1972 BMW 2002tii
Started on Jan. 14, 2011, 2:40 p.m.
It’s the original sports sedan: the 1972 BMW 2002tii, complete with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. It’s the bee’s knees.
1972 BMW 2002tii
Trailing Arm (rear)
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Latest Project Updates
Wrapping up our 2002tii
We’re putting the last few touches on our 2002tii restoration.
What's Up, Hot Stuff?
Our little Bimmer is still running a bit warm.
Tii Track Testing
Hot weather track testing for our Tii project
Our 2002 Project is a hit at the Mitty!
We brought our BMW to the 2012 Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta—and it’s a crowd pleaser.
2002 Front Suspension Surgery
We install track-worthy front suspension on our 2002.
Running Into Issues—And Fixing Them.
We encounter a few issues with our 2002 project and fix them.
Autocrossing our Classic.
We compete in our first autocross with the 2002tii and realize we have a lot more work to do.
Project 2002: Street Prepared Preparation
We’re busy getting our 2002 ready for its first autocross event—it’s time to get this project going fast!
Project 2002tii: Beauty Shots
Now that our 2002 has a properly running engine, we got a chance to photograph it out on the road.
Project 2002tii: Limited-Slip Differentials
We install a locking differential in our BMW 2002tii.
BMW Runs, Then Doesn't
We drive our BMW to work for the first time in a year—and then need to work even more.
So Close, Yet So Far
We missed our goal of having our 2002tii running for our display at the Rolex 24—but we’re so close, we can smell it. Well, that might be a fuel leak.
Project 2002: Changing Wheel Color
We’re getting a little antsy waiting for engine parts to arrive, so we’re second-guessing our wheel color.
Power From Below
We install our BMW’s engine from the bottom, like the factory recommends.
Project 2002: Engine Assembly
We button up the long block.
Project 2002Tii: Xmas Xtravaganza
We spent our holiday working in the garage getting a lot of little tasks done.
Project 2002Tii: Console Ourselves
We refurbish a dash console for our 2002.
Project 2002: Sorting out the wiring
Sorting out the wiring is taking some time. We’re using a modern tool to make it easier.
Project 2002: Brakes and Bottom End
We finish the Classic Tube brake line install and start the assembly of our BMW’s engine.
Big Wheels for Big Fun
We try on some big wheels for future F Street Prepared autocross fun.
Project 2002: Wrapping Up the Trim
We finish up the trim work and start on brakes.
Trimming the 2002
We spend some time on our 2002’s brightwork.
We work over the weekend on our interior installation.
Windows To Our Soul
We get our windows installed in the 2002tii by a professional.
2002 Progress, Now With Lights and More
More restoration work over the weekend for our BMW 2002tii.
Headline: 2002 Gets a Headliner
We spend a few hours installing a new BMW factory headliner in our 2002.
Shiny Bits for our BMW 2002tii
We add some brightwork to our bright-green 2002.
More Reassembly: 2002 Comes Together
Our BMW 2002 slowly progresses.
A Big Revell Model
The reassembly phase starts for our BMW 2002.
Our 2002tii project gets some paint—and boy is it a cool green.
Blocking Out Our Box, Part Three
Our 2002 now wears a full coat of primer as block sanding continues.
Blocking Out Our Box, Part Deux
Our BMW 2002tii gets block sanded—again.
Paint Jail: Out of Solitary and Into Gen Pop
Our BMW is moving along nicely at The Body Werks.
Engine at the Machine Shop
We take our BMW’s engine bits to Daytona’s Machine Shop for a look-over.
Straightening Up Our 2002
Our 2002 has a date with some giant robot arms.
BMW 2002 Off to Paint Jail
Our 2002 project is shipped off for a coat of paint.
Little Bumpers, Big Work
Flares necessitate some modifications to our 2002tii’s little chrome bumpers.
Block Sanding Our Box
We smooth out the bodywork on our 2002tii.
More 2002tii Bodywork
We slowly fill in the low areas on our BMW.
We start smoothing out our 2002tii’s rough spots.
Putting on the Primer
We spray our 2002 project with a direct-to-metal primer in preparation for more bodywork.
Sanding and More Sanding
We remove the 2002’s doors and sand the door jams. Fun stuff.
Fenders, Sanding and More
We get our fenders back on the 2002 and start sanding the problem areas.
The Nose Knows
Our 2002’s new nose panel is now welded on and ready for fenders.
Rust Prevention for Our 2002
We treat our metalwork with Eastwood’s Rust Encapsulator paint.
More 2002tii Metalwork
We replace the fender flanges and start on the doors.
The next repair target on our 2002tii project: the fender mounting flanges.
More progress on our 2002tii: We replaced the passenger-side rocker panel.
Junk in Our Trunk, Part 2
We spot weld the trunk and tail panel back onto our 2002tii project.
Junk in Our Trunk, Part 1
We dig into the rusty panels of our 2002tii trunk—and wind up cutting out the entire floor.
Rocker Panel Replacement
We replace our 2002tii’s driver-side rocker panel with new sheet metal.
Getting Down to Business
We’ve stripped our BMW to a bare shell. Now what? Oh yeah, let’s fix some rust.
We pull our 2002’s engine, taking it one step closer to a bare shell.
We remove the entire nose section of our 2002.
We really dig into our 2002 project and get started on rust repair.
Flares, RBs and Vreds
The 2002 tries on some flares and gets classic wheels and new tires.
Getting Our Hands Dirty
Before repairing our 2002’s sheet metal, we start removing trim and bumpers.
Parts Is Parts
We get a load of BMW parts from Al Taylor’s reptile farm.
2002 Weighs 2200?
We throw the 2002tii on a set of scales to see just how much it weighs.
Fred Flintstone's Ride
We fix a hole in the driver’s-side floorboard of our BMW 2002tii.
Better Seen Than Sorry
We install a full LED setup from ClassicAutoLEDs.com in our 2002tii.
Our new-to-us BMW 2002tii gets a quick cleanup and attends a meet-up.
Say hello to our BMW 2002tii.
1972 BMW 2002tii Specs
Trailing Arm (rear)