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Pedal Box Progress

Since the car has returned from paint, I have been trying to wrap my mind around the tasks, and order of tasks, required to re-assemble the car in a timely manner.  I would like to get this project to the roller phase, so re-installing the subframes seems like a good idea.  I am still on the fence with S-14 or M10 motor choices, but lately have been thinking that selling the S-14 and using money to build a nice injected (Jenvey) M10 with MicroSquirt for engine management might be a better strate


Mark92131 in Pedal Box

The Vulcan has landed.

Well I was finally able to go and pick up a welder.  A total faff, but that is my fault.  I still have to clear out a ton of crap "AKA Facebook Marketplace items"  but I am optimistic that I can put my foot to the pedal in the next week or so.        Before I do anything else, I need to get the fenders cut and squared away.  I am hoping that I am able to teach myself how to Tig.  I have a couple of projects around the house, including welding a stout 3/8" thick stainles


Dudeland in Welding

"Hardest I've ever hit anything...." or Stub Axels. Yeah.

So, I have the subframes nearly completely disassembled. The bearings and old rubber bushings are all that's between me and sweet powder coating goodness. But I have to say these things right here, holy crap!    2 days of letting them soak in PB blast and Liquid Wrench then letting my 10lb sledge whisper sweet nothings to it, those stupid things finally came out. And the rear hubs came back from machining. Did this to fit the disc brake kit. And the swa


JerryB2002 in Suspension

Fresh Nevada Paint

This car was delivered to Classic Auto Body and Collision in Ramona, CA on May 27, 2020.  I got it back yesterday on my birthday, November 17th, 2021, almost 18 months later.  Carlos the owner told me it was probably the last 2002 he would work on.  He was painted numerous cars for Bill Holmes at Bavarian Rennsport, he painted my Mintgrun 75, but will now concentrate on insurance work which is significantly more profitable.  Originally, we negotiated $4800 for a complete paint job with some mino


Mark92131 in Fresh Nevada Paint

SAVE THE BAUR - 2 The Failed Restoration

Many of you already know how this is... As soon as the car entered the workshop it was completely disassembled.   But restoring a car is much more than restoring a car!   Restoring a car takes more time, dedication and work than the one you can appreciated on a body, an engine or an interior. Many may think that taking an inventory of car parts is a waste of time, but in reality it is a very important task that helps determine which parts to buy, which to fix, etc.  

Time flies

Long time no update, several other projects to finish so e10 is put on hold but meanwhile I am sourcing and hoarding parts.   Hope next year work on body will start.   Each time I order some parts for current projects from Wallothnesch,bmw-oldtimerteile and local BMW dealer I add some e10 parts from my list.   MVP spare tire trunk floor   Got mechanism for popout back from chrome shop. Part we made works out perfectly. Rocker trim was weld


RTHLSS1 in Resto

SAVE THE BAUR - 1 The First Sight

As many of you know, my great love for BMW 02 dates back to my childhood, so when the opportunity to acquire and save from the junkyard this special and exclusive car, I couldn't resist.   My relationship with this "friend" began many many years ago, If I remember correctly… in 1997.   At that time I was studying Management at the University. When I started at the Business School, my parents gave me my first car, the car of my dreams, a 1974 BMW 2002,

The suspension is killing me! A grimy affair

45 years of undercarriage gunk puts up a tough fight! But after hours or scraping, degreasing and more scraping, I have most of it clean enough to safely handle. I should have been doing most of this while the car was in for paint, but other projects too priority. You know how that goes. Anyway, here's what I'm working with:   The front subframe was bent pretty good on the passenger side. Looks like a curb or rock hit it. Nothing major and a couple hammer taps straighted it


JerryB2002 in Suspension

DIY Yellow Chromate Zinc Plating

I promised some details on my attempts to do my own Zinc Plating, figuring "How hard could it be?".  Well, if you have oodles of time like I do, (recently retired), it can be a fun and satisfying part of your restoration journey.  The hardest part is ordering all the supplies and pieces you will need to get the results you want.  I learned some things that should save you time and money if you decide that this process is for you.   Supplies There is a laundry list of things you wi

