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1969 BMW 1600-2 now sporting a GM 2.4L engine 

 

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Paint, Steering, Gas

Paint, Steering, Gas

I’ve made some progress in the last couple weeks. I spent many hours sanding, masking, and then painting the car in my driveway. And then sanding masking and painting more. The color is called Light Aqua, from TCP Global. I am really pleased with the color. I did see the car used to be orange, white, red, and green all at various stages in its life.    I also received my Kooglewerks front air dam and tow hook/bumper delete/fog cover, and installed H

Atlinke

Atlinke

Not much trim left

Not much trim left

This week I got the 2402 ready for paint and body work. The only trim piece left are the door handles. I am not looking forward to the sanding and filler work but it must be done.   I got under the car to investigate why a steering arm boot tore, it seems one of the Control arm bolts is too long and made contact. I removed the bolt and added some washers to back it off a few mm.  while under there I noticed one of the engine to trans bolts was extremely loose. Also 2 more are jus

Atlinke

Atlinke

Purchased a Neue Klasse!

Purchased a Neue Klasse!

On May 15th 2020 I purchased a 1969 BMW 1600-2 that was resurrected out of a Texas field and swapped with a GM LE5 2.4L ecotec Engine and Aisin AR5 5 speed manual transmission. The previous owner did all the swap work and really did an amazing job. I really fell in love with the Ireland engineering box flares on the car. I feel as though it is up to me to finish the car and sort out some odds and ends to make this car a truly great weekend cruiser/track day/autocross car. I cannot wait!  

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