SOLD- Up for sale is my 74 2002. Photo link for restoration pictures and youtube video are below.
Restoration Thread, where you can see how I got out of hand on a simple refresh, to a full blown resto.
More Resto pics and Final Pics of the car
Youtube For Sale video
A further detailed description below for those that do want to read it....
Engine: Refreshed the engine with a full gasket kit bottom/top end, rebuilt cylinder head, new water pump, new thermostat, new high output alternator, new starter, long tube header, new hoses, powdercoated valve cover, 8mm plug wires, new plugs, new spark plug loom cover, new distributor with petronic ignition, new coil, Weber 38 downdraft carb, oil canister reservoir, ported manifold and por15 engine coating. The engine is not the original engine to the car, it has approximately 40K miles, before the restoration. It runs GREAT with excellent compression! Starts up fast and idles smooth, no smoke. You can drive this anywhere
Body: The car was stripped to bare metal, no rust on the body, but the body did have dents and dings that had filler in them. The body work was hammered to minimize filler. 2 coats of epoxy, 2 coats of high build and then 2 base coat clear coats in metallic gunmetal paint was applied, all PPG paint products were used. Completely stripped underside of the body and 2 rust repairs were made then new undercoating was applied. The driver foot well lower corner and the driver frame rail both had rust through. It was entirely cut out to solid metal and repaired. The drip rail was molded into the body. Turbo front air dam, turbo flares and original rubber Zender spoiler. A shaved rear bumper, air brushed 2002 rear emblem, trim removed and trim holes welded. I fabricated a panel for the hood cowl area and had it airbrushed.
Suspension and Tires: New 15” Rota rims with new 195/50R15 Hankook Ventus tires. New front suspension, new polyurethane bushings, new hardware, lowering springs, larger sway bars, strut bar, subframe removed sodablasted and painted with Eastwood chassis black gloss.
Brakes: Upgraded front disc brakes with new brake pads, rotors, stainless steel braided brake lines throughout the vehicle. New brake fluid reservoir, brake hoses, brake lines, master cylinder, and slave cylinder.
Electrical: All wiring was rerouted and hidden, all wiring holes in the engine bay were welded. The battery was relocated to the trunk. Relays that originally were in the front were relocated under the dashboard on the driver side. I added a 3rd brake light up high to help those SUV’s see the car. The electric fuel pump is wired to a toggle switch in the center console and there is a kill switch that is under the steering wheel out of sight. This switch under the steering wheel cuts power to the distributor. All gauges work, minus the stock temp gauge which has not worked since I owned this car. I do have 3 new VDO gauges installed in the new center console (water temp, oil pressure and voltage)
Sound: New Sony radio with CD/MP3/HD/Satellite Ready and Pioneer 6x9 rear speakers. No front speakers.
Interior: New Recaro seats in the front, rear seats are bucket seats swapped from a 635i. New rear deck lid fabricated. Full carpet set with sound dampening. Custom center console. The dash is perfect, minus one narrow crack. Heat and fan work fine. All new weather stripping for the doors, windshield, rear windows, back glass, hood and trunk. The doors do not shut perfectly flush because of the new weather stripping, that normally takes some time to seat, but they seal very good. The doors have new latches installed so no annoying popping. Original headliner and it does not sag and still looks very good. Heat pad installed under the hood and under the rear deck lid.
Exhaust: Hi Temp Painted Long tube header, Ansa Exhaust with flex pipe at the header
Driveline: Upgraded 5 Speed transmission with all new seals, shortened driveshaft, center bearing and guibo. New 3.91 LSD differential with redline fluid. Short shifter and new BMW 5 speed leather shift knob. New clutch slave cylinder.