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    Any British Columbia 2002 owners here?

    Former BC guy, still have family on the Island. There used to be a local BC 02 group that was pretty active, but I think it kind of fell apart a few years ago. A friend of mine moved to the island a couple of years ago, with his really nice Colorado 73.
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    Body works.

    A friend of mine says to take it to RWM & Co in Delta. He says they do VERY good work.
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    2002ti wannabe project begins

    Hey Jim, great to see thigns coming along so nicely. Car continues to look better and better. Just a quick question, have you debadged the rear of the car? I looked at that picture of the rear of the car with the bumper on and dont see any holes for the roundel or model designation. Cheers, Martin
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    2002ti wannabe project begins

    Jim, regarding the headliner wrinkles, imho I would think a steamer would be better than a heat gun.
  5. HI everyone, we're starting Coffee & Classics in South Florida. It will be the last Sunday of each month at The Floridian in Fort Lauderdale. See more information on the Events page. Hope to see some other 02ers out there. Cheers, Martin
  6. Event Title: Coffee and Classics South Florida Event Author: tiitouring02 Event Date: 03/25/2018 08:00 AM to 03/25/2018 10:00 AM Hi Everyone, Fuelfed Coffee & Classics is the monthly gathering for classic European cars in South Florida. We meet on the last Sunday of the month from 8-10am in the public parking lot at the corner of Las Olas Blvd and A1A. For more information go to the following link: http://fuelfed.wordpress.com/coffee-classics-fort-lauderdale/ Coffee and Classics South Florida
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    Coffee and Classics South Florida

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    Hi Everyone, Fuelfed Coffee & Classics is the monthly gathering for classic European cars in South Florida. We meet on the last Sunday of the month from 8-10am in the public parking lot at the corner of Las Olas Blvd and A1A. For more information go to the following link: http://fuelfed.wordpress.com/coffee-classics-fort-lauderdale/
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    2002 Touring Buying Advice

    The touring bodies are different from the base of the A pillar back. Sorry Bill, but the roofs are TALLER and longer than the sedan. So all the glass is specific to tourings. Also both windshield wipers are different to clean a larger swath of the windshield. Standard 02 wipers work the just leave a lot of the windshield not cleaned. I think most everyone else here has chimed in with good points. In the rear area check where the bracing at the trunk floor meets the inner fenders (the angle brackets by the tool kit in the pictures bill attached) they have a tendency to crack here/ also lift the carpet to check the inner fenders. I would second making sure you have ALL the interior parts for the folding rear seats and the trunk area. Hopefully the current owner hasn't started the resto process and the car is complete. Good luck with it!
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    2002ti wannabe project begins

    JIm, project is coming along nicely! It will be beautiful when its done! A note on the taillights, I had success putting my NK lenses in the dishwasher. It was a trick that a friend thats into old minis showed me. If you've got an extra set, maybe try it with them first. Cheers, Martin
  10. I too subscribe to the hammer and sandbag approach. The hubcaps on my NK had seen nothing more than soap and water (if that) for 40 years. I laid a bunch of shop cloths flat on my work bench then folded one rag up and placed it on the inside of the hubcap. I used the rounded end of my shop hammer and gently tapped at the dents to pop them back out. Go slow and gentle. For polishing, I used Autosol - IMHO its one of the best polishes on the market. You can buy it on line, its the gold and black can. Buy the large can, its expensive, but you'll have it for years. For the emblems, i laid the hubcap flat and put a bit of mineral spirit in there to start working at the glue behind it. Then i took a fine metal L shaped pick and pulled up on the edge of the emblem. As the mineral spirit gets underneath the emblem, it will release the glue. Once the emblem's off you can clean off all the residue and replace the emblem with a new one from BMW - still available as far as i know.
  11. hmmm...reminds me of a 1600ti Alpina i once found in the local paper's classifieds. I went and checked it out. It was the real deal with a dogleg 5 speed and eveything - only 68,000km. The guy offered me a test drive and i said - im in college, i cant afford it, just wanted to see what it was all about. The fellow said, well you seem to know alot about these cars, let's take it for a spin anyway. So we took it out for a short drive. It was all that and then some. As we ere arriving back at his place, he said to me, "you're the only person out of all the people that have come by so far that really seems to know how to enjoy this car." I thanked him and left. Ran home and called my dad, pled with him, all i got was, "youre in college, you cant afford it, and you're going to school in the fall in the rust belt, why on earth would you want to take that car there." That's the one i missed.....
  12. Very cool Mike! Glad to see it progressing!
  13. Might be up for it, but I'm right in the middle of a busy travel time with work at that time.
  14. I'd agree with Bill that's its probably about the Kfisher belt. If you've never changed it and you have no record opf anyone doing it, that's likely the culprate. Jumping teeth shouldnt result in a No Start, but the belt breaking will...Ask me how i know. I ended up replacing mine on the side of the interstate. Mine was original, and had finally desintigrated. Luckily i had one in my tii roadside repair kit (thanks BT!) Same exact issue, it would crank, catch and die. You should be able to take the bolts out of the top of the cover for the Kfisher belt and open it enough to look in. Have someone crank the car and watch the pump pulley. if it doesnt turn, you're replacing your belt. As Bill says, buy two.
  15. Mark Twain once said "the reports of my death have been greatly exagerated". That's a little how im feeling right now Mr. Williams. Where on earth would you come up with the idea that i would part with my car??? LOL!!!! You can rest easy, the touring is nesteled comfortably in the garage at my casa. Thanks for sharing the post Justin. Cheers, Martin