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Old 08-15-2014, 02:08 PM   #16
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In no particular order here are some updates of the 2002 Turbo's we have been working on over the past few weeks. We started to reassemble one of our 2002 engines that we removed to paint the engine bay.











Here is the freshly painted bay with the new OEM fire wall cover.



Some more misc parts out of the paint booth.



Started to polish the original sunroof rails and guide bars.



The next step will be to do the headliner and sunroof crank, clean up the OEM wiring and get the booster, brake lines and all brackets back in the bay before we install our engine.

The silver 2002 is 95% complete, we have finished the full carpet kit install, repaired our dash and interior trim, and new seals all around.

We removed the old 3 piece bumper which had a dented corner and replaced it with brand new BMW parts.



This was how we had to hold the carpet in place while we set the glue to dry.

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Old 08-15-2014, 02:10 PM   #17
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This car is absolutely gorgeous. Runs and drives amazing, so much power!!



Everything working well and temperatures good!



I will post more detailed pictures of the interior and upload some videos of it starting, running, and driving shortly.



Sorry about the crappy iPhone pictures, when you get into work mode its hard to remember to take pics of all the little details, there are hundreds of things we have done that no one will ever see until they actually look closely at the car.

Thanks for looking!

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:28 PM   #18
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Amazing work, I love how clean everything is.
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Old 08-15-2014, 11:33 PM   #19
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Going to be hard to miss that one driving down the street!...Awesome job!
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Old 08-16-2014, 06:08 AM   #20
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That's amazing. I see you posted only 2 cars. What about the other 3? Are they fully restored or they are going to be restored in the future?


P.S. You should register your Turbos at http://www.bmwmregistry.com/models.php?id=15
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Old 08-20-2014, 03:35 PM   #21
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Going to be hard to miss that one driving down the street!...Awesome job!
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Amazing work, I love how clean everything is.

Thanks, we try!

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That's amazing. I see you posted only 2 cars. What about the other 3? Are they fully restored or they are going to be restored in the future?


P.S. You should register your Turbos at http://www.bmwmregistry.com/models.php?id=15
We thought about registering them, but we would look like hoarders haha.

As for the other 3, we haven't fully decided if we are going to fully restore each, or give someone the opportunity to do it themselves.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:18 AM   #22
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Hey Chad, the local 2002 group is going for a drive this weekend. Why not bring one of these turbos out, and show us the real thing.
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