1970 2800CSA rust monster restomod

Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by wizzurp, Mar 7, 2018.

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    I feel your pain. Decades ago I parted out three VW busses. Now they would be $3k to $5k vehicles without doing anything. Who knew?
     
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    Any updates?
     
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    It has been a busy week with minimal time for tinkering. I may be able to get some work done this Sunday. If I can I'll likely pull the old motor and start on test fitting the new one ;)
     
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    i parted out my carb 'd Porsche 911 in 1977... would be worth now 100k ... :eek: ...to be honest i bought it at the time second hand for 2.5k.... had a accident with it ( young &booz) and went BMW... and stayed BMW :)
     
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    No pressure but there are hundreds of fellow coupe owners around the world waiting for your updates. ;)
     
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    HAH I highly doubt that! It's a failed project anyways right?!?
     
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    Wyatt,
    Thoroughly enjoying your e9 videos...At least youare saving the soul of the old girl/turd. Glad there is no scratch and sniff on the videos. Keep the faith, man! My similar but worse parts car is, unfortunately, still outside with occasional tenants; so at least your is probably starting to smell a little better.
    Dave V. in NC
     
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    So today has been a little tiring on my back. Motor/trans pulled, front/back glass pulled, foamed and stored, driveshaft out, front bumper out, and a few odds and ends dealt with.
    My buddy Chase came to help today as I wasn't fond of moving the glass solo. Rear sill definitely has some rust holes so I'll probably be building a new one from scratch, the front looks great.

    Anyone need the exhaust, engine, carbs, trans, or anything else from this car? I did some measuring and I think most of my engine dreams will happen with a bit of fab.

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    This one actually came out pretty good, mostly because my buddy Chase edited it where I normally just slam the upload button on whatever video I make after I'm tired in the evening .
     
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    Really enjoyed the update, Wyatt. And great use of the term "half-assery". I hope you don't mind if I borrow that phrase at some point. Regarding your Texas weather, over the weekend Wisconsin received anywhere from 4" to 28" of wet, heavy snow depending on where in the state you measured. This is somewhat out of character in mid April, even for Wisconsin. So I don't have too much sympathy for your "chilly" day down there - ha ha. :D
     
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    You need to invest in some chain. :)

    My parts hoarder advice. Treat everything you pull off the car like glass. Everything is worth something to someone. Most things are expensive, rare, or NLA.
     
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    The engine maybe worthless, but keep lots of stuff off of it.

    Oil pan (for those doing 3.5 conversions), brackets, etc. Wiring harnesses, whatever.
     
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    Haha, it's not copyrighted material so you are fine! My grandparents live up in Minnesota, it looked like they got dumped on! You guys are having quite the extended winter. It's back to 60 here so I can't complain too much!

    Yeah I couldn't find my chain/load leveler bits so to the ratchet strap we go! I've been trying to save "useful" stuff but some of it is WAY too far gone for anyone, even for use as a template.

    I think I may keep and refresh the carbs, the wiring is absolutely useless in my opinion, I'm ripping everything out of the car, I'll just build a new one from scratch. The motor needs to find a home or it'll likely end up in the dumpster.
     
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    that 9 blade fan is worth something. Ditto the valve cover and maybe some valvetrain parts (rockers, etc.).
     
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    Keep everything but the block...
     
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    Is the bottom end useless? How are the serials structured? Can you decipher if it's original/what the displacement is/etc?
     
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    Get this number:
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    I'll grab it tonight, I noticed the passenger side of the bottom end and the drivers side of the cylinder head. I'll check that one in a few hours.
     
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    the number on the pad by the starter he is referring to
     
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    nylon straps are actually better as the dont tear up the finishes
    and are equally as strong as steel as i can attest too. w/ my s38b36
    and yes ive been following this thread very closely
    it really interseting.
    keep it coming
    yes cool valve cover
     
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