(1972) BMW 2002 Tii

  1. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    Calm down.......:D

    It won't be long before Nr 1 is back and you'd be thinking....."Why the hell did I start on this other one".
     
  2. B1N9S

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    Haha. :laughing:
     
  3. B1N9S

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    I was supposed to collect this today from the bodyshop, but my low loader guy let me down !! :(.

    But, on a plus side, I did get these photos from the painter.

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  4. slim_boy_fat

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    Oddly enough, I was thinking we hadn't had an update for a while - you must be psychic.......:D
     
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  5. p0689109 Member

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    Nice shade of red.
     
  6. B1N9S

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    I just have to share this. I was going to leave the badge fitting, etc until last, but I just couldn't resist, putting it back and making this look like a car again after all this time.

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  7. Migmac

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    Just noticed this thread for the first time, read every post. Very impressed with your work and passion for the project. Can you remember what your wife looks like?
     
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  8. B1N9S

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    Well Migmac, she enjoys watching shite on the TV and I enjoy being in the garage, it's a win win !!! I do still see her from time to time !!

    But seriously, my lovely wife works shifts that take her to 9pm 3 nights a week and my teenage kids are only interested in exercising their thumbs and the garage is only 10yds from the kitchen, so it's not too bad really. There have been stages where I've had to put the hours in, but mainly it's just pottering in and out.
     
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  9. Aerohead

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    What a wonderful restoration job, inspiring, if only I had more free time and your garage.

    I had use of this exact car in cream for a summer in the late 1980's, very light car, not slow, FUN to drive in a way no new BMW can possibly be. Hope you get to drive yours soon.
     
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  10. B1N9S

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    Started bolting items back into the engine bay. I really need to do some cavity waxing, but I just got carried away doing this !!!!

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  11. jpmillermatic

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    Must be quite a treat to be on this side of it now!

    beautiful work...and yeah, I get having to add the emblem!

    JP
     
  12. B1N9S

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    Thanks guys. It's really nice to get some feedback. Gives you a boost for the project.

    JP - Yes mate, this is the nice, fun part now I guess. But I have scratched the paint a couple of times, which is a bit annoying, but it will go back to the bodyshop for a touch up and they said they will give it a final polish after I have put it back together.

    The subframes are also not in their final state. I want to remove them both and sort some minor niggles. Before dropping in the engine.
     
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  13. DavidS16 Member

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    Love this, cant wait to see it finished. Wasnt sure the colour was going to be decent but it looks awesome. Great work.
     
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  14. B1N9S

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    Spent the day sorting out the rear axle. The bodyshop managed to get overspray all over the freshly powder coated springs and my new Koni's

    I also needed to fit the LSD and driveshafts. So, off it came, cleaned & painted over the mess and fitted the necessary bits and pieces.

    Just need to torque everything up once its on it's wheels. I might replace those nasty looking old bolts on the diff hanger too - they look ugly !!!! [​IMG]

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  15. slim_boy_fat

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    Such attention to detail, it does you great credit. :thumbup:
     
  16. jpmillermatic

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    Yeah, those two bolts ruin the whole thing!....;) ;)

    its automotive eye candy for sure...what a nice looking project

    JP
     
  17. B1N9S

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    Tii is back in the bodyshop for a bit of remedial work. So, a bit more done to project #2. Stripped out both subframes and fuel tank and I couldn't resist, doing a test fit of the arches and the wheels.

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  18. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    What's going to be the 'end story'? You keeping both or selling one on?

    Keep up the good work. :thumbup:
     
  19. B1N9S

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    There's the dilemma. My problem is that I LOVE a project, but get quickly bored with routine maintenance !!! So, who knows. I've always lusted after a proper 911 or a Alfa 1750 and the Mrs likes VW buses, So............You never know.
     
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  20. mylesdw

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    911, VW bus, I'm sure you can find some middle ground there...
     
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