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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by mammanbawa: 11:23am On Jun 07, 2018
Shagati:

Ok, just because of you wink

Somebody should hold me please
Chai
See beauty
I'll board the next flight to Lagos to test drive this beauty
I bet it's the best on the continent presently

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 11:28am On Jun 07, 2018
dumo1:

1st pic iPhone, 2nd pic Samsung phone.
Very correct!

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 11:42am On Jun 07, 2018
Shagati:
Also
Nice, very nice, oh! So beautiful. The color is just mwah!! cheesy cool
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 4:11pm On Jun 07, 2018
Oga Shagati, out of curiosity, at what point in your life did your love and romance for the German BMW marque start?
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 8:55pm On Jun 07, 2018
dumo1:
Oga Shagati, out of curiosity, at what point in your life did your love and romance for the German BMW marque start?

Early 90s
The E38 affair was further fuelled by the first Transporter by Jason Statham and The Game by Michael Douglas.

The armoured EWB version was also a favourite of Bank MDs in the late 90s and I just loved em since then

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 10:17pm On Jun 07, 2018
Shagati:


Early 90s
The E38 affair was further fuelled by the first Transporter by Jason Statham and The Game by Michael Douglas.

The armoured EWB version was also a favourite of Bank MDs in the late 90s and I just loved em since then
Ok sir. grin
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by laivwire(m): 10:55pm On Jun 07, 2018
Shagati:
Also
Uh lah lah
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by dasphinx1(m): 11:39pm On Jun 07, 2018
I swear, this ride deserves a cruise down the roads of Abuja!!!! No speed..... Showed this pics to my uncle and he was just wowing like naija police siren..Oga Shagati, i salute you sir!!!!

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Jakumo(m): 6:38am On Jun 08, 2018
Shagati your BMW is now a fully restored classic of sublime beauty and perfection. That paint-job is a masterwork of the auto-painter's art-form, and from the pictures shown here, I cannot spot a single flaw or blemish.

Only a true car lover who has personally restored a car to its former glory, will know that feeling of satisfaction that ONLY comes when such an image of perfection is finally derived from what was once a forgotten relic of yesteryear.

The sleek lines of that BMW are so easy on the eyes, like the the sinuous curves of a fit, exercised woman in the prime of her feminine beauty, yet, there is nothing feminine about this BMW, thanks to the rocket power tastefully hidden beneath the hood.

Your project should serve as inspiration to other automobile enthusiasts in Nigeria, who perhaps thought that only the newest and most technologically complex cars deserve to be owned by those who can afford the price-tag.

From a purely pragmatic standpoint, you are MUCH safer driving a restored older car along the unfriendly roads of Nigeria, than you could ever be in a flashy new vehicle, simply because car-snatching and kidnapping gangs assign ZERO value to any vehicle they classify as "old", in order to focus their attention on ambushing brand new cars, and their hapless occupants, who often wind up kidnapped or dead, as their reward for showing off high-value toys in a land where many desperados walking the street have no idea where their next meal will be found.

Cruise your classic Bavarian beauty with pride, and confidence, sir. My hat is off to you for this superb project, and I speak as a die-hard Mercedes worshiper, who nonetheless knows that BMW is a MAJOR force to be reckoned with, out there on the open highway.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 7:49am On Jun 08, 2018
Jakumo:
Shagati your BMW is now a fully restored classic of sublime beauty and perfection. That paint-job is a masterwork of the auto-painter's art-form, and from the pictures shown here, I cannot spot a single flaw or blemish.

Only a true car lover who has personally restored a car to its former glory, will know that feeling of satisfaction that ONLY comes when such an image of perfection is finally derived from what was once a forgotten relic of yesteryear.

The sleek lines of that BMW are so easy on the eyes, like the the sinuous curves of a fit, exercised woman in the prime of her feminine beauty, yet, there is nothing feminine about this BMW, thanks to the rocket power tastefully hidden beneath the hood.

Your project should serve as inspiration to other automobile enthusiasts in Nigeria, who perhaps thought that only the newest and most technologically complex cars deserve to be owned by those who can afford the price-tag.

