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  2. BMWBAYSJ

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  3. anyone have a decent set of front seats? also looking for a chrome trim set and front and back bmw badges la or san diego area? thanks!
  4. Hey guys! Im trying to make a caravan to go up to bimmerfest for all of us guys that can't keep up with the big dogs that goes 80mph plus on the freeway. I have a little group together that wants to drive up with us so far and stick together as much as we can. Me personally, drive 65mph tops because of my 4.44 diff. planning to get tons of driving shots and stuff on the way. Thinking of meeting at the esco westfield mall. Everyone need to be there at 6am in front of sears and red robin and then leaving at 6:30am up to the fontana motor speedway! Any bmws are welcome! invite all your friends and we can try to make it a big group!! let me know for any question! cheers
  5. LABABYBLUE

    SOCAL REPAIR SHOPS

    Hello Everyone, New to this Forum and would like to see if anyone has any good recommendations on SOCAL repair shops around Los Angeles. Any info would be great thanks!
  6. Steve Tochi

    Decent Body Shop

    Yeah, we have the same goals, and are in about the same price range. I don't have any rust issues, just some minor body work. Was told can save $$ if you disassemble your 02 at home, windows, trim, lights, etc. I told one shop all I want is a concourse quality respray for a driver's quality price. Everyone is skeptical of TJ but don't think anyones has been disappointed. Where are you located? I will PM you with shops I've spoken to and, so as to put any negative or unreliable information out on the information superhighway.
  7. adrian__0911

    Decent Body Shop

    Steve, Yeah, I've looked around and I ranged from 5k and even up to 25k. And you're right, its what you pay is what you get kinda deal. I probably go with the mid "work body and paint" that is like 8k-10k just because that's my budget and also I am not restoring a "showcar" I just want a decent good looking driver. Tj is also an option but I am not sure how that deal works and im kinda skeptical about it, bring the car out of the states. What you think? Regards. Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
  8. Steve Tochi

    Decent Body Shop

    Adrian, I've also checked around FAQ and made a few calls for a good body/paint shop...sort of get what you pay for is what I've learned. I'm going to take it by a few shops and let you know what I come up with. Tijuana is sounding more and more appealing. Steve
  9. adrian__0911

    Decent Body Shop

    Hi everyone, do you guys know any decent body shop for our 02s? i need some rust repair on my 71. thanks!
  10. kine8282

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Yep I’ll be there. See you on Sunday
  11. Steve Tochi

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Jim, sorry I misread your signature and mistook Oscar for a Buick, tell him I'm sorry
  12. jgerock

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Umm. No Buicks here. Riviera BLUE 1969 '02.
  13. Steve Tochi

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Alekhine, If I get the car this Saturday, I might go for a inaugural drive and coffee this Sunday with another 02er. Let me know if you want to drive over to the South Bay and join us. Only downside is car is in Ontario, sort of hard to find that special friend who will drive me out on a Saturday morning. Steve
  14. Steve Tochi

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Hey Jim, I jokingly told him midstream last week I decided to do a color change to Schwartz. Well the planets aligned a little bit for us timing wise, as when I arrived, he drove it in straight to the lift, rather than sitting for the customary few weeks so caught him at a good time. We had this in the plans for over a month, and he had pre-ordered parts knowing what it would we be doing cooling system, ignition, seals, etc. Once we agreed to what to sort, I told him I'll pick it up next week..he later told me he took that as a personal challenge. He has hoarded many parts and has bins and bins full of plated and rebuilt parts. They seemed to work on the car every night until 9-10 pm, as evidenced by the continuous text messages and pics you will get when working with him. Got lucky as brakes were good, driveline was already rebuilt, and car was really solid and dry. The big time saver, I decided not to respray the engine bay, which was just way too many hours/dollars. Something I may regret. He's driving it over next few days and fine tuning, I'm picking it up this Saturday, so 2 weeks to finish. Makes the costs less painful with the expediency of the work, rather than a long drawn out drain on the bank account. I see you have a Buick Rivi, love that body style. My Uncle has a solid Buick 70' GSX Stage 1 in his garage, been trying to buy that car off him for 20 years but he's stubborn and starting to lose his faculties a bit.
  15. jgerock

