AndySals

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About AndySals

  • Birthday 07/31/1972

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Bury, Lancashire, England
  • Interests Obviously my 2002, football, socialising with friends, & my job.

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  1. AndySals

    What do you do for a living?

    I'm a time served sheet metal worker. I got off the shop floor after 25 years and I now manage a fabrication company (Hopefield Fab Ltd). We specialise in decorative metalwork and we use mild steel, stainless steel, zinc, pewter, brass and copper.
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    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Love the speaker pods. The whole thing looks factory 😉
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    Andy Salisbury's 02

    Over the last few months I've been trying to get the whole thing ready for my painter. He's not the type of guy who likes to be pestered, so I'm waiting for a call from him any day to let me know that my car can go in. I've also spent time sorting the door gaps out. He'll bond the arches and blend them into the body. Then he'll prep and paint as much as he can see. I just need to remove the glass now. Photos don't show it but all the chrome and exterior trim is now off.
  4. I didn't even know about the 02 being called a type 114 This site seems very informative. http://www.automobile-catalog.com/model/bmw/02-series_e114_e10_e20.html
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    Filling Out Turbo Flares?

    Here's what I did. Cut the outer skin more than the inner skin, then use an old chisel as a hand weight and knock an edge off the inner skin to meet the outer. then weld and sand off to leave a eat finish. My wheels are 13 x 7 with -5 offset. I'm using uprated springs and dampers to stop it bottoming out.
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    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    I’m very envious. It’ll be awesome!
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    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Surely an Alfa Romeo 3.2 V6. Prettier and sounding better than the original Ferrari engine they put in them. One of my favourite cars of all time hands down.
  8. If your garage is responsible for the damage, the least they can do is fit the nutserts/rivnuts for you. If not, whatever you come up with, just watch you don't open the hood too far because you will cream your front grille.
  9. Just small tacks swapping on all four sides to keep the heat down. After a few, check you're getting the weld through (full penetration). If all is good, keep going with the small welds until the whole seam is welded. If you get small holes in between the tacks, just sand them down a little and weld it up. It's all in the preparation, and you've done that really well by the looks of things. You'll be fine!
  10. Currently doing an Alpina lip install. The wheels are J A Pierce Magnesium
  11. I bought wheels with a PCD of 4 x 4" when (as you know) ours are 4 x 100mm. I decided to use wobble nuts, which meant needed hubcentric spacers. I had the problem of the wheels having an offset of -5mm (being 7j x 13" diameter) so I couldn't buy any; they were all too thick. I actually made my own with 16swg laser cut discs with the correct diameter tube welded to them. I got them within 0.2mm centre and they've done the job. Up to 70mph anyway 😁
  12. AndySals

    Fog light ideas

    I made these brackets from polished stainless steel.
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    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    How does the gloss white perform as a reflector for the lights? Is it heat resistant?
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    What did you do to your 2002 today !

    Get that washer bottle submerged in a tub of cheap bleach for a week and it will come up like new!