1989 BMW 325 M30B35

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This car came to us twice.... We don't have any pictures from the first go around but I'll summarize. Another shop started the swap and then gave up so we scooped it up. The M30 was already in the car so we were tasked to just get it running and driving on the first round. It was mostly installing a wiring harness and wiring it up.

The owner drove the car for a couple years and then wanted to have the body done. So he brought the car back for us to fix some rust, install mtech front bumper and skirts, pull the engine to go through it, have it painted, and put it all back together.

This one is semi local so it's nice to see it once and awhile.

Super fun drive...oh with AC.

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

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We mounted the mtech side skirts and a front bumper. Added AC back in and sent her home. Welding some

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Headers and exhaust

The exhaust that was on this car was rough. The owner wanted something a bit more civil and to add

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Engine refresh

While it was here we pulled the engine for a slight refresh. All gaskets including the head gasket. Refresh the

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Engine bay paint

The plan was to pull the engine to freshen it up so while it was out we did a quick

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We sent the car off and it came back all shiny and stuff. Check out the Gallery

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It begins…

A very nice looking car from 15 feet. Under that there were a few spots of rust and faded paint.