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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 7:34pm On Oct 28, 2017
Lexusgs430:


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

Hmmm. People generally have a way of finding it no matter how well hidden angry

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Lexusgs430: 11:37pm On Oct 28, 2017
Shagati:


Hmmm. People generally have a way of finding it no matter how well hidden angry

Truly said....

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 11:45am On Oct 29, 2017
So I am out of town but I have been following developments remotely.

One question for the followers of this thread: What is the easiest (quickest) way to significantly change the exterior look of a project car?
First correct answer wins nothing recharge card of choice Nigerian network wink

Modified:
Prize now included

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by obekediamondfuto(m): 12:09pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:
So I am out of town but I have been following developments remotely.

One question for the followers of this thread: What is the easiest (quickest) way to change the exterior look of a project car?
First correct answer wins nothing wink
paint
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by oblo(m): 12:11pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:
So I am out of town but I have been following developments remotely.

One question for the followers of this thread: What is the easiest (quickest) way to change the exterior look of a project car?
First correct answer wins nothing wink

Nothing ke??

Well it's worth a try. Easiest and quickest way to do that would be using plastic or vinyl wraps.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 12:15pm On Oct 29, 2017
obekediamondfuto:

paint
Painting is a long process:
Strip fittings and old paint,
fix dents,
source missing/damaged parts and trim,
apply primer,
mix/source paint,
spray/oven bake etc.....

No; painting is not the easiest way. undecided
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 12:22pm On Oct 29, 2017
oblo:

Nothing ke??
Well it's worth a try. Easiest and quickest way to do that would be using plastic or vinyl wraps.

Bros, long time.
Plastidip or Vinyl wrap is also a long thing. Specialised skills required to implement too.

Prepare/Strip/mask surface to be wrapped/dipped
Wrap/Cut/trim/heat gun/finishing etc etc

No; not wrapping or dipping smiley
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 12:25pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:

Princetom1, she needs a name; what do we call her?

princetom1:

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

Oga where is our name?
I see you viewing angry
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by princetom1(m): 12:25pm On Oct 29, 2017
What could it be? Swapping parts...
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by oblo(m): 12:28pm On Oct 29, 2017
princetom1:
What could it be? Swapping parts...

Me sef bin dey reason that one too o.. grin
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Inception(m): 12:29pm On Oct 29, 2017
obekediamondfuto:

paint

Wheels
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Inception(m): 12:29pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:
So I am out of town but I have been following developments remotely.

One question for the followers of this thread: What is the easiest (quickest) way to significantly change the exterior look of a project car?
First correct answer wins nothing recharge card of choice Nigerian network wink

Modified:
Prize now included
Wheels

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by oblo(m): 12:38pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:


Bros, long time.
Plastidip or Vinyl wrap is also a long thing. Specialised skills required to implement too.

Prepare/Strip/mask surface to be wrapped/dipped
Wrap/Cut/trim/heat gun/finishing etc etc

No; not wrapping or dipping smiley

I troway salute Bros of broses.

OK..

tint the glasses.
Change /swap tail and head lamps.(you can smoke them as well)
Change Wheels
Include spoiler(not compulsory)

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by princetom1(m): 1:14pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:




Oga where is our name?
I see you viewing angry

My system still finding that name sir. Before it completes, we go find a name to give her sir. No vex
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by obekediamondfuto(m): 1:43pm On Oct 29, 2017
wheels, chrome fittings, spoilers
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 2:05pm On Oct 29, 2017
SirAbdulthe1st:

Nice one. These Toyota's wey full everywhere can't reach this age retaining this state. I gbadun your swags
Have you seen the 1990 LX400? Even Mercedes Benz developed stroke when it debuted.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 2:07pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:


Here you go!
Engine bay to follow in subsequent post

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



The quality of leather used in '90s luxury vehicles are way better than what we get these days. I have not seen an e46, e38 or e39 with frayed leather interior
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by princetom1(m): 3:02pm On Oct 29, 2017
noxide:



The quality of leather used in '90s luxury vehicles are way better than what we get these days. I have not seen an e46, e38 or e39 with frayed leather interior

I thought am the only one who noticed this... Though things has improved alot, with technology and all, bt will still take those leather any day any time. They look so soft, gosh

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Specialist900(m): 3:31pm On Oct 29, 2017
Following....
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 5:18pm On Oct 29, 2017
oga Shagati its been quite a while welcome back to the family. its good to know that you have left your japanese fling and come back to your rue calling which is the Beemer.
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 6:28pm On Oct 29, 2017
princetom1:
What could it be? Swapping parts...
Before nko? tongue
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by simiolu1(m): 6:29pm On Oct 29, 2017
Iya Nkechi, abeg give me a plate of goat meat peppersoup and big orijin. Abeg, give Shagati nkwobi and odeku make he take use knack body. This work go long small. We suppose encourage the op.

