First time poster, but finding valuable information here. I have a 1976 2002 that I'am 6months into rebuilding. Plans call for total paint job re-spray, overhauled engine, overhauled 5speed, new interior, suspension upgrade, 4wheel disc brakes, automatic to standard conversion. Not the first car I have breathed new life into, but certainly a challenge. Partial to the 2002's as my mom had a new Sahara 76 2002 from 76 to 1980's always wanted to drive it, but was sold before I could drive. My car came from Spokane, WA as a craigslist special, very minimal surface rust only, no big holes or penetrating rust so far. Story is original owners had his and her BMW 2002's, got divorced and the her 2002 which is mine got parked due to maintenance issues in the year 2002. There it sat behind the divorcees house until 2013. It has had some TLC over the years to the year 2002, but never a total strip down and rebuild like I'm doing. Currently the body is still being stripped, and motor and tranny are now out.