E30 BEAMS Motor Mount Brackets - Series 1
If you want to do a BEAMS swap in your E30, our affordable motor mount brackets are designed to drop the Beams motor into position with the least amount of guess work on where it should go for an easy install. To make it all go in without any fabrication, we've also made a simple transmission cross member that lines up the tail end as well with the J160 6 speed transmsssion, when used with our one piece drive line and our shifter relocation, the swap is easy!!
The BEAMS fits quite nicely into the E30 chassis with ony a few minor things on the inner shock towers that will need to be removed, since you're pulling the old motor, the items aren't needed anyway. The motor brackets are also designed to sit on top of stock rubber mounts or our urethane motor mounts if you want an upgrade.
No modifications to the oil pan are required for manual (non power) steering racks. You do not need to remove the pan from the motor and cut it up! Most motors come with a 30 day start up warranty, removing the pan and cutting it will probably void any warranty and push your timeline outside the 30 warranty window to get it all done.
No front frame spacers are required to run the BEAMS with the factory hood.
Material and Design
Made from 1/4" laser cut steel, formed, gusseted and plated, these mounts are simple, strong and accurate. Our manufacturing design uses only 1 part to build the main bracket structure and then add a gusset. This 1 + 1 design allows us to supply a strong, quality product with less welding making manufacturing accurate and efficient. We've also included new bolting hardware so you don't have to use the old bolts that are probably getting messed up from age and grit anyway.
Driver and Passenger motor brackets
Block bolting hardware