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jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:14 PM
Have decided the restoration of my 1972 1602 is long overdue. Here are the first pictures of the car being disassembled prior to the motor being pulled and then off for rust removal and paint.

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:16 PM
Another shot

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:18 PM
Here's a shot of the driver's side window showing the spot where the window seal leaked and the rusty result. If any of you have bubbled paint anywhere around the windows, this is what you're in for.

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:19 PM
Close up of the ugly truth,

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:22 PM
The rear window seal also leaked and resulted in more rust.

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:23 PM
More of the same.

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:23 PM
Close up of the same shrapnel.

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:24 PM
Depressing

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:25 PM
Passenger side rocker.

jm1602
10-30-2005, 05:27 PM
Ah well,
The motor is being pulled next weekend. Then the car is going to have all body issues dealt with. I'll post pics of the engine rebuild as the winter drags on.

Ted in T.O.
10-30-2005, 10:29 PM
Good luck with the resto Jim.Hope to see it next summer for sure.Make sure you give that engine some power while its out. *th-up* Ted

Robb
10-31-2005, 10:34 AM
You should acid dip the entire chassis and then seam weld the car !
John Dimoff @ raven performance knows a shop that does this.. the car will be better than new !

Good luck

paul christians
10-31-2005, 10:56 AM
It is going look good when it is done...WOW...

Ant118
10-31-2005, 03:31 PM
Yea i agree with paul its gonna look good *th-up*

Striker
11-01-2005, 05:22 PM
That's really nice.

I had a 72 2002 in the Caribbean, brought over from Canada. This car was done up all rally style and had lots of performance work on it. Aluminum flywheel, twin Weber 48 side draft carbs, headers, racing pipes, deep dish wheels, full black leather interior (custom covered) all stainless steel braided hoses with clamp covers spray painted to match the metalic Candy Apple Red the car was painted in.

I came over to Canada and left the damn car there. I loved this car so much and completely regret not bringing it here.

This is the car which caused me to become addicted to BMW's :D

Lets see it when completed. *th-up*

325isRED
11-01-2005, 05:25 PM
^^^ any pics of the 2002?

Striker
11-01-2005, 07:45 PM
^^^ any pics of the 2002?

Unfortunately not. That was 13 years ago so no digital pics. I had an album I brought here with all my cars and racing pics. One morning I drove off rushing the wife to work with the leather covered album on top of my car, never to be found again.

When I asked around, some ppl said they saw it on the pavement but someone probably stole it just for the expensive album. I felt like half of my life was gone.

In the digital age it also sucks. I installed two new hard drives in my PC 9 months ago. The 200 gig was a backup with nearly 100 gigs of vids and pics. My PC suffered a power glitch from the power supply, both drives wnet down.

I sent them in for data recovery and awaiting a reply. I may have to pay 1.5K to 3K to recover the data. :mad:

Striker
11-01-2005, 07:51 PM
It was rumored that BMW was going to produce the BMW 2002 in the year 2002.
I wish they did. The return of the VW Beatle and the Austin Mini was quite refreshing.

jm1602
11-01-2005, 11:22 PM
Unfortunately not. That was 13 years ago so no digital pics. I had an album I brought here with all my cars and racing pics. One morning I drove off rushing the wife to work with the leather covered album on top of my car, never to be found again.

When I asked around, some ppl said they saw it on the pavement but someone probably stole it just for the expensive album. I felt like half of my life was gone.

In the digital age it also sucks. I installed two new hard drives in my PC 9 months ago. The 200 gig was a backup with nearly 100 gigs of vids and pics. My PC suffered a power glitch from the power supply, both drives wnet down.

I sent them in for data recovery and awaiting a reply. I may have to pay 1.5K to 3K to recover the data. :mad:

48 Webers...very nice. I feel your pain leaving the car behind, must have been a tough decision. It's killing me to go through all this but what needs to be done, needs to be done. If you know what I mean.

I plan to completely disassemble the engine, maybe go with 1800ti pistons which have the same 84mm bore as my stock ones but have 9.5:1 compression. 130 Euros is the main deterent. Hone the bore, renew timing gears, oil pump and bottom end, and paint the crank case. Cylinder head is almost restored with 292 cam.

Should be pretty dam nice when it's done.

SpoolinS6
11-02-2005, 01:22 AM
hey man i seen the car and person i also spoke to you a while ago id like to see where this car is going make her pretty and make her fast :p

Bandi
11-07-2005, 07:24 PM
Good luck with the resto- looks like you have a lot to work with anyways! I hope to have my '72 2002 on the roto-hoist at work and stripped within the next couple of weeks... and I'm expecting to find some pretty large amounts of bondo.

Now... are those E30 seats in your car?

jm1602
11-07-2005, 10:49 PM
Man, took the tranny out tonigh in two hours which is not too bad. Pays to have done it before and way easier with the motor out.

Seats are out of a 320.

Bandi
11-08-2005, 09:53 PM
They look good... is there much involved in swapping them?

jm1602
11-08-2005, 11:04 PM
The fronts bolt right in but the rear bench is too wide for an '02. I pulled the seat cover off and put it on the original seat frame.

635CSi
11-09-2005, 01:51 AM
Looks like its in better shape than my 6er when I got it, looking foward to seeing it when its done! If you need help or insight let me know :)

Bandi
11-10-2005, 07:53 PM
The fronts bolt right in but the rear bench is too wide for an '02. I pulled the seat cover off and put it on the original seat frame.

Good to know... thanks!