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  1. Well the car was at Le Trans from August until a few weeks ago. We drove from Miami to Le’s place. We did get to spend a few more days driving it around the area. Made more memories! Now it’s time for paint. The car has all new suspension,cooling, 123 ignition, rebuilt rear end, rebuilt 5speed etc. Basically the car looks prettier underneath than it does on top. I was happy to see how dry the car is after removing all the glass and interior. Unfortunately I dropped one of the rear side widows removing it. I haven’t decided wether to use single stage or 2 stage paint. Sometimes I see old cars with 2 stage paint and they don’t look right to me, too shiny, too deep. 2 stage is probably better longer lasting paint so I haven’t ruled it out. Our car had tons of small dents but luckily they where mostly all asccesable from behind. Some we welded small rods too and used a body puller to pull them out. I want to detail the trunk. I am considering stripping all the paint with either chemical stripper or wet blasting. Then treating the surface with ospho, then primer and then paint I would like too protect the area for years to come. I am not crazy about the bumpy protective finish usually applied to the shock towers and trunk sides. I think it can look dirty, then again I’ve never seen what it looks like fresh. The motor will be removed when I get back from the vintage. The plan is to detail and prime the engine compartment also. I hope to paint the engine compartment, trunk and engine compartment myself and leave the outside to the pros. Stay tuned for for a BIG update after the Vintage.
  2. Well the car was at Le Trans from August until a few weeks ago. We drove from Miami to Le’s place. We did get to spend a few more days driving it around the area. Made more memories! Now it’s time for paint. The car has all new suspension,cooling, 123 ignition, rebuilt rear end, rebuilt 5speed etc. Basically the car looks prettier underneath than it does on top. I was happy to see how dry the car is after removing all the glass and interior. Unfortunately I dropped one of the rear side widows removing it. I haven’t decided wether to use single stage or 2 stage paint. Sometimes I see old cars with 2 stage paint and they don’t look right to me, too shiny, too deep. 2 stage is probably better longer lasting paint so I haven’t ruled it out. In retrospect I wish I would have started with the paint and done the mechanicals later.
  3. My grills are painted black. Hopefully they are restorable. If anyone has suggestions please let me know.
  4. Here I’d like to share memories from the last trip. My wife and I flew to Los Angeles for a few days to see the car We wanted to spend a couple of days driving the car through scenic routes in the area. We drove Angelis Crest Hwy down to the coast then up to Santa Barbara. We met a nice group of E30’s owners on Angelis crest. Then we had delicouse seafood in Malibu. Finally we spent a couple of days in Santa Barabara relaxing. This was a much needed vacation. This car has created many
  5. Flash forward. We are back in California to pick our baby from Le. I wish I would have written this blog as we went along but the idea only occurred to me on our drive back to California. This is actually our 3rd to the area because of the car. Great excuse to travel!! Below I want to post pictures of the suspension. Le reinforced my front subframe, added front sway bar, stage 1 suspension, new master cylinder, new booster, 5 speed and rear end work. The bottom of my car looks nicer than the top thanks to Le.
  6. Hi Coop It was super nice meeting you guys. Your car inspired us. Definitely will stay in touch. I need tips on interior restoration. Rene
  7. Thank you! I have a lot to post. Le has done a ton of stuff. It’s been an adventure.
  8. We made contact with lots of people before our trip who helped our search. Many sharing their expertise as we looked at prospects. Thank you all!!! Le Tran was very helpful and after visiting his operation we decided to leave or car with him and head back to Florida. At this point we just wanted to get the motor running. I really wanted to work on the car myself but my lack of ability and working 7 days a week made that impossible. At this point Le added a 123 distributor, new water pump, alternator, radiator recore, plugs and wires etc. He tuned the distributor and fuel injection. The car had not been registered since 1990 and there was no way to confirm if the motor had been started in that time so we just proceeded as if it had sat. Marvel mystery oil, flush all fluids etc. Le made me feel like I was there by sending me videos and text during the process. Here are some of the updates he sent me. At this point, motor running great!!!
  9. Last year in 2017 we drove from South Florida to California in search of a dry 2002 and to attend some events at Monterey car week. We had a great time, met lots of very nice people and saw a lots a 2002’s. With our limited budget we were either looking/hoping for a clean finished 2002 or a project Tii. It wasn’t easy and just when we were about to give up.... On the the last day of the trip we found our car. Its 1973 Sahara Tii. The seller was a really nice lady and her late husband was the owner. He did not register the car after 1990 but did drive it around the neighborhood periodically. The car did sit after he passed for a couple of years Here are pics from the day we found it. And some pics from our trip.
  10. infanterene`

    BMW S2002

    Nice build
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