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moshulupkwy

74 Tii in Pennslvania

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What I do not trust is the very words. "Fully Restored"

Restored to what? Driving condition it appears. The over spray is a rush paint job for a quick sale or reduce cost. The undercoating or spray on the underside bothers me a bit....what is it hiding, if anything.

Why doesn't the hood roundel fit, is it just not pushed down all the way or is the hood a bit tweeked?

I would expect a fully restored car not to have cracks in the seat. I would prefer stock OEM mirrors.

A/C compressor does not have the belts on, so it is probably frozen.

Given that, it still looks like a great tii, I am just thrown off by the sellers description, which is a bit deceptive to me...that's all. I love the color of course! Just think there may be other tii's out there for that price in better condition, like the siennabraun one that just sold on ebay a couple weeks ago in TX (around $8300 if I remember correctly)

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Can you point to the picture that details the overspray? I'm new to this game, and could use tips on what to look out for. Ways to identify a shoddy paint job seem like good skills to pick up! Thanks.

The over spray that I am referring to is mainly from not removing parts. Such as the windshield washer spray nozzles being painted. In addition, the engine decals have some paint on each. The small rubber pieces that are by the hood release bar also have paint on each.

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I'd agree with repoman too. bcarey, it's a good thing to become familiar with the little things like repo says, especially if you're looking at old cars like this. It helps to look at cars whenever you can, even if they're not BMWs, as you'll see many of the same kinds of problems. If you have a chance to go to a local show or get together, try to eyeball some of the nicer looking cars and see what other people think is a really nice car and why. It won't be long before you can easily look past shiny new paint and see imperfections that indicate a poor job, etc.

Good luck!

vince

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What is odd is that the nozzles are easily removed for painting and you can always get some reproduction stickers for under the hood. It's these simple, attention to detail that are missed. Especially since paint can get into the nozzle and clog it. Of course the new owner can always elect to strip the paint off the nozzles and scrape the old stickers off and replace, it just would have been easier to do a little more prep than do what appears to be rushed.

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Interesting. I would have thought that removing the original stickers and replacing with new would be frowned upon.

If you are doing a "Full" restoration, you would have to replace the stickers, otherwise everything else would be new or restored on the car, but the stickers.

Some stickers may still be available from mobile tradition, however, others would have to be reproductions. I do not think there would be any loss in value due to whether or not the stickers were original (hard to tell which is which...these are just vinyl stickers that can be remanufactured easily)

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