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About 2002spaceodyssey

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  1. I asked my wife for an Ireland Engineering fiberglass rear bumper for Christmas last year. I almost changed my mind when I saw that the shipping cost from CA to MD was about $100, but I went ahead. I had already purchased Blunt's early bumper conversion brackets for my 1974 car, and I decided to use a piece of aluminum U-channel to bridge the distance between the mounts and give some structure to the installation. Being enamored with Riv-Nuts after using them to install the front air dam, I used four of them to secure the rear bumper. I was very disappointed with the fit of the bumper. T
  2. I have one I'm not going to use. Sending you a PM. Doug
  3. I have a question for the collective expertise on this forum. This year I bought an E21 3.91 LSD to put in my 2002. I sent my output flanges off to IE as cores and got a pair that's drilled for 8mm hardware and spacers so I can use my recently refreshed 2002 half-shafts. Since I had the output flanges out, I decided to replace the output shaft seals. The seals were more-or-less flush with the outside of the differential case (see fist picture.) Not watching the depth, I drove the new seals in with a bearing/race driver, and they seated approx .165" deeper that the ones I took out. In the second and third pictures you can clearly see the "lip" above the seals. So, have I driven the new seals in too deep? I noticed on other BMW forums there is discussion about seal seating depth (says to mark your seals and seat new ones to the same depth), but this seems to be discussing later models/ M3s.
  4. Updating my post - Air Dam Painted. My body shop filled in the front bumper mount openings and painted my air dam to match the car (which is very dark green, not black.) I also used black button-head bolts and black stainless finish washers to mount it. I wanted to post some pictures of the finished project.
  5. Seeing as how I have 2 trailing arms in my parts stash with rusted out spring perches, I would be in the market for a pair if they were available.
  6. Yep. Both of my trailing arms were rusted out there. Steve at Blunt hooked me up with another pair that were ok.
  7. Money sent via PayPal. My address sent via PM. Did you receive everything ok? Thanks.
  8. Looking for a short, early rear bumper or an Ireland Engineering fiberglass rear bumper in the Mid Atlantic area. I'm considering painting it body color so surface rust may not be an issue. Thanks.
  9. I recently installed one of Pierre's Kamei repro air dams. I bought it a couple of years ago, and finally got my car on the road. Pierre suggested using rivnuts to install it, so I bought a tool on line. This was my first experience with rivnuts, and they worked very well. I ended up using 9 rivnuts in 6mm size. My 1974 2002 has cutouts for the big bumper brackets up front. It was suggested the air dam could cover those openings, but installing it that high made the ends come up short of the fender lips. I will have to have the openings filled and painted later. Here is what the rivnuts look l
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