M5 "Makeover" (Photo Heavy!)

Specific conversations and info for the BMW E28 M5 and M535i.
Tifoso
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Another update: I have added a stitched vinyl dash, "fake" euro wipers (i.e., just the wipers, none of the other mechanicals), Condor shift knob, and my 4th and FINAL set of wheels, a custom set of BBS E50 replicas made Image Wheels in 17" x 8.5". I think I'm finally done!

Here are a few new photos:

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any more pictures of the e28goodies dash?
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Killer build!!! Great job.
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Tifoso wrote: I think I'm finally done!
Ha! That's what they (we) all say.

Good work, regardless.
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brickwhite wrote:any more pictures of the e28goodies dash?
I don't have any, unfortunately. There are a bunch more on e28goodies web site, which actually very accurately represent the dash.
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milarsky wrote:Killer build!!! Great job.
Thanks!
cek wrote:
Tifoso wrote: I think I'm finally done!
Ha! That's what they (we) all say.

Good work, regardless.
Hey, may as well try to deceive myself for a day or two! Thanks, Charlie.
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Amazing! I love it.

What model wheel is that? I've looked at Images site but I can't seem to find this exact style.
Tifoso
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EuroShark wrote:Amazing! I love it.

What model wheel is that? I've looked at Images site but I can't seem to find this exact style.
Thanks! This is a one-off set that Image did for me based upon a 16" BBS E50 wheel they had for measurement purposes. In addition to their standard wheel styles, they also do custom requests....
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Can I give you my run down as it looks like you are asking for it?

Was the interior fully replaced also? The color is more modern looking and IMO better suited to black than US M5's originally had. Beautiful choice and work.

Wheels and tires and stance are so much of an 'in the eye of the beholder' thing that I would have chosen a little different but still looks amazing to me and not the overdone drop and such so many go for. Very much perfect.

The newly minted Blaupunkt receiver discussed in another thread might be better suited than the Nakamichi. Take a look.

Since it's so near perfection I have to point out it appears the front bumper trim is running a little downhill on the left front corner. Maybe that's just me imagining that.

Overall score, STUNNING and more and more STUNNING.

Thanks for sharing it with us I wish one day I could bring my car (M6) anywhere even close to that level.
Tifoso
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tn535i wrote:Can I give you my run down as it looks like you are asking for it?

Was the interior fully replaced also? The color is more modern looking and IMO better suited to black than US M5's originally had. Beautiful choice and work.

Wheels and tires and stance are so much of an 'in the eye of the beholder' thing that I would have chosen a little different but still looks amazing to me and not the overdone drop and such so many go for. Very much perfect.

The newly minted Blaupunkt receiver discussed in another thread might be better suited than the Nakamichi. Take a look.

Since it's so near perfection I have to point out it appears the front bumper trim is running a little downhill on the left front corner. Maybe that's just me imagining that.

Overall score, STUNNING and more and more STUNNING.

Thanks for sharing it with us I wish one day I could bring my car (M6) anywhere even close to that level.
Thanks so much! Interior was re-done in euro cloth by a prior owner. I re-dyed the leather and did other odds and ends like steering wheel, stereo/speakers, carpets, shift knob, etc. And lots of elbow grease! :) I missed the Blaupunkt thread, will have to check that out.
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Here's a link to a fun driving video that my son and I just put together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Xvlu5tIEs
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A beautiful car, really like that you are rolling around on 1-off wheels, a nice personal touch. Thanks for the video, car sounds awesome. :)
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Zengineer wrote: Aug 09, 2020 8:18 PM A beautiful car, really like that you are rolling around on 1-off wheels, a nice personal touch. Thanks for the video, car sounds awesome. :)
Thanks!
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