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  1. wojo

    4227595

    I bought my car from Peter Gregg MB/BMW in Jacksonville, Fla in November, 1978. I'm the third owner. The second owner, Jim, was one of their mechanics who only owned it for about 6 months, selling it when he left working there. My Dad met Jim at Robert Overby's shop in Jacksonville and he told me all about the car. What had been done to it and what it needed. He also told me that he'd teach me particulars about the car. It was originally a daily driver, then in '81, it became a second car when I got a company car. It has remained as my fun car ever since. Being a '74, it burned oil. Jim had moved to the dealership in Tallahassee and rather than rebuilding it, he suggested an exchange motor in 1981. Also the original paint wasn't great, so in '82, just before moving to South Carolina, it was repainted. A 5 speed was added in 1983. In '85, it suffered some body damage, so all of the Florida salt air rust damage was repaired and/or replaced and it was painted again. Since then, it's lived in a garage, had regular maintenance and various upgrades. Like many others, I had some frame rail rust around the gas tank. And the 30 year old paint was showing its age plus there were some dings and dents, so I decided it was time to tackle the job. Of course, paint and some rust repair has turned out to be a several year restoration process. When the job is done, it'll be way over budget but worth it.
  2. I bought my copy the first time I went through the exhibit early on and it just has the 24 cars. When I went back at the end of the exhibit, I saw Steve and Lisa cars that weren't there the first time through.
  3. Tried to PM. Something not working right. Am interested. Try to PM me. Thx.
  4. Here is the set I recently got from Carl for my '74. As Mike suggested having a file of pictures for easy access would be very helpful as it's going to be a while before we get to the point of adding the stickers. Some of mine were missing so we don't know where some are supposed to go!
  5. In spite of weather issues in this part of the country, mine arrived today. Very well done. Thanks very much for the effort to do this.
  6. Read Mike's column last night and just saw this thread. You'll need to factor in more time than you expected and lots of mission creep. I've owned my '74 almost 40 years and it's been garaged most of that time and was in overall good shape with minimal rust. But it needed TLC and I wanted that rust repaired. Project started over two years ago and still has a long way to go. So far I'm in for a little over $20K for parts and labor. That doesn't include the unplanned new garage that will be it's home. I must admit that FAQ is the source of some of the mission creep. Too many good ideas on here of things to do....
  7. I also just received mine from Afton Design. Fully agree with Scott that it was packaged to withstand anything that might happen in shipping. Since we're not at the point of installing it yet, it going to stay in the packaging. But the brief inspection revealed a very dense pad that is far better than the factory pad that it's replacing. So glad I saw this on Andrew Wilson's blog as we had really been wondering what we were going to do for good firewall insulation.
  8. Beautiful. What is the gray firewall insulation you're using? Blunt is working on getting a replacement but last time I asked it wasn't ready.
  9. Steve, Here's what BMW Archives sent: The BMW 2002 US VIN 4227595 was manufactured on May 07th, 1974 and delivered on May 11th, 1974 to the BMW importer Hoffman Motors Corp. in New York City. The original colour was Inka, paint code 022. The original dealer was Robert Tuggle in my hometown of Jacksonville, Fl. Watson
  10. Thanks for the link to BMW Archives. They replied quickly to my request. My VIN 4227595 was built on May 7, 1974. I knew it was in May but didn't know the exact date. We've been together since November 25, 1978.
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  12. This is a topic I've been thinking about as my Inka '74 is bring restored (slowly). In '81 it became a second car and over time evolved as my fun to drive car. Over time it was getting driven for any good reason mostly on weekends and to club events. As with all restorations, starting at fixing the rusted frame rails has evolved into much more. With the car off the road, I miss driving it and look forward to the day when it's back on the road. At that point I plan to drive it as before. The big fear is with the lousy road conditions in South Carolina that something unwanted will happen like it has to all of our other vehicles. At least with higher valuations, on paper it doesn't look like the cost of the restoration is unreasonable.


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