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  1. I live in N Florida so having air is a great option I've enjoyed on two of my 5 2002's. I added the optional fan that came with the 75 or later A/c versions and I've never had a heating problem even driving in city traffic. For my performance 3 series engine versions I wouldn't think of it.
  2. Thanks to all providing great suggestions. I ended up ordering front and rear fiberglass bumpers from Ireland Eng. I had these on my 71 Inka and really loved the look and practically. What I had not mentioned in my initial post is that the my 74 is lowered to the point some of the air dams would have a clearance problem leading to more maintenance. I love the look of those metal chips but one hit & it’s done. Thanks again to all who offered suggestions. David
  3. I practically built my 71 out of Ireland Eng inventory so sure. All great product sources. Thanks
  4. I'm about to do a re-paint of my 74 02 but have not been active in the community for some time so wanting some input. Some of my past 02's have been modified extensively but the current 74 I originally restored 15 years ago is totally stock, never any rust, new interior, etc. In taking off the bumpers for repaint I'm thinking about a front spoiler and doing something in the back for a clean more modern look. No More bumpers. In looking at some recent show pictures I'm seeing mostly stock with bumpers in place. Has removing those ugly bumpers gone out of style If you agree with the modern approach I know Bavarian Auto has them in stock for about $275.00. Is there somewhere else I should be shopping? Secondly Is their a piece available for the rear to fill in the indentation area where the bumper usually sits so it's smooth down the back? David
  5. I'm getting my 74 2002 ready for paint and one problem area has several rust bubbles coming out from under the chrome strip below the rear side windows. I think the result of them not being removed from an earlier quickie paint job by the PO. I'm told these chrome pieces are removed from below after removing the rear seat side upholstery panels. I've done that and was expecting to see a couple of 10mm nuts but instead what I'm seeing is four rivets. Guidance from some of you who have dealt with this quarter panel removal would be greatly appreciated. Dave
  6. esty your the greatest. Let the paint job begin. That uncertainty was the only thing holding us up.
  7. I could use some advice from someone in the body shop business or like myself an amateur learning by doing. I'm painting my 02 and not seeing an obvious way to remove the quarter panel belt molding above the rear side windows and don't want to risk damaging the chrome. David
  8. The A/C people mounted some hardware incorrectly and then tried to bend the front piece to match up with the side pieces that were crooked and damaged by front center piece. The top part can have an opening for a radio or preferably be blank. Just need the a/c vents to be in good condition on a plastic panel without creases or damage of any kind. I can move the control knobs from mine if necessary.
  9. I would like to recess my front bumper on my 74 02. Rather than drill the oil and recess the bumper like the back do I to understand correctly their is a kit to shorten the front bumper? If so do you have them and the price? Instructions included? Needing all the help I can get. David
  10. Is the Frigiking still available? I know it was a long time since the offering post but need one bad and didn't see a sold sign.
  11. As the Barrett-Jackson driver of the Clarion BMW I'd like to add a few comments. I've restored five 02's over the years along with two e-type Jags, a Porsche 356, a MB 190 and two VW buses with the 02's having the least appreciation over the years. Although the charity aspect did spike the price to some degree I don't think as much as some have mentioned in this thread. First look at the credibility of the builder, the sponsor's and the awards this car has received. I spent a lot of time looking for flaws or where corners may have been cut but couldn't find them. It drives amazingly well which is the real test. I switched over to restoring VW buses after I saw the 21 window sell for 198 K at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Orange County 3 years ago and look what's happened to bus prices since. I also drove an unrestored 75 VW Westphalia camper thru the auction Sunday that needed more than a little work that wouldn't have brought 10 K a few years ago that went for 20 K. With the publicity this sales price has received I predict we're going to see much more respect and appreciation for our beloved 02's that is long overdue. I know that when I'm contemplating my next expensive upgrade for my 02's I won't hesitate knowing I'm going to get my money back with increased value. David
  12. Liquidating all toys. Will drive to meet serious inquiries.
  13. Liquidating all toys so must sell. I'll drive to meet serious inquiries.
  14. I have to liquidate all my toys so someone is going to get a real bargain on an awesome handling car. Mechanically it's perfect as a track car. I had intended to give it a paint job but am no longer able. The 325is motor and transmission had a little over 100,000 miles when the swap was performed by Groma Race Fabrications. All driveline, suspension, brakes, etc were either replaced or upgraded. This is a southern CA car which has been stored the three years it’s been in the southeast and only driven 1,700 miles since built due to health reasons. Additional work included 1. Fresh head and timing belt 2. New IE clutch kit and IE E30 short shift kit and IE windage tray, 3. Guibo and custom driveshaft, 4. Front and Rear Main seals, 5. E28 Engine Mount and custom transmission mount, 6. All gaskets and typical comprehensive tune-up items. 7. Stitch welded engine bay and added body to frame reinforcement. 8. It has a 3.91 LSD rear differential, new CV joints/half-shafts w/IE kit 9. Custom fabricated new front and rear strut bars 10. Custom headers - complete custom 2.5” stainless steel exhaust. 11. H&R springs 12. 15”x6” Panasport Minilites 13. Bilstein sport shocks 14. Hankook tires 15. Euro flush turn signals. 16. New strut top bearings IE negative camber plates. 17. IE ft big brake kit, tii master cylinder, stainless steel lines. 18. All bushings to polyurethane from Ireland Engineering. 19. Ireland Engineering’s front and rear sway bars. 20. Installed all new steering arms and bushings. 21. Haneline hot rod gauges, RPM, speed/odo, fuel, temp, oil & amp. 22. IE fiberglass hood reinforced with aluminum. 23. New door & window gaskets, chrome trim, window squeegees. 23. New black carpet kit from Only02. 24. Vintage Recaro recliners with Schroth 4-point harnesses 25. New door cards from Aardvarc covered with black fabric. 26. The roof of the car is painted black - no headliner. 26. Suede Sparco 350mm steering wheel. 27. It comes with 4 Hankook slicks that have never been on the car. 28. It comes with a replacement dash that has not been installed. The body is ten footer with some minor dents near the taillight on the driver’s side but nothing serious. The car runs awesome. Their is no rust in the shock towers, floor pans or undercarriage but does have small bubbles under the front and rear windows and surface rust between the rear wheels and the jack stands that are all shown in the photos. I hate to give it up but have no choice. Make me an offer. _________________ http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The additional pictures on photobucket were taken by the person on the board I bought the car from. The condition is the same with a little dust added. I include them as they are more complete and the car has only been driven 1711 miles since these were taken. http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/ll38/BobbyDigital080/2002/?albumvie#!cpZZ4QQtppZZ24


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