Jump to content
  • When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

74 resto + s14


2dingos

Recommended Posts

I am fairly new to this site, and found it whilst looking for ideas and information to help me get ready for this. That being said, some of you may have seen this car on e-bay last december-ish. I scooped it for $1452. There was little write up on it, just that the motor did not run. There were 3 pics of it I think so I started bidding. With one second left, I sniped it. It took a lot of haggling to get a shipping company to bring it across from Sacramento to upper new york state. In the end, I had to drive to Boston, from Ottawa Canada to meet the truck yadda yadda yadda. When I finally got it home, it was full of snow and frozen solid. All in all a solid looking car.

I am looking for those pics.

first bimmer, 1974 2002......undergoing ground up with S14

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 46
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Once it was home and the snow dug out of it, and it was partially thawed, I took a couple pics before the dismantling began. There was a little damage to the roof from roof racks, this seemed pretty minor. The rear strut towers, I had read were common rot spots, seemed good. The grille and rear end pretty good, with the exception of a cracked right taillight. The interior was hideous, with one of those carpet dash covers to mask the many cracks. The seats, while some vintage fans may like them, were awful.

post-7021-13667595472847_thumb.jpg

post-7021-13667595478687_thumb.jpg

post-7021-13667595484244_thumb.jpg

post-7021-13667595489265_thumb.jpg

post-7021-13667595494054_thumb.jpg

first bimmer, 1974 2002......undergoing ground up with S14

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did the kid on christmas day thing and started tearing down the car. As I did, I made an effort to bag and tag things. Not knowing at that point that little of it would make it back on the car. I started doing, as many of you have, reading and asking questions about ways to tinker with this car. Having looked at the M2 site by .... ? I saw many slick cars there, and got a few ideas. So, knowing that I am not a welder or master fabrication guy, I decided that S14 might be the way to replace the dead engine this came with.

So the hunt began for an engine. I finally found one, with pretty much everything on it.... in fact short of having a car on it, it seems nearly ready to drop in when ready.

post-7021-1366759549859_thumb.jpg

post-7021-13667595503442_thumb.jpg

post-7021-13667595508753_thumb.jpg

post-7021-13667595513902_thumb.jpg

first bimmer, 1974 2002......undergoing ground up with S14

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As things came off and out of the car, I started to think to build a sleeper would be pretty sweet, but to redo this car with all new chrome etc etc would actually sink me, or restrict me from ever completing it. So I have decided that sleeper is out, and instead I will try and do a sweet looking screamer. Now, keep in mind these cars are rare up here. I get the impression there are many to the south and for sure in the west. So no matter what I will get looks. I will be ditching the front bumper all together, and replacing the rear with a very low profile fibreglass one in black.

I hope seeing these pics brings you guys back to when you stripped your cars. I can't lie, I am a bit nervous about putting it back together.

first bimmer, 1974 2002......undergoing ground up with S14

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So somewhere between delivery of the car and delivery of the motor, I got married, honeymooned, ripped out all the floors of the house, the whole kitchen gutted, new ceilings throughout the house, and got her pregnant. Some things were put on the back burner for a bit, mainly the car. She could not care about the car, good in a way since she won't want to much input. Along the way, I have started to get a few parts together from ebay and such. I got a pair of Tenzo seats that accept a 5pt harness. The battery relocation wiring kit has arrived, steering wheel/quick release and adapter are also in. I have read some on megasquirt in forums, and short of a few nightmares, it seems like a good way to improve the engine performance...... comments?

2dingos at gmail dot com. I have an edis and trigger wheel here in case i go this way.

first bimmer, 1974 2002......undergoing ground up with S14

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am pretty sure that my 15X6.5 intra wheels are gonna work on this car, so it will just be a matter of refinishing them. With all the glass out, the engine out, all the door guts out, the gas tank, all the lights the dash etc...... this is looking half terrifying, half exciting. I have found a really good body/paint guy who will be coming to look once the paint is stripped of. He seems quite keen to start. It would be great to have it out to his place before mid october.

Now off with the subframes.

first bimmer, 1974 2002......undergoing ground up with S14

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey there,

I am in Ottawa as well! Ottawa fire, live in Merrickville and I'm just finishing the floorpans on my 73 tii and then weld them in. Cool to find more guys up here with the disease.

Cheers, Chris

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Colin, the whole S14 was just over 4grand with the alternator, ecm, header and O2 sensor etc etc...... don't be jealous, just jump on the first one you find as they seem to be getting more and more scarce, especially with the 88-91 M3 prices skyrocketing......

Achilles, send me an email at 2dingos@gmail.com

Got to paint stripping and removing the original sound deadener yesterday after removing the rear subframe. Does anyone have a good suggestion to remove that asphalt sound deadener? Currently I am using blow torch to melt then metal scraper to get it off.......

first bimmer, 1974 2002......undergoing ground up with S14

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I did the floors on mine this summer. It was pretty brittle so I used a stiff angled scraper to get off as much as possible, using a heat gun to soften things up ( the torch fumes things up too much ). After the bug chunks were off I used paint thinner and scrub pads and the residue comes right off. Chris

Email on the way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

As for the tar on the floor boards, try the dry ice method, (has been discussed several times here)

Take about 30 lbs of the stuff in trash bag (or pellets), score the tar on the floor board, spread the dry ice over the patch of tar, let it sit for about 1/2 hour, take a mallet and hit the hardened tar and it will shatter and peal. No gooey mess nor fumes but you still need to use thinner to clean up the residue. Should save you 30 lbls of weight too.

Justin

The question is not that we broke a few rules or took certain liberties with our female guests.

We did ;)

Charlie don't surf!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

thanks justin. i am going to buy some dry ice tomorrow, seeing as how i got pretty queezy from the tar smoke. As for saving weight, I am putting even more sound deadener back into it once it is painted and the roll bar is in. Like Blunt, I want my wife to be able to tollerate riding in it, and I want her to let me take the baby in it, in her little recaro seat.

first bimmer, 1974 2002......undergoing ground up with S14

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • 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

  • Supporting Vendors

×
×
  • Create New...