"Mad Max's " S54 powered E9 project

Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by bdigel, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. rsporsche

    rsporsche Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    wowwee wow wow ... this is looking really cool. i have seen it from the topside (pre-inka) ...
     
  2. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    The crew at Colorworks finished the work on the chassis ( hood, trunk and doors still need work) and delivered the car to my shop . Now its going to a furry of activity putting this back together

    DSCN3532.JPG

    DSCN3530.JPG

    DSCN3533.JPG DSCN3535.JPG
     
    Stan likes this.
  3. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Picked up the wheels from BBS and had the tires mounted . installed race studs on the hubs

    DSCN3546.JPG

    DSCN3543.JPG

    before with wrong offset, wheels that where to small

    DSCN3548.JPG

    DSCN3541.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    Keshav, teahead and Gransin like this.
  4. Keshav

    Keshav Well-Known Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    1,341
    Likes Received:
    733
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Weiterstadt, Germany
    Spectacular to say the least!
     
    bdigel likes this.
  5. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Now that we got the car back form the paint and body its time to put the car together .Anthony Neu refurbished the headliner and got it installed . along with some other interior pieces . Very excited to see it coming together .
     

    Attached Files:

    m_thompson likes this.
  6. rsporsche

    rsporsche Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    headliner looks wonderful, i like the black headliner on the inka car. install looks awesome. in looking at picture 3567, it doesn't look like the aluminum B pillar cover has the gaskets on it (along the edge of the panel) fitting to the inner edge of the fender. these are NLA from BMW, and i haven't found a piece from aftermarket suppliers. W+N has a remake which looks like the part.
     
    bdigel likes this.
  7. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    removed the crusty rear suspension and refurbished it. replace the rear subframe bushings ( e28 , not a fun job) . Removed the control arms and completely disassembled them , replaced wheel bearings , parking brake shoes, etc. rebuilt the axles and reinstalled everything .

    DSCN3565.JPG

    DSCN3595.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    Bmachine and Willem Tell like this.
  8. aearch

    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    pleasant hill , ca
    IMPRESSIVE SUPER NICE WORK
    I LOVE IT
     
    bdigel likes this.
  9. JayWltrs

    JayWltrs Active Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    159
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Oklahoma City
    This build screams optimism and confidence. Small children and men of low character will flee at the sight & sound of it. Halfway across the country the pics make a crappy day better.
     
    Bmachine and bdigel like this.
  10. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    continuing progress in the assembly of the car. got the trans and drive shaft installed. Laid in the brake lines, brake booster and master, bleed system . Installed the coupe merged to S54 exhaust system . Finished installing front suspension. Now that we got the correct offset wheels , I was able to fit the tie rods with bump steer spacers , to correct any weird geometry issue's .

    DSCN3603.JPG

    DSCN3605.JPG

    DSCN3591.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

  11. aearch

    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    pleasant hill , ca
    love the engineering
    i remember when you were doing all the welding for the rack and pinion
     
    bdigel likes this.
  12. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    After trying several different style headlights decided that euro ellipsoid light from early 90's e30, late 80 e24's etc . Had to do some serious cutting and modifying to make them fit

    DSCN3604.JPG

    DSCN3604.JPG

    DSCN3612.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

  13. aearch

    aearch Well-Known Member Site Donor

    Messages:
    3,139
    Likes Received:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    pleasant hill , ca
    like the 5 slat grille
     
    bdigel likes this.
  14. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    worked on the trunk area a bit, trying to get the panels to work with the chassis harness and fuel system still need some tweeking butting getting closer to getting that part done. Got the strut tower/ batt box painted and installed . got the relocated fuel neck painted and bolted into place .

    DSCN3637.JPG

    DSCN3630.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    Bmachine likes this.
  15. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    I wanted to retain the original "dimple key " therefore the ing lock had to be rebuilt, out came the steering column ( needed to be painted anyways ) which made it easier to repair and replace the ing lock components . Got a good start on installing the mil spec wireing harness , installed tine rear taillights and a few trim pieces

    DSCN3638.JPG

    DSCN3639.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

  16. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    Painter finished up the trunk and hood got those installed

    DSCN3657.JPG

    Trunk and hood waiting to be installed on the car

    DSCN3660.JPG

    DSCN3661.JPG

    DSCN3662.JPG

    DSCN3663.JPG

    still need to install the hood support and grills etc, adj the panels install latchs but its coming along
     
  17. rsporsche

    rsporsche Well-Known Member Site Donor $$

    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    1,003
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    yes ... looking hot ... damn hot. i have looked at multiple pictures of this car but it wasn't until today that it dawned on me that this was a '74 coupe.
     
    bdigel likes this.
  18. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    some more shots post hood and trunk

    DSCN3666.JPG

    DSCN3665.JPG

    DSCN3664.JPG
     
    m_thompson and Markos like this.
  19. bdigel

    bdigel Active Member

    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Atlanta
    work has started on installing the interior

    DSCN3682.JPG

    DSCN3683.JPG
     
  20. JohnFBD

    JohnFBD Active Member

    Messages:
    138
    Likes Received:
    48
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Wow, really coming on Brendan love the colour and that Inka really makes the subframe etc stand outnow you’ll have to park in with mirrors underneath
     
    bdigel likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice