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A blog following the restoration and build of my 1970 BMW 2002

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Phase 4 - Some Body Mods Prior To Paint

After the car completed its transformation with Paul at The Son Of Cobra, the car got moved across town to Ronin Autowerks where Matt worked with me to get some mods to the body completed.      First up was a weld in roll bar. Matt and the team at Ronin build the bolt in roll bars for IE so they already have the roll bars down. I asked for some customization as I wanted it tied into the rear strut towers for additional stiffness. Originally the plan was to do a roll bar with

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Phase 3 - Carbon Fiber Time

After the rust restoration got completed with Bart at The Resto Shop the car got transported down to Costa Mesa, California to Paul Lefevre the master mind behind The Son Of Cobra. A lot of you have seen Paul's mostly carbon fiber build. His car is a really special build and if you haven't seen it you can check out the specs HERE.   For my build I opt for the following from Paul:   -Carbon Fiber Hood w/ Aluminum Hood Pins -Carbon Fiber Trunk w/ Aluminum Hinges -Carb

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Phase 2 - Getting the body back to factory like condition.

After the dipping was completed at Metal Works in Oregon, the car got transported down to Bart Ziegenhagen at the Resto Shop in San Martin, CA where the goal was to do the rust restoration and some minor body modifications (fill holes for rear side marker lights and rear reflectors).    The dipping revealed more issues than initially expected (If you didn't see the dipping post you can see it HERE):            As bad as this looks Bar

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Phase 1.5 - Off To Dipping It Goes

Car finally got shipped of to Metal Works on Oct 4t, but due to their back log it sat their patient waiting until last week.        Last week it finally hit the hot tank which removes most of the paint and body filler. The hot tank is the first step in a two part dipping process where its submitted in a chemical and heat mix at 200 degrees. This step is the main step for cleaning.    Video:     After it was in the hot tank for tw

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Phase 1 - The Tear Down

I probably should have been updating this as I did it, but will start doing that more from this point forward.    The car I purchased is a 1970 BMW 2002. It's a manual non-sunroof model. At the time of purchase it was running and was fairly complete but being from Portland, OR it did show signs of rust in select areas. From what I could tell at time of purchase there was no rust in the major important areas such as the shock towers, frame rails etc. Here is how she looked when I got he

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