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  1. Simeon

    Rubber Fetish

    When I took the glass out for paint, I knew I would not be reusing the front and rear windscreen seals. The old ones were throughly perished and the filler strip hard hardened into a brittle state. After reading the many reviews of Uro seals Vs BMW windscreen seals, I elected to go with BMW even though I went Uro with the door seals. My reasoning, apart from saving money was that the door is capable of adjustment but the windscreen is not. I started with the rear screen first and tried to follow the Blue Book method of installing the filler strip into the rubber before pulling it into the frame. I was somewhat hampered by it being a relatively cold late winter night in Adelaide (about 12 degrees C, 53 degrees F) and the filler strip had just been taken from the packaging where it had been coiled up for who knows how long. Not only was it in a lazy spiral it had a twist along its length. Every time I tried to feed it into the rubber it would often turn over in the slot and all of the pushing and shoving was either pulling the rubber off the glass or risking sliding the whole lot off the boot lid onto the floor (I had a polar fleece blanket on the boot lid to protect the paint and the glass). I thought that by not being installed I would be able to install the filler without a special tool - so confident was I that I ignored an opportunity to buy a new tool. After lots of swear words and failed attempts I decided to make my own tool by twisting up some brazing rod and trying it the 'old fashioned way' of installing the glass and rubber before the filler strip. I had made up the other recommended tool of a few metres of 3.5mm nylon ripcord and a piece of old radio aerial that the cord would fit through. After bell-mouthing one end so that the cord would run through easily this made the perfect applicator for the cord. The aerial piece is just inserted into the slot and run around the outside, installing the rope deep into the slot. After centering the screen on the opening, some careful slapping with my hand and pulling the rope, the seal and glass slid into the opening. A few areas where bits of seal needed pulling over the lip with a plastic trim tool but no dramas. Once the seal was in place the filler was relatively straight forward to install with some dish detergent and water for lubricant and my homemade installation tool. So much for the Blue Book! I learnt my lesson for the front screen and took the filler strip out of its bag and left it hanging from a rough truss, weighed down by some bulldog clips with old head bolts. When I first pulled my new Uro door seals from the bag, I was wary about their fit, mainly from what I had read but also because the lower door parts looked so alien. After stuffing the top section into the aluminium profile around the top of the door, the lower sections were glued into place using 3M weatherstrip adhesive. The surfaces to be glued were roughed up with sand paper and cleaned with wax& grease remover to remove any residue. A thin line of adhesive was run along the seal and spread thinly. A matching bead was run and spread on the door frame, both were then left to go tacky before being stuck together. After the adhesive, the pinch weld mouldings were replaced around the door and refitted 3/4 windows. After adjustment of the vent window and door glass, I had a few exploratory slams. Definitely needs a good shove but not as bad as could be expected. The upper seal section could do with being reduced in thickness (or made of softer material like the rear vertical section). I am tempted to trim this area back by a few millimetres to allow the vent frame to sit better in the seal. Overall it's not too bad though so I am going to give it a chance to compress before I do anything drastic. Homemade tools and the world's most useful tool.
  2. Day ~63 – 68 I’m trying to get a whole bunch of things done so that I can drive this car before winter comes and as you may know, it comes pretty quick around here. Weather Stripping/Seals - Driver/Passenger Doors Seals (Uro) I had read some negative reviews about the Uro door seals but I also read that some weren’t happy with the OEM version. Given the big price difference, I cheaped out and went with the Uro door seals. Installing the door seals, is a slight bitch. Jamming it in to the aluminum bracket channel isn’t fun and then removing it to add weather stripping adhesive is even less fun. When sticking the trim to the frame curvatures (where there is no channel), it’s not as it does not want to stay in place. Following the window adjustment, here are my issues with the URO door seals L - Trunk Seal (OEM) Much easier than the door seals, I simply stretched it out in to place and glued it in with some binder clips. - Front & Back Windshields (OEM) As with the headliner install, I followed ClayW’s instructions (BMW2002FAQ) for installation. Installing the glass with the seal was surprisingly easy, installing the lock-strip was a little more difficult but with the help of a lock-strip tool it wasn’t that bad. Interior Finishing - B-Pillar Trim I cut and glued in some new vinyl trim (fabric) on the