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      03-22-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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My Phoenix E46 M3 GTR Build

Hallo!

A friend of mine proposed me to share my E46 M3 GTR build with you, because you might like it I hope so!

The story started in December when I was looking for a cheap base for building up a nice track tool. I had no real requirements, only that I wanted SMG and Phoenixyellow, my absolutely favorite color So I started looking and found a 2002 E46 M3 from England. The price was really ok, so THIS was my new project!



Two days later I started to part it out....
First I only wanted to change a few things, but..... you know what happens when you start a really cool project..... more and more and more....





Now I also started to convert the car from RHD to LHD....



Removing and planing the new cable harness





Roof removed for fitting the Carbon Fibre Roof





While not being in the workshop, I spend my time searching for real cool race parts for my tool.... My ambition....to be as light but also strong as possible

Carbon fibre roof:



Modified SMG Steering Wheel:



KW Clubsport suspensions:






Carbon fibre door panels:





Two sets of boot lids (Wethje for small spoiler, the yellow one for the big GTR wing) Also one nice CFK GTR bonnet












BBS BMW GT4 wheels arrived!
18x9,5 Offset24 (265/35)




F***ing great breaks from AP Racing!!! (378x36 6-Pistons)



Milling new adaptors for those and the GTR spoiler:





And yesterday I got some super light and strong original Wethje GTR doors and other parts, SO cool!










At the moment my aim is to have a total weight of 1250kg when I've finished. The cage will not be very light, but we will see.

I hope you like my thread and hopefully some of you will follow the progress of my project
If you like, I will keep on posting what's happening on my car

best wishes
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      03-22-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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wow - good looking work - please keep the updates coming.
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      03-23-2014, 01:28 AM   #4
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Nice to see you like my build! I'll keep the updates coming!
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Very nice !

Where did you get the Wethje parts from ?
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Wethje cancelled the production of ALL BMW parts. Even the original CSL CFK roofs are no more available now.
I just had good connections and bought ALL their remainder.
A few more rare parts left on my storage
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Nice Work Dude

I just want to see some Pixx of your Performance Seats in the M3

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      03-23-2014, 04:50 AM   #8
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You know, old pic Everything wrecked at the moment




A few words about the Performance seats:

Out of factory they have a total weight of 32kg and the position is very high! I stripped them down and build my own mounting brackets, so they now have a total weight of only 16kg each and my ass is down the ground
Due to the Performance seats don't offer as much support as a Recaro SPG, for example, the Schroth 6-point belts will fix it....
But when I find some Recaro SPG XL Carbon, I'll change them

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OMG Fabi this is such a cool project!

I hope to see your car in a few months at our United 5.0 (aka Welt 5.0 car show) on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at the Metro in Brunnthal(Munchen).
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      03-23-2014, 05:09 AM   #10
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Hi David!

Nice to see you found my thread!
The deadline I laid down my self is April the 27th.....but I'm not sure if I get ready so fast.
But at United 5.0 I'm sure it will be ready

Metro Brunnthal is perfect just a few meters from the home of the beast!
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      03-23-2014, 08:01 PM   #12
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Wow mad skills, love PY, going to be great.
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      03-24-2014, 09:26 AM   #13
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So, now it's really lightweight





Conversion from right to left is in progress



The brake lines causes me headaches, BUT it will work
Had to order new Facelift DSC unit and brake force booster.
New steering gear also fitted.....



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damn lots of work! nice.
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I'm really happy that I can fascinate you with my project! Thank you very much!
So I'm absolutely motivated to push the project forward and keep you up to date!
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Nice project Fabi !!!
Engine ??
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Nice project Fabi !!!
Engine ??
Engine is staying the same until it blows up. with the CSL airbox 360PS+ are no problem.
But when the S54 is damaged, then a S62 or S65 will be the next one
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Engine is staying the same until it blows up. with the CSL airbox 360PS+ are no problem.
But when the S54 is damaged, then a S62 or S65 will be the next one
.........beautiful in Csl version but, next step, I love the S85 !!

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S85 is such a mighty engine, yes! but it's also heavy.....
I've to get out as much weight out of the frontside of the car, as possible. So only S65 oder S62 are possible.
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Want some news?

Finally got my dashboard from coating with flock (what's the right name in english?)
This was done to eliminate reflexions from the dash in the windshield. In my mind, also very valuable look. Very very dark color!





Progress also in spoiler mounting:







Here you can see where the alloy L-profile will be slided in. (Not ready just as the side plates for the wing)



Carbon roof is finally fitted:





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