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73 2002 with a Tii engine

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Bought a new project car - now the fun begins :)

Bought a local 1973 2002 project car after searching for several months (the car was also on Ebay). Pretty rough around the edges but very solid structurally and it also has a strong running Tii engine. Now the fun begins.....I am looking to do a high quality restoration but do not want to go overboard and do a full concours job. I intend to drive the car as a summertime weekend ride. The good: -Strong running Tii engine. Starts right up and good compression and power. -4 speed Tii manual (the car was originally an automatic car but the previous owner swapped in the 4 speed when he installed the Tii engine) -Completely rust free undercarriage and shock towers -Blue exterior/black interior with sunroof -Decent condition on the bumpers -No aftermarket mods The bad: -Rust on the left front fender, rockers and rear wheel arches. Old faded paint -Cheesey cheap front recaro type seats -Cracks in the dash -Suspension needs complete refurbishment -Brakes need complete refurbishment -Needs new carpet and headliner -Needs all new exterior trim My plan is to keep it very close to stock with a few tasteful updates: -Bilstein HD shocks with H&R springs -Front strut bar -Wilwood Superlight front calipers with 320i vented rotors -Rota RB or OS Mesh 15x7 wheels with Yokohama S drive tires 195/50/15 -OEM front seats or maybe Recaros if I can find a good deal on a pair -Nardi wood steering wheel



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