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James' ''Postmaster'' E30 M3 Restoration
James' "Postmaster" E30 M3 restoration
Part 1, Tired!
Off to a great start.... stripped down, rust abolished.
Body in final stages of primer
Better than new: VAC Motorsports "Fast Road" 2.5 S14, a Race Engine detuned for street use. Smooth and drivable with ferocious mid-range and top end performance with VAC "Stage 3 Pro" Performance Kit.
Header Size comparison: OEM 2.3 US Vs James' new "50/50" header (look at the main runners as the mate to the head!)
One of our maintenance shop techs and fellow E30 M3 owner, Joe C. overseeing the install of the engine into the chassis.
Engine in for KMS ECU install
VAC Motorsports custom E30 M3 Double-Adjustable Suspension System adapted for use with H&R Sport Springs. Eibach Swaybars with VAC & PWG end-links being installed front and rear. Powerflex bushings throughout and VAC E30 Full Reinforcement Kit ensure another lifetime of use for this chassis. All this is just the tip of the iceberg on this full suspension restoration.
An example of our excellent powder coat finish. Alpine strut tower bar to match the exterior color.
Final Body & Paint
Final layers of paint ensure it looks as good as it performs! Whats that in the trunk? A thorough coating of anti-rust agent commonly known as Cosmoline, a waxy honey colored protective coating BMW uses (albeit in smaller amounts to save money). We never want James to have to worry about rust ever again so we do it right the first time.
No more rusty cowl...gone...
VAC Motorsports Carbon Airbox, VAC powedercoated valve cover, along with Samco hose kit.
....Completion of body, KMS standalone ECU installed, cosmetic upgrades, and more....