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  1. What's up everyone! Thought I would introduce my current project, a 1973 BMW 2002. A few of you might be familiar with my first "Roundie Revival" build which was also a 1973 BMW 2002 and shares basically the same exact specs as this new one (Sahara, Saddle Brown interior, 4-speed manual, etc). I sadly never got to see that project through to completion and ended up passing it on in late 2015. I promised myself that I'd get redemption one day and build another one when the time was right. Fast forward a few years and my redemption build is here - Roundie Revival 2.0 This Roundie basically fell in my lap at a time of my life where I was in no position to take on a project of this magnitude, but it was one of those opportunities that I just couldn't pass up, and would regret it forever if I did. I decided I'd pick it up and park it until I was ready to dive in head first. It sat in my shop untouched for over a year and a half just patiently waiting. After some travels in late 2018, I decided to focus my attention on Roundie Revival 2.0 and make it a priority. My original plan for documenting this build was to film every step of my process and create a small video series around the project, which is still very much the plan and I have been filming A TON over the past few months so I am making good progress on that. However, the classic forum build thread format holds a place in my heart haha. Over the years I've thoroughly enjoyed reading through countless build threads and creating ones of my own, so it wouldn't feel right to leave this build out of that. I will be taking a slightly different approach this time around in an effort to cater to my wide range of interests. I recently shot with a 35mm film camera for the first time and really enjoyed the process and end result. I can't get enough of the character and feel of the pictures. Call me a hipster or whatever. I decided it'd be fun to document and update this build thread solely with 35mm film photos taken from here on out. This way I can get more familiar with shooting film and hopefully provide some interesting pictures for this thread. Anyways, back to the car. Let me get you guys up to speed real quick since the first few months of progress won't be pictured. This was more or less a complete car when I picked it up, but was nowhere near road worthy. It had a half-complete, poorly executed M20B27 swap with nose panel and transmission tunnel already cut to pieces (very sloppily at that). It did, however, run at one point. I saw a short video of the M20 in the car and running from a few years prior. My original plan was to just finish that swap, so I got it running again and started addressing the unfinished portions of the swap, but the B27 blues eventually got the best of me and I decided to source an M20B25 instead. The exterior and interior of the car basically needed a full restoration anyways so I got my head straight and decided to start fresh, and that's when the real teardown begun. I found a solid, complete M20B25 w/ Getrag 260 package semi-locally and picked that up. Bottom dropped the M20B27 and full front subframe as a unit and continued to strip the car of every nut, bolt, wire, clip, etc. The car is now stripped to the bone, sitting on some homemade dollies and ready for the real work to begin. I cut out the rest of the transmission tunnel out in prep for fabricating a new one: Making good progress on the M20B25: My parts room filled up quickly Clean, low mileage Getrag G260: I was feeling artsy, guys. This is Roundie Revival! That brings us up to date. I've got 10 new rolls of film ready to go and am excited to make some more progress in the coming months. My goal for this build is keep things clean, minimal and simple. I plan on traveling in this car around the US to the East coast and back once I'm finished, so I'm aiming at creating a fun street machine with a healthy balance of performance and practicality. I will proceed to restore and upgrade this car to the best of my personal means and abilities and hope to learn a ton along the way. Thanks for viewing. Take care homies.
  2. I've always dabbled in photography as a hobby, whether it's during travels or to document progress on projects. Up until recently I had only shot digital, never once had I shot with a 35mm film camera (which is kind of surprising, really). My new roommate is a photography wizard and has been gassing me up about shooting film in my shop, and was nice enough to lend me one of his cameras which still had half a roll left in it. He ran me through all the settings and what to look out for so I headed to my shop on a rainy day and started snapping! It was a fun and new experience for me and I was so eager to see the shots (didn't realize how accustomed to instant gratification I had become). It was cool to see what worked and what didn't, and how I'll try things differently on the next roll. I thought the car was in a pretty cool state too, having been freshly stripped down and fitted with some dollies that I built. I finally got the scans today and am loving some of the shots so I thought I'd share. I'm looking forward to documenting the rest of my build with this camera and learning more about it. Feel free to post some of your own film scans if you'd like! In case anyone is curious, the camera I used is a Nikon FM with Kodak Portra 160 film. No additional editing was done on these pictures.
  3. Really appreciate all the pics guys! Lucian, this is exactly what I’m looking for! If you wouldn’t mind posting the other pictures I would be super grateful!
  4. Hello friends! I have a bit of a specific request. I'm working on a little video project and am telling a story about my first encounter with a 2002, which happened to be at a gas station with the hood propped up. I'm hoping to find a few pictures to use in the video, and thought I'd reach out to you fine folks. If you have any pictures of your 2002 at the pump with the hood propped up and wouldn't mind me using them in my video, please post them up! Cherry on top would be if you had a couple pictures showing different angles. Thanks! Happy Saturday
  5. Hello friends! Looking for an early grille set for my '73 roundie. Would prefer the shallow style grilles. I need all 3 pieces but don't mind buying separately so if you have just one part that I might be interested in feel free to reach out! Thanks! Located in San Luis Obispo, CA. Shipping zip code is 93401.
  6. I'm pretty sure that was an old 2002haus conversion bracket that is no longer being made. edit: didn't see all the previous responses.
  7. Guys, I am so sorry for chiming in so late and letting everyone down. In all honesty I made this thread years ago when I was in the process of 5-speed swapping myself so my research was frequent, knowledge was fresh and pictures were present. Fast forward to now and I'm useless regarding this topic. Most of the pictures were pulled from other threads/internet resources at the time, majority of which apparently suffered some image hosting issues or got deleted. Good luck on your quests to find reliable info regarding this swap! Hopefully some hero recreates this thread, updated and proper.
  8. Might be kind of a weird suggestion but I recently saw a Jeep seat of some sort in a junkyard that loosely resembled a Recaro seat and thought it might be a potential option for my 2002 when I get to that point. This post made me remember that so I just looked into it a little bit. You can get a pair of half decent looking sport style seats in various colors for $450-600 shipped. What I like about them is that the seat portion doesn't seem too tall, so you might be able to fabricate a bracket that allows you to utilize the original 2002 seat mounts and sliders instead of having to cut them out. It's a bit hard to tell how tall/wide they are in the pictures, it's possible that they're too big for a 2002 but you never know! Just an idea... Here are some links I found in case anyone wants to dig deeper: https://www.extremeterrain.com/corbeau-sport-seat-reclining-seat-tan-vinyl-pair-8717-yj-tj-jk.html https://corbeau.com/sport-seat.html https://cipherauto.com/products/cpa3001-all-black-leatherette-cipher-auto-universal-jeep-seats-pair https://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-reclining-w-tj-yj-1340415.html?utm_content=XT Interior - Seats|Rugged Ridge&T5_Var4=J20762&intl=0&utm_campaign=XTW+Wrangler+Vehicle+Medium&dialogtech=ppc&utm_source=google-pla&utm_medium=shopping&T5_Var2=shopping&T5_Var3=orange&gclid=CjwKCAjwyOreBRAYEiwAR2mSkpqmUD25nM7AyrPlNQV7z8QsAfWI6G3hwe1QS8Rb53QyO7W6wvnuvRoCHXcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

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