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WTB/Looking for BMW chrome dash piece by driver door or complete set

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We are finishing up assembling our early BMW 1600 and we are missing the chrome piece that is curved and goes by the driver door on the dash (see pic below).  We have one piece, but it is in really bad shape and no way to rechrome without loosing the cool arrows for the controls.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Cheers,

 

Paul

714-335-4911 or me@paulkramer.com

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Paul,

 

I have no useful information to share but I can add that your car is mouth-droolingly gorgeous!

 

It's been 40+ years since I had my '67.  Aren't the cool arrows simply painted over the chrome?

 

Good luck with the part search.

 

Steve

 

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Thanks Steve.  I posted something to Anders and have been in touch with him.  He has been very helpful.  After much research and many exchanges with BMW classic, we (although not 100%) are fairly certain that this example was the very first 1600 delivered new to the U.S. 

 

It's been a 10-year off/on restoration, but we are now on the home stretch and hope to drive it on a 400-mile Journey north to Monterey for the Legends of the Autobahn this August...fingers crossed.

 

Cheers,

 

paul

 

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17 minutes ago, paul-hb said:

Thanks Steve.  I posted something to Anders and have been in touch with him.  He has been very helpful.  After much research and many exchanges with BMW classic, we (although not 100%) are fairly certain that this example was the very first 1600 delivered new to the U.S. 

 

It's been a 10-year off/on restoration, but we are now on the home stretch and hope to drive it on a 400-mile Journey north to Monterey for the Legends of the Autobahn this August...fingers crossed.

 

Cheers,

 

paul

 

 

Fingers crossed, Paul!

 

These earliest examples are just so..."crisp" in their detailing!

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

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Thank you all for your help...my buddy Carl Nelson from La Jolla had a brand new one and he is local.  Thanks Blunt...I plan to bookmark your page and use you in the future.

 

Also, I am looking for a decent spare wheel for the car.  I would prefer the correct early 14" 1600 steel wheel if someone has one. 

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