I think it's about time I start a new thread for my touring now that I've got a little momentum going.
The previous thread from when I fixed up the touring can be found here: http://www.e30owners.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5955
I was going to be doing quite a bit of work on the touring and have been collecting parts over the last 6 months, then recently Scruffy posted up saying he was going to scrap his 90 touring shell, couldn't let that happen. So after a few setbacks (snow, wheel bearings and alternators) I hope to finally pick it up tomorrow. Being a 90 it's a little less hassle come nct time than the 94 is, should also be able to do something with classic insurance which I can't now. And hopefully less rust for my brother to work his magic on.
I've had a good idea what I wanted to do for sometime now, after a bit of photoshopage this is more or less where I'm going with it:
Hopefully I can get it looking as good as that, if not better
What you see there is the following:
Borbet B wheels 9x16 all round
m-tech2 rear bumper and front bumper and apron
325iX arch flares and skirts
for now no coilovers but would like them eventually same for bigger brakes
Apart from that I have the following to fit as well:
Elect sunroof conversion
Rear elec windows (front was already elec)
Heated washer jets
headlight wash wipe
small tec1 wheel (already fitted)
recaro Ls' aka highbacks (already fitted)
Thats all I can think of right now
The new engine will be a m52b28 (with m50 manifold for now) with the iS box and a 3.64 lsd thats being rebuilt by DavemSport and a Scorpion E30 M3 exhaust to provide the sound track.
My brother is of to Oz the end of Jan, have until then to sort out any rust issues the shell has and to learn how to weld after that I'm on my own.
This will probably be a slow topic as I only have weekends to work on the car, hopefully I can get it finished for the big meet this summer!
This was the last time she stood on for wheel last year:
With puddle of coolant from a leaking m42 under her
Work done so far has been to remove the m42 way back in October, not much since then. Spent a few hrs over Christmas removing the gearbox, bolted that upto the m52. Removed the inlet manifold in the hope that it will mean I can keep the brake booster and a few other parts still attached to the car. It's ready to go in now so I can start mocking up the exhasut manifolds. Still lots of parts to buy before the engine can be run! Un decided on fitting the engine to the blue touring and driving it while sorting out the shell and getting it ready for paint and to take all the parts.