Making an E30 (Really) Handle

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Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Postby blasphemy101 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:25 pm

Does any one have suspension measurements? As in chassis hard points, knuckle ball joint locations, etc. Obviously, I could try measuring it all myself, but I'd rather not take my car apart if the information is already available.
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Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Postby 87e30 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:52 am

Would all that be in the Bentley manual?
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Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:46 pm

87e30 wrote:Would all that be in the Bentley manual?


Is it? I haven't looked in mine for a while. I'm not sure why it would be, unless they're in the body repairs section.
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Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Postby 87e30 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 1:29 am

I'm not sure. Mine is all the way across the shop on top of my tool box. After working a 65 hour week I'm not walking over to get it. lol especially if you already have one.
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Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Postby blasphemy101 » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:17 pm

87e30 wrote:I'm not sure. Mine is all the way across the shop on top of my tool box. After working a 65 hour week I'm not walking over to get it. lol especially if you already have one.


I can't believe you're actually making me look for it.... -grin-
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Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Postby 87e30 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:13 am

I work too much to read. :-P Only the 2nd work day this week and I've already racked up 34 hours! Yes, 34! Did a 22 hour shift yesterday into this morning, took a 2 hour nap in my car, then worked another 12 hours. I'm going HOME!
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Re: Making an E30 (Really) Handle

Postby M20_fever » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:16 am

your nuts dude, lol.

I have some diagrams with some measurements on them, that look like they came from a collision center for frame work. Might not have all the info you want, but it's neat to see either way. Its on my other hard drive, I'll have to dig it out.
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