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  1. I finally have an E39 saloon. Paid too much for it, but it’s here now!
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    A few more 1:43 cars - BMWs and Saabs

    Couple more......
  3. Up until I think Friday I was getting notifications for new post in threads I was following. That’s not happening now for some reason. Can anyone help?
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    Nice BMW themed desk clock

    I'd love to get hold of an original Saab 99 turbo gauge. It wasn't in the main dash - it was pod mounted, and is ideal for this sort of thing.
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    Nice BMW themed desk clock

    Found this on eBay. The clock is from an E34, and the case is 3D printed. The finish isn’t 100% perfect, but it’s good enough for me. Runs from a 12v mains adapter, with a switch at the back for the light. I might remove the M badge though! Would look good leather covered too. Not cheap - but not many around either. The guy who makes them is a gentleman.
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    Nice BMW themed desk clock

    I have that issue too. To be fair to her though, when the two older girls moved out, she let me have the smallest bedroom for a bit of a man cave. CD, vinyl and cassette collection, car related books, magazine and brochure collections, 1:43 scale cars, old early 90s stereo - all of it goes in there. It's great!
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    A few more 1:43 cars - BMWs and Saabs

    Last lot for a while probably!
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    Instrument cluster - from any older BMW

    Just seen this! Cheers Scott!
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    Instrument cluster - from any older BMW

    I'm looking for a cluster with the traditional 4 instrument fuel / rev counter / speedo / temp gauges. It can be from anything from an E21 3 Series to an E32 7 Series, or anything in between. It doesn't have to work, but it does need to look good, with no heavy scratches to the glass etc. I don't want to pay a fortune, as it won't be going into a car. Forgive me if you reply and I don't respond straight away - I don't seem to be getting email notifications of responses at the moment.
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    There is a world of difference between the 5 speed auto box in the E39 and the one in, say, the F10. I don't have any experience of the E60 so I couldn't tell you what that's like, but I'd say it's closer to the E39 than the F10.
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    Actually that IS one thing I have noticed. Coming down from 8th to 6th or even 5th makes sod all difference to your engine braking. I like it otherwise though. My car is a 525d, which is a pretty big car - and it never feels anything less than sprightly.
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    No more Manual BMW - Well 3 Series that is!

    I don't see this hurting their sales at all. For most people, the 8 speed Steptronic box is all they'll ever need. You can control that manually if you wish, but to be honest there's not much to be gained by doing so. The 8 speed is a great box in my opinion anyway. I have no complaints about the way my F10 goes with it in there. Still, I would have thought they might have left one performance manual in the range somewhere.
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    Low mileage E39 530i

    That's a nice car. Low miles, well looked after, well priced. Has Xenons, which is a plus too. Better ICE would be nice, but to be honest it's easily sorted - I put a double DIN Alpine W530BT and a DAB module in the E39 I had, and it did everything I needed it to do perfectly well. Heated seats would be nice, and electric memory ones even nicer, but not the end of the world. Mixed tyres. It was noted in the last MOT that all four tyres were deteriorated. Don't know what that means, but I think I'd budget for replacements all round.
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    Not receiving Forum email notifications

    Odd - I'm still getting nothing. I tried logging out for a while, switching notifications on and off etc, but still no luck
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    Not receiving Forum email notifications

    Any progress on this chaps?
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    E34 cloth driver’s seat

    I replaced the drivers seat in the E34 today, because I wanted an unworn one, but actually, the seat that came out is better than most old E34s with cloth upholstery. It’s grey 0411 upholstery. Manual seat. It will come come with a plain back and no armrest. If if anyone wants it you can have it free, but it’s pickup only from near Inverness. I’m not sending it, wrapping it or delivering it.
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    A few more 1:43 cars - BMWs and Saabs

    Thats very similar to the one I have, but mine is green with a beige interior
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    A £150000 E30?

    All I can say is this - a fool and his money are easily parted. RIDICULOUS.
  19. Madness!! Nicest bit of plastic I’ve seen for a while!
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    Style 65 - Square Set of Fronts

    This. Easiest way - make sure you have loads of tape!
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    A few more 1:43 cars - BMWs and Saabs

    Latest batch of divorce reasons.....
  22. I’m struggling to find one anywhere at decent money. I have a Welly model, and it’s supposed to be 1:43, but it’s not - it’s tiny compared with my other 1:43 stuff. Theres an M5 on Amazon, but it’s £78 with delivery. Anyone got anything?
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I had a look at that, and while I think it looks nice enough, I wouldn't buy it. No iPod control, no CD player - wouldn't be my cup of tea at all. Then again, I had a radio cassette in that car, so I might not be the best person to judge!! Nice to see it has DAB though. I'm hooked since I put that in the F10.
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    What have you done on your E34 Today

    I think the US bumper trims look great actually - and of course the ambers had to go back on to pull off that look. Bluetooth head unit was well chosen - looks quite at home in there!
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    Not receiving Forum email notifications

    Cheers Dan
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