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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. Headed to the strip club.

    Good advice on the sand free blasting. I could do it all by sanding it down with a DA, but I think I’d want to pass out at the end of each session. I felt it would be quick and easy with media blast. Wallnuts sound good. I’m pretty limited in rural New England. So most places just seem to use sand/glass. So far I have not tossed anything other than the old window gaskets. I do have the radio console - it’s pretty “used”, but I plan on using is again. :-). I also kept the seats, even though I want to go with newer recaro seats.
  2. Hey everyone, i have decided I am just going to strip my 02 down to the body, then media blast it. I have new floor pans and other various body parts I need to weld in. I’ll completely pull the mechanical, interior, suspension, fuel, etc. electrical ill pull if it looks like garbage. Question - what have people run into has having a hard time finding. I don’t want to toss anything if it’s NLA. The motor may be sold. I think im going a different direction with an S2000 motor, e30 rear end, and some reinforcements to support it. It’s a huge undertaking. I’m nervous about doing it, as I have never done a complete car. Advice for the stripping, part saving/tossing, and having a bare chassis? what am I doing.....
  3. Motor drop and plant

    Anyone have the photos?
  4. Glass

    Ok. I'll get you some measurements. Just as a reminder, this is a 74 2002 not a 3.0. The lip on the car (rear window) is just under 1/4 of an inch.
  5. BBS RS 16"

    Mocking up. Looks like I'll need a spacer in the front. Just tapping the strut. Rear is money. Time to get flares! Then - I need to continue the mechanical. I need to take the motor drop path. This car will take forever, but I dig that. I know it will be a stunner when it's done.
  6. Glass

    Ok. I'll get you some measurements. Just as a reminder, this is a 74 2002 not a 3.0.
  7. Glass

    Hi Nicks, I'm unsure what gaps your referring to. I'd love to help - I just need more information. Best, josh
  8. Glass

    Took front and rear glass out today. Felt good to be working on the old beast again. Seals are shot - glass is still ok. Removed it without cracking. We will see if I reuse them once cleaned up.
  9. More holes...(rust)

    This weekend I'll go hammer the actual subframe. If that looks ok (man I hope it does) I'll go buy a Lincoln welder. Ive watched so much how to weld on YouTube, but part if me is worried about it. I just don't want to screw up. I did work in a body shop for over a year as a high school kid, but never welded or used a plasma cutter. I know the basics, sanding, filler, and paint. Part of me also likes the idea of doing this myself. I feel like it's a great life project. Man - it's hard to not grit my teeth on this, guys. Josh
  10. More holes...(rust)

    I do have a good deal of space and many tools. Just need to get some more, I guess. lol here's the blog so far on the car.
  11. More holes...(rust)

    Ah, found the a posts here too. http://www.restoration-design.com/store/category/BMW
  12. More holes...(rust)

    Thank you for the responses everyone! Those pics of the car all fixed up gives me renewed hope. When I took the fenders off I took a step back with disappointment. Other rust seems minimal for a new endgland car. Front outside corner of the floors pans are gone (supports are ok) and there is rust where the rear suspension attaches to the body. The rear drivers shock tower has a small bit, but not bad. I whacked at these spot just to test. The good news is I have very little into the car. I paid $1.00 for it. I bought some wheels and a brake fluid cap. I bought the wheels are for inspiration. My welding skills are amazing - in my dreams. The truth is I've never done it - but I am not afraid to learn, just maybe not on structural components. Im pretty happy there are so many pieces online as far as replacement sheet metal. I just wish I didn't have to use any.
  13. Anyone ever deal with holes like this before? I can see right into the cabin. 🙁 I've looked at some replacement panels, but it seems it is not a panel.
  14. Meh.

    Holes. Not a fan. This beast is rusty under the front fenders. In fact, I can see the inside from the outside. Nothing some new welding can't fix - but bummer.
  15. Doors and gaps.

    The striker had a washer in it to make it fit. Removed that and adjusted the door - it shuts! So happy!