From a purely pragmatic standpoint, you are MUCH safer driving a restored older car along the unfriendly roads of Nigeria, than you could ever be in a flashy new vehicle, simply because car-snatching and kidnapping gangs assign ZERO value to any vehicle they classify as "old", in order to focus their attention on ambushing brand new cars, and their hapless occupants, who often wind up kidnapped or dead, as their reward for showing off high-value toys in a land where many desperados walking the street have no idea where their next meal will be found.

Cruise your classic Bavarian beauty with pride, and confidence, sir. My hat is off to you for this superb project, and I speak as a die-hard Mercedes worshiper, who nonetheless knows that BMW is a MAJOR force to be reckoned with, out there on the open highway.
Your speech got me like....

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Lexusgs430: 8:30am On Jun 08, 2018
Jakumo:
Shagati your BMW is now a fully restored classic of sublime beauty and perfection. That paint-job is a masterwork of the auto-painter's art-form, and from the pictures shown here, I cannot spot a single flaw or blemish.

Only a true car lover who has personally restored a car to its former glory, will know that feeling of satisfaction that ONLY comes when such an image of perfection is finally derived from what was once a forgotten relic of yesteryear.

The sleek lines of that BMW are so easy on the eyes, like the the sinuous curves of a fit, exercised woman in the prime of her feminine beauty, yet, there is nothing feminine about this BMW, thanks to the rocket power tastefully hidden beneath the hood.

Your project should serve as inspiration to other automobile enthusiasts in Nigeria, who perhaps thought that only the newest and most technologically complex cars deserve to be owned by those who can afford the price-tag.

From a purely pragmatic standpoint, you are MUCH safer driving a restored older car along the unfriendly roads of Nigeria, than you could ever be in a flashy new vehicle, simply because car-snatching and kidnapping gangs assign ZERO value to any vehicle they classify as "old", in order to focus their attention on ambushing brand new cars, and their hapless occupants, who often wind up kidnapped or dead, as their reward for showing off high-value toys in a land where many desperados walking the street have no idea where their next meal will be found.

Cruise your classic Bavarian beauty with pride, and confidence, sir. My hat is off to you for this superb project, and I speak as a die-hard Mercedes worshiper, who nonetheless knows that BMW is a MAJOR force to be reckoned with, out there on the open highway.

And you had time to write all this? You must feel BMW classics trumps Mercedes offering......

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Ideylook: 9:08am On Jun 08, 2018
Perfect colour, these Beemers are very straight and angular and need a hard "steel" colour on them. Perfect wheels, really great job. Car looks as new.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 9:25am On Jun 08, 2018
Jakumo:
Shagati your BMW is now a fully restored classic of sublime beauty and perfection. That paint-job is a masterwork of the auto-painter's art-form, and from the pictures shown here, I cannot spot a single flaw or blemish.

.....Your project should serve as inspiration to other automobile enthusiasts in Nigeria, who perhaps thought that only the newest and most technologically complex cars deserve to be owned by those who can afford the price-tag.

....Cruise your classic Bavarian beauty with pride, and confidence, sir. My hat is off to you for this superb project, and I speak as a die-hard Mercedes worshiper, who nonetheless knows that BMW is a MAJOR force to be reckoned with, out there on the open highway.

Thanks for the kind words dear sir.
This also serves as motivation to actually do more

Cheers Bro

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 9:23pm On Jun 14, 2018
Very nice job grin

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by omoajiri(m): 7:40pm On Jun 18, 2018
Good evening folks.
Can anyone please link me up with any genuine spare and service parts dealers of BMW
I also will appreciate contacts of BMW specialists (mechanical,electrical etc) around Lagos, Ogun or Ibadan.
I will be taking delivery of a 2007 BMW 525i in a couple of weeks and I want to ensure that my 'package tight' grin
Thanks so much in advance.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by deathwing(m): 12:53pm On Jun 25, 2018
Hello bros. If you don't mind, could u share the location and/or cost of the painting of your BMW? A friend of mine needs to refresh his car paint soon and I told him I'd ask you (as per our NL Oga) since you obviously go with only the best quality painters grin grin

Me sef I'm saving towards a BMW later this year, and I'll need the info for myself too. Thanks in advance.