Abeg who get toothpick? Meat debris dey my teeth wey no wan comot.

If na me, I go name the car WidowMaker. If you no understand, abeg go watch the review wey Jeremy Clarkson do for that correct machine wey dem dey call McLaren P1

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 6:38pm On Oct 29, 2017
Inception:

Wheels

oblo:

I troway salute Bros of broses.
OK..
[s]tint the glasses.
Change /swap tail and head lamps.(you can smoke them as well) [/s]
Change Wheels
Include spoiler(not compulsory)

obekediamondfuto:
wheels, chrome fittings, spoilers

Wheels it IS!
Give any guy (touch wood) a set of wheels, wheel spanner and jack (don't dare forget boulders with which to 'shock' the vehicle or you will end up going to collect your car from inside the canal where it has rolled into grin) and he will install/swap out your set of wheels. No specialist experience required (touch wood again!)

Inception, contact me for your N1k recharge card. wink

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 6:43pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:

Wheels it IS!
Give any guy (touch wood) a set of wheels, wheel spanner and jack (don't dare forget boulders with which to 'shock' the vehicle or you will end up going to collect your car from inside the canal where it has rolled into grin) and he will install/swap out your set of wheels. No specialist experience required (touch wood again!)

Inception, contact me for your N1k recharge card. wink

Got this set of staggered 19" 95s + tyres from Kamikazee0 for almost free. He had them on his E66 before changing to a badder set of wheels E bami dupe l'owo bros yen. Na correct Bros smiley

Below is what they looked like on collection

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 6:45pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:


Got this set of staggered 95s + tyres from Kamikazee0 for almost free. He had them on his E66 before changing to a badder set of wheels E bami dupe l'owo bros yen. Na correct Bros smiley

Below is what they looked like on collection

Now they look like this after a thorough going over by Alloysius (I swear; that is his real name grin)
Scraped, sanded and resprayed.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 6:46pm On Oct 29, 2017
princetom1:


My system still finding that name sir. Before it completes, we go find a name to give her sir. No vex
Reboot ya system quick o. Names like Widowmaker don dey show face

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 6:50pm On Oct 29, 2017
dumo1:
oga Shagati its been quite a while welcome back to the family. its good to know that you have left your japanese fling and come back to your rue calling which is the Beemer.

Hehehe. Well done sir, you do well
On loyalty, which is very difficult these days, please check out what the Koreans have done to the Stinger kiss kiss kiss

Down GAZZUZZ; DOWN!!! grin grin

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 6:51pm On Oct 29, 2017
simiolu1:
Iya Nkechi, abeg give me a plate of goat meat peppersoup and big orijin. Abeg, give Shagati nkwobi and odeku make he take use knack body. This work go long small. We suppose encourage the op.

Abeg who get toothpick? Meat debris dey my teeth wey no wan comot.

If na me, I go name the car WidowMaker. If you no understand, abeg go watch the review wey Jeremy Clarkson do for that correct machine wey dem dey call McLaren P1

grin grin grin
The Nkwobi works fine
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by dasphinx1(m): 7:03pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:


Now they look like this after a thorough going over by Alloysius (I swear; that is his real name grin)
Scraped, sanded and resprayed.

Omo see legs na cool
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 7:04pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:


Now they look like this after a thorough going over by Alloysius (I swear; that is his real name grin)
Scraped, sanded and resprayed.

Now for tyre size. The set of tyres that came with the wheels are too big (tall/high) for the E38. Rubbing will occur amongst many other issues so a new set will have to be gotten.
Now what size to match OEM (235/60 R16) as closely as possible?

Boom! See below from https://tiresize.com/calculator/
Remember the wheels are staggered? 9.5" front and 10.5" rear......or something like that

Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:16pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:
So I am out of town but I have been following developments remotely.

One question for the followers of this thread: What is the easiest (quickest) way to significantly change the exterior look of a project car?
First correct answer wins nothing recharge card of choice Nigerian network wink

Modified:
Prize now included

full car wrapping in printed sticker.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:17pm On Oct 29, 2017
Shagati:


Hehehe. Well done sir, you do well
On loyalty, which is very difficult these days, please check out what the Koreans have done to the Stinger kiss kiss kiss

Down GAZZUZZ; DOWN!!! grin grin

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