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72 CS Build Project

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I acquired this 1972 CS Coupe 3 years ago (time flies when you're having fun with a job that entails international travel) and now really getting a start on this project. A little background on the me and the car for context:
- I live in Northern California near Sacramento
- Found the car on a Craigslist ad for the Bay Area (which was posted to the bottom of a daily BAT email)
- Drove the car home on a very hot June day

As I purchased the car it has the following modifications:
- 3.5L motor from (I am guessing) an E24
- 5 speed transmission (originally an automatic)
- sport suspension (lowering springs and Bilstein shocks)
- Battery re-positioned to the trunk
- Repainted to a dark gray (was originally Amazon Green)
- newer sport seats (from that E24 maybe?), but the originals were included

Car was complete with a lot of spares. It had been sitting outside for quite some time and is very sunburned -- both interior and exterior. There was some very obvious rust near each rear jack point. The remainder of the car looked very good from a cursory inspection -- although both front and rear window seals were in pretty bad condition...

My original idea was to clean it up, leave the patina on the exterior and do a really fantastic interior and enjoy the car. I have since changed my mind, and this will be a major refresh. I have decided this will be an 'outlaw' style build and I intend to utilize it on some vintage car rally's like Capitol Carrera, Snowball, etc.

Now the fun begins!
 

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OK, so lets catalog the starting point of this project a bit -- I am posting up interior photos from the day I brought the car home. The Glove box door was removed and is needs some TLC or replacement. Interior very sunburned. Beautiful Nardi steering wheel. Carpet is there, but not in good condition. Battery mounted in the trunk.

Decided to remove drivers door card to see what's what...
 

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Next, the engine compartment...
 

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And then, up on the lift -- the underside...
 

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More undercarriage
 

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And a walk around the exterior - set 1
 

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Now on to the disassembly...pulled the seats out and the drivers door pad, etc.

Took out the drivers seats and the carpet as well
 

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Removed passenger door panels and the glass...
 

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So the nasty job of removing the sound deadening commenced...

Once I was 85% done I learned o the dry ice and liquid nitrogen techniques -- too late...
 

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