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  1. Brand new BMW 1600 aluminum badge, this came from Clay Weiland's group buy 2 years ago. I never mounted it and it's been in the shipping tube ever since. $75 includes shipping in USA.
  2. is your 1600 still for sale?

  3. Is your car still for sale? Tell me a little more about car, does it start? What's missing? Do you pictures of bottom?  Barney@AQCaustin.com

  4. I bought this car hoping it could be my restoration project. Since purchasing the car, I left a semi-cushy government job to be a public defender. Unfortunately, the stereotypes about being overworked and underpaid are true. I don't have enough time to keep my daily driver 2002 on the road and I can't imagine when I could get the time or funds together to give this car the restoration it deserves. Ultimately, I need to sell this so I can just get a car that works. It is a 1967 1600-2, originally and still Caribe with gray/black interior. Matching numbers all around. Has pretty much all the original unique early 1600 parts that begin to disappear in the 1967 model year. Including: original grille, embossed front trim, steering wheel, mirror, hood stops, shift knob, football washer reservoir (not pictured on car, its in my parts bin). I don't know a lot of the history of the car except that it appears to have spent at least the last two decades in arid SE Washington. When I purchased the car its story was it came out of a barn near Walla Walla along with an old Simca Aronde. It was last registered almost 20 years ago (until I registered it after purchasing it). There is not a part that doesn't need restoring, but the bones are all there and seem to be in remarkably decent shape. There is also a ton of spare parts that will come with the car. This is a project, but it is a doable project. I have taken a gazillion photos and a few (admittedly nauseating videos) that can be found here. https://photos.app.goo.gl/bkFNB5qEzvW7sYmi1 I am not look to deceive anyone into buying this car. If the photos do not answer a question you may have, please let me know and I will do my best to address it. The best way to reach me is at Peter.Klym@gmail.com There is quite a bit of surface rust with a few spots that are more serious. The spare tire well will need replacing, the rear parcel shelf needs major patching, and where the trim seals go all needs cleaning up but shouldn't be too much. The rear shock towers look excellent, the rockers have some rust but are not gone by any means. I did some sanding and wire wheeling near leading edge of the rocker and got down to bare metal pretty easily (and then treated it so it would not rust up). I was doing investigation not repair and I was pleased with what I found. The floors seem solid. If I were to keep the car I would be doing the metal repair myself, and I don't have experience with that. The tail light area and the rear rockers behind the rear interior panels need the most work and you can see that in the pictures. I believe the pictures make some of the rust spots look worse than they are, but with rust you want to assume the worst anyway so maybe it evens out. I have not attempted any engine work. The bay looks complete but I would assume the engine has not turned over in two decades. Seats and panels will need revinyling. Dash is chewed up some. Has a console with a radio. Has all the glass except rear windshield (glass not installed, needs new seals all around). Spare parts are too many to list, check the pictures. The car is located near Kennewick, WA at my parents. I live in Portland, so there may be some delay in getting responses to specific questions or requests for pictures.
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  6. Shaun, the guy who makes them, checked in with me. He has been travelling and busy with work (as Driv3r said) but is still planning on getting more made to ship stateside. Will still be a bit of a wait but I will keep compiling the list and update when we have more specifics.
  7. Unfortunately, the guy that makes them hasn't responded to my last few messages, so I have no updates. I am hoping to get him to send me a bunch to get out to you guys but I imagine he must be busy with other life things at the moment. I will keep periodically sending him messages and hope he responds. If I don't here anything in another month or two, maybe I will look into finding a place locally to try to make them but it was his innovation so I would feel bad doing that. Hopefully, I will have better news before long. Until then. I will keep adding names to the list.
  8. I'm interested, but can you sell me a bit more? What makes the covercraft better than other "custom fit" sunshades out there? It looks pretty high quality, but why/how?
  9. Well, I was wrong. URO has been very responsive to my query, sending me an email confirming that they would check on the product and then this follow-up: "Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but I was waiting for a definitive answer from our engineer in charge of these seals. The only complaint we have ever received on these seals were for a very minor correction to the seal’s hardness. Some customers complained that it was difficult to close the door after installation where many others thought it was okay. Our engineer said the following regarding the hardness correction: “We’ve only had one production run since the change to the hardness spec. That latest production is softer than it was a year ago, but the next production run will be even a little softer. This would probably not even be noticeable to any installers.”"
  10. I sent the Tech support team at URO an email inquiring about the previously mentioned update. I don't really anticipate a response but will update here if I get one.
  11. I passed smog with flying colors in Portland with a m42 swap. ymmv
  12. Does anyone know if URO ever ended up revising their seals as this thread indicated they would?
  13. This is for the interior side? If so, do a search for spitbits.com on the forum for a solution, though I don't know if it works on early cars
  14. Just wanted to make sure you saw my post in your other thread. I posted a WTB on these a few weeks back and found new was the way to go. Real cheap.
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