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  1. Hello all, I am very new to posting on this forum, but I have been reading your posts for several years. I wanted to say “thank you” to all of you for your contributions, and the help you have been to me and to my car. Clay Weiland’s guidance on headliner installation, Chris Blumenthal’s instructions for a heater box rebuild, and countless other tips gathered along the way have been great support. My first 2002tii was 2761282 (the story is in the Registry), which was the car I kick myself for not holding onto. After over thirty-five years of hand-wringing, consoled by a series of BMW motorcycles, I was fortunate to find 2780988 (also in the Registry) in 2012. Like many, I envisioned a “buy-it-and-drive-it” plan, but it often doesn’t work out that way. It has been a journey for 2780988, and I have had lots of help. I can do simple stuff by myself, but for serious work I need the pros. There is more to do, and there probably always will be. Happy 17th birthday to the forum, and thank you again for your help!
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    roundie tii emblem NLA? options?

    I believe the 2002tii trunk badges for roundies can be distinguished from those for squarelights just by the position of the posts without measuring too much. In 2015 while my '74 tii was being repainted, I bought a tii badge off eBay. It was described as for a '71 to '73, but you do strange things while angsting about scope creep on rust repairs. Sure enough, when it came, it did not match the holes on my '74. Since then it has been a nice shelf ornament next to my Kyosho model 2002tii. I compared the posts on the "roundie" badge to that on my '74, and it seems that the posts on the badge for the roundies are closer to the front of the letters on the initial 2 and the second 0, and the third is on the t rather than the first i. I'm attaching some pictures below. The picture on the graph paper shows backside of my roundie badge (I believe it is 51141815197). The second image is from the Walloth and Nesch website (51141826842) and is identified as being “1973 up” and its post spacing seems to agree with what I saw looking in the trunk of my '74. I didn't pull my '74 badge off, but the pin location seems to agree with the W&N image. The third picture just shows the distances between posts for my roundie badge for information.
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    roundie tii emblem NLA? options?

    Sent Mark a message. John
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    Steve, Thanks for the feedback and for noticing the antenna! The AM/FM radio antenna on the trunk lid came with the car when I bought it. I have never seen another like it, either in Germany or in the US (and I have been looking). As you can see from the camping picture, it required a hole through the trunk lid, and it was very springy and compliant. After the first time closing the trunk, you learned where to stand so it would not slap you on the head. There were no A-pillar holes to indicate that any other antenna had ever been on the car. My under-bumper foglights were stolen during the shipment home. My driving lights and the rear fog light did not pass the VA state inspection by people not accustomed to seeing them. The "D" country sticker covers the hole where the rear fog light used to be. John 1974 2002tii 2780988 Verona
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    1974 BMW 2002tii US 2780988 was manufactured 11 January 1974, and delivered shortly thereafter through Hoffman Motors. The vehicle’s window sticker shows Port of Entry Baltimore and delivery to Leith Lincoln-Mercury in Greensboro, NC. BMW Group Archives indicate its original color was Polaris Metallic. The original owner moved the car to Florida, where it remained through a series of later owners. One of those previous owners changed to color to red. I purchased 2780988 in July 2012 and moved it back to North Carolina. Our 2016 re-paint maintained the red theme by selecting BMW Verona.
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    My First BMW: BMW 2002tii 2761282 (Chamonix) was manufactured on March 27th, 1972 and delivered on the same day to JBS in Frankfurt/Main (a military sales contractor). I purchased the car in Karlsruhe from its original owner in May 1973 for $3650, and brought it back to the US in 1975. Probably because of this non-standard delivery, 2761282 is not recognized in many of the online VIN indexes (e.g. RealOEM. com), but the manufacture and initial delivery have been confirmed by BMW Group Archive. In 1976, I traded 2002tii 2761282 for the purchase of a used 1975 Datsun 280Z ($2600 trade-in value), and have regretted that decision for a long time. The 2002tii was last seen at Platte Avenue Datsun in Colorado Springs, where it was quickly scooped up by persons unknown. The most positive outcome of the trade-in was that it facilitated my long-term relationship with 1976 BMW airhead motorcycle R75/6 4946226, which still resides in my garage. John
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