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Old 12-07-2006, 10:05 AM
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1958 BMW Isetta Restoration



I am in the process of doing a frame off restoration on a 1958 BMW Isetta and thought that I would share. I have created a website for the restoration that can be viewed at: http://www.IsettaBob.com I update the site 2-3 times a week with new pictures as well as commentary of the current progress that I have made on the car. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Old 12-07-2006, 10:47 AM
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wow!!! that is an awesome project! looks like a fun one too

Do you think you'll have it done for B-Fest '07 (May 5th)? I'd love to checkout that Isetta in person.
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:53 AM
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I have bookmarked your link!


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Old 12-07-2006, 01:29 PM
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I went through a lot of what you're going through with our 58 Isetta and it was fun! The car went with my ex via divorce and she sold it to a guy in Ohio? They are a blast, but can be quite frustrating.
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:54 AM
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I couldnt stop laughing at this pic.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:19 AM
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"Your trucks giving birth!!!"

Yeah, I have gotton a lot of comments on that picture.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:35 AM
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wow!!! that is an awesome project! looks like a fun one too

Do you think you'll have it done for B-Fest '07 (May 5th)? I'd love to checkout that Isetta in person.
That turbo 320 looks AWESOME!
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:03 AM
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wow!!! that is an awesome project! looks like a fun one too

Do you think you'll have it done for B-Fest '07 (May 5th)? I'd love to checkout that Isetta in person.
I am hoping to have it done by then, but unfortunately there is no way that I will be able to make it down to BimmerFest this year. My wife will be graduating Veterinary school with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine on the 6th of May. I think that I would get in just a little bit of trouble if I blew that one off.
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:59 AM
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I'll try and find MY truck picture. A friend who also has an Isetta (Convertible, BTW) couldn't get his to run after a show a few years back. They hauled it home in the back of a SUBURBAN...yes, it fit.
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Old 12-10-2006, 09:13 AM
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Fantastic project....I remember them being for sale new. Hudson's Bay Dept store used to have one for sale in their lower floor. I seem to remember they were under $1000 dollars. What a riot. For some reason I can't down load any of your updates from your web page??
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Old 12-10-2006, 06:06 PM
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ALL I CAN SAY IS """"GOOD LUCK""""MAN!!!!!!!!!Dont give up....
Im looking for an Isetta too.......HARD TO FIND...
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:41 PM
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Old 12-12-2006, 11:33 AM
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For some reason I can't down load any of your updates from your web page??
...Jay
I am unsure as to which "updates" you are referring to. If you are referring to the "All Status Reports" link, then please make sure that any pop up blockers that you may be using is not blocking the page from being shown.

Please let me know, if it is a problem with the site I will be sure to fix it.

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Old 12-12-2006, 11:35 AM
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I'll try and find MY truck picture. A friend who also has an Isetta (Convertible, BTW) couldn't get his to run after a show a few years back. They hauled it home in the back of a SUBURBAN...yes, it fit.
Please do, I am very interested in seeing it. Did you have to take the wheels off for roof clearance?
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Old 12-12-2006, 12:14 PM
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Nope, wheels on. 8 of us just picked it up and stuck it in there. Can't find the photo...ex may have taken it with her.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:48 PM
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Please let me know, if it is a problem with the site I will be sure to fix it.

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Old 12-12-2006, 05:44 PM
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Wow, what a great project.

Great website too.
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:55 AM
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:09 AM
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Cool ad! Love the 502 and 503 coupe at the end.

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Old 12-18-2006, 06:18 PM
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Nope, wheels on. 8 of us just picked it up and stuck it in there. Can't find the photo...ex may have taken it with her.
Just looking at the height of the Isetta in the truck bed tells me there's no way an Isetta would fit in late-model Suburban - the load height of the Suburban is equal to the top of the truck's cab and much less than the Isetta's height. Was it a very old Suburban? Those were more like panel vans.
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:18 PM
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Just looking at the height of the Isetta in the truck bed tells me there's no way an Isetta would fit in late-model Suburban - the load height of the Suburban is equal to the top of the truck's cab and much less than the Isetta's height. Was it a very old Suburban? Those were more like panel vans.
Old Suburban...and the Isetta was a convertible...seems like we had to put the top down to get it in there. No, it didn't slide all the way in, just about half-way but it got home.
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:28 AM
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I bet these Isetta's get a bazillion glances of pure curiosity. I would enjoy another project if I only had a 10 car garage.
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:52 PM
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I bet these Isetta's get a bazillion glances of pure curiosity. I would enjoy another project if I only had a 10 car garage.
They get a lot of attention. I came out of a store one day and found a lady and her kid sitting in it. Another time my ex broke down at our fancy shopping center...by the time I got there to tow it home an entire busload of Japanese tourists had surrounded it...cameras a'flashin!
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Old 12-29-2006, 09:23 PM
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They get a lot of attention. I came out of a store one day and found a lady and her kid sitting in it.
Wow, if I came out of a store to find someone sitting in my car I would be furious. I mean, what would be going through someone's head to think that they should open the door of a car and hop right in. I could kind of understand a kid doing it thinking it was a toy, but the parent should definitely have known better.
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Old 12-30-2006, 05:40 PM
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Wow, if I came out of a store to find someone sitting in my car I would be furious. I mean, what would be going through someone's head to think that they should open the door of a car and hop right in. I could kind of understand a kid doing it thinking it was a toy, but the parent should definitely have known better.
Oh she heard about it for sure...but I kinda kept it down a bit because of the kid with her. This is America remember...we only give a s**t about OUR stuff.
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