A slow bit of progress. Got the E24 subframe in and I now need to modify the brake cable sleeve extensions. My buddy will be welding the diff reinforcement pieces and sway bar mounts to the subframe and trailing arms (I'm using ST E3 kit).
Up front I was happy to see that Bavauto E28 headers fit without interference (I had them on my E30 vert hot rod). Another challenge will be the transmission mount and shifter carrier support since I am using the longer 260/6 from an E34 535i. When that's done I will have to figure out what driveshaft combo will work.
In addition to some other stuff I put all new brakes on the rear except I haven't done the hard lines yet. All new bearings and bushings too. I also installed the ST front sway bar, re-attached front fenders, and put in these new lights (e code H1/H4 with upgraded bulbs).
Yes, I was fortunate the shell is in very good shape and I found no big surprises. I'm trying to get the mechanicals squared away and then will worry about cosmetics which will likely mean wash it and vacuum.
Here are some more things I've been recently working on. Lokari fender liners and trunk stuff. I am adding a fuel pump shutoff switch just in case.
I am now trying to figure out the rod/coupling that goes from the lever at the motor mount bracket to the throttle body. I have the parts from when it had carbs (unless I misplaced something) but it seems those are too short to reach the TB. I looked at realoem to find a part number but didn't see it listed. It looks like I may need the parts from an Si car so if anyone has the correct rod I'm interested.