Jump to content

Front Grill Question


Guest Anonymous

Recommended Posts

Guest Anonymous

panviewsmall.jpg

URL: http://www.winnsecurity.com/norcal02

Early = up to and including 1973 had metal grilles, the REALLY early ones were entirely chrome without the black slats.

Late = '74 '75 '76, these are plastic and the entire front clip is different to accomodate them, and the square bumper mounts.

It has nothing to do with options, but if you see a round tail light 02 with plastic grilles up front, or a square light with metal up front, the car went through some plastic surgery at a bodyshop.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

All 2002s had black slats with two metal per side (through '73) and all-black plastic ('74+). Very early 2002s (though mid-'69, I think) had black-painted slats, while later cars had anodized aluminum covers.

-Dave

Colorado '71

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

YES! Thanks for the info. I knew the late models had the plastic black, but the whole body shop thing crossed my mind on the few small bumpers with black plastic that I have seen. Thanks!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

panviewsmall.jpg

URL: http://www.winnsecurity.com/norcal02

I know that people have done it, so it may not be a whole new front clip on an early car just because it has plastic grilles and small bumpers. Probably the best way to know is by the rear lights, never heard of anybody switching between the two, way too much work, and pointless. But any of those changes are rare anyway.

-Justin

2002sig.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

standard.jpg

the early cars, 1600s had all silver grills. The early 2002s, all had black slats over silver grills with 2 grill lines left silver each side. Until 1974, in the usa, when BMW went to all black plastic grills. In europe, all bets are off because they did not adhere to year/model trim like the usa delivered cars. There are early 02s in europe with all black plastic grills. Maybe it was owner done, but i have seen pics in old books that indicate the europeans were going all plastic before 1974. anyway., there are 2 types of silver and black grills for usa: deep bucket and shallow bucket( anount of chrome around headlight). Shallow are very hard to find( i have these on my 72)No idea when these were stock supplied, or why. deep are more plentiful. Deep cost 312$ list per side, if you an find them. Shallow are available for decent prices from Jaymic in England( a source for just about everything unobtaineum). oh ya and then there are the 4 light plastic grills...... if you need any help finding stuff drop me an email- i know about some grills.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest Anonymous

through the end of '73 production. The parts book has the VIN switchover number. At that point they also changed the headlight inner retainer rim from asmyetric to symetric--the latter like the 74-76 rims except they're chrome vs black.

New MT grilles are all silver (paint or add appliques as necessary) but only with deep headlight surrounds.

Cheers

Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiling of the Neue Klasse Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The elegant little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits but, more importantly, created an entirely new
    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    In 1966, BMW was practically unknown in the US unless you were a touring motorcycle enthusiast or had seen an Isetta given away on a quiz show.  BMW’s sales in the US that year were just 1253 cars.  Then BMW 1600-2 came to America’s shores, tripling US sales to 4564 the following year, boosted by favorable articles in the Buff Books. Car and Driver called it “the best $2500 sedan anywhere.”  Road & Track’s road test was equally enthusiastic.  Then, BMW took a cue from American manufacturers,
    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German classic cars)—throughout their long production, they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy, rear-wheel drive, two-door sedan.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately, exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run.   I’ve extracted t
  • Upcoming Events

×
×
  • Create New...