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    Ryan's 1974 M2

    Hey guys and gals,

    I wanted to start a little project thread for the build of my 1974 BMW 2002 to document and share the transformation.

    I bought this 2002 one year ago in Chico, CA. I bought the car from the original owner who reached out to me when he spotted my WTB 1974/75 BMW 2002 ad. The car had been sitting in storage for the last 20 years, and was kept in wonderful condition. The car came to me rust free, with blue plates, 3 sets of original keys, a stack of records from Chico BMW, and the original title. What was changed was the paint; owner had it painted Chamonix from Malaga and Ill most likely paint it Schwartz.

    Originally, I wanted to 5 lug swap this car but enough sense has been talked into me and I’ll be keeping it 4x100. The 5x120 components are heavy and require so much modification that I’d be removing much of what makes the 2002 so fun. The goal will be to keep the car light and responsive, and this theme will carry on throughout all parts of the car.

    What’s in store?
    S14B23- Euro Headers, Aardvark Racing oil pan
    Getrag 245- Built by Aardvark racing for the 2002 S14 swap
    Custom K&N CAI system for the 2002 S14 swap
    16x7/8 Alpinas
    E21 Recaro Seats
    Rear Euro bumper (possible bumper delete)
    Custom built 4 clutch 3.91 small case LSD
    Ireland Engineering radiator
    Ireland Engineering sway bars
    Condor solid bushing kit
    Massive Lee brackets

    I still need:

    Ground Control Coilovers
    Big Brake Kit
    Turbo fender flares/ Alpina front valance



    Here is how it all started:


    2002 seen with original owner in the background!


    I put her in the barn for a year, and just pulled the 2002 out this week.

    My dog Hurley overseeing the tow.


    Towed the car up to be washed off briefly before going under the knife in the garage.


    Garaged.



    Shot of the engine bay and that lovely M10!


    Finally, what’s in store sitting next to the 2002 in the garage. Thanks again Ryan for providing the engine and accessories to make this S14 swap possible.



    I’ll post up some shots of the wheels soon. I haven’t had time to mock them up on the car and figure out what tires sizes will be possible. I guess that will depend on the flare size and suspension set up though.
    I am hoping to get the S14 transplanted in the next few days and begin to tackle the wiring job soon, Ill be following the Aardvark Racing swap manual closely to accomplish this.

    Stay tuned from some M2 fun!
    Last edited by RCM3; 06-06-2014, 05:54 PM.
    -Ryan
    1974 BMW ///M2

    Build Thread: http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=322365

    #2
    I am interested in this.
    cars beep boop

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      #3
      This is going to be good :-)

      Sent from my Samsung Note 3
      '91 318i (Alpine) - daily
      '88 325ix (Zinno) - drive here and there!

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        #4
        Originally posted by fresh_TD View Post
        This is going to be good :-)

        Sent from my Samsung Note 3
        This is going to be brilliant.

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          #5
          This gon be good. Sub'd for awesomeness.


          1989 325is l 1984 euro 320i l 1970 2002 Racecar
          1991 318i 4dr slick top


          Euro spec 320i/Alpina B6 3.5 project(the never ending saga)
          Vintage race car revival (2002 content)
          Mtech 2 turbo restoration
          Brilliantrot slick top "build"

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            #6
            Alright, good luck on the project!

            Out of curiosity, you say it was a survivor and it seems to be in great condition body wise.... why do you want to chop it up to put flares on it?
            ADAMS Autosport

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              #7
              Originally posted by SkiFree View Post
              Alright, good luck on the project!

              Out of curiosity, you say it was a survivor and it seems to be in great condition body wise.... why do you want to chop it up to put flares on it?
              because race car bruh

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                #8
                I can't wait to see that baby with Alpina wheels😆

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                  #9
                  That s14 is looking mighty clean.
                  Current:
                  1989 325i
                  1988 M3
                  1987 325ic
                  Past:
                  2001 330ci
                  2001 M3

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                    #10
                    Woohoo!
                    1989 325is / 2.7, 274 cam, e30 M3 5-lug
                    1989 LN106 Hilux / 3.0TD SFA
                    1974 2002tii / stock
                    2002 IS300 / 5spd LSD

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                      #11
                      good luck w/ her....sweet

                      I can offer advice on flares.

                      some flare porn:
                      Attached Files
                      I love sitting down and just driving!

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by JRKOUPE View Post
                        good luck w/ her....sweet

                        I can offer advice on flares.

                        some flare porn:
                        I saw OP mentioned Alpina fender flares, so I googled just that. Not knowing much about 02's, is this alpina flare a whole fender? No hack and slash? I got a lot of pictures for googling alpina fender flare lol, but your pictures confirm what had assumed were them. Why dont e30's have flares like this?

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                          #13
                          nice!
                          i want to check this out since youre local

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Lodsin View Post
                            I saw OP mentioned Alpina fender flares, so I googled just that. Not knowing much about 02's, is this alpina flare a whole fender? No hack and slash? I got a lot of pictures for googling alpina fender flare lol, but your pictures confirm what had assumed were them. Why dont e30's have flares like this?
                            they replace the whole fender they're commonly refereed to as "pig cheeks"

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by oliver.r View Post
                              they replace the whole fender they're commonly refereed to as "pig cheeks"
                              Thanks for the info Oliver. Seems so simple, or is that an aftermarket front fascia as well?

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