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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  
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    1. Hey all,

       

      i had an issue in the past with my dirty old arm rests, they were brown, cracked and one was missing the support so it was really floppy and not much support for your arm. i was on the hunt for some black arm rests to go with the black interior, however these seem to be hard to come by in good condition, so i opted for a grey arm rest which i would clean up and paint with Rustoleum Direct to Vinyl Black Gloss Spray Paint.

       

      The arm rests were particularly dirty and grubby when i got hold of them, also slightly sticky and smelly, YUK! 

       

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      a quick rub down with some thinners and a rag to remove dirt and grime. and then a quick dust coat with the Paint.

       

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      The paint adheres very well and comes out of the tin very well.

       

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      i let it sit for around 20minutes to go off a bit more before the first pass. already looking really nice!

       

      i took a close up shot to show the paint sitting nicely in the fabrics contours.

       

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      i have to leave them for 24hrs before they are totally dry and ready for one more coat just to cover any areas that were missed. but so far i think they look really nice.

       

      also had a chance to test fit the new parcel shelf which will be wrapped in a black cloth.

       

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      the Boot lock also arrived and after many months of having an open boot, i finally have a closing, lockable boot! result

       

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      until next time

    2. Had both Derby and Tesoro trailered out to Burbank for a shooting on a youtube episode for Jay Leno's Garage.

       

      What an amazing experience to be in a presence of a very well known car enthusiast with a super large collection of rare cars! 

       

      Both cars were trailed down with the help of Performance Technic and my local mechanic Bill Arnold. 

       

      Jay LOVED Derby... he glanced over at Tesoro and admired the recent build, but Jay absolutely fell In love with an 'unmodified, mostly original car' within Derby.

       

      Filming was nerve wracking and I felt very rushed as I didn't get to say what I wanted to about Derby so much... it just went very rapidly and lights and cameras were recording at different directions which were not easy to follow from someone who has no TV experience... ;)

       

      Jay and I then went on a drive and that's when it was much more relaxed and answering questions was much more easier than being put on the spot. 

       

      Jay had a catered lunch and we got to tour his HUGE collection of cars.

      Regardless if someone's garage is bigger or better than the other person's ... Jay was a total down to earth person who has the same "car enthusiast bug sensation" that we all share. 

       

      Can't believe what a dream come true this is... :wub: I hope to have represented the 02 community with much pride and respect and as soon as the show is posted, I will share the link on my blog. 

       

      It's owning both these pieces of art and meeting car enthusiasts of all different levels of love for these boxy little german cars that makes this car passion so incredibly amazing ... 

       

      Cheers! (With my gin and tonic in the garage detailing Derby before taking off to Burbank) 

       

       

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    3. I got engine buttoned up and essentially ready to install.   The hours spent cleaning fasteners and masking parts for paint are starting to feel rewarding.

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