B-pillars. Similar to what I did on the A-pillars but without a foam backing. - Door Cards (Rear) Cleaned them up, popped in new clips and installed them. - Carpet I purchased a carpet from Esty way back in Feb of 2015, it was finally time to install it. I used Myrtle’s instructions (BMW2002FAQ). It went in pretty easy, but like most things it was time consuming. About the carpet, I don’t like the way the 2 front pieces (driver/passenger “mats”) sit, they have pleats… but Esty does not recommend any additional insulation/sound deadening below the carpet so maybe the additional ½” - ¾“ made the difference. I think the pleats might ease out with some heat/time. - Handbrake Bearing Upgrade Installed the handbrake bearing upgrade I purchased from williamggruff (BMW2002FAQ), seems like a big improvement for little effort & money. - Seat Belts They functioned properly, so I simply washed them with some liquid laundry detergent and hung them out to dry before re-installing them - Speakers The front speakers were originally in custom pods when the foot rest would normally be, I didn’t like that… so I mounted them under the dash. I’ll see how that works out, and might change it in the future but for now, out of sight out of mind. - Seats/Steering Re-Installed the Moto-Lite wood wheel on the weekend… then re-installed the lovely E21 Reccaro seats from Aardvark Racing, last night. Now I have somewhere to sit while bleeding the brakes. Exterior Trim - Cleaned and installed the lower (knee) trim. I used Meguir’s plastic cleaner followed by the polish. They came out pretty good. - Installed the door window finishers. - 1 of the clips was aftermarket and didn’t really hold the trim, so being an impatient SOB, I rigged up a new clip with some scrap aluminum, a bolt and some steel weld. Exhaust / Wideband - I went to a local muffler shop (Federal Muffler) and had a bung installed for the O2 sensor. I sanded it, and painted it with some VHT exhaust paint. Upon installation, I noticed the fit was tighter than I expected (transmission support bar), so I pulled that off and modified it slightly for more clearance - I did the ASPX O2 sensor calibration and waiting to fire it up and see what’s what. Trunk The trunk and the hood were still at the paint shop, unfortunately the hood won’t fit in my XC60 but the trunk lid did. Popped the trunk on, it still needs some alignment but at least it’s out of the way. Up next… Take 2, at bleeding brakes, 1 of the fittings is leaking, seems like it’s not seating properly , nothings ever easy with this piece of junk. Timing & Carb adjustment. I ordered a Innova advanced timing light but before trying that out, I want to rig up a bracket for a throttle return spring. Building a new center console. To accommodate the new gauges & switches. and some other stuff I can't think of right now.
  3. Hey All, Does anyone have the lock strip tool for the front and rear windshields they would be willing to send to me to borrow to install my two windows over the next few weeks? (I am located in the bay area, CA, if anyone is local that has one) I've been told the one to use is the "wire" tool and not the one that can easily be found on autoparts/amazon websites. I can't find this tool online! Thanks,
  4. I am cleaning out my storage unit and have a hood and rear windshield sitting in the corner that I don't have room for. I really don't want to throw them away. Free to anyone wiling to come pick them up. Hood looks pretty straight but has some surface rust and small rust spots in the normal underside seam spots. Windshield shows no cracks or chips. Zip code is 37801
  5. Anyone ever had this happen? Was totally fine last night, today I go out to the garage to get something and see this--nothing fell on it. Car hasn't been driven since Vintage. I'm assuming original glass and heat caused it to happen. Anything I should know about replacing it? I once had to get a windshield replaced in a Porsche 914 and that was a complete debacle.
  6. $150 shipped retails for $358 new (see third pic)
  7. Location: : Temecula, CA I'm trying to empty stuff out of my garage and would rather give this away than throw it away. These all come from a '72: Windshield Rear Windshield w/o defrost Driver rear vent Passenger rear vent None of this comes with any hardware. IT IS GLASS ONLY. They are all in pretty good shape, no cracks, major scratches, or chips. Come get it out of my garage. Not looking to ship. Email me at jonryanevans@gmail.com. JR
  8. Looking for a front windshield. Preferably clear. I'm located in east Tennessee so the closer the better. Let me know if you have anything.
  9. I feel a bit silly for asking this, but what switch or stalk do you use to activate the window washer fluid? I have a 1969 02 that I bought a few years ago, and in that time I've never been able to engage the washer fluid. The wipers work fine on both the low and high setting, but for the life of me I can't figure out what will give the window a squirt of fluid when it gets dusty. My guess is the motor is in need of either a good cleaning or replacement, but I want to ensure I'm engaging it correctly first to help with the trouble shooting. Thanks in advance, sorry I know this is remedial...
