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BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 5:04pm On Oct 24, 2017
This will be a slow burning one unfortunately.
Not enough time (and $$$) available like in the past.

Enough excuses! So what do we have here?

Let's start with the equipment and specs as she left the factory in August 1995.
Princetom1, she needs a name; what do we call her?

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 5:08pm On Oct 24, 2017
Quarter right side front and rear.
Body very straight.
Very minimal rust.
Rear right door has apparently had a makeover

Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Inception(m): 5:19pm On Oct 24, 2017
nice!
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 5:22pm On Oct 24, 2017
Front, front left quarter side.
This vehicle was made with glass headlights. A rarity these days.

Totally useless fact alert: Did I mention that this vehicle is older than more than half of the population of Nigeria?

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by king406(m): 5:24pm On Oct 24, 2017
See better thread

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 5:33pm On Oct 24, 2017
Left side.
Straight too.
Missing body trim near the wheel arch

OEM 16" wheels with plenty shock absorbing profile undecided
235/60 R16

Who high profile help?

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kingreign(m): 5:38pm On Oct 24, 2017
Shagati:
Front, front left quarter side.
This vehicle was made with glass headlights. A rarity these days.

Totally useless fact alert: Did I mention that this vehicle is older than more than half of the population of Nigeria?

Some people won't like this o grin

Boss, when next I'm in Lagos na to test this behemoth

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by oblo(m): 8:44pm On Oct 24, 2017
Make I park well. Abeg Oga Gazzuz where our popcorn?

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by diportivo: 10:04pm On Oct 24, 2017
bros

we will change the engine

transmission

headlamps

rear right door

rim

tyres

roof lining

brake p.............

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by ivoryhouse(m): 10:12pm On Oct 24, 2017
following..
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by BestySam(m): 12:19am On Oct 25, 2017
Following.
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 2:22am On Oct 25, 2017
kingreign:


Some people won't like this o grin

Boss, when next I'm in Lagos na to test this behemoth

Oya come na grin

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 2:25am On Oct 25, 2017
diportivo:
bros

we will change the engine
transmission
headlamps?
rear right door
rim
tyres
roof lining
Suspension + struts
Audio system

brake p..........etc etc...

Broda you wicked o!
Inside this Buhariconomy you are just calling engine and tranny anyhow like dat?
There you go; fixed! angry

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by diportivo: 6:28am On Oct 25, 2017
Shagati:


Broda you wicked o!
Inside this Buhariconomy you are just calling engine and tranny anyhow like dat?
There you go; fixed! angry


grin grin grin grin grin

oya no vex

we can't wait sir....we simply can't

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Inception(m): 9:22am On Oct 25, 2017
Shagati:


Broda you wicked o!
Inside this Buhariconomy you are just calling engine and tranny anyhow like dat?
There you go; fixed! angry

he is a demeanor grin grin

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 9:56am On Oct 25, 2017
Shagati:
Front, front left quarter side.
This vehicle was made with glass headlights. A rarity these days.

Totally useless fact alert: Did I mention that this vehicle is older than more than half of the population of Nigeria?]

I saw 1995, and then the bolded, sorry, what do you mean please?
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 10:48am On Oct 25, 2017
SirAbdulthe1st:


I saw 1995, and then the bolded, sorry, what do you mean please?

Yes sir. Car is 22 years old.
Median age in Naija is 17.9 years (see below)
Means half of the population is 17.9 years old and below and the other half is older than 17.9 years old.
Understood?

Statisticians, shay my definition of median is correct??

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 11:03am On Oct 25, 2017
Shagati:


Yes sir. Car is 22 years old.
Median age in Naija is 17.9 years (see below)
Means half of the population is 17.9 years old and below and the other half is older than 17.9 years old.
Understood?

Statisticians, shay my definition of median is correct??

Understood.

So apart from the nostalgia, what are some jaw dropping facts about the car, like wow facts?

Why not the 1985 BMW 323i or the 1972 m/Benz 230E.

Sorry, not trying to be rude, just want to learn about the car, read about your superbike trip and enjoyed it.

