Search results

  1. R

    Anyone accross N. America or Europe (or anywhere) know of another factory "Golf Yellow" BMW E3?

    Hello - We're the new owners of the Golf Bavaria on BaT. Car is now in the Chicago area. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to drive it much. The salvage title takes a bit of work to get titled here in Illinois. The road trip did not work out but George and Andrey have been great about...
  2. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    After the metal work was done, it went back to RSI for another quick dip and then some E-coating. They had the car for awhile, but I wasn’t in a rush. They kept in touch to let me know the scheduling. The dipping and e-coat probably cost twice as much as sand blasting, but after seeing...
  3. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    It's been a while since I've put any updates up. the metal work on the car got done early summer. Some work on the rear of each of the rockers. Some inner and outside rockers replaced. The driver door got patched up. Some spots on the floor fixed better, and the passenger side fender got...
  4. R

    MN - 2nd Annual Vintage BMW Meet - 5/5/13

    Hello, Time for the (Twin Cities) 2nd Annual Vintage BMW Spring Meet. Hopefully the weather will get a little warmer soon! We had a small but good mix of cars last year. One E9 made it out in addition to several 2002's, E30's, e28, etc. When: May 5th - start at 10 AM. Where: Steve...
  5. R

    Suspension Bushes

    Is there a metal sleeve in the middle? Most do I think. Tap out the metal sleeve in the middle, it'll let the bushing flex in a little more, then tap it back in once the bushing is in. Obviously use lubricant going back in. I'm in the process of replacing all the bushings on my 2002 right...
  6. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    I'm cleaning some of the interior parts while the car is out. Here are some pics of the visors mid cleaning. You can see the dirty versus clean sides. I used some mild soap and water on the visors and it got off the initial layer of dirt. The dirty side of the visor is after the mild soap...
  7. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    Some more updates. Slow progress on the body, but it's coming along. I just bought a new project car, so I can use the extra storage space this winter :). Some before and after of the area around the fuel tank. The after photo has some poor lighting, so I'll have to retake the pictures the...
  8. R

    Which AC compressor bracket?

    The second picture from sven is the stock BMW bracket that is on any E34 535i (and I imagine E28 too) -It's also your pic from 'ebay'. If you have any 'pick a part' places by you, you should be able to find it easy and cheap. I actually just pulled the air conditioning out of my E30 (it has a...
  9. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    Bob, I built a 'cart' for the car to roll on. You can see it in some pics. With casters at all four corners and two people you can push the car up the trailer ramp. Three people makes it really easy! The cart and wheels make the car sit just high enough when pushing it in the trailer that...
  10. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    The car is currently at the body shop getting the metal work done. One of the rear, us spec side markers is filled. And the dents in the spare tire well have been fixed. Some before and after. Pictures are from a slightly different angle, but the wrinkled dents are out of it.
  11. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    I spent a little bit of time on the car after I picked it up from the stripper. I scraped out any remaining seam sealer, paint, etc. I also forgot some plastic plugs in the car; those had to be pulled out. They did not look harmed at all in the stripping process. I also took a little time...
  12. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    A pic of the door - with some previous under par work done. A new door skin will be put on. That was the only problem with the doors. No rust at all. Also, some pics of the front fendor. Some previous work done here too - again it will be redone better.
  13. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    Some pics of the rocker areas. Rockers are great, just some patching rear of the doors in front of the wheel wells.
  14. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    Some more pics of the body with no paint. Pics of the floor. Some previous repairs and some dents but overall in really good shape.
  15. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    There weren't a ton of surprises after getting the car back after being stripped. The front fender had some previous work down to it and needed some more fixing, the area behind the door in the lower rear quarter need some patch panels, and there was some previous work to the trunk area that...
  16. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    Hopefully the pictures are showing up from everyone. When I log in, you have to click on them to show up, they aren't showing up in the post nicely. Let me know if you can't see them. The place that I sent to get the car stripped of paint is outside of Milwaukee. Apparently, state regulations...
  17. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    Time for 1 more post tonight. Next step was to figure out who should do the body work - me (very limited experience) or a good body shop. Also, strip the car and how - or don't strip. There is a pretty good network of vintage BMW enthusiast up here in MN. Some have redone there 2002's...
  18. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    Inspected the car for rust and other body problems. Some rust holes in the rear quarter/sill area further back from the doors. Front fender has a dent/cracked area as if someone just kissed a wall with in when pulling in. Other than some minor patch work in the floor, along with some floor...
  19. R

    74 CSi Project - Gets Underway

    I've made some good progress on the car this summer and fall. Maybe not the best of progress, but the car is getting worked on. I haven't had time to post anything, so I'll try to catch up over the next couple of weeks. The car was stripped of everything. Pictures taken, parts bagged and...
  20. R

    Pair of coupes on BAT - So. Cal.

    Good luck! Definately let us know how it goes.
Top