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Question from a new member looking at a 2002


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Greetings all,

 

I recently joined up here since I have an interest in either acquiring a 2002 or doing a retso-mod project. I live in Nashua, NH, and was wondering if there are any resources in the area?

Are there any recommended books that I could consult? I see the "Gold Portfolio" book mentioned a bit that can be acquired for about $35-40.

 

I'm at the stage where I have questions about cost and time. There's a well-known BMW shop, 3D Auto Works, who I approached but he said they don't do anything that big. I wasn't sure who

else to ask that I could run some questions through. I lack access to a full garage but a friend of mine in NY has one, and he's currently restoring a '74 that was his mom's car, also the one

I got my first experience in. If I had my choice, I'd like to take a descent condition one and "modernize" it, ie: upgrade to LED where possible, properly coat the underbody with a rust-preventer. I've done work on a car before, so I'm experienced with some modifications.

 

Thanks.

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Mario Langston http://vsr1.com

 

Join this FB group https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmw2002us/

 

Do an amazon search for BMW 2002, buy the red Haynes manual & Mike MaCartneys book, read it twice.

 

If you plan to drive a 2002 year round in the Northeast DON"T, it will dissolve faster than you can keep up. If you want a winter car buy something else please, like an 1985-'89 E30 or a Toyota or a Honda or anything else.

 

Look for a car on ebay or craigslist.

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