My 325 touring project

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:59 am

This has sat on a drive for 13 years before i bought it and is now stipped to a rolling chassis about to get some rust issues cut out and replaced.
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Getting stripped and checked
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Some of the spare parts i had or begged from my mate ready to go to sandblaster.I have both subframes going to just not in the pic.
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While to car is getting welded i have started ordering new parts
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Haven't decided if i'll powder coat or paint the subframes,struts etc once they come back from sandbasting ,whats you opinions?

Also whats your opinions an underseal? I was thinking por15 but it aint cheap another thought was hammerite then stonechip.

More pics to come
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:13 am

look like its going to be a good project.

powder coat or paint on the struts & subframes?? i'd say paint, 2K seems to last longer (if you know what i mean?)

as for underseal, i've always used hammerite (couple of coats) then a good coat of stonechip, but if you can afford por15 then go with that, all comes down to budget.

keep the updates coming :D
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:34 am

I am leaning towards etch primer ,high build primer then 2k for the subframes etc after a bit of research.
Por15 is the number 1 choice and i reckon will be money well spent .I'll just have to work harder haha.
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Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:36 am

very true, primer/2K seems to be the default choice,

i have used por15 on a mk2 escort floor pan & i was very impressed with it, so much so i did the entire body in it lol well it was only a track car,

costs a fair bit more but like they say you get what you pay for.
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:30 pm

Parts are arriving thick and fast but bits aint back from sandblasting yet :( but should be in next few days :D

Welding has started
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Still alot to do before i can get to the good bit of throwing new parts .
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:05 pm

Another few hours at this today looking for more rust and cleaning areas to weld.
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Pretty positive i have found all the rust now which turned out to be quite a bit more than i first thought.
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:06 pm

looks like its coming along nicely :D
if it's got t*ts or wheels it's bound to be trouble...............prove me wrong.
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:21 am

Parts still arriving
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:13 am

Oh yes, Jakes back with a build thread. :cool:

Hope all is well pal.
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:31 am

Looking forward to seeing this progress :D

Build thread :drive: :D
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:33 am

Sanchez wrote:Oh yes, Jakes back with a build thread. :cool:

Hope all is well pal.
Alls well mate. I'll need to get down for those gutter trims .
You don't have a 2.5 gear linkage by any chance do you ?
(Think it's the only part I need now . Need to phone Brutus but no had a chance yet)
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:34 pm

Nice! Love a build thread! The best e30 colour too, will need to update one of mine once it's started.
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:47 pm

shedrool83 wrote: Also whats your opinions an underseal?
Do not, under any circumstances, use a shultz type underseal. The use of this stuff seals the fate of the car a few years down the line, when it hardens, lifts, and traps water behind it.
Best underseal is a polyurethane type, similar to that applied at the factory. 3M sell a suitable type which comes in disposable sachets that attach to a special air powered spray gun.
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:24 pm

shedrool83 wrote:
Sanchez wrote:Oh yes, Jakes back with a build thread. :cool:

Hope all is well pal.
Alls well mate. I'll need to get down for those gutter trims .
You don't have a 2.5 gear linkage by any chance do you ?
(Think it's the only part I need now . Need to phone Brutus but no had a chance yet)
Nope sorry. Trims here for you or I'm St. Andrews on first October as mentioned with bmw car club monthly meet.
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Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:15 am

Steve wrote:Looking forward to seeing this progress :D

Build thread :drive: :D
wot he said :D
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:54 pm

Another weekend spent bending metal to weld :mad: another day or two should see all the welding and grinding of welds done.

Couldn't make this part up so had to buy it
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Had a wee bit time left this morning to get the calipers cleaned up and in primer.
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Also the lollypops and a few other bits
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Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:58 pm

Welding done and underside stone chipped

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Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:32 pm

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yeah a nice new car rolls out !
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Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:19 pm

Wee bit more done today.
Fuel lines ,petrol tank and front to back brake pipes.
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:12 pm

Front subframe painted and back in
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Fuel filler neck painted and in (need a new clamp but think they are nla :( )
Also stuck the new shocks and top mounts in.
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Made a start on the rear subframe
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Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:39 pm

Looks to be getting there dude, keep it coming.
if it's got t*ts or wheels it's bound to be trouble...............prove me wrong.
getting oral sex off an ugly person is like rock climbing.....don't look down ;)
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Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:52 pm

Trailing arms painted
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Finished painting rear beam
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Gave the drive shafts a clean and a lick
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Will hopefully get the front struts striped and painted tomorrow and saturday will hopefully see it all rebuilt and back on the car.
Then onto to the engine bay
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Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:35 pm

After a few mishaps with the rear wheel bearings yesterday i had to go get new ones today.

With a hand from my mate (fellow zoner) and a press we got a fair bit done today

Front end rebuilt apart from steering rack which still needs clean plus rear end rear built apart from diff which also needs cleaned ,painted and a new gasket.
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rear discs will be changed for new when they arrive lol
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Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:25 pm

looking good so far, someone's been busy :D
if it's got t*ts or wheels it's bound to be trouble...............prove me wrong.
getting oral sex off an ugly person is like rock climbing.....don't look down ;)
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Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:13 pm

Only went to garage today to tidy up yesterday's mess that was left but couldn't help myself.

So diff was cleaned painted and fitted .
A bit premature as still needing to get a back plate gasket so never bothered cleaning the back plate.
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Both the oem steering racks i had sprung leaks when i was cleaning the pipes up so had to go with an e36 one i had from a breaker ages ago.Which means i'll have to sort out linkage now.
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Not ideal but will have to do for now
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:16 pm

Calipers and carriers got a coat of silver after work
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Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:10 pm

Thought I'd managed to dodge out the way of all the photos :D
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Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:20 pm

Haha .Must of caught you off guard .
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Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:19 pm

Calipers fitted
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:58 pm

Flippin ek Jake, too much progress. Mine still has original engine in it. Better get my finger out

Lookin good.
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:02 pm

Haha Ronan.
I've had access to a ramp for 2 weeks so been doing an hour or 2 after work and a few hours over the weekends to get it back on its wheels.

Progress will more than likely slow now as i'm struggling to find a 325 prop and i need to order the same bits you needed for the manual swap.
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:09 pm

Might be able to help you out!! I have a 325 prop sitting here and i am not sure it will work with the set up I have? Not sure how to check with an M40 still sitting in the bugger!!

Mine is an e36 2.8 donk and box and an e30 diff. not sure of the dimensions so not sure if the e30 325i prop will fit. If it doesnt fit mine, you can have it.

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Meant to ask - whats the craic with that VAG you were trying to hide under a sheet?? Were you over on the dark side for a while? :mad:
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Its a 1.8qts


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Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:46 pm

Tedswagon wrote:Might be able to help you out!! I have a 325 prop sitting here and i am not sure it will work with the set up I have? Not sure how to check with an M40 still sitting in the bugger!!

Mine is an e36 2.8 donk and box and an e30 diff. not sure of the dimensions so not sure if the e30 325i prop will fit. If it doesnt fit mine, you can have it.

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iirc if your using the e36 gearbox you need to use e36 prop component or an e30 m3 prop
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