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

Specs

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Body type:Sedan
Country of origin:Germany
Original price: $3980
Purchase price:>$3000
0-60 time:9.8 seconds
Displacement:1980cc
Stock horsepower:140 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque:130 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Suspension:MacPherson Strut (front)
Trailing Arm (rear)
Brakes:disc/drum
Bolt pattern:4 x 100
Body width:None in.
Curb weight:2210 lbs.
Wheelbase:None in.
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Latest Project Updates

Jul 27, 2012

Wrapping up our 2002tii

Jul 27, 2012

We’re putting the last few touches on our 2002tii restoration.

Jun 29, 2012

What's Up, Hot Stuff?

Jun 29, 2012

Our little Bimmer is still running a bit warm.

Jun 5, 2012

Tii Track Testing

Jun 5, 2012

Hot weather track testing for our Tii project

May 3, 2012

Our 2002 Project is a hit at the Mitty!

May 3, 2012

We brought our BMW to the 2012 Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta—and it’s a crowd pleaser.

Apr 3, 2012

2002 Front Suspension Surgery

Apr 3, 2012

We install track-worthy front suspension on our 2002.

Mar 27, 2012

Running Into Issues—And Fixing Them.

Mar 27, 2012

We encounter a few issues with our 2002 project and fix them.

Mar 21, 2012

Autocrossing our Classic.

Mar 21, 2012

We compete in our first autocross with the 2002tii and realize we have a lot more work to do.

Mar 15, 2012

Project 2002: Street Prepared Preparation

Mar 15, 2012

We’re busy getting our 2002 ready for its first autocross event—it’s time to get this project going fast!

Mar 7, 2012

Project 2002tii: Beauty Shots

Mar 7, 2012

Now that our 2002 has a properly running engine, we got a chance to photograph it out on the road.

Feb 28, 2012

Project 2002tii: Limited-Slip Differentials

Feb 28, 2012

We install a locking differential in our BMW 2002tii.

Feb 23, 2012

BMW Runs, Then Doesn't

Feb 23, 2012

We drive our BMW to work for the first time in a year—and then need to work even more.

Feb 7, 2012

So Close, Yet So Far

Feb 7, 2012

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.

Jan 30, 2012

Project 2002: Changing Wheel Color

Jan 30, 2012

We’re getting a little antsy waiting for engine parts to arrive, so we’re second-guessing our wheel color.

Jan 23, 2012

Power From Below

Jan 23, 2012

We install our BMW’s engine from the bottom, like the factory recommends.

Jan 18, 2012

Project 2002: Engine Assembly

Jan 18, 2012

We button up the long block.

Jan 3, 2012

Project 2002Tii: Xmas Xtravaganza

Jan 3, 2012

We spent our holiday working in the garage getting a lot of little tasks done.

Dec 29, 2011

Project 2002Tii: Console Ourselves

Dec 29, 2011

We refurbish a dash console for our 2002.

Dec 16, 2011

Project 2002: Sorting out the wiring

Dec 16, 2011

Sorting out the wiring is taking some time. We’re using a modern tool to make it easier.

Dec 13, 2011

Project 2002: Brakes and Bottom End

Dec 13, 2011

We finish the Classic Tube brake line install and start the assembly of our BMW’s engine.

Dec 9, 2011

Big Wheels for Big Fun

Dec 9, 2011

We try on some big wheels for future F Street Prepared autocross fun.

Dec 6, 2011

Project 2002: Wrapping Up the Trim

Dec 6, 2011

We finish up the trim work and start on brakes.

Nov 29, 2011

Trimming the 2002

Nov 29, 2011

We spend some time on our 2002’s brightwork.

Nov 23, 2011

Interior Design

Nov 23, 2011

We work over the weekend on our interior installation.

Nov 16, 2011

Windows To Our Soul

Nov 16, 2011

We get our windows installed in the 2002tii by a professional.

Nov 1, 2011

2002 Progress, Now With Lights and More

Nov 1, 2011

More restoration work over the weekend for our BMW 2002tii.

Oct 18, 2011

Headline: 2002 Gets a Headliner

Oct 18, 2011

We spend a few hours installing a new BMW factory headliner in our 2002.

Oct 3, 2011

Shiny Bits for our BMW 2002tii

Oct 3, 2011

We add some brightwork to our bright-green 2002.

Sep 29, 2011

More Reassembly: 2002 Comes Together

Sep 29, 2011

Our BMW 2002 slowly progresses.

Sep 14, 2011

A Big Revell Model

Sep 14, 2011

The reassembly phase starts for our BMW 2002.

Sep 8, 2011

Paint! Finally!

Sep 8, 2011

Our 2002tii project gets some paint—and boy is it a cool green.

Sep 1, 2011

Blocking Out Our Box, Part Three

Sep 1, 2011

Our 2002 now wears a full coat of primer as block sanding continues.

Aug 18, 2011

Blocking Out Our Box, Part Deux

Aug 18, 2011

Our BMW 2002tii gets block sanded—again.

