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  1. @enoz05 it's a bit stubborn so I'm letting some lubricant seep into it then will try again this afternoon.
  2. Mine's very clean so it should extend all the way. I'll check tonight when I get home.
  3. Either the Euros or the '73 specific over-riders as their silhouette echoes the cars' silhouette. The US overriders found on the three or so years prior (2nd photo) are just horribly awkward looking and do nothing for the car aesthetically.
  4. Should work: My '74 Sahara tii is the lead example for that color. Wends
  5. Hi- Any chance (slim, I know) that you still have the original dealer license plate frames? I ask because I'm from Palo Alto and my current tii was purchased new by a woman in Palo Alto who owned it for 10 years. She then sold it to a Stanford professor that lived in my neighborhood and owned it for the next 34 years until I bought it. I've been hunting for H&E license plate frames for a few years and have had no luck. GLWS, Wends
  6. Did you attend Stanford or did you grow up in Palo Alto? I ask because that's where I'm from.
  7. GREAT idea @Mike G ! He would definitely spend less when all's said and done and IMHO it would be SO much cooler (and I own a tii). @cdn97986 you should definitely talk to @dasfrogger about his project for sale. I think this is the ticket...
  8. Heartwarming at least to find out that it still has its original block and head. There does appear to be some bubbling to the paint on the left rear shock tower but that's all I can make out. As for the spare tire well, it's hard to decipher what exactly is going on. The interior shot illustrates some surface rust, dirt/grime and leaves but I'm not sure if the outer left edge is rust that has made its way through the sheet metal or not. You obviously can't see it from the rear underside shot. The rocker panels look good, but more shots of the underside should be requested. It's a non-sunroof '74 tii in Siennabraun, but it's still a tii w/its original block and head and of course all the other tii bits besides the induction system (don't think it would cost 5-7K to source all those bits though). The Behr AC console is a plus too as it's the most desirable of the three aftermarket AC units available new through dealers at the time. With tii prices seemingly going nowhere but up, I think it would be a worthwhile investment if you have the financial means to restore it properly. It does need everything but it does appear relatively solid. It WOULD be the perfect opportunity/time to do a complete color change if you so desired. That would not hurt the value at all if it was complete and if it was changed to a more desirable color such as Inka, Colorado, Fjord blue, Polaris, etc. However, that would totally be up to you; perhaps you're a fan of Siennabraun and would want to keep it original which is totally cool as well. As it's been for sale for quite awhile I would offer 8K TOPS as I mentioned before, even though it's a tii, given everything that it needs.
  9. Looks QUITE nice and fairly priced given the current market. Lovely tii-
  10. I've heard good things about Phaedrus BMW-
  11. found everything, thanks folks!
  12. Harry- I did, but thank you so much for following up. Wendell
  13. Yup. After the initial appraisal by the claims adjuster from my insurance company, I was told by the body shop that they would be able to start on it in about a month, which turned into 6 months. In their defense they were just about to change paint systems and had just lost one of their longtime painters. I kept in pretty constant contact with them but not so much that I was annoying. After my car got in, work initially progressed pretty quickly but as they found more things that needed to be taken care of, they had to wait for insurance to approve them, which would put a stop to things. When all was said and done, I was very happy with the quality of work and surprised that insurance approved the replacement of some things that I never imagined they would.
  14. I think @Alex Forman should talk to @Mark92131 's guy!
  15. I think what @Steve Tochi said about his experience with finding the "right" shop is really typical unfortunately. Insurance is where the money's at, so consequently it's about volume for the majority of shops. They have no desire to be burdened with a job that's so comprehensive and time consuming, being paid out of pocket by someone that they don't know from Adam, who may very well come up short on funds. At the other end of the spectrum is a restoration shop. While the quality of work should be superior, you will not only pay a premium for it, you will wait. There are still a few shops out there that somehow manage to juggle insurance work as well as partial and total restorations. That's what I was fortunate enough to find, but my car spent 8 months in the shop once they could finally work it in, 6 months after my initial visit for an estimate.
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