The summer has flown by, and before we know it colorful leaves will be fluttering on all the trees around here. September promises to be just as busy, and full of fun events. One of those events is Auburn. If you’ve never been before and you love cars, this is the event for you! Check out this link for more information. Another event coming up in just a few short weeks is VintageFest. It was a terrific event last year, and we can’t wait to see so many cool e30’s, 2002’s, and more again this year. If you’re interested in driving up with us on Friday, September 17th, or meeting us up there for the event on Saturday, September 18th, send us an email. Be sure to register for the event so they know who to expect. Lastly, there’s still time to vote for us on the IndyChannel.com’s A-list for Best Repair Shop! Voting ends Friday, September 10th! Thank you for your continued support!
As you saw last week here on the blog, Reggie was working on 2 ’86’s…one ’86 BMW 325es, the other an ’86 BMW 325. Let’s pick up where we left off last week!
This is the rear suspension out of the ’86 325. The differential is a 3.23 from an M-roadster. These parts will not be going back on the 325, because the owner has a 3.73 limited slip differential unit to go with his S50 converted e30.
No rust on this bimmer!
Would you like to see the entire underbody of the car? Ok!
Reggie removed the bumper…as I watched from a distance, right next to the 325es. 🙂
Brackets that won’t be needed anymore were removed from the engine bay, and the metal needed to be cleaned, smoothed out, cleaned again, and then prepped for rust prevention.
While the 325 was getting all the attention, I grabbed a quick shot of the 325es, you know, just so she wouldn’t feel quite so neglected.
Then it was time to thoroughly clean the engine bay of the 325. A good power wash will do just the trick!
Then our good friend, self-etching primer, is applied to the areas of exposed metal to prevent rust from forming.
Stay tuned for more progress on this project!
And one of our favorite 2002’s joined us last week at the Cruise-In…Hi Jim! And I finally took a photo of the beautiful engine bay! It was a perfect evening to get some photos of this very cool car.
We wish you a Safe and Happy Labor Day Weekend!