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The saga of converting a decent 1600-2 driver quality car into a 1600ti tribute car. Parts hunting, planning the job, and lots of help from BMW enthusiasts around the world. The story told with text and pictures.

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• More BMW 1600ti Parts Arrive-Car Off To The Shop!

• More BMW 1600ti Parts Arrive-Car Off To The Shop!

Most of the parts have been gathered for the project (or at least a critical mass), and yesterday the car was off to the shop. My mechanic is about a 45 minute drive one-way from our home, and with no one to help with the shuttle, I loaded the car on my trailer for delivery. (Photo 1 below).    Upon arrival at Richard Rushton's shop in Puna, Hawaii, I am reminded of why this fellow is popular among Big Island vintage sports car enthusiasts. My car got put in a side garage, because his

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BritshIron

 

• A Lifetime of Sports Car Collecting--First Tribute Car

I've been interested in sports cars since I was very young. The pictures below represent a few of the more "midlife crisis" points in time. I started with British cars, graduated to Porsche, and then came back to "BritshIron." (Misspelled, because folks already used the correct spelling). I thought you all would be interested in pictures dating back to my British car years.   This BMW tribute project has captured my interest like few other projects have in the past. Thanks to all in B

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BritshIron

 

• Brief History of the Donor Car, Parts & Project Plans

For those interested, you can go to the following Bring-A-Trailer link, to see the car as I bought it in December 2017:   https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1968-bmw-1600-6/   The story I got from the seller was that he was frustrated in trying to deal with getting the correct rear glass, and that's why he sold the car.    This is chassis #1560629. It is a numbers matching car, but has had it's share of owner preference work. Someone put knee trim on the car years ag

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