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E31 850 CSi and E24 M635 CSi M635 CSi (E24) 1983-89 and 850 CSi (E31) 1992-96. The Ultimate Grand Turismo by BMW M.

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post #31 of 83 Old 26th November 2013, 04:36 AM
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Thank you for the information and congratulations on the beautiful car.

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Further update on the CSi's headliner refurbishment:

I got the remaining lining sections from the trim shop yesterday - the main headliner, the sunroof liner and the A-pillar linings (we decided to re-do these as they were showing some deterioration - C-pillar linings are fine).
I cleaned and laundered them all last night, and here they are drying in our spare room!

The cleaned and dried fabric sections were returned to the trim shop this morning, so they can now proceed with the attachment of the new closed-cell foam and reinstallation of all headliner parts.

Stu the shop owner says the CSi has attracted a lot of interest and admiring looks from passing clients and others, in the two days it's been there.

The whole job should be completed by close of business tomorrow, but I'm not pushing them as the priority is for a high quality finish and it doesn't worry me if I don't get the car back before the weekend.
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It seems you are almost there with regard to the refurbishing of your headliner. Please share with us pictures of the final result.

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Here are some headliner update pictures.
New closed-cell foam was fixed to the fabric and the linings then glued to their respective panels - just some finishing to do around the edges of the main headliner.

I'm thankful that Stu took his time with this process, resulting in a very high standard of finish so far.
The weekend will allow the adhesive to fully cure and fumes to dissipate before installation.
By Monday afternoon it should all be back together again!

I've also thrown in some pics showing the stripped out roof area of the car.
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looking good my friend!

I think changing that clear center light next to the sunroof switch to the black version would match your headliner nicely. I plan to do that on my CSi.

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Thanks, yes it's going to be great driving her without the sagging headliner - it really was starting to annoy me and certainly detracted from the driving experience.

As for changing the light colour, I'm going to try and keep this car as original as possible so I'll pass on that mod for now, thanks.

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Some earlier cars also had an M-logo on the gearshift knob.
Correction - just noticed an error in this statement, which I'll correct here.
For your reference:
All US-spec CSi's and later Euro-spec cars had the M-colour stripe on the shift lever (not the M-logo).

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This is an amazing car!! Beautiful. I would trade my e60 m5 for that in a heart beat.

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This is an amazing car!! Beautiful. I would trade my e60 m5 for that in a heart beat.
There are just two small problems with that scenario:
1) the steering wheel is on the wrong side for you.
2) I would never trade this car for an E60 M5.

But thanks for the compliments!

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