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Old Tue, Mar-07-2017, 08:45:10 PM   #201
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Default Re: Street legal.Pretty much. E46 M3 ZCP Track car build

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No real progress on mine. I've been really busy doing roll bar kits for the last 2 months.



I started to drill the spot weld to remove the roof.









I sold my OEM ZCP rotors and front carriers and bought AP Racing/Essex front BBK and Hood vents from LAWlence. I also bought new J-Hook rotors and PF 01 & 13 pads.

















And bought myself a new Millermatic 211 mig welder. Only had a Miller Maxstar 150STL




Why a MIG if you already have a TIG?


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Old Wed, Mar-08-2017, 12:51:42 AM   #202
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Why a MIG if you already have a TIG?


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I did an E90 M3 OEM muffler mod last week with my TIG welder.. what a PITA to weld thin wall stainless steel with all that fiberglass packing that contaminate the welds... Would been so easy and so fast with a MIG welder.

With this Millermatic 211, I can do 3/8" thick. I haven't plan to go that thick but being able to do 1/4" one shot is a big plus (nothing car related except maybe a hitch).

I will also buy a Miller spoolgun so I will be able to do aluminum. My Miller Maxstar is only DC without the high frequency.
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I did an E90 M3 OEM muffler mod last week with my TIG welder.. what a PITA to weld thin wall stainless steel with all that fiberglass packing that contaminate the welds... Would been so easy and so fast with a MIG welder.



With this Millermatic 211, I can do 3/8" thick. I haven't plan to go that thick but being able to do 1/4" one shot is a big plus (nothing car related except maybe a hitch).



I will also buy a Miller spoolgun so I will be able to do aluminum. My Miller Maxstar is only DC without the high frequency.

Got it. I was considering whether to add a TIG machine to my garage but I think I'll just do the spool gun. I don't see me welding a lot of aluminum but it would open up a lot of possibilities.

I really need a plasma cutter!


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Old Fri, Apr-14-2017, 01:01:57 AM   #204
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No real progress on the car lately but it's going to change in the next week!

I did a couple of differents projects in the past month including my welding kart. At first, I tought I did it way too big but after installing everything on it, it's just the perfect size!

It took me a lot of time to do and I still need to paint it. But before I will make a drawer on it to put all the consummable or small things.

So I needed a shelve for the MIG, one for the TIG, a rack for 4 grinders, a rack for the C-clamp (to be able to remove some from my tool box), a secure place for the bottles, place to fit all the cords, a storage place for my TIG pedal, a MIG torch holder, ...

So here it is:



















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Old Fri, Apr-14-2017, 01:23:08 AM   #205
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I made some slots in a spare beauty cover so the ignition coils could get some fresh air





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Old Tue, Apr-18-2017, 03:30:28 AM   #206
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So here is a good update for this build thread.

My ZCP did not got out of the garage since August 2015...and she was starting to feel alone. So I bought her a new friend: I just got another E46 M3!!!

The car is a 2002 BMW E46 M3 imola red. It was a dedicated track car before and was modified to say the least. It has 122000 miles on the clock but the chassis is really clean for a car that was track before.

I bought the car to pick up some parts on it for my ZCP:

-CSF radiator and oil cooler
-Mishimoto fan and controller
-Rogue Engineering Octane SSK
-Bimmerworld oïl diverter block off
-BMW Motorsport 55 degrees termostat
-4.10 diff
-JBR Lightweight aluminum flywheel and Clutch Master FX400 clutch
-Okada plasma coils
-Apex ARC8 18x9.5 et35 with almost new Nitto NT01 275/35R18













The car came with a lot of parts that I am going to sell to recoup some money: Stoptech ST40 front BBK, CSL style front bumper, Autopower bolt-in roll bar, Sparco Pro2000 seat, ...

First thing I installed on my car was the Okada coils


My plan is to use the chassis to devellop a full roll cage kit, install one in this car and do some chassis preparation and sell the car after as a race car. The buyer will have to install bolt-on goodies but the time consuming job will already be done.

So I gutted the interior even more, removed the seats and Autopower roll bar.


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Old Tue, Apr-18-2017, 04:39:26 AM   #207
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Woah nice progress. Excellent facility!
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Old Thu, Apr-20-2017, 07:29:31 PM   #208
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Want to cut me a deal on those Hotchkiss since I was so gracious as to get you some halogens
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Old Fri, Apr-21-2017, 12:46:49 PM   #209
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Want to cut me a deal on those Hotchkiss since I was so gracious as to get you some halogens
If you were local, I would trade + cash for your OEM but shipping would kill the deal

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Old Wed, Apr-26-2017, 11:38:33 PM   #210
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This thread should be stickied. Absolutely epic sir.
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