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  1. That is a right bugger Dion - hope you can get it sorted and come to an agreement with the mechanic! Those springs aren't cheap!
  2. Sadly this sub-group doesn't get much love! Victoria spent a large chunk of this year in the most severe lockdowns in the world. Happily, last weekend after restrictions had relaxed, a bunch of us could finally get out and enjoy a drive down and around the Mornington Peninsula - a couple of shots from the day attached.
  3. @David Nixon, Peninsula BM had a wheel in stock when I enquired within the last year. I personally found it a little expensive for my taste but they may separate or reduce the price..
  4. Great stuff! Do you mind if i ask how much the skin ran you after GST, duties, shipping etc?
  5. I'm interested @tomorrowcalling (based in Melbourne, Aus) There are also a couple on the 2002 Owners Australia Facebook group interested.
  6. In case anyone hits the search function in the future - you can also get repro original design clips through Jaymic (i'm yet to try them) https://www.jaymic.com/sill-moulding-clip-original-black-type.html
  7. Today was a happy-sad day as this one went to its new owner. My father and I pulled it out of a workshop where it hadn't moved for a couple of years and was a non-runner. We gave it a solid recommissioning and needless to say, got really attached to it! It is by far the best 02 body i've seen/had as it had been preserved so well over time, and i'm thrilled the new owner is local-ish and i'll continue to see it at some of the Victorian events. Photo credits to Taylor Zhou
  8. They are easy to tell apart because the design is totally different. These are the original design and work well (i managed to find some old clips albeit not enough, and you can hear a nice 'click' when they go into place in the sill, or into the sill trim) https://shopware.bmw-oldtimerteile.de/fahrzeugtypen/e10-1502-2002-tii-turbo-touring-cabrio/51-fahrzeugausstattung/stossleisten/77/clip-schwellerleiste/02-serie-original These are the 'new' design which i didn't have much luck with. Note they are slightly different to the knee line trim version. https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/plastic-clip-for-sill-trim.html
  9. Good to hear! Thanks Andrew - what was your parts source for them?
  10. Hi All, I've gone through the archives and deduced that the original design 02 plastic clips for the lower sill (SS) trim are now NLA. The design has been updated to an e21 design and as a result, some have noticed issues when mounting their trim (either clips not mounting in the body/sill and falling out or not clipping into the trim and the trim popping off, or both). I've been wrangling with the W&N kit to make it work (and will keep trying), however in my search i noticed that there was an aftermarket supplier of the original design clips: https://www.autobodysupply.net/product-p/w-e2303.htm Edit: Also just found this mob in Germany too: https://shopware.bmw-oldtimerteile.de/fahrzeugtypen/e10-1502-2002-tii-turbo-touring-cabrio/51-fahrzeugausstattung/stossleisten/77/clip-schwellerleiste/02-serie-original Has anyone used these before (and can provide a comparison as far as usability between these and the 'new' OE design)? Also keen to make sure the company are reputable. Many thanks, Tom
  11. Look forward to seeing some shots and hearing about your first drive, Steve!
  12. oz_tom

    Alpina Gear

    very cool! thanks for posting this!
  13. Hi All, I'm looking for any advice on brands and quality for replacement water pumps. What are people using? There doesn't appear to be a hard and fast rule of who/what to avoid... Options I can see online: GRAF - https://www.blunttech.com/shop/replacement-parts/cooling-system/W0133-1621429-GRA GEBA - https://www.blunttech.com/shop/replacement-parts/cooling-system/W0133-1621429-GEB HEPU - https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog/SuperCat/5465/BMW_5465_WATPMP_pg1.htm#item1 GATES - https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/bmw,1973,2002,2.0l+l4,1010754,cooling+system,water+pump,2208 GMB - https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/bmw,1973,2002,2.0l+l4,1010754,cooling+system,water+pump,2208 AIRTEX - https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/bmw,1973,2002,2.0l+l4,1010754,cooling+system,water+pump,2208 OEM There are also references to a Bosch and AC Delco pump but I haven't located stock. Any help greatly appreciated! Tom
  14. Bummer about the 'not-so-rust-free-02' Martin! There is a NZ owners group on Facebook which you might have some luck with for local parts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/243815559768403/
  15. Will be great to meet you! I'm trying to make sure my car will be ready but i'm away for the 3 weeks before the event overseas . Regardless, i'll be there in an 02 of some sort! I coordinate an '02 Register' for Victoria mailing list (along with the 2002 Owners, Australia Facebook group). If you would like me to add you onto the mailing list - flick me your email (usually just email about 02 drives, parts for sale, group buys, that kind of thing) Love to see some pics of your progress! Tom
  16. Hey Mint - how is the restoration coming along of your car? I've pulled together a few 02ers who will be going to the German Auto Show (August 25) so if you're about, let me know mate I recently found out that W&N do flat rate shipping so that might help with keeping the cost down on your parts (eg. the floors) - unfortunately GST is now under $1k i think ... bit annoying! Tom
  17. G'day there! Karl Anderson on the 2002 Owners Australia Facebook group will definitely have something in his stash. He would be within driving distance (outskirts of Brissy i think) Let me know if you have any BBS wheels or an S14 block sitting about Tom
  18. When club rego was introduced in VIC there were two things that caused changes to the scheme and extra attention from the 5-0 - new 'clubs' offering cheap membership and dodgy club scrutineer sign off sprung up - people not filling in log books started getting fined for driving an 'unregistered' car, so club plates got extra attention Hope the same doesn't happen for you NSW fellas! Tom
  19. Hi djninkin, I ran a 205/50/15 on the rear on a 15x7 Alpina and it rubbed (stock suspension). I then tested a 15x6 with a 195/50/15 and that didn't rub. I then moved to a stiffer Eibach/Koni setup and ran that car lower with 195/45/15's (staggered - 15x7 rear and 15x6 front) and didn't have any rubbing that i recall. Potentially hitting a bump at full lock / an outlier situation there may have been, but i felt like that was the best setup to make a set of wheels that isn't an 'ideal' offset for a 2002 fit. By this point i'd probably also had the lips rolled.
  20. That is a very sad sight! What kind of work are you looking at having done to the car to bring her back - full paint and mechanical go over? I can recommend separate places but not a one stop shop sadly... Tom
  21. Car looks beautiful! Reminds me a lot of my fathers when he had Superlites on (its a 72tii but runs early grilles and bumpers so will look very similar to you!)
  22. A few fjord's there, but I suspect you mean the more 'vibrant' fjord - they're 15". Good to see another aussie! Are you on the Australian 2002 Owners facebook group?
  23. lol! I know its been ages mate - hope all is well with you Ray. I may be in the US later this year again!
  24. Had a great drive today with some of the Victorian 2002 guys through the Yarra Ranges area in Victoria, Australia. It was quite reminiscent of a drive some 12 years ago with overcast rainy weather through some of the same roads, but a great turnout of around 18 cars. Lots of new and familiar faces, and the 02 scene is still strong in this part of the world! Pics below from Taylor Zhou
  25. Hi mate - are you after a factory roundie wheel or more of a Nardi or Momo wheel? PS: love to see your car - always good to see a new one from Oz!
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