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post #1 of 786 Old 26th February 2006, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
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M5 UTE conversion

Well it's been in the works for 5 years an I've finally got around to taking on the concept of converting an M5 in to a ute...yep I said it a M5 Ute
The donor car is "Yoda" (MIB's pride and joy)
MIB was real happy that Yoda was going to be converted in to an famous mode of Australian transport, I was a bit shocked that he was that cool with it.
He told me that I must buy Yoda for the conversion.
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post #2 of 786 Old 26th February 2006, 05:02 AM
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Having seen this car, i cannot beleive its having its roof chopped off to make a ute out of it.

At least it will be good ute, unlike the rubbish available by GM and Ford.....

Still paying for my M5, despite the fact it has a new owner..
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post #4 of 786 Old 26th February 2006, 06:55 AM
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Are you going to bring it to the summernats? Love to see it. Any engine mods like a s/charger, what about a slick paint job? It would be a great car for the burnout pad and go-to-whoa (even without a s/c). Be different to seeing just fords and holdens.

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Apple,

That's an incredible transformation. Now I see what MIB meant by: addition by subtraction.

Burning question: WHY?

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Apple,

That's an incredible transformation. Now I see what MIB meant by: addition by subtraction.

Burning question: WHY?

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Hey Chunpng,

The moment I heard apples say it, I knew it fit him like a glove.

A car is always an expression of the man behind it.

Apples is from Country Australia. That where his roots are. (Aussies will love that one)

But now he is mainly playing Golf in the states and doing very well.

Sought of Park Ave meets Cohuna, Australia.

What better way to describe apples than an ///M5 Ute.

Country hard, and World renouned refined.

If you had to describe yourself in a Customised Vehicle,
I wonder what that would be?

If apples had to describe himself, I think the ///M5 Ute encapsulates his life well.

Anyone who has left the country to make there way in the big smoke, will understand.

Its a way cool project.

When apples was looking for a donour vehicle, it was playing on my mind. If a job is worth doing, its worth doing right.

Its like floors, if you don't start with a Flat surface, you won't end with one.

I have heard countless times of a race car losing a race, Not because of the MODS, but because of a generic $2 worn part.

Also i thought it nice to immortalise Yoda. I asked the question if I traded it in, the stealer was going to strip yoda of the mods and sell him as a stock vehicle.

That would have been a worse fate for him.

Now he will rule the streets again. in a lighten, Aussie form, with a great new Jedi at the wheel.


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Sounds like a fun project - I look forward to seeing the results!

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Apples ... your a madman !!! , you need a supercharger kit as well I think, it will go with the ute nicely.

Mark.. Yoda's clutch is a MONSTER!!!!

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Apples ... your a madman !!! , you need a supercharger kit as well I think, it will go with the ute nicely.

Mark.. Yoda's clutch is a MONSTER!!!!
Have you driven it ?

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Have you driven it ?
Yes...

Wayne was nice enough to let me drive it around the block while my car was being finished. Feels very strong, but would take some getting used to

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