Ten years ago today my BMW 2002 restoration project began. It was a fairly easy search. I looked for a BMW 2002 on craigslist and I found the Ad. Here is what it said… “1976 BMW Model 2002. Car has been used for last … Continue reading10 Year Anniversary!!!
“There are only 2 types of BMW 2002 front subframes. Ones that have broken and ones that are going to break.” “It happens to all of them.” “They all do this…eventually.” “Anytime the subframe is removed from a 2002, the reinforcement should be done…no excuses.” … Continue readingThe dreaded cracked front subframe…..
Just a pic of the car with the new Kidney Grill installed!
One thing that has been really shabby on the car is the iconic center kidney grill on the 2002. Mine was smashed and dented. New ones are about $400 if you can find them. Reproduction units out there are ill fitting and still maybe … Continue readingKidney Transplant
Here is a new gallery of images. I went to Northern California for the day and had a few hours before I headed back, so I decided to take the car to the abandoned Alameda Naval Air Station. I LOVED how the car looked in … Continue readingNew Gallery:Alameda Naval Air Station Photo Shoot
Had the newly refinished BBS wheels installed and the high speed vibrations are GONE!! So the car is super stable…all is great right? Well maybe not. The new wheels are 15×6 et45 vs 15×6.5 et40 and it seems the old wheels have more of a … Continue readingBBS Wheels Take 2:Good (lack of) Vibrations!!
I LOVE the look of the BBS wheels on the car. Light, good looking and they have a period correct feel. The only problem is above 80 MPH I get a vibration. And lets be honest…with that motor and the 5 speed…80 MPH is EASY … Continue readingBBS Wheels….Take 2
Backup lights that is. My backup lights were flickering and then stopped working. When I had the 5 speed installed, Ken used my existing switch so this could be a very old switch. Checked the power at the bulbs. No power. Then checked the wiring … Continue readingHit the lights!!
The headliner on the car was looking bad, the rear window was pooping out and I wanted to get the car polished. Oh and the front spoiler wasn’t ready when I picked the car up so I needed to grab that as well. So I … Continue readingIn TJ For A Little Upkeep
I’m convinced that every time I detail the car it will run better. Is it mental? Do I just enjoy it more? Not sure but it seems to me like it knows it’s clean and looking good and it’s just happier. That’s all I have … Continue readingEvery time I detail the car it runs better….