Front Subframe Restoration

I took my rusty front subframe over to my brother's house and he welded in the IE subframe reinforcement plate.  The front subframe received the same powder coat treatment as the rear, RAL 7043.  I had both of them done at Anocote Powder Coating in Mira Mesa.  They also did the ST Sway bars and knocked the surface rust off of my rotors and drums for about $300 all in.  Assembly was pretty straight forward, new rubber stock bushings, new heavy duty IE control arms, new OEM Idler Arm bushings, DIY


Mark92131 in Front Subframe

New Project Arrived Today

What’s up everyone - couldn’t find an intro section but just inherited a ’69 02 from my in-laws and will likely be a frequent visitor on here over the next several years. Not sure what’s in store for the car yet but first step is just figuring out what I have in front of me..   Will post updates as I go but wanted to say hello and glad to join the community!  


spechuy in New Project - 1969 02

My Overdue 1600-2!

Edit: I have moved this over from the archive section. This post was originally from December 2010, but I thought it was worth keeping. I found it very interesting to go back over my original plans for the car and see how they have changed. Will post some current updates shortly.   This build thread is long overdue, but I've been too busy enjoying the car over the summer to "waste time" writing about it! Now she's in hibernation for the winter (I live in MN, USA) I have a bit mor


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Jenvey ITBs And Megasquirt

This sub-project was a case of "because it's there". I'm not a seasoned mechanic by any means so this was definitely a challenge for me, but that was half the fun. I know which is the business end of a spanner/wrench, but this was a major escalation in terms of goals. I learnt a lot in the process, and made mistakes. It has been very satisfying to pull it all together. It started as a complete front suspension and steering rebuild, and snowballed from there. As I was dropping the subframe a


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From first fire to dyno day

I spent most of 2014 installing the engine and trans, finishing and fine tuning the Megasquirt installation, and a bunch of other miscellaneous tasks to get it ready to turn the key for the first time. Also a million and one other "while I'm there" jobs like LED bulbs for the dash, securing the oversize spare wheel, fixing the hood support, etc., etc.,...   Then it was off to a local dyno shop for tuning with some great results for a first effort.   Installing Engine


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Tearing Down Conrad's Heart...the Tii Engine

Time to tear down the Tii engine that will become Conrad's heart.  By the looks of it, the Tii engine that lived inside Conrad from sometime in the 1980's had been sitting for quite some time.  Upon picking up Conrad from the previous caretaker, the Tii engine (not the original, as that was replaced by the dealer at some point) was sitting on the ground, rejected by an owner at some point in time.  No history.  No explanation.  No attempt at allowing the mechanical injection to live again...unti


bergie33 in Restoration

Germany & Bavaria Tour 2021

This year we shipped Vern over to The Netherlands & spent 3 weeks touring with the BMW Classic CCA. We also attended The Bavaria Tour in Oberammergau Germany.   We picked up Vern outside Rotterdam in The Netherlands. The battery was dead because the shipper left the key in position 1. Long story, greatly shortened, 3.5 hours for an ADAC flatbed, a long cab ride at 200kmh & 1200 Euros later we had a new 69 Euro Varta battery! The rest of our touring Vern performed flawlessly as


adawil2002 in Germany Tour

Phase 1 - The Tear Down

I probably should have been updating this as I did it, but will start doing that more from this point forward.    The car I purchased is a 1970 BMW 2002. It's a manual non-sunroof model. At the time of purchase it was running and was fairly complete but being from Portland, OR it did show signs of rust in select areas. From what I could tell at time of purchase there was no rust in the major important areas such as the shock towers, frame rails etc. Here is how she looked when I got he


M3This in Disassembly

What's the Point?? (what had happened was...)

After getting the exhaust squared away I took to figuring out why the headlights didn't work. Had to again sponge until it became apparent the turn signal column lever was bad. Drove the car thru summer and into the fall while adding cosmetic items and learning what the Guibo is. Wish I had the photos but you know the story. Thumping in the trans tunnel when shifting (only subtly at first) lead to multiple crawls under the car until through researching I decided to order one and replace it.


Roundeie in Restoration

Wrapping up the Rear Subframe

The car is getting closer to the paint booth, so I got busy finishing up the rear subframe.  I powder coated both subframes in RAL 7043, a nice grey green that should look great against the fresh Nevada tinted undercoating.  I also powder coated the ST Sway bars a black metallic for some additional contrast.  Everything went back together relatively easily with the exception of the trailing arms that I inadvertently pressed the bushing in too much and caused some issues aligning the bolts.  With


Mark92131 in Rear Subframe

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