LSX E39 BMW Wagon

Every now and then I’ll waffle on about what makes a good build thread. My list of requirements usually includes nice photography, good writing, quality modifications, and the ability to tell a story. Well this is one of those threads, and I can always tell when I really like one because reading it isn’t a chore, it’s a pleasure that I never want to end, no matter how many pages I click through. The owner, Brandon, says goodbye to his very clean M52 turbo powered E34 525i and then sets out to build a manual LSX powered E39 wagon, documenting the build with images that look like they’ve been plucked straight out of a catalogue. When you see his collection of previous rides, you realise he’s one of those people who have a kind of midas touch when it comes to cars, knowing how to show restraint and refine a car with carefully chosen improvements, no matter what the make, model or era.

Thanks to Pearson for submitting. Click here for more BMW builds, or here for more engine conversions.





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6 Responses to “LSX E39 BMW Wagon”

  1. TME Fastener says:

    Those ae some really cool BMW conversions. I know its a station wagon without skirts, but it still doesnt look bad.
    They dont just go there to meet standards, bu to set standards. Stud Bolts, Hex bolts, Anchor Bolts, Eye Bolts , Pipe Clamps and U bolts

  2. Rodger says:

    Sweet build, hope it’s done soon =]

  3. Shane says:

    Just read the whole thread, amazing work. So jealous I don’t have that kind of time and money!

  4. Brandon says:

    Just found this while google searching. Thanks for the writeup and compliments! It’s an absolute blast to drive and was a lot of fun to build.

  5. anth says:

    No worries Brandon, keep up the great work with all of your builds.

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