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      Introducing FAQ Memberships   04/17/2017

      I would like to introduce everyone to the FAQ memberships. A fun way to fund the site and to contribute for those who are interested.    Everyone starts as a Solex Member.  This membership is free and not much visible is changing (I limited the personal message storage to 150).   Kugelfischer membership.  As a reward for your donation of $20.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers.   Turbo Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $50.02, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers and a Bottle Opener.   Alpina Membership.  As a reward for your donation of $100.02 per year, you will not see any external advertisements, the site will look cleaner and run a bit faster.  You will also get unlimited Personal Message storage, ability to create Private and Restricted Photo Albums, and an ability to upload Movies to the gallery. You will also get a couple of BMW 2002 FAQ Stickers, a Bottle Opener, and discounts on our accessories at the store.   There is also a fancy title that comes with each membership.  

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  1. DIY zinc plating / yellow passivation

    We're storing the chemicals in plastic bucket with a lid. If we ever want to get rid of them all, we'll bring them to the local recycle center.
  2. I posted this on my build thread of my Touring but figured it would also be good to post this over in the main 02 forum. When we got our parts plated, it turned out we forgot a few bolts and parts. I came across a forum build of someone that was restoring a BMW E30 and he got a plating kit. I decided to also order one and turns out it works pretty good. I cot mine from classic-plating.co.uk/Bright_Zinc.html, I got the Professional Zinc Plating Kit which you can make up to 15liters of electrolyte. Here are a few pictures of the setup and results we got so far. All the washing and dipping buckets in the correct order. I think 15 in total. This is the zinc plating tank, by changing the amperage your can vary the thickness and speed of the process. The amperage also depends on the surface area of all of the parts. Finished results after dipping it in the yellow passivation tank Very pleased with this kit.
  3. Haven't finished the rust repair on the front right corner/a post but meanwhile we started zinc plating a few forgotten bolts and small parts. We got a plating kit from the UK a while ago and made our first plating test yesterday after work. All the washing and dipping buckets in the correct order. I think 15 in total. This is the zinc plating tank, by changing the amperage your can vary the thickness and speed of the process. The amperage also depends on the surface area of all of the parts. The kit comes with a resistor wire for adjusting the amperage but I'm planning on switching this out with a potentiometer so it'll be easier to adjust Finished results after dipping it in the yellow passivation tank Very pleased with the results we got so far.
  4. Cosmoline removal

    On my BMW E30, there was also a layer of cosmoline, I just Nanolex race film remover. Would ok, although it took quite some time and scrubbing.
  5. when did door latches change material

    I asked this before, if I recall correct. The grey one (it's aluminium) is an original 2002 latch, the other one is probably from a E12 as they are a bit stronger than the 2002 version. Please someone correct me if I'm wrong
  6. Dash support rust repair

    I could also take a few pictures if you want. I'm still in the welding stage of my 02
  7. These gasket make sure the steel cqbles that operate your sunroof don't contact you shell. They covdr the whole lenght at the front of the sunroof (where your handle sits) I can take some pictures if you want with the seals laying in place. I'll take them tonight or tomorrow. Not sure then I'll get home from work this evening.
  8. Heater Box Rebuild - Rivets

    I'm pretty sure the core itself it from steel?
  9. I've had a look and it would be 35$ worldwide shipping included. Send me a PM so I can gather a list of people that are interested so I can start making a first batch of these gaskets.
  10. Heater Box Rebuild - Rivets

    May I ask why you didn't paint the heater core itself? As it'll likely start rusting again? Looks great though!!
  11. I'll have a look about how much shipping would be.
  12. Hey guys,I noticed on my own 2002, that has a Golde sunroof, some of the gaskets are getting quite brittle and cracked.I decided to have a look and source the material in the same thickness to have new ones made up.Today I got the first test pieces in and they are spot on and have nice smooth edges.I was now wondering if some of you guys might be interested in these?As of now I don't have any stock yet so it might take me a week or 2 to have more made.
  13. What did you do to your 2002 today !

    some more rust repair on the 02 touring I decided it ws easier to repair the flanges of the inner fender without the shock support piece... so I removed it front triangulair piece repaired Rotted metal/flanges removed after sandblasting them And new pieces welded in and ground smooth Turned out pretty good if I say so myself. Also ground down the inside
  14. Done some more welding on the 2002. I had already removed the inner support piece of the front inner wing to make sure there wasn't any rust creeping between the seems. After drilling out all of the spot welds, it was finally out! As you can see there was some rust forming between the triangulair piece, that site at the front, and the support piece. Because we removed the inner support piece, it was much easier to repair some of the rust on the flanges of the A pillar. We first sandblasted the surfaces to see how much rotted metal we had to remove, it wasn't that bad actually. Our sandblasting gun had already seen quite a bit of abuse and wasn't closing very well so we were losing quite a bit of pressure because we couldn't close it off fully. We decided to make our own gun from some water pipes and valves. The fince nozzle is a compressor connection. Works pretty good! After sandblasting I covered the blasted surfaces with some Brunox, we'll later on cover them again with 2k epoxy. I then removed a little section of the triangulair piece since it was badly pitted. It was then time to remove the inner fender flange. I ground the spot welds down with the pneumatic powerfile as there is no way to use a drill as there is very little space. After making/bending 2 new pieces they were welded in and ground smooth. Backside of the repair also looking good. I also cleaned up the support piece with a strip&clean disc and blasted the pitted areas. I sprayed zinc spray on the flanges where I'll have to weld, the other sides with Brunox. Before we're able to weld in this piece again we have to repair the lower section of the inner fender as that flange is also very corroded.