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  1. @crowie sorry, I don't remember the brand that was shipped to me and I've already tossed the packaging the stuff came in. The brand name in the link is: TECKWRAP 11.5" x 55" Chrome Mirror Silver Vinyl Wrap Adhesive Car Sticker Decal Film
  2. Thanks all, sneakpeek picture added. 😜
  3. With the state of the world right now I've been needing to hear some good news. I got some last night when Patrick @midnightmotorsport let me know that he was finished and that Ernie was ready for pick up. Needless to say, I dropped everything I was doing (nothing) and headed right over! At this point, we're 99% done with Phase 1 of the restoration. I'm just waiting on a couple of things that I'll mention in a moment. Welcome back home buddy. I've missed you. Here's the sunroof, headliner, and other interior components like the center console. I previously had a long console but preferred the shorty version. This required finding an early model tranny tunnel and cutting out the shift boot flange and welding it into place here. Patrick also made custom speaker mounts in the kick panels. The classic Becker radio works perfectly and drives 4 interior speakers via an amp installed under the rear bench. This thing rocks. We removed the TEP rear tower brace and I had the holes welded closed during body and paint. Patrick made a new battery tray instead. I also made trunk side boards to match the floor boards I made earlier. Note the custom fuel filler and the automatic trunk opener that Patrick had installed for the PO. Here's the final shelf parcel shelf (x2 Colin 😉) and the trim pieces for the 3pt shoulder belts. Really happy with the factory look on these. And here's the high mount 3rd brake light and upgraded rear LED lights. These should be a mandatory safely upgrade for any roundie owner. Just a couple of outstanding items left in Phase 1: I'm still waiting on my new seats to come in from the manufacturer. I received a used interior as trade when I sold my previous Flo-fit interior that I'm using for now. I'll make another post when we install the final interior. We also ran into problems mounting the brackets I bought for the Marchal driving lights. Looks like Patrick will need to fabricate something to make everything work correctly. I'll keep y'all posted. Last, I think I mentioned this before, but one of my goals with this build was to try and support the individuals, vendors and suppliers that provide parts and services for the 02 community. Many, many heart felt thanks to each of the following: @midnightmotorsport Patrick, Colin, Andre, and the new kid Brandon, for all the hard work, expert craftsmanship, endlessly ribbing me, and your friendship. I truly cannot thank you guys enough. https://americanautopaintingandbody.com/, Junior and the boys at American Auto for paint and body work. @m-tuner for the nose clip @Forrest_KoogleWerks for the duck bill air dam @BLUNT for the SS trim and bumpers, tail light lenses and roundel emblems, plus a bunch of other build parts (like the LED tail lights) that Patrick bought directly. @esty for the carpet kit @Vintage-Autobahn for the all the misc. seals, shorty center console, shift boot flange, and rear bench core @bluedevils for the rear seat belts @halboyles for the 3rd brake light. Hal, thanks for making right on the 3d surround. You're a stand-up guy. @danco_ for the Italian turn signals @bimbill for trading side view mirrors and the friendship and support @AceAndrew for the rear licence plate light covers that I didn't end up using but sold to Patrick @Ireland Engineering for the header @MoBrighta for the H4 headlights with the city lights https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/ for the replacement floorboards and spare tire wheel well sheet metal I hope I didn't forget anyone. But if I did, sorry and thanks for your help regardless. Cheers, James P.S. Still reading? Here's a sneakpeek at Phase 2:
  4. Just a quick note to say we've reached a milestone on the resto-mod of my 73. Ernie is finally back home and on the road again. Read up on the entire project so far on my blog.
  5. Oh Sweet Jesus... I am?!? 🙀 James
  6. Here's another: https://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/d/usaf-academy-1973-bmw-2002/7093928459.html
  7. E46 touring for me. Recently purchased for my daughter to learn to drive in - for cheap! These things are a deal right now if you know what to look out for. I'll pass it down to her when she graduates high school.
  8. Welcome back! I try to rally folks for a few events every year with varying success: 020202 Show and Swap, West Seattle BMW and Burgers at Triple X, Issaquah Lake Washington Cars and Coffee, every Sunday And Anton used to schedule a spring drive every year, but that hasn't happened in a while. Would love to get the crew together more often now that my car will be finished being restored soon. Thoughts? James
  9. Here you go: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-1973-bmw-2002/7076166614.html
  10. Ha! I think your build is a level or two higher than mine!
  11. This is a long post to get caught up on the progress on Ernie's restoration. I had to take a break from the project and this blog to attend to my father, who had emergency open heart surgery. The good news there is after 5(!) artery by-passes, my dad is healthier than ever and on the road to a full recovery. It's stuff like this that reminds us that life is short and time is precious. Spend it loving what you do and the people you do it with. And with that, I'm happy to be back and more stoked than ever about working on and completing this project... and driving the snot out of this car when I'm done. While I was out, Patrick and the boys have been super busy. Carpet, along with the stereo amp and alarm wiring and hardware have been installed. And before I left to be with my dad, I installed the completed trunk boards. The dash, gauge cluster and steering wheel are in. The headliner is complete and the sunroof trim is in place. All exterior trim, gaskets and seals, bumpers, grills, lights and glass are done. And bling like the swan neck side view mirrors, Italian turn signals and the @Forrest_KoogleWerks duck bill have been installed as well. And Colin and Andre have finished cleaning up the engine bay and getting rid of the residual overspray from the paint shop. Next up: - finish up under dash wiring and install the center console, stereo and auxillary gauges - make a new parcel shelf cover and install speakers - door panels and hardware - modify and reinstall exhaust
  12. It's been a while so this is a catch up post. I wanted to share the custom 3pt rear seat belt brackets that Patrick fabricated for Ernie. I drive around a lot with my kids in the back seat and from a safety standpoint, I have never felt good about the lap belts. But I also never liked the look of those bulky top mounted 3pt rear belts. So I reached out to @bluedevils and purchased a set of his 3pt rear belts that are intended to be mounted horizontally underneath the parcel shelf. As part of the kit, Al sends a couple of brackets and mounting hardware. The kit requires cutting a slot in the parcel shelf so the belt can slide through. After inspecting and test fitting the brackets that Al sent, and a couple of weeks of admitted bitching and moaning, Patrick decided he could do way better and designed and built a much sturdier bracket that would spread the load much more effectively in the event of a collision. Safely first! The brackets are made of thick gauge steel and are mounted to the underside of the parcel shelf with proper strength bolts and hardware. Patrick even added a rolled edge on the side that the belt rubs up against. Next up is to build a new parcel shelf cover. As part of his kit, Al sends plastic covers that'll finish off the this part of the build and give it that factory installed look that I was going for.
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