1972 BMW 2002tii

1972 BMW 2002tii

It's the original sports sedan: the 1972 BMW 2002tii, complete with Kugelfischer mechanical fuel injection. It's the bee's knees.

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Jul
27
Jul 27, 2012
Wrapping up our 2002tii

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

Jun
29
Jun 29, 2012
What's Up, Hot Stuff?

Our little Bimmer is still running a bit warm.

Jun
05
Jun 5, 2012
Tii Track Testing

Hot weather track testing for our Tii project

May
03
May 3, 2012
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.

Apr
03
Apr 3, 2012
2002 Front Suspension Surgery

We install track-worthy front suspension on our 2002.

Mar
27
Mar 27, 2012
Running Into Issues—And Fixing Them.

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

Mar
21
Mar 21, 2012
Autocrossing our Classic.

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

Mar
15
Mar 15, 2012
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!

Mar
07
Mar 7, 2012
Project 2002tii: Beauty Shots

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

Feb
28
Feb 28, 2012
Project 2002tii: Limited-Slip Differentials

We install a locking differential in our BMW 2002tii.

Feb
23
Feb 23, 2012
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.

Feb
07
Feb 7, 2012
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.

Jan
30
Jan 30, 2012
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.

Jan
23
Jan 23, 2012
Power From Below

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

Jan
18
Jan 18, 2012
Project 2002: Engine Assembly

We button up the long block.

Jan
03
Jan 3, 2012
Project 2002Tii: Xmas Xtravaganza

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

Dec
29
Dec 29, 2011
Project 2002Tii: Console Ourselves

We refurbish a dash console for our 2002.

Dec
16
Dec 16, 2011
Project 2002: Sorting out the wiring

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

Dec
13
Dec 13, 2011
Project 2002: Brakes and Bottom End

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

Dec
09
Dec 9, 2011
Big Wheels for Big Fun

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

Dec
06
Dec 6, 2011
Project 2002: Wrapping Up the Trim

We finish up the trim work and start on brakes.

Nov
29
Nov 29, 2011
Trimming the 2002

We spend some time on our 2002's brightwork.

Nov
23
Nov 23, 2011
Interior Design

We work over the weekend on our interior installation.

Nov
16
Nov 16, 2011
Windows To Our Soul

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

Nov
01
Nov 1, 2011
2002 Progress, Now With Lights and More

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

Oct
18
Oct 18, 2011
Headline: 2002 Gets a Headliner

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

Oct
03
Oct 3, 2011
Shiny Bits for our BMW 2002tii

We add some brightwork to our bright-green 2002.

Sep
29
Sep 29, 2011
More Reassembly: 2002 Comes Together

Our BMW 2002 slowly progresses.

Sep
14
Sep 14, 2011
A Big Revell Model

The reassembly phase starts for our BMW 2002.

Sep
08
Sep 8, 2011
Paint! Finally!

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

Sep
01
Sep 1, 2011
Blocking Out Our Box, Part Three

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

Aug
18
Aug 18, 2011
Blocking Out Our Box, Part Deux

Our BMW 2002tii gets block sanded—again.

Aug
12
Aug 12, 2011
Paint Jail: Out of Solitary and Into Gen Pop

Our BMW is moving along nicely at The Body Werks.

Aug
04
Aug 4, 2011
Engine at the Machine Shop

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

Jul
21
Jul 21, 2011
Straightening Up Our 2002

Our 2002 has a date with some giant robot arms.

Jul
12
Jul 12, 2011
BMW 2002 Off to Paint Jail

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

Jun
29
Jun 29, 2011
Little Bumpers, Big Work

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

Jun
27
Jun 27, 2011
Block Sanding Our Box

We smooth out the bodywork on our 2002tii.

Jun
20
Jun 20, 2011
More 2002tii Bodywork

We slowly fill in the low areas on our BMW.

Jun
14
Jun 14, 2011
Smooth Moves

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

Jun
07
Jun 7, 2011
Putting on the Primer

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

Jun
01
Jun 1, 2011
Sanding and More Sanding

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

May
25
May 25, 2011
Fenders, Sanding and More

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

May
18
May 18, 2011
The Nose Knows

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

May
10
May 10, 2011
Rust Prevention for Our 2002

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

May
06
May 6, 2011
More 2002tii Metalwork

We replace the fender flanges and start on the doors.

Apr
12
Apr 12, 2011
Fender Mender

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

Mar
30
Mar 30, 2011
Rocker On

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

Mar
22
Mar 22, 2011
Junk in Our Trunk, Part 2

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

Mar
18
Mar 18, 2011
Junk in Our Trunk, Part 1

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

Mar
11
Mar 11, 2011
Rocker Panel Replacement

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

Mar
07
Mar 7, 2011
Getting Down to Business

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

Mar
01
Mar 1, 2011
Engine Out

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

Feb
23
Feb 23, 2011
Face. Off.

We remove the entire nose section of our 2002.

Feb
17
Feb 17, 2011
Surgery Starts

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

Feb
14
Feb 14, 2011
Flares, RBs and Vreds

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

Feb
08
Feb 8, 2011
Getting Our Hands Dirty

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

Feb
04
Feb 4, 2011
Parts Is Parts

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

Feb
02
Feb 2, 2011
2002 Weighs 2200?

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

Jan
27
Jan 27, 2011
Fred Flintstone's Ride

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

Jan
24
Jan 24, 2011
Better Seen Than Sorry

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

Jan
18
Jan 18, 2011
Work Begins

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

Jan
14
Jan 14, 2011
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