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BMW 2002 restoration

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Body work by SCR

Matt and the guys did a incredible job on the body work of my 02. He has an eye for details and he has the metal bending shaping, cutting and fabricating tools to accomplish the job.  Many hours were spent hanging the doors and aligning the hood and rear deck lid. After many hours of work the result is flawless body gaps. The defining body accents, the ridge on the roof and on the sides, we’re the result of  hours of sanding and correcting.    Only the deck lid was replaced with a NOS part.

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Fog Light Treasure Hunt

I did not plan on putting for lights on my 02 because I did not want to drill holes in my newly plated bumpers, and since I doubted that I would ever be driving my car in fog, rain or snow, or if the sun was shining too brightly. After reading on the 2002faq that there were reproduction (by Pierre) fog light brackets that bolted to the hood supports behind the grill, and despite the weather I still liked the way the round fog lights looked. Well being an old fart I had ingrained memories of what

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Details, oh the details.

NOS parts wherever possible, and some used and new. New Old Stock Golde sunroof deflector in original package that dates from before 1974. Purchased with a bunch of old BMW parts that were from a closed dealership in Knoxville TN. Close Ratio dogleg 5-speed that had been in storage since the seventies. It was leftover from a racing team in Texas. Packages that are labeled HOFFMAN Motors (the original BMW importer) are from before 1974. I found one original new trunk board and

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Oh baby Body shots.

I purchased this car at the 2009 Lime Rock Vintage Festival. The body was remarkable free of rust that is typical of New England 02ers. It had been put under a tarp in 1980 after rocker arm plug unfastened and the oil pressure dropped. It was the same Colorado Orange color that my first bimmer , a 1971 2002. The interior was also in nice shape. I had the car towed to Gene, a BMW dealer technician that did work on the side. Unfortunately he determined that the engine was seized an he was unable t

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