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!!!
The car is off to Ken at Vintage BMW Racing for the front subframe swap. The trip for the car to get there was NOT uneventful. Called AAA for a tow truck and when they arrived they refused to tow the car. Claimed it was … Continue readingFront Subframe Repair!
“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! New Kidney Grill installed.
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 to rod 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 … 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!!
A few years ago I was watching Wheeler Dealers and they were talking about this new electronic ignition system that was a distributor that you can program with a computer. I was like WHOA! How cool, except I’m a Mac guy and most things like … Continue reading123 Tune+ Bluetooth…Take 2
So its been a few weeks since I installed the front sway bar and since I have heard the front bar is SO MUCH easier than the rear I have been putting it off. Until now. Today was the day! So here is how I … Continue readingRear Sway Bar Installed!!!