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    So you're saying Le did all that work in ONE week? And he changed the car into a Malaga 73 at the same time😉??
  16. kine8282

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Good to hear that your car is getting some TLC. Let’s figure out a time to link up and get some mileage in on the “new to you” car.
  17. Steve Tochi

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Little update on Valdez. After I got the car home, and deciding it was too much for my skills and would take too much time, I inquired with Le Tran at Garagewerks. He drove 60 miles to my house to check out the car. After a test drive and listening to the motor, his comments were motor pulls hard and maybe just needs a seal job for all the oil leaks. He wanted me to drive it for awhile and see how it Valdez ran and performed. Fast forward to November 11th, I drove the car out to his shop, ran really good for the most part. After compression and leak down tests with good results, he had the sub-frame and motor dropped by the end of the day. Once he got into it, he was able to confirm motor was rebuilt at some point, some suspension and driveline upgrades were also done by PO. But there were lots of other issues besides oil leaks, bent control arm, tranny bearing out, various broken and beat up bushings, mounts and brackets, just typical stuff for a 45 year old car. I read somewhere in FAQ that Le doesn't do anything half a$$, so with that in mind, I came up with a budget. In less than a week and by last Friday, he had finished work, motor back in and car running. Some of work completed: Seal job, sub frame reinforcement, re-cored radiator, thermostat, hoses,123 distributor & coil, rebuilt steering box, front suspension overhaul, new oil pump, reseal tranny, late shifter, new clutch kit, motor mounts & urethane bushings, and many other nitty things. Lots of plated bits. Came in under my budget and he saved me money where possible, I could not be more pleased. Here are some photos of work last week, he continually updated me each day with progress and photos. I will be picking up the car later this week after some final tuning.
  18. Steve Tochi

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Thanks Alekhine, I will catch up with you. Open house sounds like fun, let me know the date. Steve
  19. kine8282

    Mission Viejo

    Sup all, I just moved to the OC from Pasadena and was curious if anyone on this forum was around the area just in case there are meets and other gatherings that I can go to talk '02s with. LMK Thanks!
  20. kine8282

    New 74 Tii owner in the South Bay

    Sup man and welcome to the forum. It's been a great resource for me when I'm stuck and can't figure out exactly what my manual is telling me. I'm in OC (Mission Viejo to me exact) and I've just done some moderate updating of my 72 (non TII). IE motorsports is hosting an open house in sometime in October and it's prolly a good spot for you to meet up with some local folks to ask questions. I'm planning to go depending on my kids soccer schedules and if you wanna roll together hit me up. Here is my info: Alekhine Uy kine8282@hotmail.com
  21. Hey Everyone, First post on FAQ, I got the 2002 fever and the only prescription is more ........Anyway, I picked up a 74 Tii Polaris yesterday through a rather complicated purchase from the estate of my wife's cousin. He passed away last year, was 2nd owner CA car since the 1970's, and was his daily driver. Its very original and tired, leaks oil, painted primer gray and shows surface rust. But she (Valdez) starts and runs and seems to be very dry underneath except for spare tire well. My goal is to get the engine and driveline sorted out, and work on interior and cosmetics as budget and time allows. So was just wondering if anyone who has gone through a restoration might want to come to Redondo Beach, and give me their assessment and advice before I start making any rash decisions, with a cold beer as compensation. Thanks, Steve steventochi@outlook.com
  22. ScottCLo

    Mechanic Needed 4 my 1972 Bimmer

    I'm a mechanic for classic cars and I can tell you one thing. If someone is working for cheap they are working cheaply. You won't believe the horror I have seen done to classics like our 2002's by mobile and home mechanics. Any mechanic worth their salt will be working for a reputable shop or will have their own shop with all the tools, equipment and experience to get the job done right. I'd hate to see you pay money for work that will cause more harm than good. What kind of work needs to be done?
  23. http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/931915-coffee-cars-pelican-november-12th-2016-a.html It would be really cool if there were a cadre of 02s rolling into this event at around 0645 so we could park all together side by side....represent SoCal 2002s!
  24. great job if you participated,looked like 50 plus 02s
  25. Thanks! Ill check them out.
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