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Thread: Round 3....another M3 build

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    Spent my friday night working on the control arms since the GF was working her closing shift at the vet. Figured it would take a lot longer but it went really well surprisingly.

    Wanted to stick with the control lolipops, but switched to bimmerworld offering since they had a package and I was told it would work. I think all I really needed was the mounts, but I got new german made arms as well. I hope I can sell them to recoup a little money. Condor are rusty mainly due to install mistakes the first time around. I plan to blast them if they sell so someone can paint them. Pulled the arms out, compared them, and installed the new ones back in.

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    I should really get swaybar bushings, since its still on the stock ones which have 165k on them, but that I will do over winter. Kinda was just laying there looking at things to eventually fix....which will be a lot.

    Woke up early saturday morning, and headed up to the hill for cleanup. We will do this again friday morning as well. Walked most of the course a few times while weed whacking all morning

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    Found my jeep emergency cover....it should work for racing to keep the cab covered and dry. Might end up cutting the front a little and re sewing it. Also want to modify the sides for gromets so I can strap it down.

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    That's a neat solution, I come from the offroad world but had never seen one of those covers. If you mod it in the front leave a "lip" you can close under the hood so that wind can't make a big balloon when you trailer it

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    Race weekend happened. I had some fitment issues saturday which led me to race on my street tires. I was having major rubbing issues, and it ended up being a nose panel screw I missed. I will get pics of the tire damage tonight of that. Ended up only getting 2 runs saturday along with everyone else. We had timing issues and also radio problems which delayed everything. Took the car home and sorted out the problems Saturday night, and was on the slicks the next day. Ended up dropping my time from a 107 down to a 98.888. I wasnt the fastest but I learned a lot about the car. 2 pics from the newspaper.

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    She's looking good out there! I always consider a race weekend successful if you had fun and learned something along the way, keep it up!


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    Looks like a blast to drive...
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    I would love to see this thing ripping in person! Do you do any events in the central PA area? I know my neighbor does hill climbs in his steam powered cars in the Harrisburg area. I would love to check this thing out in person!

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    lovin the last pic

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    Last pic looks so mean, I like it!

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    Well....big update from this weekend. I guess its car related, not really sure. I havent gotten any of my tools moved over yet, but the Jeep (needs to go away) and the bmw made the move. Here is a picture of the new garage.

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    The best part....which is going to make things so easy I dont even know if I can handle it.

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    Congrats!
    New work space looks amazing!
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    Well, they finally got the 1 series right!"

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    Holy Crap dude. What an H-Bomb of an update...

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    Woah man! Dream garage right here!

    Why getting rid of the jeep? I am an xj fan as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnmzl View Post
    Congrats!
    New work space looks amazing!
    Thank you !

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    Holy Crap dude. What an H-Bomb of an update...
    Gotta keep this thread interesting somehow. This was in the works for 2 months or so, kinda figured it wouldn't happen with some issues that came up with the septic system failing. Hopefully I can get all my garage stuff moved over soon so I can start actually working on the car again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    Woah man! Dream garage right here!

    Why getting rid of the jeep? I am an xj fan as well
    It took me 7 years of looking to find this. Jeep is just a POS and I dont have the motivation to really work on it anymore. Maybe that will all change now I actually have room.
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    Jealous!

    Nice upgrade right here, now you need to build an house on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Jealous!

    Nice upgrade right here, now you need to build an house on the side.
    House isnt too bad either, working on painting it now....the really fun stuff.

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    Dude, the house is even better!
    Congrats on closing such a deal, when you and your wife add your own touch ups, this looks like a forever home. Very happy for you!


    Working on the house doesn't excuse you from working on the car and posting updates about it though
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    House isnt too bad either, working on painting it now....the really fun stuff.

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    Wow, CONGRATS on the house! That is a garage most of us will only ever dream of!


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    Took a break while painting the house last night. I dont think I will ever get tired of this view from my bedroom window.

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    All the empty work bench space should finally have some tools and stuff tonight. Renting a truck and moving over as much as I can this weekend. Should get almost everything over. So much room for activities.

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    I want.... that shop..... so bad.

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    do you have an extra room to rent? Maybe that nice shed

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