Hodgepodge

Kugelfischer
  • Content Count

    563
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    3
  • Feedback

    N/A

Community Reputation

138 Excellent

About Hodgepodge

  • Birthday November 18

Profile Information

  • Gender Male
  • Location Western Pennsylvania, 15317
  • Interests Car restoration, house restoration, boating, robotics and animatronics, 3d printing,

Recent Profile Visitors

1,409 profile views
  1. If I didn't already have 4 project cars for this winter, I would hop on this one! Looks pretty decent and has E21 seats! https://barnfinds.com/exclusive-1976-bmw-2002/?utm_campaign=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter+(Daily)&utm_content=imagelink
  2. Hodgepodge

    Here's an odd one.... '74 2002tii

    Cool. Well, there is always an interesting story behind cars like this. Glad to hear this one is a good story so far.
  3. Hodgepodge

    Here's an odd one.... '74 2002tii

    It's BAAAACK! Apparently, the first sale for $llk+ fell through. He listed it again. No bidders. Listed it again for $7500. No bidders. It is listed again today for $10k again. BMW 2002
  4. Hodgepodge

    Here's an odd one.... '74 2002tii

    I totally agree. I'm hoping the previous buyer who backed out comments in some way, either here or through a buyer review. I'd really like to know if he showed up and said no way, or if he was just a deadbeat.
  5. Hodgepodge

    Here's an odd one.... '74 2002tii

    Bumping this because the listing is back. First listing says sold for $11,101. Second listing has some extra copy that was a response to one of our emails. This guy is amazing.... Clearly, he either doen't care if he sells the car or doesn't have the brains to present it properly. He posted a google earth of his location though, assuming that anyone interested enough to come see it will probably buy it. So, here's the realy funny part. I google-earthed Lincoln Theater in Yountville, and then went to street view. THERE'S THE CAR! OK, it's real and it is even covered, but it sits outside 100% of the time. Somebody let us know if you go to check it out.
  6. Hodgepodge

    Dual Extruders

    That looks pretty nice! I'm thinking you will need to sand it smooth/flush to eliminate the extrusion lines. Consider printing the colors higher than the ribs and then sanding down to the ribs. Either way will work but it might be very difficult to sand it evenly and without clogging paper. I've developed and printed a lot of 3D stuff and have 2 printers including a very large Folgertech FT5 (12" x 12" x18"). Sadly, I really haven't found any practical applicaiton in my car restorations yet.
  7. Hodgepodge

    Dual Extruders

    Dual extruders usually work best when two colors need to be deposited on the same layers. This almost looks like an overlay. Are the two filaments from the same vendor? I'm assuming this is ABS? PLA will melt in a hot car. It looks great and the threading looks excellent so you certainly have your printer dialed in! Is the plan to sand and verithane this, or leave it uncoated?
  8. Hodgepodge

    Here's an odd one.... '74 2002tii

    Um. Cracked block means replace block, not bore it out.... has as anybody asked him if he has records?
  9. Hodgepodge

    Here's an odd one.... '74 2002tii

    A few weeks ago, I barely lost an auction on BAT for a “74 tii. It wasn’t in awful shape, but I would have done what I do and give it the full treatment. It sold for $12,500. I lost the sale because I was bidding from my cell phone. I don’t mind bidding on cars that need restoration as long as the seller is straightforward. Clearly, this guy isn’t. No rust. Runs great. Enhanced engine. I’ll bet the A/C runs cold if you ask. We all know that even honest sellers don’t know about ancient body damage or hidden rust...and that is with pictures. No pictures at all? That’s a $10k gamble with nearly impossible odds. I’m guessing the only person that thinks this this is a $30k car might be the seller. But we will know for sure as the auction end-time approaches. On the positive side, at least he didn’t post a picture of what the car “could look like when restored”. Saw one of those today for a rusty old jag Mk2 sedan with no engine. it is in my watch list along with the beat up $95,000 BIN 1966 “beta” Alfa Romeo Duetto (I have 2 of those that are in great condition that I might get $35k for...). Still...it is a tii... we think.
  10. Hodgepodge

    Here's an odd one.... '74 2002tii

    Apparently not. Iinca, did you hear back?
  11. Hodgepodge

    Here's an odd one.... '74 2002tii

    iinca, he posted 1 picture. He was alrady irked. 😃 Let us know how he responds.
  12. A 1974 2002tii showed up on eBay. One image taken from a distance (but the car looks decent overall..). 5 very brief lines in the entire listing. I sent the seller a message and said "Seriously, one picture is not going to cut it if you expect to bring anywhere what this car is worth. Can we get some more images and info?" The seller responded with " Seriously, I know what this car is worth, but I will trash it if nobody buys it. Somebody will miss a good deal." I honestly have no idea what to make of that response other than the seller is a complete idiot. Take a shot if you want it! Good luck! I'll watch. 2002tii on eBay
  13. Hodgepodge

    Outsourcing smaller jobs....suggestions?

    Simeon, that is why I am looking for somebody who has done this before. There are a few shops near me that only do small jobs because the owner is retired, the owner is moonlighting or because they don’t have much space. None of those are BMW shops though.
  14. Hodgepodge

    Outsourcing smaller jobs....suggestions?

    Sorry, I think everybody got the wrong impression when I used the term arrogant. This guy did not want to work on my E39 wagon with 80k miles on it. Why? Because I changed the plugs, pads and fluids myself and I had my own Peake tool and old school BMW dealer software. He didn't want my business. Made it very clear that he hated working on any car that the owner did anything to himself. Was he good? Of course he was. He also happened to make more money on that group of BMW owners that know nothing about cars. I'm sure he has had cars that owners have cut corners on. This was not one of those cars. And this was all on the phone as I was trying to set an appointment. I have lived in several cities and have had some terrific BMW mechanics. This guy is good but Yelp and Google are filled with stories like mine. It is hard enough trying to determine if something a mechanic suggests actually makes sense (you would be amazed at some of the stories...). Adding attitude on top of that makes using a difficult mechanic not worth it. I still planning on calling him again, but I'm not optimistic.
  15. Hodgepodge

    Outsourcing smaller jobs....suggestions?

    Joe, the restoration shop was basically saying “$30k is the minimum it is going o cost you for us to restore your car and we will be handling every aspect of it including disassembly and determining what parts are needed.” The reality is that they do a lot of jobs for very wealthy people who don’t want to know anything about their car except that it looks and drives great when they pick it up. They throw out the $30k number at th beginning to weed out people who don’t want to or can’t spend that much. They still get a lot of business!