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Power Moves

Power Moves

This happened over the course of a bunch of months. It's all the metalwork to the floor pans and trunk area.   First, we removed all the sound deadening from the floors and then the cutting began. The car got three floor pans replaced with new metal, one patch we had to fabricate for the rear seat shelf, then patches on the front inner wings, and finally a few outer rocker panel patches — the inners were solid, rust treated, painted and then sealed up.   The undercoating was

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What Lies Beneath… the fenders.

What Lies Beneath… the fenders.

Took off the front fenders to see what was underneath the seemingly solid fenders.   After burning off the old lead that smooths out the upper seam, we removed all the fender bolts holding everything on. A bit of wiggling with a screwdriver to break the old body glue and the fenders were free.   We discovered the blinker buckets were largely gone - and "remade" during a previous restoration of the car - a scotchbrite pad was shoved into the space for body filler to grip to as

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Powerplant Pickup

Got a great price on an M10 from an 84 E30 - and went out and picked it up.   The plan is to run the EFI as-is and keep the Getrag 240 its paired with.    

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Teardown

Teardown

Beginning the teardown of PNaB.   Weaving our way through the wiring harness that seems to have had a couple of alarms systems and stereos spliced in.       IMG_4592.MP4

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The Beginning - Project Not a Bronco

The Beginning - Project Not a Bronco

Posts are going to be a bit rapid-fire since this all happened about a year ago but I wanted to pop this on the FAQ and not just our IG.   The pickup of the new project - 1975 BMW 2002. We've dubbed the project: Project Not a Bronco, since my wife really wants an early bronco, but they're insanely expensive and I wanted a 2002 anyways.   We're meeting halfway and the plan is to paint it in Colorado Orange.   As it sits: • there are three floorboards that need r

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