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Howdy -

I had planned on doing an extensive refresh of our 74 2002tii (Sputter), but one thing leads to another, and it seems that the best course of action is a fully stripped restoration to solve the rust issues we saw on the lift (not terrible, but not something I want to ignore).

I have planned on piecemealing it between a mechanic, a body shop and an interior guy all local in Houston. However, I want to at least investigate having "one neck to choke" and having it done by someone who is focused on 2002s.

As such, I am interested in specific recommendations and direct experience with shops that do full restorations. 2002AD is the easiest to find online, but I suspect that there are a number of other shops that also do great work.

I expect the cost will be somewhere between shocking and crippling, but Sputter is a family heirloom, with my father-in-law having purchased it new and my wife learning to drive in it.

TIA,

J

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Another place, where FAQer Dave Mason works, is The Werk Shop just north of Chicago. I'm sure others will also chime in as well.

vince

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World Class Restoration in Riverside, CA. is about as good as there is, very reasonable with their pricing and really great people.

http://www.worldclass1600.com/

They did the restoration body work and paint on my 73 tii and it's awesome. Most of the cars in their shop are 02s and the owner has a couple of his own.

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You probably know this already, but if you start looking at resto shops in Dallas, be very wary. Contact me first and I'll fill you in.

Great project -- good luck.

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Mario Langsten at VSR in Bow, NH, is also excellent.

There have been 2 places mentioned so far that are superb.

Have fun!

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Joses in the Heights did my body and interior work and have done other 2002's as well. I was very happy with their work. I did the mechanical my self, so i have no recommendation there.

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,viewtopic/t,381681/

The one stop shop approach usually leads to massive bills from what i have seen when my family members have sent cars away for restoration.

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Joses in the Heights did my body and interior work and have done other 2002's as well. I was very happy with their work. I did the mechanical my self, so i have no recommendation there.

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,viewtopic/t,381681/

The one stop shop approach usually leads to massive bills from what i have seen when my family members have sent cars away for restoration.

Thanks for the local rec. If I were to go your route (which I am considering) I would need to find some garage space (which I am looking for).

J

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Joses in the Heights did my body and interior work and have done other 2002's as well. I was very happy with their work. I did the mechanical my self, so i have no recommendation there.

http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,50/page,viewtopic/t,381681/

The one stop shop approach usually leads to massive bills from what i have seen when my family members have sent cars away for restoration.

Thanks for the local rec. If I were to go your route (which I am considering) I would need to find some garage space (which I am looking for).

J

No luck on the PM. Shoot me a note at john dot jonzboyz at gmail dot com, and I will buy you a beer for your thoughts.

J

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