Discussion in 'E9 Projects and Restorations' started by WALTER, Dec 23, 2018.
Most of the orange stuff you see in the interior pictures is the old carpet backing. The rusty areas in the interior were on the rear floor pans which were solid when struck with a screwdriver, so I am hoping are savageable after blasting.
Old meets new(er)
Looking promising so far.
Here is some engine candy. This coupe will be different!
Some more pics. Looks like outer rockers are in good shape, but front floor pans have are really crusty. The car will be sent for media blasting in next two weeks. Will see what the real deal is soon.
Removed the parcel tray and discovered some unusual holes that were cut out aside from the square speaker hole in the middle. There are about a half dozen dime sized (some smaller) holes that are perfectly cut across the metal deck. There is tape on the underside of the panel to stop fumes and noise, but I am puzzled why these holes are here in the first place. Thoughts.
Speaker wires I'm guessing or possibly where bolts poked through to secure some kind of speaker box?
Could be for wires of some sort. The only speaker was a really old Blaupunkt unit that couldn’t have been more that 4”x4”, I don't think they would have tried to put a speaker box around something that small.
Car was media blasted and epoxy primered. Evidence of previous damage and repair denoted by the holes in some sections, but nothing too bad. All in all, I’m still feeling lucky with this one.
Anyone know what this number stamped into the boy corresponds to?
Roughly a sequential number out of the 30,000 e9 built. Although I would expect a number around 26000 for a 74, maybe numbers started over with the 2800CS?
....my March '74 is stamped 17445
Underside of the coupe being stripped clean (I will call this procedure a ‘carzilian’ ). Driver’s side rear floor pan may have to be replaced, but it may be salvageable. Again, I think all things considered The car is not too bad. Next step, epoxy coat the exposed metal.
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