SLVRBULLIT'S 535is build

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RonP
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SLVRBULLIT'S 535is build

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Yet another cool e28 project currently moving forward at Vintage Motorsport Group! This is Jose Gatchalian's 535is that we are doing an M30B35 swap, Ireland exhaust, Ireland sway bars, Ireland big brake kit, dash, etc. We have completely removed all front suspension and are painting everything before re-install. This will one hell of a build! I will try to keep on on the progress!!!

Here are "before" some photos:

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Re: SLVRBULLIT'S 535is build

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RonP wrote:I will try to keep on on the progress!!!
Yes, please do. I enjoy your work greatly plus build, upgrade and restoration threads are without question imo the most informative and entertaining reads on this forum.

Mark
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Post by fastcrs »

:popcorn:
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Post by RonP »

Herb Alpert Whipped Cream
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Post by fukoa »

I hope you are planing on replacing those brake hoses , that you put VISE GRIP on ! :roll:
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Post by GaAlpinaOwner »

Ah looks interesting....Ron
Ron consider painting that shiny muffler black......it looks much better from the rear unless you go with chrome tips. Hmm how would I know.......

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Post by skip535i »

Looking good, Ron! Love these build threads.
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Post by 2000.740il »

Please keep us posted with more pics, thanks.
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Good start

Post by alpinass »

This car is going to be another Ron Perry Master piece!!!!
Please change out those ugly CV axles. See you soon with a surprise.

Paul (your buddy)
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Post by RonP »

The progress is coming along! The new front suspension is on as well as the new big brake kit and we are breaking down the M30B35 and getting it ready for the re-seal and install. Here are some photos.

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More later!!!
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Post by 1st 5er »

RonP wrote:... breaking down the M30B35 and getting it ready for the re-seal and install.
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What do you do internally while you've got it that far apart?

Looking btw, as usual.
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Post by m-racer »

Ron P, Very interesting. Are those BBS LM's? They are my favorite wheel. Did not know there was an E28 fittment. Tim
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Tim, they are knock off LM's and are 17x8&9 et20. We did a compression check before installing, but all new gaskets (including the head), new water pump, timing chain, guides, rails, etc. Here are some pics of the motor that is about to be installed!

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Post by m-racer »

Ron, If you can, can you send me info on the wheels or hook me up with dealer (if not you). I would need 5. I assume the quality is high and weight is something normal. Thanks, Tim tljonesco@aol.com
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Here is the latest update! The M30B35 is in and running. All the new suspension is on. Big brake kit is installed, as well as the new sway bars. Dash is just about complete. Now on to phase 3!!!

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Post by fastcrs »

Nice and clean underneath there..
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Post by JSimmons »

Wow...very nice. Wish my zino looked that good.

BTW - who makes those knock-off LMs?
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Post by Black Steel »

Coming along nicely...
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Post by leadphut »

The consummate professional. Looks great! Keep the pictures coming please.
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Post by AT8M5 »

I saw SLVRBULLIT'S car in person last Friday at Ron's shop. You could eat off that under carriage, it was spotless! Ron and John operate a first class business, but you all knew that already.

You think the LM reps look good in these pics, you should see them in person. :bow: I might have to rethink the style 5s I was going to run. Ron, if you have an unmounted 17x8, could you please
weigh one for us mere mortals? :)

Karl
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Post by euronewbie »

Wow... Great work! Sooo clean!

keep the updates coming :D
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Post by skip535i »

So...this is what the big boys do with their $$ :lol:

I always get so much satisfaction out of doing things myself, but this would be a happy exception to that rule. :alright:
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Post by AT8M5 »

skip535i wrote: I always get so much satisfaction out of doing things myself
Nevermind...... :heehee:

Karl
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Post by skip535i »

AT8M5 wrote:
skip535i wrote: I always get so much satisfaction out of doing things myself
Nevermind...... :heehee:

Karl
I guess I definitely set myself up there..... :oops: :oops:
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Post by cddallara »

AT8M5 wrote:I saw SLVRBULLIT'S car in person last Friday at Ron's shop. You could eat off that under carriage, it was spotless! Ron and John operate a first class business, but you all knew that already.

You think the LM reps look good in these pics, you should see them in person. :bow: I might have to rethink the style 5s I was going to run. Ron, if you have an unmounted 17x8, could you please
weigh one for us mere mortals? :)

Karl
Where's your updates? :)
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