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Winter Project Progress in December

adawil2002

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All the cosmetic work has been completed. Have to admit that there was tiny amount of water migration at the lower rear driver side fender lip. A 2 x6 inch section was cut out and replaced. There was also a paint crack at the base of the passenger side B pillar which was stripped and welded.

 

Currently replacing the old Bimmer Parts Co. carpet with a German square weave from GAHH. The old carpet will live on in a friend's Malaga 2002.

 

Font seats are at the upholsterer and rear seats will be delivered tomorrow for new pads.

 

Bumpers are being sent out to be re-chromed at a different plating shop.

 

Original 2-piece dash and glove box are at Just Dashes in Van Nuys CA, quote to restore and recover and ship back is $2541.00 and should be completed mid-April 2019. So I will most likely keep the 1-piece dash currently in the car for the 2019 driving season. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stripped to bare metal, extensive metal work including new spare tire well, both rocker panels & new fender, 3 coats of hand sanded epoxy etching primer, wet sanded Glasurit single stage paint, complete engine tear down & rebuild, wiring harness rebuilt and wrapped, new firewall insulation, bumpers chromed & grills ceramic coated. Speedometer & clock rebuilt, dash sent out for restoration, which didn't work out. Installed a 1 piece dash as a stop gap measure.

 

Fast forward 18,000 miles during the 7 month driving season. Time to repair and touch up and focus on the interior. 

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So how did you get to $2,500+ on the just dashes side? What was the condition of your dash? I'm thinking of sending mine to them, I hate the "open ended" cost estimate once you've committed to the shipping to get it them. I read a lot about Etsey carpet on this site what was your driver to go with GAHH? My body chassis is on a rotisserie for some rust repair, sent my E21 Recaro's to Ardvarc for a refresh, dash should be next.

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That’s what a 2 piece tii costs from Just Dashes. Quote last year was the same. Went with a different company last year that estimated $1500. The work never happened, so here we are again at Just Dashes. Approved the work as long as they include the dash printing.

 

My other option was find a crack free 2 piece and knowing how unlikely it is to find one pay for and ship it. Just Dashes seems to be a fair price to pay.

 

Mario made the call to use GAHH for the carpet. It’s the kit VSR is happy with and use on their 2002 restorations. Nothing against Esty.

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