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1975 BMW 2002 Resto-Mod M42 Swap with AC

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Make:: BMW

Model:: 2002

This is not a desperate for cash sale, I simply need to move on and pass this almost finished project to some one who will finish it and enjoy it more, I got few calls and the first question that were asked were "What's wrong with it", again there is nothing wrong with my 02 I just reached a point where I really don't want to finish it and would like to pass it to someone who will enjoy it. I've migrated to riding my motorcycle more often and will not be needing a project in my life for a while.

The highlights:

1975 (no smog for you CA residents)

Original Socal car still carries CA blue plates.

Original Polaris, 1.5 year old paint job shines great, proper engine out, glass out stripped down to bare bones paint job.

-Full suspension rehab, every thing was bought from IE and no money was spared on parts.

Bilsitens Sports with cut IE stage2 springs, + stage 2 sway bars. Over $2000 in parts

-All new weather stripping all around, door seals, front and back windshield, rear popup windows,trunk seal .

-e21 recaros in mint condition, were in storage since mid eighties, replaced webbing with new kit from adrdvark and the seats feel like new.

-M42 Engine swap, done professionally by a local shop here in Socal, it was done using JakeB swap kit, the engine was pulled out of a babied 91 318is that had a little over 100K miles,

-All seals and gaskets were replaced,

-new water pump, thermostat, radiator, and SPAL 16" electric fan, new starter, and clutch slave cylinder.

-All new aluminum fuel lines

-New Walbro 255lph inline fuel pump

-2.5'' exhaust piping, with mid resonator and a high flow muffler

-All gauges work, we had to go with VDO electric gauges for the speedo and tach(both fit in stock location)


- Brand new AEM Wideband AFR Gauge, AFR reads mid 14's all the time.


- VDO Temp gauge.

- New brakes in the rear and new pads upfront.

-IE stainless steel brake lines.

-Underdash AC With all Brand New components, from condenser, compressor, fan, hoses and aftermarket Evap unit. Engine temp does not cross 180 degrees in 95 degrees weather thanks to the 16'' fan and the 12'' Condenser fan.

- 2.5'' full exhaust system, with mid resonator and rear muffler (not too loud), but exhaust can accommodate a future turbo.

What it needs to be completed:


-Finish Dynamating, carpet,headliner, and the back seat reupholstered.

-Door cards vinyl is in great condition but backings need to be replaced.

- So all together about a $1000 and a couple weekends and you got yourself a resto-moded properly built 02 that will run RELIABLY for many years to come.

-No Money was spared building this 02. I will gladly answer any questions you might have, my number is 818-703-2097

Asking $15,000

I will take as many pictures of every corner of the car if you're far away and need close ups, otherwise it would be wise to come by and inspect for yourself.


Better pictures can be seen at the Flickr album in the link below:







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