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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

froggy - this is a nice one if you can talk the seller's price down a bit (and a thorough PPI checks out of course)

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790418

LSB is atrocious

FTFY. The only things that color at Laguna Seca are the portapotties.
post #8087 of 14949
Blasphemy. I think the E46 pulls it off very well.
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post


Nice! Did you eliminate the body trim? It looks like the trim holes have been filled.

Thanks. Filled the lower trim holes, but I am keeping the chrome trim. It´s just weird lights, the fillings are hard to spot. Never, ever, doing this kind of resto again. Shitload of work. 

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Originally Posted by OJKD View Post

Thanks. Filled the lower trim holes, but I am keeping the chrome trim. It´s just weird lights, the fillings are hard to spot. Never, ever, doing this kind of resto again. Shitload of work. 

I have a 1975 2002 that I'm plugging away on. I'm planning to remove all of the trim and fill the trim holes in the bodywork. I'm not going for a full restoration, but I want it to be a good, solid daily driver. We're making good progress. smile.gif
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Plans for the rain sills? I had the same plan about having a DD. Until. 

 

 

This is after 30 mins of blasting.  Must have used at least 1 sq mile of sheet metal on this car. Installed Bilstein Sports and the stiffest alpina springs. Stupid. Can barely turn, taking on roundabouts is not for the faint of heart. 3 wheels all the way. 

Love to see some pics of your 02 as well. 

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Wow. I lucked out--mine is almost rust-free. California cars FTW, I guess.

I will find some pics and get them up.
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That is one impressive engine bay. Are those Weber 45s? Not an original color, is it? Thought about getting the plastic bumpers, Like the look without bumpers, but the rear end looks kind of unfinished in my opinion. Really nice car though! 

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Originally Posted by OJKD View Post

That is one impressive engine bay. Are those Weber 45s? Not an original color, is it? Thought about getting the plastic bumpers, Like the look without bumpers, but the rear end looks kind of unfinished in my opinion. Really nice car though! 
Thanks! The carbs are actually Dell'ortos. I'm getting ready to swap them out for a Weber 38/38 downdraft--they're just too finicky for a daily-driven street car (that has to be maintained by me).

The color is Anthracite Gray, which was a one-year color (1975). I'm planning to go with more of a Steel Gray or something with a little more silver-blue in it.

The last picture shows the bumpers I have now. I was able to retro-fit the earlier chrome bumpers instead of the later-model "diving board" bumpers.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

on paper, the 458 blows away the 430, and yet my takeaway from the 430 was how awesomely fast it was and how much of a better driver I'd have to become in order to drive the 430 to its upper limits of performance for any sustained amount of time. There's plenty of driver aids that will allow you to push it as far as it thinks you can go, but on a track I'd either be eaten up by a better driver who would blow past me, or by the car for thinking I could push it more.

Leaving the club this morning I found a blue/tan one parked next to me, freaking gorgeous.
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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post


The color is Anthracite Gray, which was a one-year color (1975). I'm planning to go with more of a Steel Gray or something with a little more silver-blue in it.
If you're restoring a 2002 it has to be done in gray or silver. It's a rule.

Nice car and hope to see the finished product icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Originally Posted by TC (Houston) View Post

Leaving the club this morning I found a blue/tan one parked next to me, freaking gorgeous.
cool story bro - we were in Palm Beach this afternoon and were forced to valet park the M3. I hung back a bit just to see if the valet might have trouble with the DCT. My wife, who knew exactly what I was going, said "if he was able to park those, don't you think he can figure out your little piece of shit?!"...

...as she pointed at a row of 3 458's and a F430 all neatly parked lol8[1].gif
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I don't know about any of the other non believers, but I drive a big ole' slice of gas guzzling America.

 

 

2002 Ford Explorer

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Originally Posted by VaderDave View Post


Great project car. I've been looking for a weekend toy (since I travel 4 days a week, anything I have is a weekend toy) and a co-worker's almost entirely non-functional 2002, a friend's Exige S or a relatively classic motorcycle have been on my mind. I'm having a hard time balancing how much I'd actually drive or ride them versus working on them and how they'd be different from my current car.

I'd go with Alpine White on the 2002 though if I restored it.
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My small timer whip. It has several subtle changes from stock - Euro visors, driver's side keyhole cover, etc. and a modified version of Euro MDM and many low-level software re-maps. If I did anything else to the car, it'd be changing the front bumper with the Euro spec one with PDC - I think it's insanely tacky to get painted reflectors or get it filled in.

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