in his new home
- the 1976 - 02 Blue
The resto has begun. Spring 2018
were spooky, shifting horrible, steering squirrely, etc...
So here we go again.
Before anything else , it's gotta stop.
drums to 250 mm E21 drums
the axel nut off was as hard
New brake boost
master cylinder to tii master
Larger Volvo front disk and calipers with new inner and outer bearings.
- period correct modification - Wheels.
I had to change the wheels to accommodate the new larger brake calipers and rotors.
So I went with an Alpina look.
(I wish I had gotten a before photo. Pretty crappy with lots of surface rust.)
Step by step the 2002 makes progress.
(New shift linkage on the bench)
5 speed (Getrag 245) transmission and now
with Ireland Engineering shift linkage
The original worn-out shift linkage was awful and improperly
installed - none the less.
battery to trunk
replace steering box
side draft weber
clean engine compartment - hide wiring
Changing original steering wheel to Alpina steering wheel
Changing original 'steelies" (wheels) to Alpina styled wheels.
Adding tii gauges and clock.
Reworking door skins and seats - adding blue piping and new insets.
Bumper tuck - getting rid of black accordians
up engine compartment as I go. It's a mess right now.
Life is too short - enjoy yourself.