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Old 10-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #342
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Location: Springfield OH
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My Ride: '00 323i + '75 2002
Taking a break from the rear of the car for now. Hopefully I'll get the coils on order for the rear in the next couple of days, so that should let me figure out the suspension pickups back there which I'd like to do before finishing out the trunk floor and fender cuts.

So moving onto the front I decided to re-assemble the front end so I can start to figure out things like radiator mounts, and the rest of the engine accessories. I also wanted to throw the front of the turbo body kit on to see how she would look:

There's a surprising amount of room in there with the M20 in place:

Driver Side Engine Mount:

Passenger Side Mount:

Then I threw the hood and grills on to make it almost look like a real car.

The rest of the night was spent taking some measurements for the radiator supports and trying to plan out the removable front clip. I'm going to try and make the nose removable without having to disconnect the radiator to make other engine maintenance easier, but it depends on how much room I end up with. I still need to trim the nose panel a bit to cut out rust and make room for the oil cooler hoses running back to the block.

Thanks for looking
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