1988 BMW 535 LS1

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When this car showed up it was U G L Y. In the first blog post you will see that someone painted it BRIGHT green. Under the bad paint it was a solid car though. The owner got it for a good price and sent it up to us.

This one was supposed to just get a used LS1 / T56 combo, cam swap, new paint, some suspension work, and then be sent on it's way. Well....when we pulled the old cam out we found the bearings were very worn. So it ended up getting rebuilt here in house.

All the suspension got rebuilt and powder coated, powder coated and tucked bumpers and some clean style 5 wheels.

This was SUCH a great driver!!

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Not all that much to say here…. everything got hook up. Running a bit of shake down and it was

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Engine going in!

With the suspension all done the engine could finally go in the car and get hooked up. This got a

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Suspension refresh

With the upgraded/rebuilt engine and fresh paint we couldn’t leave the suspension and brakes alone. All of the reusable parts

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UGLY…then not.

This car came to us taiga green. Which on a 2002 or e9 looks great. On a slightly more modern