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Hi, my name is Paolo and I am a fifteen year old boy, and this is the documentation of mine and my fathers journey, restoring a 1972 BMW 2002.

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The Car is DONE!!!!

The Car is DONE!!!!

The car finally arrived back from shop.  It's not 100% yest, but its close to where we want it to be.   This is my uncle who gave me the car (for free) so my dad and I can work on it.  He is the original owner if the car.  Thanks to him, I now have my "Dream car"!     I made him drive it.   He drove it with his wife , and it brought back a lot of memories.      

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Time to Paint

Time to Paint

We decided to go with the BMW Glacier Silver Metallic (A83 color code).  Personally, we found it to be the closest to polaris. 

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The Body Work

The Body Work

My apologies for the long silence.  My dad and I have been busy for the past 3 years.  Since our last blog entry, a lot has happened to the car.

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Day 4: Big Day

Day 4: Big Day

20160424_183717000_iOS.MOVToday was a BIG DAY! Today we got the car started! I can't contain my excitement! Here is our video! Excuse our voices 20160424_183717000_iOS.MOV   On another note we also found out that we do not need a new head liner. We thought we were going to need to replace the liner because of the mold and residue build up but with some elbow grease and Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser we were able to clean up the whole interior! Before   After

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Day 3: EVERYTHING

Hello BMW 2002 community, it has been a while. Since I haven't updated this blog in about two weeks I guess I will roll everything we have done into one entry.    My last entry regarded our inspection under the hood. Since that time my dad and I have done the following: replaced all the fluids in the car, replaced the fuel filter, replaced the spark plugs, laid a new gasket underneath the cylinder head cover, and cleaned the head liner.   Replacing the fluids turned out to be

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Day 2: First Inspection Under the Hood

Day 2: First Inspection Under the Hood

Sorry I haven't been able to update the blog. Me being in school and my dad working on the weekdays makes us pretty busy. Today we cleaned and drained the coolant from the radiator, a pretty easy job. Since we had free time today we decided to remove the cylinder head cover from the engine to inspect. After seeing how dry the camshafts and rocker arms were, we lubricated them with motor oil. We discovered that when we turned the rear wheel everything moved smoothly.   Since

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Day 1: Removing the Fluid

Day 1: Removing the Fluid

I should have mentioned this earlier, I am not a "car guy". So this is going to truly going to be a challenge.     Today we were able to move the car into our garage, with the help of my sisters boyfriend. Since we still don't have the key, because we still need to order a key online http://www.bmwmobiletradition-online.com/bmw/ , we had to push the car as far up our driveway as possible. There we used a steel jack to load the front tires onto a dolly so that we would be abl

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The Beginning

The Beginning

Hello, my name is Paolo and I am a 15 year old boy, I live with my parents and my three sisters in Sterling, VA. Today my father and I started our journey, restoring a 1972 BMW 2002. We have been extremely blessed because we had received our BMW for free from my Grand-uncle.   Today we had the BMW towed from my Grand-uncle's place in DC to our house in Sterling, and we discovered the following problems: 1. The car has not been started in 12 years. 2. We do not have the key to

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