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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  

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  1. Just a thought, something like this? https://www.iemotorsport.com/gallery/v/car-of-month/December+2012+-+Joe+Reynolds+-+1600-2+Alpina/
  2. I'm failing to see anything more than a polite redirection. Perhaps you are reading into it too much. 1) Regarding duties on classic car parts to Canada, google "bmw2002faq canada parts duty exemption" and a helpful link will pop up. 2) Confirm the build date and transmission on your 82 donor car. If it was built prior to 09/82, then it should have the commonly-support 245. If later, you've got the less-common-but-still-usable Getrag 240. 3) As Joe says, there is logic to both arguments on the driveshaft chopping. Go with whichever you are more comfortable with. Best of luck with your project, by all means let us know how it goes!
  3. Woohoo Doug, is it back down in your hands then? I'd love to do a 2002 road trip up to Boise next summer, any chance you'd be up for it?
  4. Driv3r, Evil Coming from the experience of supplying vintage BMW parts to well over a thousand enthusiasts, shops, and a couple TV-Shows around the world for the past several years, I can say with certainty that you are a bit incomplete in your thinking (but by no means alone). I encourage you to call up any well-respected restomod/restoration shop (VSR, CoupeKing, WerkShop, Korman, VintageBMWRacing, Ronin Autowerks, 2002GarageWerks, Casey Motorsports, SportsCarRestoration, TerrySaytherAutomotive, Midnight Motorsport, RaceCraft, etc.) and you will be quoted something very similar to 125k (or more!). These are guys who, for the most part, even have wait-lists. What you are seeing with the last couple high-priced auctions is just a reflection of something that has been happening off-line for some time. I am all for the quality shed-built enthusiast cars and the professional $$$ brick-and-mortar cars. They both have a place in our community (part of what makes us awesome). For any person from either side of the coin opt to complain/attempt-to-refute the other would be "kicking against the pricks". Driv3r, Chris has been an FAQ member since 2007. That predates me. All the best, Andrew
  5. Who are you using as a supplier?! Ireland Engineering, TopEnd, and Wiechers all make stress bars. Giving you a hard time, hopefully you are enjoying 2002 ownership.
  6. That is a great spot for it. Here's a good reference on Eddie's recent project. Don't think he'll mind if I post it.
  7. Not a bad finish price! Now we have seen two "reputable-shop-built" 2002 "restomods" bring in over 100k publicly in the last year or so. Congrats to Roy, Mario, and the new owner!
  8. Extremely cool seats. This is a steal considering the cost and lead time. Someone with an Inka needs to jump on these.
  9. Hi Sam, Here's a quick link to where you will find the fog lights and various mounting options as discussed quite a bit on the FAQ. Given 10-15 minutes of reading you will have a good understanding of what has been done. https://www.google.com/search?q=bmw+2002+front+fog+bracket&oq=bmw+2002+front+fog+bracket&aqs=chrome..69i57.14542j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=bmw+2002+front+fog+mounting+site:www.bmw2002faq.com Hope that helps point you down the right path, good luck on your project.
  10. He sold it to Igor (CATuned) who got it running and uses it as a shop show car.
  11. Yep, order parts for a late E21 LSD and you are set. Don't forget to check breakaway torque prior to disassembly. It'll give you a good indicator as to the health of the pumpkin.
  12. If none of the issues you bring up is relevant with an IE bar (as pointed out by others here and on FB), then that would make more sense to install.
  13. And welcome to the FAQ, good luck on your 2002 hunt.
  14. It's just the current quality-problems we face with some of the OEM stuff out of BMW. Easy fix is to chase the threads or force the nut on, you are not going to harm the mount.
  15. ZMO, I just don't want to go. It was fun, even as a vendor, up till about the switch to Fontana. If you'd like to get out and enjoy driving your 2002 with fellow vintage bimmer guys down here, then sign up for the mailing list (or just stay tuned to the facebook page) of the SoCalVintageBMW Club. In fact, there's an event this coming Saturday. https://www.facebook.com/groups/896882017039287/ If getting out and seeing 2002's race is more your cup of tea, then check the VARA schedule. There are always a bunch of 2002's going head to head with Alfa's, Datsuns, etc.