Following and anticipating the interior and engine bay.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Almaiga: 1:35pm On Oct 25, 2017
Make I answer present here

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by princetom1(m): 7:06pm On Oct 25, 2017
Shagati:
This will be a slow burning one unfortunately.
Not enough time (and $$$) available like in the past.

Enough excuses! So what do we have here?

Let's start with the equipment and specs as she left the factory in August 1995.
Princetom1, she needs a name; what do we call her?

Its a machine.... And we are Nigerian.... Still thinking. Trying to find a name that fit... Hmnnn... Something like baba EgunMogaji Brutus. Am here in the mean time. I love classics kiss

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 9:51pm On Oct 25, 2017
grin
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 10:20pm On Oct 25, 2017
SirAbdulthe1st:

Following and anticipating the interior and engine bay.

Here you go!
Engine bay to follow in subsequent post

Interior in very very good nick for her age.
Original SCHWARZ LEDER!

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 10:25pm On Oct 25, 2017
All dash wood trim in place
Cassette player missing.
That 50% may not know what a cassette player is wink

6x CD player in trunk. Pics of this later

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 10:31pm On Oct 25, 2017
Engine bay
Very uncluttered by today's standards

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 11:41pm On Oct 25, 2017
Shagati:


Here you go!
Engine bay to follow in subsequent post

Interior in very very good nick for her age.
Original SCHWARZ LEDER!

Nice one. These Toyota's wey full everywhere can't reach this age retaining this state. I gbadun your swags

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by mike070: 12:21am On Oct 26, 2017
Nice leather n interior. Interior lighting package still top notch. All hail the Germans.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Lexusgs430: 12:49am On Oct 26, 2017
The best way to drive this fuel guzzler, is from the rear......

If you eventually employ a driver, ensure he understands all the dials + warning lights......

We cannot shout o.. Nah so one bros driver wreck hin 7 series (760), due to overheating.......

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by RZArecta(m): 1:11am On Oct 26, 2017
Following bumper to bumper cool

I'd really love to cruise this ship full throttle at midnight sha o

Ps, wish it were a manual transmission just for my said cruising

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kingreign(m): 1:47am On Oct 26, 2017
SirAbdulthe1st:

Nice one. These Toyota's wey full everywhere can't reach this age retaining this state. I gbadun your swags

Stop comparing Toyota to this bro except you're comparing them to Toyota crown majesta which are JDM stuffs.

Toyota America or mass market appeals to low and medium income earners and can skimp on quality, fit and finish to stay within price range, this bmw appeals to high income earners and must be top notch in fit and finish to appeal to its intended market.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 4:48am On Oct 26, 2017
mike070:
Nice leather n interior. Interior lighting package still top notch. All hail the Germans.

You have quite an eye.

All Main electrics still functioning!

4x one touch up/down power windows
Power mirrors
Power seats
Sun visor automatic vanity lights
Power metal sun roof
All head and tail lights
Speedo, fuel, temp guage and tachometer

Audio doesn't come on though
AC cooling at maybe 20%
Instrument cluster suffering from pixelisation (pic below)

Pics of the other lightings to follow. I am not near the car now

Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 4:55am On Oct 26, 2017
Lexusgs430:
The best way to drive this fuel guzzler, is from the rear......

If you eventually employ a driver, ensure he understands all the dials + warning lights......

We cannot shout o.. Nah so one bros driver wreck hin 7 series (760), due to overheating.......

Driver dey, he just won't come within 100 yards of her.
Maybe to change tyre and wash the exterior.
Can't even allow him top up the coolant or wiper wash fluid.
Before he goes and presses the spoil button undecided

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Lexusgs430: 5:21am On Oct 26, 2017
Shagati:


Driver dey, he just won't come within 100 yards of her.
Maybe to change tyre and wash the exterior.
Can't even allow him top up the coolant or wiper wash fluid.
Before he goes and presses the spoil button undecided

LOL....... Does this Be My Wife, have a spoil button? I hope it is hidden beyond reach?

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