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1972 BMW Bavaria LS1

Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 154

If there was ever a build that I thought wasn't going to be possible once we started it was this one.

This was sent to us from the west cost to get an LS1/T56 swap and e28 rear suspension.

The biggest hurdle to this swap was the drivers side engine mount. The steering box and engine wanted to live in the same location....

Follow the build below or click the gallery link above for LOTS of pictures.

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Build026 1972 BMW E3 Bavaria LS1 154

DONE

Once the engine was in, suspension rebuilt, and AC system in place it was time to put some miles on.

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Suspension upgrade

The bavaria came with a side loader differential . That works fine with the stock m30 but there are not

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Exhaust

As I said before the drivers side was lacking a bit of space. The only way to make it work

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Engine mounts

I have built A LOT of different custom engine mounts. This is one of my favorite parts of the build.

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Inspection time

The owner of this car bought it and then drove it home around 2 hours. He said it had some

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