Djthom

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  1. Djthom

    Bottoms Up

    The exhaust is the stainless one from Ireland Engineering. The red cable is indeed battery. I relocated the battery to the trunk for a cleaner engine bay
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    Bottoms Up

    With spring approaching and with just a few trim bits left to be completed, I'm looking forward to seeing a lot more of the top than the bottom. But here are some pics before it comes down off the lift for spring.
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    Jewelry

    Thanks! It's been a fun project. I'm waiting for some nice weather to take some finished shots
  4. I saw a car with the 3M applied at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix last summer. It did look amazing. This is for my 73tii so I want to keep it original but for my 74 I'm planning on trying the 3M approach
  5. I found the new trunklid pieces to fit ok but the hood corners aren't great. I haven't spent a lot of time trying to fit them since I needed the nose piece on first
  6. Hi All I was wondering if anyone has had their beltline trim repaired. I've put new trim on my car with the exception of the nose and passenger door. Those 2 pieces have been out of stock everywhere I've looked for over 6 months and there is no clarity if or when they will be available again.. The ones I have are lightly dented, not the worst I've seen. I sent pics to King of Trim to see if they could do anything with them, but wanted to check and see if anyone here has any experience. Thanks Darren
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    Jewelry

    While working today I took some pics of all the plated latches and components in their proper place. Details are coming together and looking good
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    Wheels!

    Thanks Gordon. I should have specified alpina style wheels. You are of course correct. Not the real deal.
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    Wheels!

    I debated long and hard about wheels since the bottlecaps that came on the car weren't in great shape and also I preferreded a vintage appearance and size. I thought about finding a set of original wheels and hubcaps. I tried to find a set of fps alloy wheels without success. Minitlites look great but are too generic for my taste. There have been some amazing steelie choices discussed and pictured on the forum and I still think that would be a sweet option. In the end I found a set of E21 Alpina wheels and had them professionally refinished with new Toyo tires. The question now is BMW center caps or Alpina center caps?
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    Engine is Ready to Rumble

    Engine is now installed and running. Exciting times! I temporarily installed a pressure gauge where the sensor goes just to make sure the oil pressure was good. Just working on the final details now...
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    Interior Refurbishment

    Thanks all. The WN headliner is the original snake skin. I've heard they aren't selling them anymore due to rod seams coming open and the incorrect c pillar flag locations. Must be frustrating to deal with the returns.
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    Interior Refurbishment

    I dont recall the interior color name but its not tobacco, which is q por more brown. I talked to Etsy and sent her some photos. She knew right away what it is and made a carpet color recommendation. It ended up being the perfect pairing
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    Interior Refurbishment

    Thanks! I wont be cutting them that's for sure. I was very fortunate that the interior was in such pristine condition.
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    Interior Refurbishment

    I've been working to get the interior all completed. I installed a new carpet from Etsy. I have to say it's a lot nicer than other kits I've installed in my other 02. The new headliner from WN was not without its challenges but the end result is straight with no wrinkles. The rear C-pillar flags were about 6 inches off from where they should have been so I had to detach carefully and reglue them. I remade the rear shelf and covered with German vinyl and installed the original rear seat with has no tears or splits. The door cards and rear panels were in fantastic shape. Fortunately previous owners decided not to cut speaker holes! I installed my leather covered dash and it looks and smells amazing. I had the glass put in by a professional. I'm too nervous to massage it in on my own.
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    Body Modifications

    While I was refreshing the car, I wanted to make some changes to the body. While at the body shop for the floor repair, I had them close the impact bumper holes and shave off the reflector lights. I installed a chrome rear bumper, a set of euro turn signals and some nicer belt line trim. These were all extra/spare from my 73tii project that weren't good enough to put on that car. I went with a pair of driving lights and mounting brackets from Kooglewerks. I like the end result and I didn't get too carried away with paint and body to deviate from my objective.