  10. Hello, In order to finish my 8 year restoration I need help locating the following items. If anyone is even able to point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated as I have run out of avenues locally. GOOD CONDITION Early Grille set with black slats for Euro lights - I believe this means I need a 'deep' set of grilles. 1 x Left Grille (51131808473) 1 x Right Grille (51131808474) NEW 1 x OEM Windshield Gasket (51317440104) The potential seller would need to be happy to post to Australia. Cheers Will
  11. Price:: 80.00 Location: : richmond,ca i am selling, wiper washer tank/bottle/reservoir and the motor pump. its the original round washer tank, the plastic is in great shape with no cracks or holes and the pump motor works. $55.00 for the bottle and $25.00 for the pump (this is without shipping)
  12. In NC...want a front windshield for my 1976 2002. Could arrange a pickup within NC,SC,VA-thanks.
  13. Might be the original windshield from 1976. I'm not entirely sure. Has some fading around the lower and side edges, which is why I replaced it with a new one. No chips or splits though. Hit me up if you're in the Rochester area.
  14. Im looking for an operable Windshield Wiper Motor.I live in the Seattle area.
  15. Price:: 25 Location: : WA I have a two-speed washer relay from a '73 2002, worked fine when removed. Would like to get 25 + shipping Thanks, Mo Faraz
  16. Hey, so i would like to know if anyone has recently order and installed a front windshield. i bought one and i am suspicious of the glass not being even close to the correct curvature. i do know how to install glass, as seen on youtube. i have done maybe forty or more and only broken one in all the years. i even had a VW buddy of mine come and look at it and he talked me out of trying to install after seeing how out of shape it really is. so again, does anyone have any good or bad about dealer glass. thanks, stone
  17. I need the back left window, and if you have one, the window lever/opener.
  18. Hello, I took my dash out, and am in the process of putting it back on and despite my best efforts there seems to be a slight gap on one side. The driver side of the dash is slightly higher than the passenger side to the point that it may be sticking out too far to properly secure the windshield? I'm not sure if this is how it is supposed to sit or if there is some give in how high the dash can sit because it is only a quarter inch off from where it is supposed to be. See for yourself and let me know if there is anything that I can do to remedy this problem. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE
  19. Rear windshield glass. I've had this awhile, can't recall it's origin. No cracks. Some sticky sealant on the edge, easy enough to clean up. Defroster strips are tested good. $75 OBO, pick up in South San Francisco, 94080.
  20. So I was replacing my windshield gasket last night, and unfortunately when I was doing the old "glancing blows" technique I got a crack that met an old rockchip. I am in the SF Bay Area, and trying to find a replacement windshield. Mine was a Pilkington. I am getting a lot of places that have Fu Yao replacements which are quite cheap at $150 for just the glass. I was curious if anyone has used one of these windshields. I know Fu Yao makes glass for modern BMWs, but am skeptical about them producing glass for a 40 year old car. Thanks!
  21. Looking for someone willing to sell a NOS seal and lockstrip or even a used one in good condition for less than the $80 or so sets found online. I'll probably end up going that route, but someone around here has to have the parts laying around! Thanks, Emmanuel H.
  22. Rock hit my glass windshield, prefer the shaded glass can anybody give me a lead/? looks like the Glass people don't want to give it up for the shading ...what to do? what to do,? DEZ
  23. Upon removing a windshield from a '71 sunroof car, I found a 'headliner clip strip' (for lack of a better term) at the bottom edge of the windshield. See photo. (The same clips were also present along the top edge and sides of the windshield.) Is this stock from the factory? If so, what's the purpose of it along the bottom edge? Thanks. -KB
  24. *******badges still available*******prices now lowered******** Hi FAQ, The badges have arrived and are ready for purchase. Payment via PayPal: mofaraz@uw.edu All prices include free shipping: 1 badge $35 / $45 international 2 badges $70 / $85 international 3 badges $105 / $115 international There are 3 colors Traffic Blue, Ocean Gray, Deep Green Please include address, quantity, color and you will get both payment + shipping confirmation from me. Thanks for looking, Mo Faraz Ocean Gray: Deep Green: Traffic Blue:
  25. Unused Front windshield seal - Brand URO. Fits: - 1600 (1967-71) - 1600 Touring (1971) - 2002 (1967-76) - 2002tii (1971-74) $40 + Free shipping. SOLD Let me know if you have any questions.
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