We’re going to waste no time in jumping right into the teardown, cleanup & reinforcement of the 2002 Individual M3. This car was not in poor shape from the get go, but in order for it to be up to our meticulous standards upon it being considered “finished,” there was much work to do to completely revitalize the vehicle top to bottom; inside-out. We jumped right in and pulled the motor, transmission, both subframes and pretty much anything that we even had the slightest feeling may have wanted to leak. Here’s a couple pictures for now of the journey thus far, enjoy!
motor out, waiting on new one built to HPF specification:
S54 sitting on an engine stand awaiting it’s fate:
Front subframe and gas tank thoroughly cleaned and awaiting reinstallation:
Rear subframe removed for chassis reinforcement - subframe cleaned with Powerflex polyurethane race bushings pressed in:
HPF rear subframe reinforcement kit welded into place and finished with corrosion-inhibiting coating:
Tons and tons of bolts, nuts and miscellaneous parts in countless labeled bins neatly stored on racks around the shop:
The car as it sits now. . .it almost resembles something you’d see at a chop shop; there is very little on the car at this point!
Check back for more updates soon, as the motor and kit should be arriving any day now, and the entire interior is going to be refreshed as well!