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nickdaytona 02-09-2009 09:30 PM

New Member(s)- Father & Son 2002 Project
hey there, everyone, Nick here . Just picked up this 1000HP monster as a project for my son Alexs' first car . In storage since '94 and it has 165,000 M on it ( rebuilt at 120,000). Love the forum ( same setup as GTRC ) and we're looking forward to building this into a rally-look franken-Bimmer ! Hopefully we'll get it on the road by the first meet at Cayuga this spring. We'll take all the advice ( good advice, that is ) that we can use. God Bless old garbage !!

craz azn 02-09-2009 10:48 PM

Looks like a decent base. Both you and Alex will have lots of fun with that car. Was it for sale on Bimmerforums? Somehow I've seen this car before...

Kris 02-10-2009 12:17 AM

That car was on Kijijii I think, somewhere out around Ottawa. Looks pretty solid, get yer son busy degreasing that engine bay!

craz azn 02-10-2009 12:32 AM

^ right on, thats prolly where I saw it.. the interior pic was what caught my eye.

roaster 02-10-2009 01:50 PM

Looks like a sold car.
Good luck

nickdaytona 02-10-2009 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by roaster (Post 1261028)
Looks like a sold car.
Good luck

Yup Roaster , it's definitely a sold car , I'm just hoping it's solid ! ;-)

MiroE36 02-10-2009 03:31 PM

very nice.. get this project going!!

Kris 02-10-2009 04:10 PM


Originally Posted by nickdaytona (Post 1261033)
Yup Roaster , it's definitely a sold car , I'm just hoping it's solid ! ;-)

Some areas to check for rust

-lift the carpet on the driver's side and look in the pedal area
-lift the carpet on the passenger side and look at the floor
-bottoms of the doors
-spare tire well (very typical)
-gas tank - remove and clean and maybe POR15
-behind heater if there is evidence of leaking
-frame rails (especially near the front where people have jacked on them - use a board or something instead of jacking right on them)
-rear strut towers, check inside and outside
-around windshields if the seals have gone bad
-the rear subframe/body connection - rubber bushing that bolts up through the body and ends up under the rear seat - if you are doing a complete resto break down the rear subframe and replace the bushings
-front quarters, look inside with a flashlight,especially towards the back where there is a prefect spot for crap to sit
-inside the "cave" where the fuse box sits
-behind the firewall insulation (if you pull the motor)
-drain tubes on sunroof cars
-anywhere the master cylinder has leaked on
-inside front of hood

Judging by the amount of sludge in your engine bay, the bottom of the car may have been "preserved" by moil (= mud + oil).

I ground all the crap off the bottom of my car, and POR 15'd the whole thing. A messy, thankless job, but a lot of piece of mind.

I have some spares and lots of advice, some of it actually useful, if you guys need anything


ShortShifter 02-10-2009 04:34 PM

I almost bought this car...nice purchase! How much did you get him down to?

nickdaytona 02-10-2009 05:58 PM

22 brought it home, which wasn't a steal but was a fair price to pay to own the coolest little bimmer ever made ( that oughta get things goin'!! ) ;-) .

ShortShifter 02-10-2009 05:59 PM

2200?? I saw it posted for 1200....did you get something extra with it??

nickdaytona 02-10-2009 06:04 PM

You saw a different car. this one was near Ingersoll, Ontario, just past Woodstock ( not the one on the side of the highway ) .

Hope you're wrong :D


ShortShifter 02-10-2009 08:18 PM

Thats the one I was thinking of. Looks a lot different than yours...looks like yours is much nicer...the other one was looked at and considered a loss...good buy.

DEZIAC 02-12-2009 11:47 AM

The Dr. car??? ahaha damn you bastard! LOL j/k...i was hoping this car would stay under the radar until early spring....i snoozed too long!!!!!!!

Congrats though, that interior is what caught my eye too. I was hoping to get him down some, since it's been posted for awhile. Anyways, good luck on your project, keep us updated. BTW what are your plans on getting it up to 1000hp?

nickdaytona 02-12-2009 04:04 PM

It's already at 1000 HP, but I'm going to use the top secret 2000 HP chip out of my Skyline to get it up to top gear status ;-)

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