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About TG2k2

  • Birthday 11/28/1978

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    Weston, CT
  • Interests
    BMWs (old and new, but more so the old), Baseball, Golf, Woodworking, Pizza (wood fired oven in the backyard)

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  1. Does anyone have a measurement for the height on these? Need to know how much taller my car would be with one installed... thanks in advance!
  2. Understood. That would be great. Now I just need to convince my wife to spend a few days in the sun... at the end of the CT winter... on St Pete Beach. Shouldn’t be too difficult! 🤪 I will be in touch!
  3. No kidding! I miss those sunsets... $1 beers down at the Sandbar playing volleyball on a Sunday while the end of the week just falls out of the sky and melts in to the deep blue that is the Gulf of Mexico. the good news is it looks like I might be heading down there next year for a reunion (I’m not even going to say how many years). I’ll have to come by the shop and say hello. Where are you guys exactly? I didn’t see any address on the website and the GPS info just takes you to St Pete.
  4. Welcome guys! I graduated from Eckerd College so right around the corner from you. I still don’t know why I came back to the Northeast but it’s a good thing I did because my wife wouldn’t be too happy if I quit my job and sat outside your shop begging for a job all day long... [emoji2957] Best of luck to you and the crew!
  5. @bianchini - have you used the door cards from IE by any chance? I feel like the edges would eventually cut through the vinyl. Is there something you use on the panels to prevent that?
  6. Looks like it came out great James! Thank you for the detailed write-up. No doubt it will come in handy (for many of us who have grown tired of looking at the weathered chrome on our door panels!!). I look forward to seeing how your Dynamat comes out. I’ll be embarking on that endeavor soon myself. Best wishes! TJ
  7. These guys are vintage car gurus, so not a machine shop, but I’m sure they could help and/or steer you in the right direction... Gaswerks Garage 401 NJ-17 Paramus, NJ 07652 www.gaswerksgarage.com
  8. @Conserv - the 1600ti in the photos I posted (VIN 1584745) was born on January 29, 1968. Below is the sticker, in French, that was affixed for the tire pressure instructions. As you can sort of make out it began with “1600 TI” as you suspected! Here is the sticker for the fuses/oil change info... also “en Français”!
  9. @Conserv - Steve, Happy New Year! I’ve been meaning to follow up on this. Below are some pictures of a 1600ti... one is from a 1600ti owners manual and the others are from one that I am more familiar with ([emoji12]). As you can see the brake reservoir is attached to the elongated air filter canister mounting bracket like you mentioned. Whether this was a 1600ti feature, an early car thing, or an early car “depending on who was cutting metal for air intakes that day” thing, I could not say, buts it’s looking like it could be a 1600ti thing for sure!
  10. George, Happy New Year! I would personally start with the BMW Archiv (same place that you send your VIN to for info) as they’ve helped answer some very obscure questions that I’ve had (like when did BMW change the style of the piece used to hold sun visors in place, when did the grab handles go from having metal bases to plastic bases, or what were the available interior colors/styles/materials options for a 1600ti). They’ve sent me pictures, diagrams, etc. They may be able to tell you exactly how many cars left the factory in that color as well as whether or not it is original to the car. Sounds like an interesting prospect... good luck!!! [emoji16] -TG
  11. Forrest makes a nice under dash set for speakers. A little pricey but probably costs about the same amount as replacing your old panels at this point! http://www.kooglewerks.com/products/bmw-2002-speaker-pod-under-dash-panels
  12. What Steve said. That’s about as solid advice as anyone can give you at this point in the game. Figure out what your goals are. Once you get a handle on that you’ll know what to do going forward. Good luck!
  13. How much of the rails is bad? If it’s only a small section you might be better off cutting out the bad section and welding in new metal (at least from a cost perspective). That, or... try posting in WTB. I’m sure there are plenty of spares laying around that might be of use to you (seems like people are tearing down fairly repairable cars for parts more often these days).
  14. A couple of years ago I would have thought, “that’s nice... it’s almost done” but having gone through most of what you’ve gone through to get where you are, I have to say congrats on reaching what is a MAJOR milestone in the restoration of your Alpina! Looking forward to seeing a fresh coat of Verona on there (assuming you’re keeping it original)!!
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