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About Ian

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

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  1. Any recommendations for a shop in Pasadena, CA to do a PPI? I have a nephew looking at an e39 and I'm doing a long distance assist with the purchase, and would like to find a shop close to him that can check the car out.
  2. I have those Baby Tornados also. Great mirrors, and they do look stock on a late-model 2002.
  3. Looks really fun. Would love to get my M2 back on the road in time. Got some insulated coveralls, so winter workshop is open!
  4. 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.
  5. Body work welding advice needed

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

    I feel your pain. In my case the rust went through the outer and inner skin at that corner.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Not yet. Need to get mobile first.
  10. +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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Also check with Ireland Engineering.
  14. 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.