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    Default Some old car that will never be low enough - 2002 content

    Hello all, I was told I needed to do a build thread on my car so.... here I am . Nothing too special but here we go.

    This is my 72 BMW 2002 not a 2002 BMW ???? which my local parts store asks me everytime I go in.. gotta love farm communities in the Midwest. Anywho, originally it is a California car that about 10 yrs ago was brought to Missouri. Before me, there were two owners, and with both the car sat in storage and wasn't driven for some reason. When we originally got it it ran like crap and needed cleaned up which we slowly have done and now I actually daily drive the car for the most part. Now on to the mods.

    1972 BMW 2002
    Exterior:
    All red euro tails
    Shorty Front and Rear Bumpers w/ Guards Removed
    Headlight grills
    Euro Turnsignals
    Modified Rear License Plate Bracket

    Interior:
    Recaro Black Cloth Seats
    AMCO Shiftknob
    Momo Futura Wheel w/ Momo BMW horn
    E21 Shiftboot
    E21 Floormats
    Custom Wood Trunk Floor
    WWII Mine Case in Trunk
    Custom Center Console
    Moon Equipped Gauges
    Custom Leather Roof Handles
    Euro 3 Piece Dash
    Kicker Stereo Hidden in Vintage Camera

    Under the hood:
    E21 Radiator
    Weber 32/36 Carb
    Tailored Supply Brake/Clutch Res
    CATuned Brake Lines

    Suspension/Wheels:
    Cut springs in front, heated springs in the rear
    Enkei Apache V's 14x6 17+ Offset

    What's been replaced since I got it:
    Windshield
    Front and rear window rubber
    Trunk rubber
    Front bumper with nicer one
    Misc relays and covers
    Seat belts
    Lots of wet sanding and buffing
    New cluster
    New turnsignal switch
    New fuse cover
    Boiled out heater core
    New Clutch Slave Cylinder
    New Clutch Master Cylinder
    New Front Calipers
    Rebuilt Shifter
    Gas Tank and Filler Boot

    Sadly, being the genious I am, I have like no pics of when we got the car. So... I only have a couple older pics but most are current.

    This would have been about March, my E21 in the back ground being sad because it just sits now.



    But lets jump to know, nothing really major has changed. Sorry for the crappy pics, hopefully better ones coming soon.

    The interior:


    The exterior:





    Future plans include:
    MK1 clamp on roof rack (good luck)
    Weber dual side draft carbs
    A drop of some kind, only about 2 or 3 inches, leaning towards GC's and Koni's
    Drive it. Like cars are suppose to be, not just sit in a garage.
    Last edited by 99sil-teg; 05-24-2014 at 12:26 PM.

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    Love 02's. looks like yours is in fantastic shape!
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    Well, finally tackled my cooling problems after a new radiator, thermostat and full flush. Needed to test it so I ran up to Omaha to hang out with a buddy that was having his car shot for a mag and my other buddy who was doing the shoot. Car did great. Crashed a VW car show and took 1st place home in the Other category which I found a bit hilarious. Also got a new OEM fuse cover, all the little things add up lol.

    Was looking at suspension from I.E. but after some guys who know their stuff shared some knowledge, I've changed my mind.


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    I've been slacking of late lol, been just driving it daily since getting the cooling issue straightened out. Did start the process of getting the car dropped though, first piece of the puzzle:



    Also put an offer in on some wheels so hopefully ill have an update on that soon

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    All of this isnt happening fast enough!!!!!

    But seriously, cant wait to see progress on this...

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    He says this car isn't anything special...he's right! It's fucking fabulous! I love this 2002.
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    Mk2 Jetta struts and homemade coilovers will get you lowww. Dig the car though! I constantly dream of having an E10.


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    everytime I see a 2002 build

    hesitantly opening it..... then

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    Car looks super clean, a very nice example and a good starting point!

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    not bad man, looking forward to updates!

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    Well too excited not to share, have a set of Enkei Apache V's coming to me soon, very stoked to find a period correct wheel for the car. 14x6 which I'm sure some people will say I need to go bigger


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    Those apache v's will look great on it.

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    I have a Mk1 clamp on roofrack I would be willing to part with.
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    looking good my friend!

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    best looking interior.

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    Wheels are dope, really cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by montgomery View Post
    Those apache v's will look great on it.
    Yeah I thought they were perfect, they are actually coming from Oregon lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Wyatt Lay View Post
    best looking interior.
    Quote Originally Posted by Queef|Chief View Post
    Wheels are dope, really cool
    Quote Originally Posted by valleydubs82 View Post
    looking good my friend!
    Thanks guy!!

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    I have seen a blue 02 with the apache v's (same specs also) he had a 195/60r14 street slicks and it was just lowered enough so the wheel gap was gone. It looked very good.

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    So the Apache's came today, filthy dirty so cleaned them a bit but then put them in storage as we just sold our house so tires and lowering will have to wait sadly while we find our next house. Still pumped with the wheels that still needs a little love.



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    *still watchiiiiing!*
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    Nothing too exciting going on. Had my slave cylinder go bad so the car is down for now. Decided to clean on the wheels a bit since they still had dirt on them. I've decided I'm going to have to polish the lips eventually as well. For now I'm just waiting on parts.


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    Well my slave came in, found a NOS ATE Slave in the box which I nerded out about lol. Also picked up an extra VC and a gasket, mine had a leak anyways so decided I would redo a VC while it was off. Progress on that coming very soon.

    Also picked up a 3 piece euro dash that is crack free except one spot which is a super easy fix. I'm very stoked on it.



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    Awesome! Just fixed my slave cylinder a few days ago, and just picked up a crack-free(minus one spot) dash as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunfGang View Post
    Awesome! Just fixed my slave cylinder a few days ago, and just picked up a crack-free(minus one spot) dash as well...
    They are a bitch in a 2002, slave is cast steel and tranny is alum so they are always seized in there. Its going to be quite the process to change it out.

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    Great looking 02, I will let you know what I think about the GC setup as it is going on my car soon. For suspension I would just upgrade the bushings to urethane and get bigger anti roll bars. If you are needing any stock from under the hood let me know because I might not need it anymore.

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