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Hello all, I'm new to the 2002 site so let me introduce myself. I'm an american living in the south of france. In the US I had a number of cars like a 73 Lotus Europa and 87 BMW 535is (e28). Unfortunately I had to sell all my cars before coming to france, married a french gal ;-) For a new project I've always admired the 2002. I just found a 73 round tail light in the Alps that had been sitting for 15 years! Body is pretty good but everything needs some tlc. The old owner had two cars, took the best of the parts to make one than lost interest and let it sit Below are some pics. I'm sure I'll find tons of good info on this site to help me get it on the road again!

If there's anyone on this site in Europe, do you know of any good part sources in Europe? I know of Jaymic in the UK and Walloth in Germany...but others? Any used parts sources? Trying to avoid paying customs fees for things shipped from US...

Cheers,

Ken

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Welcome and greetings from Florida!

Looks like a nice project. There are a number of members in Europe. I forget the screen name but there is someone in France.

The forum is full of great info. Plenty of great vendors. two come to mind, Esty (carpet) and Steve with blunt tech. These guys and others will help make 02 life even better.

One thing I eventually learned was to use the Site Search. A lot of info and history.

BTW, the site is going to be updated this weekend. There is a sticky to that effect.

Keep us posted and pics are always good.

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Nick Vyse in Provence, France is on this board. You can contact him at:

nick vyse [at] yahoo dot com

Bob Napier

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Thanks to all who replied. The wheels are FPS 5.5x13 and say Made in Italy. I don't know much about they...yet... ;-)

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camaraderie here--everyone is ready and willing to help each other keep our 02s running.

As for the wheels--they appear to be 5 1/2" wide versions of the factory "early tii" alloy wheels, made by the same company (FPS) in Italy.

So far as I know they weren't sold in the US; I have only seen one set in the States and they were on a touring that was individually imported some years ago.

Anyway, welcome to the fraternity/sorority...as you'll note from my signature I also have Renault 4CVs--perhaps we can do some parts swapping!

cheers

mike

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Welcome Ken,

where from in the US?

and where now in France?

your under hood looks good - unmolested original

bits still there - needs a good cleaning if nothing else-

along with changing all fluids: motor,trans,diff,brake/clutch,

coolent. good luck with it and give us detailed photo

updates as you go.

like these? :

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Hi Mike,

Yea, if you need some 4CV parts let me know. Maybe we can exchange care packages... ;-)

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Yes, my wheels look just like that. Learned my "item of the day" about my car.

In the US I was in Huntington Beach and then San Diego.

It's hard that I was so close to so many resources for BMWs in SoCal and now they seem so far away!

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A roundy in the Alps and a French gal......lucky you. Welcome Ken. FPS? My son and I enjoy FPSRussia on youtube. I know I know dif FPS but I just had ta say.

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Welcome!!

Will trade BMW parts for wine and cheese.... love raclette!

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Welcome aboard!! ... Always remember FPS is not to be mistaken for FSP (F--k, Sh-t, P-ss!) when you bust your knuckles while working on your car!!

Have fun !!

Rey

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offer. My next restoration project is a '56 4CV convertible--last year they built 'em and one of less than a dozen US spec convertibles built. There are some convertible-unique parts I'm gonna need, so drop me an e-mail sometime. I have lots of 2002 stuff for swapping!

cheers

mike

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