.

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