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About this blog

This is a blog about my 1971 BMW 2000 Touring which I'm building into a BMW 2002 Turbo Touring edition.

 

Plans : 
Fix the rust problems
Turbo flares, front turbo spoiler, rear turbo spoiler
M10 engine turbocharged,I will try to get as close as possible to the original M10 turbo engine.
Bilstein B8 suspension, everything on powerflex bushes, adjustable camber plates, struts and possible a rollbar for added rigidity and safety
E36 188 differential with LSD
E21 front suspension with 4 pot calipers
Black cloth interior with Recaro sport seats
Replace the pedal box with newer ones, E21/E30
Silver paint with turbo livery
BBS RS 8x15 and 9x15 on semi-slick tires

 

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Arrival Of The Very Mine BMW 2002 Touring

Around the midnight from 11th to 12th of August the BMW 2002 touring was delivered to its new home. In the morning, the weather was perfect for photoshoot so I took many great shots to take you on the journey with a harsh check on the car. First meet and greet of my latest and new renovation project. On the left is 45 years old a-BMW-2002-Turbo-Touring-to-be, and on the right is the finished project BMW E21 and is 33 years old. I’ll explain some more details about later in another blog I am planning to start shortly (will certainly let you know about it …). I think they get along well, what do you say?    Wanna see a few more details? Love the round taillights with the 70’s look. These wheels will have a limited lifetime in my workshop, when it leaves the paintshop, they go bye bye. You know how it goes … I will do everything to get money for the new parts ASAP. Original paint was orange – so 1970’s …  Details of the damaged interior – to be replaced. Engine bay details: Always impressed by the fusebox. The BMW 2002 touring had 12 fuses back then, now the cars have 50-60 of them… still they stand on 4 wheels and drive on the same road. This view will change rapidly and nothing under the cover will stay the same. The rear seats are in a really decent shape. Might keep them inside or use them for my home furniture if they don’t fit the interior or if they turn out to be too heavy.

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BMW 2000 Touring - I found it !

Why E6 series touring? I tried to find an E10 limo for more than 2 years. There was nothing under 5000€ found that was worth rescuing. Nothing for my basic idea of a turbo project which needs a good platform to start on (not rusted through). As it usually happens, one day whilst browsing the ads, I found this car. Searched the history of the E6 model and decided to go for a unique, out of the box project – that is a 2002 turbo touring model with the original M10 engine – turbocharged. Plan is 800 kg/ 250 HP which we should put on the road with semi-slick tyres. Based on this photo, I decided to go against all advice and buy the car online – without checking it in person: Renovator’s Checklist Located on the far north side of Germany, in storage since 1995, I knew it was the one. The owner took good care of it. Before the car was stored, the rot and rust spots were brushed and it was coated with base paint to prevent further rotting. Besides that, the storage was dry and safe to preserve the quality since then. What I already saw from the photos, was that I’d need to change the doors and front / rear bonnet as the rust went too far on them even though the previous owner tried to save them. Finding them will be a challenge as new parts cost a fortune (replicas). If you see any you think are appropriate, please, let me know in a comment below or send me a note. How about everything else? Here’s my plan: Fix the rust problems Turbo flares, front turbo spoiler, rear turbo spoiler M10 engine turbocharged, will try to get as close as possible to the original M10 turbo engine Bilstein B8 suspension, everything on powerflex bushes, adjustable camber plates, struts and possible a rollbar for added rigidity and safety E36 188 differential with LSD E21 front suspension with 4 pot calipers Black cloth interior with Recaro sport seats Replace the pedals with newer ones, E21/E30 Silver paint with turbo livery BBS RS 8×15 and 9×15 on semi-slick tires I am more than determined to make it look even more beautiful than this beauty here:

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