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The Beginning

jcorosa

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Hello, my name is Paolo and I am a 15 year old boy, I live with my parents and my three sisters in Sterling, VA. Today my father and I started our journey, restoring a 1972 BMW 2002. We have been extremely blessed because we had received our BMW for free from my Grand-uncle.

 

Today we had the BMW towed from my Grand-uncle's place in DC to our house in Sterling, and we discovered the following problems:

1. The car has not been started in 12 years.

2. We do not have the key to the car.

3. The spare wheel well had been rusted through.

 

  Although there is major priming to do  we are confident this car is going to run because my Grand-uncle swears that he drove the car into the garage 12 years ago. This car may have a few "kinks" but I am extremely excited to see where this adventure will take me.

 

 

 

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Congratulations!

This is a great project and I'm confident that the end result will be as much fun as the journey! 

The FAQ is the perfect site to support your build. The information here and the knowledge of the members is vast, and people here are willing to help. Looking forward to following your progress!

Dave in Baltimore

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You've landed a great project, and a great site to support it. You'll find the members here very helpful, as I surely have. These are very special cars: simple enough that you'll gain a lot of confidence working on them / sophisticated enough that there's always more to learn. The people here have taught me a lot. Hit the search bar with any problem you run across, and you'll likely find it has been thoroughly discussed and addressed.

 

I wish a site like this existed when my Dad and I started our project. Then again, that was like 20 years ago, and I don't think the dial-up would have been able to handle it (ask your Dad).

 

I'll be keeping an eye on your project, for sure. The '72 is my favorite, if only because my first 2002 was a '72. Picked it up for $1000, come to think of it, I'd guess around the time you were born.

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9 hours ago, im3crazy said:

Congratulations!

This is a great project and I'm confident that the end result will be as much fun as the journey! 

The FAQ is the perfect site to support your build. The information here and the knowledge of the members is vast, and people here are willing to help. Looking forward to following your progress!

Dave in Baltimore

 

7 hours ago, dpowell said:

You've landed a great project, and a great site to support it. You'll find the members here very helpful, as I surely have. These are very special cars: simple enough that you'll gain a lot of confidence working on them / sophisticated enough that there's always more to learn. The people here have taught me a lot. Hit the search bar with any problem you run across, and you'll likely find it has been thoroughly discussed and addressed.

 

I wish a site like this existed when my Dad and I started our project. Then again, that was like 20 years ago, and I don't think the dial-up would have been able to handle it (ask your Dad).

 

I'll be keeping an eye on your project, for sure. The '72 is my favorite, if only because my first 2002 was a '72. Picked it up for $1000, come to think of it, I'd guess around the time you were born.

Thank you very much! These last few weeks I have been reading up on other projects. I can tell that this site will play a big part in our success.

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