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post Nov 22 2009, 05:25 PM
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Can you guess which one it is?



A family friend owns a dealership that's storing it for us and letting us work in it in one of their maintanence bays until we get it running. Will post 'boost is a douche' signs later on this week when I get back from school for thanksgiving break, along with more pictures and details.
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post Nov 22 2009, 05:51 PM
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DUDE THAT IS GONNA BE THE TIGHTEST PT CRUISER EVER! I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS PROJECT!!!

(it's the old white mercedes, right? At least I'm pretty sure it's a mercedes...)
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post Nov 22 2009, 05:52 PM
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1969 bmw 2002.



And before you ask, no, it's not a tii.
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post Nov 22 2009, 06:00 PM
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Nice.

I used to walk by one of these every day, just siting in someone's yard, wasting away.

I always fantasized about putting a note on the windshield, offering to buy it off of the owner.
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post Nov 22 2009, 06:04 PM
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This could be a good fun project. thumbs_up.gif
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post Nov 22 2009, 06:05 PM
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I actually got it for free. The lady who used to own it was my father's old classmate and she was hoping to get rid of it. We got it for free because we promised to offer it to her if/when we decided to sell it or give her half of the proceeds if we sell it to someone else. Although I won't let either of those happen as I plan to keep it for a long time, we got off very well. Fortunately for us, she had about a dozen offers since promising to sell it to us. Plans right now are to get it running and hopefully up to daily driver reliability.
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post Nov 22 2009, 06:09 PM
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Weird my first instinct was 2002 but it really looked like a Merc on closer inspection...I guess I'm too used to seeing tii's.
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post Nov 22 2009, 10:16 PM
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Nice, that's exciting!
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post Nov 23 2009, 03:29 AM
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Congrats man, that's cool as hell.
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post Nov 23 2009, 04:32 PM
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lol, as if you could make a project car out of anything else on that lot...
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post Nov 23 2009, 08:30 PM
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^I dunno, that Oldsmobile cabriolet is pretty boss!
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post Nov 24 2009, 05:25 AM
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I gotta say congrats and fuck you man biggrin.gif

I am busy in the process of buying a 2002....and you beat me to it. Although mine isn't so much a project as it is a properly running car that I'm buying. Same colour as that one though. Very cool. I can't make out from the picture, does it have those really shitty American spec bumpers, or is it the original chrome pieces?

Again, congrats!
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post Nov 27 2009, 03:52 PM
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Awesome car.

Your title is misleading however. It should say ' New never ending money pit inside '.
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post Dec 1 2009, 03:52 PM
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A little update.





Took the rims off and got new tires. Replaced the old ones with radials. Original steelies and original hub caps are still on them. Took the picture before I sanded the rotors some. The pads still have enough left on them so we won't be touching them, and the rotors (after sanding) are looking well.











Pretty dirty. Checked the oil and coolant and both looked good. Some cracked rubber hoses that will have to be replaced.









Funny, the cleanest part of the car isn't even visible outside.






Original spare tire still intact. It hasn't even been used.







There's one or two long dents on both sides. The front grille is a little banged up, so that will be replaced. Overall though, the body is in relatively good condition. There is rust, but it's all minor surface rust. There's only one spot where the rust is a little worrying and that is the front bumper.




....oh boy...



And we come to the interior. Apparently prior to sitting in a driveway for two years, the sunroof was a little leaky. I guess two years of water moisture seeping in has taken its toll as I was told the inside was in great condition beforehand.






Aftermarket stereo was installed, but the speakers were never put in the doors. Not sure what will be done about that, but I'll play it by ear.





That odometer is correct. It has less miles than my prizm, haha. The mileage isn't nearly as surprising as the paperwork that came with the car. Every maintanence, oil change, and service was recorded. All of the original paperwork was included.




As of now, after checking the oil and coolant, I noticed the clutch was giving no feedback (you can see in the 7th picture, it's on the floor.) Checked the hydraulic fluid for the clutch and it was empty. I got my hands on a pressure bleeder from my father's friend so we'll be using that to flush what remaining fluid is in the clutch lines and then go on and replace the fluid in the brake lines.
Got new spark plugs but bought the wrong kind, so we didnt get a chance to put them in. However, after checking them, the plug in the first cylinder had a little bit of water on that, which was a little worrying. So before we get it running, we're going to cycle the engine with the plugs out to try to blow out any remaining moisture. Haven't gotten the key from the local bmw dealership yet, but it should be arriving in the next week.

Overall, a productive first day. There's still work left to be done, but I'm hoping that within the next visit or two it will be up and running. Picking up a new battery when I go to work on it next. But since school is a couple hours away from home, I only get to work on it on the weekends. With finals coming up, everything might have to wait until christmas break. I will try to get more pictures the next time I go, but I'm not very good at remembering to do so when I start working on it.
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post Dec 1 2009, 05:16 PM
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Looks pretty sweet. Enjoy the wonders of carburetion.

I like the HVAC controls, out of the passengers reach. The red light next to the speedo is your brake failure light I believe.
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post Dec 1 2009, 07:16 PM
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Am I the only one that thinks this looks weird up on stands in a parking lot?
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post Dec 1 2009, 07:29 PM
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Yeah what's with the lot mang?
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post Dec 1 2009, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE(Jiggly Blubber @ Dec 1 2009, 10:29 PM) *
Yeah what's with the lot mang?

It's being stored temporarily at my dad's friend's dealership he owns.
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post Dec 1 2009, 09:30 PM
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Aight. I thought you just felt like working on the car outside of the office laugh.gif
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post Dec 2 2009, 04:19 AM
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QUOTE(Jiggly Blubber @ Dec 1 2009, 11:30 PM) *
Aight. I thought you just felt like working on the car outside of the office laugh.gif


Not that there's anything wrong with that
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