Texas2E

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I picked up a 74 2002 this past weekend. One of the things it needs is some body work. Does anyone have any body shop recommendations in TX or surrounding states? 

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Another 02 in the Cedar Park / Leander area.  Love it!  I believe that makes 7 of us.  

You, Ed, Mike, Barney, Walt, Peter and myself.  I'll send you a pm with my contact information.  By the way, our monthly ATX area BMW 2002 and Vintage BMW Cars & Coffee is this coming Saturday morning.  We meet on the 3rd Saturday morning of each month at 8am. We meet at Mozarts on Lake Austin Blvd and use the Hula Hut parking lot.  A bunch of us then go to breakfast afterwards.  

 

Greg Resa

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I' guessing you bought Peter's black Squaretail?  heck...I didn't even know he had that car.

 

Barney has been using a body/paint guy out in Georgetown with good luck.  I can't recall the name of the shop at the moment, but he's painted several cars for Barney. 

 

Like Greg says, there are quite a few of us close by and most of us can assist with just about any project. Hope we see you soon.

 

Ed Z

Cedar Park, Texas

 

 

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Thanks, yes I got it from Peter. 

 

New parts showed up today will try to tackle some of this week. I appreciate the offer to help, I am sure it will be just a matter of time:)

 

I am definitely interested to hear about the body shop as well as have a few of you look at it to get your opinion on the plan of attack. 

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Texas2E...Barney here I live outside of Leander off of Nameless road...Ed / Greg and I would love to meet up with you, we meet in cedar park and drive into cars and coffee in Austin...Send your cell to Greg and he will make it happen...attached is the card for shop in Georgetown they have painted three 2002s for me...Barney 512.789.3593

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I have my recently acquired '74 2002 Baur Targa over at Sterling Auto Collision in Dripping Springs. 

They have the ability to preform concours class restorations if desired. 

Two weeks into my project so far and I am pleased with the progress. 

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I noticed after digging in is it has a 32/36 and is de-smogged, which is good. One thing I need to do is plug the port on the exhaust manifolds. I see you can put a plug on it. However, I cannot find what you do with the hole(s) on the intake manifold that the EGR tube runs into. Any ideas?

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Disregard, I searched more found there is an exhaust gas filter underneath the inman, I have a plan of attack

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You plug the intake manifold using a adapter like this.

 

https://www.bmw2002faq.com/store/product/3-intake-block-off-plate/

 

When i desmogged my car, i just replace the entire exhaust manifold with a stainless steel shorty header for $200 which i thought was easier and cleaner than trying to bodge a cap on the manifold.

 

 

 

 

 

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