Shagati:


Thanks for the kind words dear sir.
This also serves as motivation to actually do more

Cheers Bro
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by deathwing(m): 7:49pm On Aug 18, 2018
Time already? Choi.

shocked shocked shocked shocked

Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Shagati(m): 8:12pm On Aug 18, 2018
deathwing:
Time already? Choi.

shocked shocked shocked shocked

No time to check time boss wink
Plenty projects out there looking for a similar refresh

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 10:20pm On Aug 18, 2018
Shagati:


No time to check time boss wink
Plenty projects out there looking for a similar refresh
Are we looking at a Benz this time around sir? grin

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by laivwire(m): 9:02pm On Oct 18, 2018
kulikuli45:
..... w126 coupe project loading.

All advice and inputs are welcome.
Any progress report on this sir?...or was it a pipedream
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kulikuli45: 8:31am On Oct 19, 2018
laivwire:

Any progress report on this sir?...or was it a pipedream

Yes ooo.

18" shoes installed.

Bodywork done and primed.

M104 3.2 engine + transmission installed.

Wiring, exhaust, cabling ongoing.

Next is interior

Then paint

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kulikuli45: 8:34am On Oct 19, 2018
laivwire:

Any progress report on this sir?...or was it a pipedream

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by laivwire(m): 10:12am On Oct 19, 2018
kulikuli45:



Is there a thread on this. I will like to subscribe. Are you also making plans on the body kits, fenders and side skirts? cool

What was the stock engine size? 5.0?

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by laivwire(m): 10:14am On Oct 19, 2018
Geez, can we have a collaborative restoration project someday. Like a group of demeanours on a true classic. The car will be sold las las tho.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by elshanAutos: 11:35am On Oct 19, 2018
kulikuli45:


Yes ooo.

18" shoes installed.

Bodywork done and primed.

M104 3.2 engine + transmission installed.

Wiring, exhaust, cabling ongoing.

Next is interior

Then paint
Why not create a thread of yours, so we can follow it. wink

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kulikuli45: 2:01pm On Oct 19, 2018
laivwire:


Is there a thread on this. I will like to subscribe. Are you also making plans on the body kits, fenders and side skirts? cool

What was the stock engine size? 5.0?

I'm considering just AMG front and rear bumpers for now. The car came "padded".
More work will be done on the interior. Better seats, dash, center console, double din entertainment, etc.

Stock engine was 5.5l M117 v8, but previous owner had dropped an m103 L6.

I am considering an m113 later sha. Much later.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kulikuli45: 2:01pm On Oct 19, 2018
laivwire:
Geez, can we have a collaborative restoration project someday. Like a group of demeanours on a true classic. The car will be sold las las tho.

Sounds like a plan.
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by OgaKazeem(m): 10:26pm On Oct 19, 2018
kulikuli45:


Yes ooo.

18" shoes installed.

Bodywork done and primed.

M104 3.2 engine + transmission installed.

Wiring, exhaust, cabling ongoing.

Next is interior

Then paint

before we come for ur head bros. is there a particular reason U decided to keep dis sweet gist away from us?
Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kulikuli45: 12:55am On Oct 20, 2018
OgaKazeem:


before we come for ur head bros. is there a particular reason U decided to keep dis sweet gist away from us?

grin grin grin OgaKazeem, no vex. I will put up a thread ASAP. The thing de do me like new waif. I kept her all to myself.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by kulikuli45: 1:11am On Oct 20, 2018

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by Nobody: 1:38am On Oct 20, 2018
kulikuli45:


I'm considering just AMG front and rear bumpers for now. The car came "padded".
More work will be done on the interior. Better seats, dash, center console, double din entertainment, etc.

Stock engine was 5.5l M117 v8, but previous owner had dropped an m103 L6.

I am considering an m113 later sha. Much later.

I really wish that you guys will simply drop all this engine descriptors and make things easy for your threads to be followed.

Just tell us if it's V6 or V8, no M117/M113 stuff.

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Re: BMW 740i Pre-LCI E38 - Restore To Basic(ish) Condition by OgaKazeem(m): 12:08pm On Oct 20, 2018
kulikuli45:


grin grin grin OgaKazeem, no vex. I will put up a thread ASAP. The thing de do me like new waif. I kept her all to myself.
oya put up d thread asap. make i go inform our association of demeanors.... dey need a new place to stay. all d other threads do dey too old

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