I posted in the "introduce yourself" thread a few months back and havent posted since. Figured I would share the "build" of my e36. Hopefully this is the right forum.
Purchased this '93 BMW 325is for practically nothing in june of last year. 220k miles, interior was trashed. Engine ran strong, transmission shifted smooth, LSD worked, drove it home 90+ miles.
This is a very low budget build as I love rally but cannot afford to buy/build a proper car. I have a garage full of metal fabricating tools and this is what I can do for now, and I have a blast doing it.
When I bought it:
While playing around on the dirt roads by my house two days after I got it, I caught a berm and ripped the bumper off, so I fabricated this:
I threw some steel wheels on it and took it rallycrossing. I go to the az rally group events held in tucson. First event was in July, I placed dead last in my class. Second event was in September, I did much better, 4th in class behind 3 guys driving the same ford focus. Not enough entries to separate fwd and rwd.
Heres a video I made from the second event. Blown out struts spewing fluid, crappy all season tires, fun times.
After that event, new struts were put on, and I built a skidplate from bumper to engine crossmember, then from engine crossmember to body crossmember.