Here it is in final trim! We took it out for a quick (and VERY cold!) photo shoot out by
1970 BMW 2002 M42 Resto
Another day, another M42 build. We do lots of these around here. It’s bread and butter, of sorts. This one came to us with the engine already swapped (on a set of our mounts, of course), and even ran. It’s getting a lot more though. Body work, suspension refresh, A/C getting added. Flares and body kit were added. The interior will be completely redone. Fresh paint, power coat on the trim. New wheels and rubber. When it’s all said and done, this is going to be a sweet little number. If you’re in Miami, you just might see this little cherry ripping up and down the street. Think of us when you do! We did do a fair amount more than pictured, too, but we were in the middle of moving shop locations, so much of the suspension work was lost in the hustle. It was a very busy time for us.
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The last days of any build seem to slow to a crawl. After all the major work is done, things
Okay, it’s getting closer to done! Let’s get those trim pieces taken care of, get some glass back in it,
The engine had already been swapped before being sent to us, so not much heavy lifting to be done here.
With the car back from paint and the exterior looking good, it’s time to get the inside up to par.
Time to make it look nice. Fresh paint sure does a lot to bring a car back. You see those
More body work; trunk repair and add some flares and a valance. No problem. Drill some holes, add some nut-inserts,
The subframe mount areas are prone to going on these cars. Dirt and grime collect in the little pockets, water
As mentioned before, this build kicked off during the shop transfer, so there are no “before” pictures unfortunatly. And the