Aug 12, 2011

Paint Jail: Out of Solitary and Into Gen Pop

Aug 12, 2011

Our BMW is moving along nicely at The Body Werks.

Aug 4, 2011

Engine at the Machine Shop

Aug 4, 2011

We take our BMW’s engine bits to Daytona’s Machine Shop for a look-over.

Jul 21, 2011

Straightening Up Our 2002

Jul 21, 2011

Our 2002 has a date with some giant robot arms.

Jul 12, 2011

BMW 2002 Off to Paint Jail

Jul 12, 2011

Our 2002 project is shipped off for a coat of paint.

Jun 29, 2011

Little Bumpers, Big Work

Jun 29, 2011

Flares necessitate some modifications to our 2002tii’s little chrome bumpers.

Jun 27, 2011

Block Sanding Our Box

Jun 27, 2011

We smooth out the bodywork on our 2002tii.

Jun 20, 2011

More 2002tii Bodywork

Jun 20, 2011

We slowly fill in the low areas on our BMW.

Jun 14, 2011

Smooth Moves

Jun 14, 2011

We start smoothing out our 2002tii’s rough spots.

Jun 7, 2011

Putting on the Primer

Jun 7, 2011

We spray our 2002 project with a direct-to-metal primer in preparation for more bodywork.

Jun 1, 2011

Sanding and More Sanding

Jun 1, 2011

We remove the 2002’s doors and sand the door jams. Fun stuff.

May 25, 2011

Fenders, Sanding and More

May 25, 2011

We get our fenders back on the 2002 and start sanding the problem areas.

May 18, 2011

The Nose Knows

May 18, 2011

Our 2002’s new nose panel is now welded on and ready for fenders.

May 10, 2011

Rust Prevention for Our 2002

May 10, 2011

We treat our metalwork with Eastwood’s Rust Encapsulator paint.

May 6, 2011

More 2002tii Metalwork

May 6, 2011

We replace the fender flanges and start on the doors.

Apr 12, 2011

Fender Mender

Apr 12, 2011

The next repair target on our 2002tii project: the fender mounting flanges.

Mar 30, 2011

Rocker On

Mar 30, 2011

More progress on our 2002tii: We replaced the passenger-side rocker panel.

Mar 22, 2011

Junk in Our Trunk, Part 2

Mar 22, 2011

We spot weld the trunk and tail panel back onto our 2002tii project.

Mar 18, 2011

Junk in Our Trunk, Part 1

Mar 18, 2011

We dig into the rusty panels of our 2002tii trunk—and wind up cutting out the entire floor.

Mar 11, 2011

Rocker Panel Replacement

Mar 11, 2011

We replace our 2002tii’s driver-side rocker panel with new sheet metal.

Mar 7, 2011

Getting Down to Business

Mar 7, 2011

We’ve stripped our BMW to a bare shell. Now what? Oh yeah, let’s fix some rust.

Mar 1, 2011

Engine Out

Mar 1, 2011

We pull our 2002’s engine, taking it one step closer to a bare shell.

Feb 23, 2011

Face. Off.

Feb 23, 2011

We remove the entire nose section of our 2002.

Feb 17, 2011

Surgery Starts

Feb 17, 2011

We really dig into our 2002 project and get started on rust repair.

Feb 14, 2011

Flares, RBs and Vreds

Feb 14, 2011

The 2002 tries on some flares and gets classic wheels and new tires.

Feb 8, 2011

Getting Our Hands Dirty

Feb 8, 2011

Before repairing our 2002’s sheet metal, we start removing trim and bumpers.

Feb 4, 2011

Parts Is Parts

Feb 4, 2011

We get a load of BMW parts from Al Taylor’s reptile farm.

Feb 2, 2011

2002 Weighs 2200?

Feb 2, 2011

We throw the 2002tii on a set of scales to see just how much it weighs.

Jan 27, 2011

Fred Flintstone's Ride

Jan 27, 2011

We fix a hole in the driver’s-side floorboard of our BMW 2002tii.

Jan 24, 2011

Better Seen Than Sorry

Jan 24, 2011

We install a full LED setup from ClassicAutoLEDs.com in our 2002tii.

Jan 18, 2011

Work Begins

Jan 18, 2011

Our new-to-us BMW 2002tii gets a quick cleanup and attends a meet-up.

Jan 14, 2011

Newest Critter

Jan 14, 2011

Say hello to our BMW 2002tii.

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1972 BMW 2002tii Specs

Body type:Sedan
Country of origin:Germany
Original price: $3980
Purchase price:$3000
0-60 time:9.8 seconds
Displacement:1980cc
Stock horsepower:140 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque:130 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:Inline-4
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Suspension:MacPherson Strut (front)
Trailing Arm (rear)
Brakes:disc/drum
Bolt pattern:4 x 100
Body width:None in.
Curb weight:2210 lbs.
Wheelbase:None in.
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