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  1. Dionk

    New Member! 1969 2002

    Welcome! Probably goes without saying and /or you will find out soon enough. That is “old plastic is brittle”. That red pull on the hazard switch crumbled on me the first time I pulled it on my 71. Even with warnings on the heater box cracking, I cracked mine. Go slow- Use caution. You may have a favorite place to buy parts, but I’d recommend reaching out to Steve at Blunttech. Very helpful. Also, posting in the parts wanted section does typically yield good results in sourcing used parts. This is a decent setup. I have this exact equipment on my 71. On and off ramps are a hoot! Feel free to reach out with questions, congrats on the purchase.
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    Goodbye to my e21

    Well - there she goes. Our time together was short, but I did get to daily her for a few months. She gave and she gave - I took and I took. Now time to put her best parts into Derby. On with the show!
  3. https://greenville.craigslist.org/cto/d/1980-bmw-320is/6703029655.html
  4. I’ve read several threads on this and think I have it figured out.
  5. I’m having this same problem. The car is a sept of 1967 build date. The trunk lid was not original to the car. Is the trunk hinge hardware the same on early cars as it is on later cars? I’m wondering if I have a later year version. I saw a thread that alluded to this.
  6. Friend is looking - preferably in DC Virginia Maryland area
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    Heater box rebuild struggles

    Some discussion in this thread that may be helpful
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    1972 BMW 2002 Tii

    Very Nice...
  9. Greetings all! Not sure who’s actually reading these posts, but I do enjoy posting about my progress. So summers been a little bit slow as far as working on the 1602 goes. But progress has restarted and the quest to achieve a semi-decent paint job is on going. You’ve probably heard of the saying two steps forward one step back. Well in my case the summer it’s been .25 steps forward and four steps back. But I’m happy because progress is indeed being made once again on the paint. I spent the better part of the month August parting out my 1981 BMW 320Is. I felt a little bit bad parting out that beautiful E 21. really I truly felt a bit guilty, but seeing that limited slip differential and that five speed transmission and all the other cool little miscellaneous parts stacking up is pure joy. But don’t worry this story has a good ending. The E21 frame/shell is going to a good home, a local shop owner is taking it on as a project car. This weekend we will be removing the engine and the buyer will then take the frame any all the remains goodies at that point. My buddy who’s been helping me paint and who has also been missing in action this summer (who can blame him it was hot here in DC) is back up and working on the car on a daily basis. I also spent this past summer acquiring parts for the engine build. Here are a few pics.
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    Two e21 radiators

    Still have one available
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    1981 320is part out

    Last chance- this week. For misc e21 parts. Pulling the engine this weekend and selling the shell.
  12. Found one from a fellow member....thanks.
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    Pause for the cause -

    Got the GETRAG 245 out yesterday - glad I had a friend stop in to help me pull it. The car is on jack stands in the driveway, after enduring some of his redneck jokes - (I'm actually proud of my Southern MD roots) we wrestled it our from under the car without to much trouble. I didn't have the 17mm hex head socket to drain the trans before hand though. I'll get that later - order one from amazon last night.
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    Engine Swap question

    Can one use the bottom of a 320I engine from a 1981 320i. Swap to earlier head (which one) add weber 40s and go? Thanks