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Hi guys

 

I am new member to this forum and last month I bought 2002 from second owner family. The BMW 2002 VIN 1613552 was manufactured on July 19th, 1968 and delivered on July 29th, 1968 to Yugoslavia. The original color was Polaris metallic, paint code 060.

It was repainted in 70s in different color. It looked quite solid but only time will show how solid it is beneath bitumen.

 

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I would use this topic to track progress over time and show you work on my 2002.
 

 

 

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6 hours ago, RTHLSS1 said:

I would use this topic to track progress over time and show you work on my 2002.

 

Or you could start a Blog on your car and restoration progress.  Fjord is a nice color, but Polaris is one of my favorites.  Your car looks like a great candidate for restoration.

 

Welcome,

 

 

Mark92131

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5 hours ago, Cruzr said:

Welcome to the board! I am guessing the car is still in Yugoslavia? Add the car to the Registry, when you can.

 

Thanks. Car is now in former Yugoslavia country - Slovenia. Will do.

 

2 hours ago, Mark92131 said:

 

Or you could start a Blog on your car and restoration progress.  Fjord is a nice color, but Polaris is one of my favorites.  Your car looks like a great candidate for restoration.

 

Welcome,

 

 

Mark92131

 

Maybe one day I will write blog not quite handy where to post it or how to start :)

 

I am considering repainting it back to original Polaris or some modern silver color (Frozen or Silverstone silver).  Also I am considering making it black since I really like how chrome pops out on black color. Still have plenty of time to decide.

 

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Some work has already been done. 

 

Both subframes were removed and dismantled. Will take all bushings out and have it sandblasted and painted. 

Any good source to buy all bushings in one place?

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Removed interior, floor had some previous repairs that need attention but are in better shape than I expected. Tomorrow I am picking some dry ice to try how bitumen from floor will be removing.

 

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About the dash. I really don’t like the design of that "chrome" trays. I have seen selling "turbo" dashes. But however I don’t have knowledge yet to know what will fit. Mine is 2 piece dash that needs restoring anyway so I might replace it with the one that is all black no "chrome" on it.

 

I removed trunk floor and gas tank. Spare tire floor had several welds so it would be best to replace it in piece. 

Also I removed few sections of bitumen from beneath. Painful and slow since several layers were applied through time.

 

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Some art work was hiding under shelf 😎

 

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44 minutes ago, RTHLSS1 said:

About the dash. I really don’t like the design of that "chrome" trays. I have seen selling "turbo" dashes. But however I don’t have knowledge yet to know what will fit. Mine is 2 piece dash that needs restoring anyway so I might replace it with the one that is all black no "chrome" on it.

If you'd like to be period correct you'll need a 3-Piece dash

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Welcome to the '02 fraternity/sorority!  Lots of good advice available here.  What's your car's VIN?  Euro spec 2002 VINs began with 1600001 (US cars began with 1660001).  I have a second series '69, built just 40 cars after the changeover to the short neck differential and other US only changes to meet Federal safety requirements.  

 

Looks like your car is progressing nicely; whomever repainted it from its original Polaris did a really thorough job--even the interior!

 

Keep us posted, and don't be shy about asking questions.

 

mike

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12 hours ago, uai said:

If you'd like to be period correct you'll need a 3-Piece dash

 

maybe it is 3 piece dash. The dash itself is in 2 pieces + 1 piece is part around cluster.

 

6 hours ago, Mike Self said:

Welcome to the '02 fraternity/sorority!  Lots of good advice available here.  What's your car's VIN?  Euro spec 2002 VINs began with 1600001 (US cars began with 1660001).  I have a second series '69, built just 40 cars after the changeover to the short neck differential and other US only changes to meet Federal safety requirements.  

 

Looks like your car is progressing nicely; whomever repainted it from its original Polaris did a really thorough job--even the interior!

 

Keep us posted, and don't be shy about asking questions.

 

mike

 

@Mike Self thanks. VIN is 1613552

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21 hours ago, RTHLSS1 said:

Maybe one day I will write blog not quite handy where to post it or how to start :)

 

Your in luck, the FAQ has a very nice Blog section and super easy to setup and post.  Just click on the Blog link on the top line menu on the FAQ and "Create a new Blog" from the Blog page.  Then you can add your restoration photos and stories as you go.

 

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Yes, please start a blog on the car, extremely easy to do here on the FAQ.  In addition, it'll make referencing your car in the future much simpler.  It is a neat car.

 

Also, another request to see if you can save the early chrome dash.  That style dash reflects the original design intent of the 2002, much nicer than later dashes.

 

https://adamsautosport.com/information/tutorials/bmw-2002-dashboard-variations/

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