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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. Readying the Rear End

    With body nearing completion and engine complete I've been starting to assemble other major assemblies including the rear end. - new input and output seals on the differential as well as new gaskets - new brake cylinders and brake lines - new urethane bushings in suspension arms and sway bar linkages - new suspension mounts and urethane bushings in differential mounting bracket Looks fantastic all together with the replated hardware. Just need a body yo install it on!
  2. Hi all Looking for a very good passenger side shallow front grill Thanks Darren
  3. I have a hood, trunklid and doors. They have been sandblasted amd epoxy primered so you get what you see. No surprises lurking. The thing hard to see in photos is that trunklid was used as a shelf by a previous owner at one point and is dented down towards the inner frame structure which is why i found another one to use on my project. Make me an offer. I can ship from NY zip 14303 or within Canada L2N 2N7.
  4. Body Progress

    The progress is really going now. Trunklid, door and part if body have had spray putty, block sand, high build primer and block sand. Trunk floor is OEM BMW and came from Bav Auto. Fortunately they had inventory at the right point in time
  5. Engine is Ready to Rumble

    The starter worked great when I got the car. I opened it up to check the brushes and bearings and all looked good. I hear you though. I've done the fun "this old clutch driven plate looks good im just going to reuse it" routine
  6. Body Progress

    Going to add some progress photos on the body. In this set is new trunk floor, rear panel, dogleg behind door, inner/outer wheel arch, rocker and A pillar. Zero rust now and perfectly aligned. I'm closing in all the side marker and reflectors for a Euro look.
  7. Engine is Ready to Rumble

    I do need new fuel lines to make it totally new. That's the only current hint of patina. For the cad parts I bead blasted and got them to a local plater right away. Going to be nice putting the car together with perfectly restored fasteners
  8. Engine is Ready to Rumble

    I had it completely apart. I have a solvent bath and degreased every part thoroughly prior to paint.
  9. Engine is Ready to Rumble

    Jerryasi I used Eastwood alumina blast paint or their high temp paint depending where it was applied. You can clean the aluminum parts in a tumbler or light media blast but they don't stay new looking and they wil take a stain. The paint is easier to keep clean long-term and looks fantastic. Good luck on your project
  10. Engine is Ready to Rumble

    I got engine buttoned up and essentially ready to install. The hours spent cleaning fasteners and masking parts for paint are starting to feel rewarding.
  11. Head Rebuild

    Been awhile since I posted but lots has gone on. All of the parts have been restored and I"m waiting for the body to begin assembly. Here i have some head shots and list of new parts from Ireland Engineering New 292 camshaft New rocker arms and eccentrics New timing chain, oil pump chain and fuel injection belt New valve guides. New exhaust studs and nuuts
  12. Nut and Bolt Restoration is an often misused phrase, but in this case that's exactly what I've been up to. All fasteners and bracketry have been wire wheeled or glass bead blasted to bare metal and freshly replated. Now as I enter the reassembly phase, each component will have the appearance that it would have when leaving the factory. Sure, replacement hardware is available, but it lacks the aesthetic originality. The small thin washers, short headed bolts, original markings, shallow castle nuts and original finishes are just not available at the local hardware store. When finished, everything should have that "just right" look to it that can't be replicated with anything but the original bits.
  13. Hi All I did some searching but was unable to find whether there was 1 or a handful of swap meets that would be considered unmissable in the east for 02 parts? I'm familiar with the Carlisle import meet but haven't seen much in the way of 02 parts there recently. Porsche has the Stoddard meet, and other British marques have similar preeminent events, but I haven't been able to identify an 02 analogue. Thanks for the help! Darren
  14. Air Filter Housing for tii

    thanks to all who replied. i was able to get one