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Old 09-13-2008, 05:30 PM
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I am not a huge E55 fan but you changed my mind
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I am not a huge E55 fan but you changed my mind
C32...thanks for the kind words...it's a love affair for me...I'll have other cars and I think I'll mod my next one (SL65?) but not to this extent. I'm keeping this car for as long as it'll run so I went for broke.
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I'm trying to hold out, but dang, I may bust a nut before this project is finished.

This thread should be a sticky (pun intended)

All joking aside, things look like they are moving along quite nicely.
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You must not be married. I had to argue just to get clear side markers!

Way to push the envelope and do something different....and be successful at doing so. You may be setting some trends!!

Looks real good so far. Thanks for sharing all the stages of the work. Look forward to seeing the finished product!
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:25 AM
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You must not be married. I had to argue just to get clear side markers!

Way to push the envelope and do something different....and be successful at doing so. You may be setting some trends!!

Looks real good so far. Thanks for sharing all the stages of the work. Look forward to seeing the finished product!
Married...twice! Nah...my second wifey is content on getting her Louis and Gucci so she leaves me alone on 3 issues:

1. My cars and their mods
2. Golfing
3. NFL season

Life is a compromise...it cost me for her "silence" but as long as she gets her goodies, the bills are paid, and my daughter has a an education...we are golden.
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Just a thought, best to make sure that can of fix-a-flat doesn't end up shuffling around in there and shorting across those battery terminals... Instant fire.
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Old 09-15-2008, 09:42 AM
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Just a thought, best to make sure that can of fix-a-flat doesn't end up shuffling around in there and shorting across those battery terminals... Instant fire.
Thanks...there is a impression of the cannister into the panel that also has two velcro strips underneath so that it won't move unless I pull it off. We were thinking the same thing.
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Thanks...there is a impression of the cannister into the panel that also has two velcro strips underneath so that it won't move unless I pull it off. We were thinking the same thing.
Good deal. Would HATE to see all that beautiful work lost on a small oversight ya know?
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Old 09-17-2008, 06:49 PM
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Pics from 9/17/8...

Another couple of days closer to getting done...the complete interior will be setup tomorrow (headliner is done...delivery tomorrow). The trunk is getting closer to getting done...the muffler and exhaust tips are off and waiting for priming and painting...More pics Friday (9/19/8)...

Muffler and tips are off...tips are getting ready for priming and painting (candy black or chrome black)...
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A pillars w/ new tweeter surround...the Focal tweeter will be covered by custom cloth grill...
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Some interior wood trim now piano black...(sorry about finger prints)...
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The reworked center channel location...there is actually a baffle that separates the speaker from the air vent...NOTICE the difference in size of the stock center and the new Focal center channel...
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The nearly completed trunk...I'm loving the stitching in second pic (details, details, details...)...There is still a another trim piece covered in carpet for the bottom of the trunk...the trim pieces you see will be flush and in carbon fiber finish surrounding plexiglass.
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The headliner pieces (dome light, handles, etc...) were all dyed black...
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The backseat ski pass through...the opening will be covered with black plexiglass with a white MB star that will be backlit (w/ blue light that matches the illuminated door sills)...
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looks freaking awesome so far !!
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:39 PM
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Simply amazing! The attention to detail in all of this is phenomenal! Can't wait to see more as it comes together.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:56 PM
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my god man you have taken it to the next level. the stitching looks so hot. You are going to be constantly be wiping the finger prints off inside/out.

you put the ccw's back on yet?
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:30 PM
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my god man you have taken it to the next level. the stitching looks so hot. You are going to be constantly be wiping the finger prints off inside/out.

you put the ccw's back on yet?
Mike...check the previous page for the previous set of pics...they were mounted this past Saturday.

Thanks fellas for the kind words...we were trying for something out there but not "out there"...while I respect the work, effort, and love that the HIN cars or the low rider west coast style have...that is just too over the top for me.

We wanted something somewhat subtle and detail oriented...something that would make you shake your head and try to figure out what is different and not something that would bust you over the head with bling...Oh by the way...this setup sounds frigging awsome...its not tuned and the center channel isn't in yet but the front stage and bass is just hitting really sweet.

More pics to come...
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:38 PM
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great job.enjoy
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Quite possibly the sharpest looking E55 I have seen to date. Kudos!
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:52 PM
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Geezus Christ dude..I used to mod my cars out all nuts too but its too hard to sell them. I had like 5 cars in 7 years...I think when I start getting sick of my car I start modding it hard, then it does not do it for me then I sell it and lose all the hard work and money, if ya plan to keep it..then cool but if you are doing it to stop the itch of upgrading...look out..
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Very impressive man The amount of time and work dedicated to the quality and detail of the final product is truly inspiring
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:45 PM
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Geezus Christ dude..I used to mod my cars out all nuts too but its too hard to sell them. I had like 5 cars in 7 years...I think when I start getting sick of my car I start modding it hard, then it does not do it for me then I sell it and lose all the hard work and money, if ya plan to keep it..then cool but if you are doing it to stop the itch of upgrading...look out..
Bro...its a keeper so I'm not worried about resale. I'll always have other cars beside the Beast but it kind of snow balled into a pet project...and I haven't look back.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:30 PM
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WOW! What's up AMGfan, I to live in the Tampa Bay area. I'm would like to see the finished product one day in person.
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WOW! What's up AMGfan, I to live in the Tampa Bay area. I'm would like to see the finished product one day in person.
Thanks for the shout out...I should be in my car by next weekend and we can talk then.

PS More pics on Wednesday!!!!
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:29 PM
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the car is coming together very nicely. Not sure why this isn't a sticky yet. Can't wait till wednesday.
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I kid I kid, this thing is amazing! I have one request and that is to consider painting the calipers blood red. With everything blacked (and done right may I add ) I think the red calipers would give it an even more aggressive "I'm going to eat you alive" look... just throw some red tape over a caliper in the front and compare the 2. With that said everything looks amazing, can't wait to see the finished product!
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