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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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  • Interests Rusty vintage cars, metalshaping, fabrication, roll cage design and construction

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  1. Rear Windscreen Rust

    Unfortunately, the POR15 products don't cure well much below 60 degrees, so it's tough in the winter. One trick I've used in upstate NY is to buy one of the generic halogen work lights. Two 500 watt bulbs make significant heat, and positioned next to the metal can facilitate POR15 curing in the coldest conditions.
  2. Body work welding advice needed

    I repaired it: Rust repair
  3. Body work welding advice needed

    I feel your pain. In my case the rust went through the outer and inner skin at that corner.
  4. Body work welding advice needed

    I agree, filling pinholes with weld can be frustrating, and not always necessary. POR15 Por Patch is awesome stuff for filling pinholes and sealing seams. Highly recommend it! I have also use their Epoxy Putty for filling larger holes in my pre-welding days, and those repairs are still strong and rust-free after 20 years.
  5. Anyone use MUCH later seats?

    I think one of the nicest seating upgrades for the 2002 is to get the Recaros out of an early '80's 320is. They easily fit in the car and are quite comfortable. I had a set that I sold when I got some Recaro SRDs for my car. The latter are definitely NOT a bolt-in, so I can't recommend them like I do the e21 Recaros.
  6. Not yet. Need to get mobile first.
  7. +1 for the Covercraft windshield shades. I have one for each car, and they are great. I had a Covercraft windshield shade for an e28 when I lived in Miami, FL that was parked outside routinely, and after 13 years of south florida heat and sun the dash was still perfect when I sold it.
  8. One thing to keep in mind if your car is totaled is that you can buy the salvage rights back for next to nothing, and harvest all the parts you want. I just went through this with an e46 that was totaled in an accident last winter, found a replacement and transplanted all the upgraded parts from the donor to the new car.
  9. F1 has been a snooze-fest for awhile with passing so difficult. I still watch the start, but rarely make it to the finish. On the bright side, it's a great sleep aid for naps.
  10. Also check with Ireland Engineering.
  11. There are factory mounting points for the 3-point harness in the C-pillar. There is a template to locate the mount in the C-pillar behind the headliner without destroying your headliner, but I can't find the template at the moment, but I'm sure someone on the FAQ will have it. I think the BlueDevil harness is a current repro for the old factory 3-point that used to be an option.
  12. Absolutely. My car used to be my daily driver; I think life is too short to panic about uber-safety concerns. The 2002 is pretty darn stout for a small car. I used to take my kids in the car all the time, and had no qualms about having them in the front seat. My oldest daughter grew up in the 2002 and always loved it. I did get the three-point belts when I started taking kids in the backseat.
  13. Nice job on the Group 2 reinforcements! Any chance you could share the pattern?
  14. That looks tough. Another option is to use the Ireland Engineering sway bars which mount under the subframe. I realize this is not fix that can be installed quickly or cheaply, but it might get around the compressor issue.
  15. I've had one that looks identical to yours for many years. Have they gone NLA? Either way, these are a great idea and really help keep your car cool and dash crack-free. They are a bit pricey, but last forever.