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post #31 of 81 Old 20th August 2011, 03:39 AM
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post #32 of 81 Old 20th August 2011, 06:43 PM
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Should look great when it is all done! I'd love to have mine totally redone but it is generally pretty good and only the front needs doing desperately due to stone chips!

cheers and keep the photos coming!

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That's a truly inspirational story. personally I don't care about the economics, it's just great to see someone lavishing so much care an attention on a very special car. And the first E39 M5 in Australia is a very special car indeed.

But if we're having a sweepstake I'll go for 9000 AUD. Still great value based on the stupid prices that I understand M5s go for out there...

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Once she's done polish the headlights! Noticed yours are tarnished exactly like mine were.. I polished them and it makes a world of difference. Makes the whole car look new.
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WOW! Just saw the car. It's tucked in tightly between cars, so it's hard to get good photos. But the paint finish looks amazing! The depth of colour and amount of blue in the paint blew me away. They've gone around with some 2000 grade wet & dry and taken out any minor imperfections, and will then polish it. Currently preparing the doors, and will then do all other parts such as mirrors and door handles etc. I'm so glad I did the turret now, I very nearly didn't!

Meanwhile I've pretty much finalised my parts order that I will post later - it includes two new headlight covers (I spend the weekend cleaning mine up with wet & dry and polishing them and they were 80% better, but ended up deciding to replace. I found new ones from turnermotorsport.com for $200 USD for the pair. I've also got 4 broken adjusters that I'm fixing at the same time.

Cost? Well remember that insurance covered both sides, and I didn't pay to strip the whole car back. The panel shop have also done a stack of extra work for me free of charge - all I have paid to strip was the front guards and bonnet. Having said that, cost is just over $7,000 AUD (including an OEM new front bumper bar as mine was cracked) plus whatever my parts bill ends up - I'll post later. But I was in one of those situations where the sides were being painted anyway and the rest of the car was not perfect, so it was "now or never" to do the whole lot once and for all. Also consider the car's now probably worth $50,000 AUD. I have no intention of selling it, and it's no longer a daily driver.

I figure I'll have forgotten the cost in 12 months - but will now always have a perfect carbonblack M5!

Nick

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Seriously, I'd get a proffesional photo shoot lined up for when she's done, looks amazing, can't help notice the other cars the shop are working on..........guess your car was always in safe hands............

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It will look amazing once back together. Good stuff

It might be worth mentioning it to BMW themselves, you could end up getting a freebie!
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Looks great. Can't wait to see the final product!

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Hi Nick

Looks great,when are you posting the wedding car shots ?.Hope to catch up when car finished,good excuse for a drive to the vineyards for lunch.

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Ive always wondered how they could possibly remember where all the pieces go back.. especially when working with so many cars at once!
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