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    The manufactured date of June 1, 1973, is solely a guess, not verified by BMW Group Archives.
  2. Roy, I don’t believe the nut is plastic. Just the filler plug that fits into the nut. (U.S.-bound cars built from September 1968 — might not have happened until December 1968 — through December 1971 had front shoulder harnesses as well. They just didn’t have the high B-pillar mount, which was mandated by newer safety standards, standards that also required the self-retracting feature. These new standards were applicable to all cars manufactured from January 1, 1972, but the new harnesses were phased in just prior to that deadline.) Regards, Steve
  3. But also place a Want-to-Buy ad in the classifieds section of this forum. It can’t hurt! Good luck, Steve
  4. Much appreciated! Best regards, Steve C.
  5. Jim, I believe I’ve seen the black-on-silver Behr sticker before, but never reproduced. If the 1973 model to which it is affixed received the Behr A/C when it was new, I’m guessing it represents an early version of Behr sticker, produced before the black(?)-on-red Behr sticker that comes with many reproduction sets. Wasn’t it you who photographed a tired Sienabraun metallic ‘76, for sale in VA? It would have been 2011-12-ish. I keep all the underhood photos in my “76 Stickers” album because the set was still complete! Below are just some of the photos. The car was a very late example, June 1976 (VIN 2393063), but I found it instructive to compare it to my ‘76 (one of the VIN tag-less cars). Thanks and best regards, Steve
  6. Good advice, Rick...it was never on round taillight ‘02’s. The black-on-orange “genuine BMW parts” sticker first appeared on U.S. 1974 models, in its early version, and was changed — its design simplified — just after the 1976 model year began. Below, the first photo shows the version used on U.S. 1974, 1975, and the earliest (September 1975) 1976 models. The second photo, taken in 1975, shows this early version on a totaled 1974 2002A I parted that year. The third photo, taken by Jim Gerock of a tired 1976 for sale in Virginia, shows the 1976-and-later version of the “genuine BMW parts” sticker, which was first used in approximately October 1975. And the fourth photo, taken in August 1983, the earliest (surviving) photo I have of the original sticker on my ‘76, shows that later version in place. It didn’t survive removal for underhood painting, and has now been replaced with a modern duplicate, fifth photo. So, no, a 1973 model should definitely not have the black-on-orange “genuine BMW parts” sticker, in either version — even though one (almost always the earlier version) comes with most sets of stickers. Resist the urge! 😋 (And don’t install that dealer-installed Behr A/C sticker that comes with many sticker sets, unless your car actually has Behr A/C!) Regards, Steve
  7. Factory photos of tii’s, from factory files, service manual, brochure. Regards, Steve
  8. Here are underhood photos of VIN 2762684, an early U.S.-spec 1973 model (manufactured October 1972), showing a complete set of original underhood stickers. Little care was taken in applying the stickers originally, so there are inconsistencies from car to car, and few stickers were precisely aligned... Regards, Steve
  9. Certainly Stockton Wheel in Stockton, CA can do it, but I’m certain there are others, much closer to you. Regards, Steve
  10. Reviving a previously-revived thread — thank you, John! 👍 Is Craft Customs (www.craftcustoms.com) still a reasonable choice for the restoration of a (faux-) leather-wrapped vintage steering wheel? I’m looking for a place that will dot all the “i”s, cross all the “t”s, and return the wheel in less than a year, without 30 calls/texts. 😯🙁😉 Thanks and regards, Steve
  11. Very complete! Maybe someone from the Rust Belt will see it and view it as low rust! 👍 GLWS, Steve
  12. Bravo, Mike! And Phase II of the project replaces the conical snorkel with a larger-diameter flex hose. You drill the black plastic blank-off plate in front of the battery (not present here) to accept one end of the hose. You buy an extra end extension for the airbox, which you drill to accept the other end of the hose. Voila: Ram Air! And, it’s all easily reversible if the originality premium steps up! Best regards, Steve
  13. Mike, He’s looking for the late OEM 2002 alloys, somewhat harder to find than e30 bottlecaps! As below — just want to give his WTB a little more air time! Best regards, Steve
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