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  1. There is a little info in the above... Scott
  2. saaron

    WTB: 2002 or 2002 Tii

    "...and that was the last time anyone heard from him."
  3. It just reminds me of the other one I should have bought. "Ugh". My only regret in my 02 life. Who knows what it will go for? It's so hard to tell. It should be a lot, shouldn't it? Glad someone brought it back - I hope to see it running around (in person) some day. Scott
  4. I'll be honest, I don't think you should buy it. It's a modded car; it's a tii. You don't know what / how it has been modded, and tiis are more complicated, so they are their whole own little world. I could see you being in a confused and potentially expensive world for a while. I'm foreseeing lots of posts saying "is this supposed to be like this, because I don't think it is..." And the rust - always bad because if you DO end up having to put money into it, you'll never get it out because a rusty car is not worth much to a savvy buyer, no matter how well it runs. I just think for a newbie this has bad news written all over it. I don't mean that in a condescending way, by the way. You can probably find a pretty solid '74-'76 for $7k to $9k that is more a "known" than this car. If you proceed, get an inspection, so you know what you are buying. Inspection doesn't necessarily mean "world famous BMW inspector"; someone that can tell you what kind of rust it might have would be a huge plus. Scott
  5. saaron

    Existential Crisis

    You lost me at seventies Lincoln. And possibly XJ6. Anyway, I'm trying to add something new to the thread, and I will say your concern that you could potentially make it too nice to drive is real. I know people where that happened. And they eventually sold the car, because it mostly just sat there, because it was too nice to drive. I recently commissioned a project on my car ('72 tii), where I'm having the rot taken out of the chassis. And I can tell you, I probably pushed waiting as long as was prudent. Once the rot starts, it never sleeps. So you may want to think about doing that part, and drawing a line where you don't touch the top (if possible). My goal was to get the car solid underneath, and leave the 10 footer paint job. In a way, I think of it as protecting any value the car might have now or later. I'm sure you've noticed that 02s with obvious rot don't sell for very much, because if you can SEE a bunch of rot, it is going to be very expensive to fix if you don't DIY. And everyone knows that. Witness the constantly for sale/bought and sold many times over the past three years '72 golf euro tii, that (last I checked) isn't selling for mid-teens. It's not a $50k roundie tii. It is a roundie tii that probably needs $50k invested in it to be worth $50k. From my experience with my project thus far, I can tell you that the metal parts and pieces themselves are a small fraction of the cost, so don't feel too overly good about having the parts and pieces - they don't add up like the labor does. (As some point out above, the parts add up a lot more than they used to, though.) Last point is to take any "value" stuff with a grain of salt when you are making decisions. Not every roundie tii is worth $50k. That is the minority. And values can change. You can buy several different classics from the '40s and '50s for less money now, vs. 15 years ago, because tastes change as the market for classics evolves. In 15 years, 02 fever may have passed for all but the most original cars, or perfect restos. Everything else might not be worth a whole lot. You never know. Best of luck on it. Scott
  6. saaron

    #1507592, 1966 1600-2

    What in the heck are you doing to Frogger? Looks like a full concours resto!?! LOL, I need to calm down. Looks like major body work/paint at a minimum. Scott
  7. saaron

    Original tii motor question?

    Late to the party on this one. I'm mostly confused by values, but I think it is a rare and unique opportunity to get the original engine back, which is really cool. It's a total bonus that it is being rebuilt by a knowledgeable resource. I would definitely get it back, just from a "that's a minor miracle" perspective. Some other owner can benefit from having a decent tii motor, too, as part of the process. Which seems good. Scott
  8. saaron

    roundie tii emblem NLA? options?

    Try Blunttech, Maximillian or Roger's tii. Someone might have one. Put a "wanted" ad here - maybe someone has an extra? Scott
  9. ROCK!!! (It might have been Sienna Braun or whatever it is called) Start a blog here and keep in touch with what's going on with it. Congrats! Scott
  10. saaron

    New Video: ICON Weekend 2019

    That was great! Thanks! Scott
  11. saaron

    A little history found!

    Wow, you're lucky the body shop did such a great job! The car looks great. I bought my 02 in '87. It is going under the knife soon for similar work on the rusty patches. My buddy Jason rebuilt my suspension in '11 - the car drove like a new car when he was finished. Here's the thread. Here's my car today - color looks familiar.
  12. saaron

    Getting ready for road trips in 2019.

    Thanks, Jim. It is definitely going to be an adventure. What tires are you going to get? Jason got those really great ones, but I think they are 13". Your wheels are 14" aren't they? Scott
  13. saaron

    Getting ready for road trips in 2019.

    That will come later, Jim, lol. Maybe I'll even try that one myself (gulp). Or maybe I'll farm it out to you. We're looking at the chassis, figuring out what rust remediation needs to be done, then going after the worst of it (hopefully all of it). The driver's side rocker needs to be done, maybe the passenger rocker, and I want to make sure the front frame rails are solid. There is some corrosion behind each of the four wheels, and the spare tire well. So there is pretty much to do (I'm giving you the abbreviated list - there is a list of other things, too). The car was a daily until about 1989, so that is 17 years of regular use. I'm trying to catch this stuff before it gets really bad. The driver's rocker IS really bad. That's what made me get off the dime and face reality. No sense in having a nice car with a nice engine, orig interior, and serviceable paint job, if it is on a spongey foundation. I had to save the car once, so this is the second go 'round. Scott
  14. saaron

    Getting ready for road trips in 2019.

    I'm guessing you are going to get your car back a little sooner than I am! Looks like lots of work to be done on mine. Scott
  15. saaron

    Too many cars?

    I personally am happy to just to have my tii as my one vintage car. It's fun to think about getting another, but the tii has enough needs that I don't really want to spread my time and resources too thin, and have several cars that are not really being taken care of. We're in a weird spot right now where we have a total of five cars for the three of us, and it is just too many. There's always a car that needs tires, or an oil change, annual service visit, or whatever. Just managing all of that becomes more trouble than it is worth to me in terms of being able to drive different cars if I feel like it. Once we sell one, and another one is the hands of my Son at college, I will feel a lot better. So I'm an outlier. Scott