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After a bit of a hiatus focusing on other projects (like kids and stuff!), back to ‘02ing. 
 

Sent her off to the shop this morning for stripping, metal work and paint back to her original color, Ceylon
 

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The shop looked pretty busy with some vintage projects (e21) and a bunch of newer German cars…hopefully won’t be too long before the excitement begins. 
 

Vince

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21 minutes ago, JsnPpp said:

Vince how far did you strip it down? I see subframes are gone but see windows and some chrome, etc.

Jason - Most everything is out of the engine bay and underbody. Kept the wiring harness and steering column in and will have them work around them. 

Also removed most of the trim, lights, etc, but as you see, kept the windows and adjacent chrome in place for them to deal with. 
 

Also removed door cards and seats for easy access to seals/doors. 

 

I stripped, prepped and painted the underbody myself with a sprayer using base color mixed by the shop. Arduous but very satisfying in the end. 
 

 

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Will post updates as things move along. 

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6 hours ago, JsnPpp said:

but see windows and some chrome, etc.

 

Just curious. I'm about to do the same.

Here's a trick I learned from my auto body instructor about masking windshield and backlight glass:  take a length of plastic coated clothesline and work it under the gasket lip, all the way around the glass.  Then take masking tape and tape up the gasket, rolling the edge of the tape under the gasket lip, all the way to the clothesline.  Mask the rest of the glass as normal.  

 

Once the paint has dried and been buffed out, remove both tape and clothesline.  No paint on the gasket, and the paint's "part line" is hidden underneath the gasket instead of on its edge.

 

mike

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1 hour ago, Mike Self said:

Delia, is that one of the two very high end Ceylon 2002s that were attendant at the CCA's 2002 Ofest at Keystone in Colorado?  Remember our "drives" up and down the mountain to Montezuma and back?

 

mike

 

Mike, I remember those twice-a-day blasts up and down the mountain from Keystone to Montezuma back in 2002 as if it were yesterday.  Time flies.

 

I also remember the two Ceylon Gold cars (#1 and #2)  built by Don Dethlefson's The WerkShop for Bryan Lancelot.  This particular car is NOT either of those cars - although I understand one of them is for sale in Victoria, BC.  

 

This is a low-mileage, original car with one repaint.  Originally from Atlanta, the story goes it was hidden away for fifteen years because of a disputed divorce settlement. The current owner acquired it last year.  After some minor repairs and a thorough cleaning, it was one of several cars featured in an eight-page article about the BMW 2002 in the August 2021 issue of "Collectible Automobile" magazine written by Graham Robson and with photography by Phil Toy.  

 

It is one of the most original cars I've had the privilege and pleasure to see and drive.  

 

  

 

 

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59 minutes ago, markmac said:

Sounds a lot like Jeff Mulcahy's car (Tii Register).  Assuming that is the same care (and I am guessing it is), Jeff had quite a few Alpina bits on that car including an A4 injection system.

 

I hope you're not referring to Jeff Mulcahy's 1976 Ceylon gold 1976 2002.  

 

This car is 1972 2002tii (#2762285).  

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17 hours ago, Mike Self said:

Here's a trick I learned from my auto body instructor about masking windshield and backlight glass:  take a length of plastic coated clothesline and work it under the gasket lip, all the way around the glass.  Then take masking tape and tape up the gasket, rolling the edge of the tape under the gasket lip, all the way to the clothesline.  Mask the rest of the glass as normal.  

 

Once the paint has dried and been buffed out, remove both tape and clothesline.  No paint on the gasket, and the paint's "part line" is hidden underneath the gasket instead of on its edge.

 

mike

and it works...steve ran green nylon cord, about 3/8 inch under the lip of the windshield and back glass...the seals and locking strip were very good so the trick saved a lot of work cutting the windshields out and the cost to have them put back in

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