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Old 07-30-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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IM BACKKKK! In an actual rare BMW. Updated 1/5/15

Hey guys, no trolling this time lol.

So i picked up a new 'old' car. Ive always wanted one of these and could never find one in running condition or even with rego (scared about blue slip lol).

When i had my E30, i realised that a guy down the road had purchased one of these cars not long after and ever since then, every time i drive past it im always like damnnnn i want one!

So after looking at a few cars, trying to find another project car and then getting cut down..they all kept selling before i could even have a look at it.

Three days ago i was over getting cut and considered walking down the road and knock on the door of the owner of the car and ask if he wanted to sell..but i decided to just do a quick check on carsales and to my surprise, there was one for sale! running with rego so i was soo excited. I messaged the guy straight away and organised to look at it after uni (8pm)..and luckily enough he was happy to meet.

So went to check it out, everything works, everything is there. Only downfall is the paintjob which i didnt care about at all since i'll eventually respray it myself

So i left a deposit and picked it up the next day. So here is my 2002! the day i picked it up

















So there it is! its old, its double my age plus a couple years!
The good thing is that everything works and that it already has a 5 speed conversion on it as oppose to the original 4 speed. It also has a weber throttle body to give it some oomph.

The bad thing is the paint is old and isnt the best..also the front seats were replaced with some random ones which i dont even know where its from. But thats okay, i'll eventually swap them for Recaros..

Its going to be a long and slow progress but hopefully it'll be somewhat clean and look something like this



So yeah! there it is

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Old 07-30-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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First thing i did was remove the ugly tow bar. As if anyone would even have a tow bar on this car



Much cleaner!

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Old 07-30-2014, 09:16 AM   #3
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Awesome man! Look forward to the progress
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:16 PM   #4
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How much did it go for? Pretty sure it was up for 8000 or so when i checked. Congrats on the purchase
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:41 PM   #5
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stance the sh1t out of that nick
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Old 07-30-2014, 06:50 PM   #6
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Awesome!
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:01 PM   #7
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Beautiful! I'm quite partial to white, but maybe a variation of it might be cool if you're going for a re-spray. Curious to what direction you're going to take this!
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:09 PM   #8
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Nice one man. Keen to see what you have in store for her. lol @ towbar. That's the first thing I removed on my EK too haha.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:18 PM   #9
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It is looking better already keep up the good work. Any plans for a motor swap?
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:20 PM   #10
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:32 PM   #11
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nice!

LMAO at the tow bar.. the f**k can that thing tow? hahaha
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:44 PM   #12
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Lol maybe a trolley....downhill though
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:16 PM   #13
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Round tail light 2002!!

I saw a baby blue one like you posted the other day, gorgeous
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:26 AM   #14
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Awesome man! Look forward to the progress
Thanks! im excited for the build too..but i know it'll be a long and slowww one this time..

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How much did it go for? Pretty sure it was up for 8000 or so when i checked. Congrats on the purchase
Yeah, i admit i did pay a pretty penny for it. But i've always wanted one so why the hell not

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stance the sh1t out of that nick
Hmmm lol parts are so hard to find for old cars! although i've already got some prices on bags and stuff..BUT i probs wont get bags..i cbb paying so much lol

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Beautiful! I'm quite partial to white, but maybe a variation of it might be cool if you're going for a re-spray. Curious to what direction you're going to take this!
Thankyou i do plan on respraying it and plan on doing it a cream colour...so its like white but not=p i rekon it'll suit the vintage old school look.

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Nice one man. Keen to see what you have in store for her. lol @ towbar. That's the first thing I removed on my EK too haha.
Thanks andrew haha whats with people and putting tow bars on small cars lol

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It is looking better already keep up the good work. Any plans for a motor swap?
Thanks! as for now, probably keeping it as is..since its matching numbers. Depending how long i keep it or what i have in store, that might change

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LMAO at the tow bar.. the f**k can that thing tow? hahaha
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Round tail light 2002!!

I saw a baby blue one like you posted the other day, gorgeous
yep! Roundie!
really? i hardly see 2002s on the streets, would love to meet the owners hehe

btw, yesterday i cleaned up the interior abit, mounted the cd player properly and fix the carby and airfilter.

BUT today! today was a good day..i picked up a set of wheels for it





Will do a test fit tomorrow

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THIS! You either have some innate ability to source wheels, have very low tolerances or an infinite amount of money. Perhaps a combination of all three.
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Yeah, i admit i did pay a pretty penny for it. But i've always wanted one so why the hell not
I thought I saw it last advertised for 5.8k.. regardless, looking forward to the transformation


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Old 08-03-2014, 05:23 AM   #20
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haha i just happened to search for it online and they were just there!

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THIS! You either have some innate ability to source wheels, have very low tolerances or an infinite amount of money. Perhaps a combination of all three.
Nah no special sources, just checking online through multiple websites..

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Yeah it was up for 5.8k? i thought that was still pretty expensive lol..sorry if its not expensive..it was still painful..

I really need a job to afford this bad hobby..

Well in other news, i picked up a new air filter, fuel filter and some oil filters..



Fitted the air filter





Alot more neatening up to do..

I went to test fit the BBS wheels but unfortunately the front inner barrel of the wheels hit the strut so i couldnt fit them the rears fit but definitely need new outer lips. So plan is to change the rear outer lips from 0.5" to 2", change the front inner barrels from 6" to 5.5" or smaller and also change the front outer lips to 1" if possible. Also since i was depressed about the wheels hitting the strut, i did this for the lols and suprisingly it looks pretty cool lol



Thats its for now..
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