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Skinned Knuckles

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About Skinned Knuckles

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    Retrofit Fever Gone MAD!!!
  • Birthday 05/12/1989

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Denton, Manchester
  • Interests
    Keeping busy, Beers wont go a miss...
  • Occupation
    Property Manager.

Garage

  • Garage
    1997 E39 528i SE Touring Manual (Calypso Red) Sand Beige interior, Style 32s

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  1. How did you get that? Did yours have rain sensors? Everyone said I was biting my nose off to spite my face and I should settle with an aftermarket one from autoglass! The breakers that was my last hope said his too was cracked so I’d just bit the bullet and got the aftermarket one. I’m still after one if anyone has one.
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    About to break a 2001 e39 touring 530i titan silver

    Haha... No way. I've even spoke to Duncan too! The guy who bought that bonnet lol. I was going to give you a call about a possible meet on Thursday for the bumper. In fact I'll give you a call tomorrow mate. Edit: Not to mention some retrofit goodness too!
  3. Unfortunately this windscreen is from a seller on eBay in Northern Ireland so I don't have the info on the screen. All I know is, it looks like the one in the picture and it has the BMW badge stamped above a load of info next to the tax disk.
  4. Lucky his was an SE too so there was a few bits required, especially his front bumper given most front bumpers are fecked, Sport or SE's!!! I had fitted a facelift SE bumper many years ago so I was quick to jump for his bumper that was absolutely mint in every way.
  5. Jesus. You've put a smile on my face. It took a while but I've just clicked. Are you the guy with the sport touring who bought the bonnet from Pete? I had to go back home with something that day so I bought the inner bumper guards and put a deposit on the front bumper. Will be going back for the wiring for front parking sensors and TPS monitoring system. Gutted how that crappy windscreen tool failed me!
  6. I found a genuine one in Birmingham but had to remove the thing myself. It was mint but during removal I cracked it! My mate in London who has the exact same car only 3 years newer. He had a dealer issue windscreen fitted via the insurance. My insurance later argued that the car must be less then 3 years old to get dealer glass. The rest of the cars glass has indeed got BMW badges etched so I wanted it all to match, having said that I don't think many glass company's supply double glazing. 4 years ago I bought one from Quarry Motors it was mint. Spoke to them numerous times and the response was "Sorry mate, not had any for a while"
  7. Hi all. Unfortunately my windscreen has been obliterated two weeks ago. Long story. Got confirmation from the insurance for a genuine BMW screen but later shat themselves when they found out the price! Needless to say they didn't want to proceed unless I pay the difference. They were happy enough to accept a complaint mind you. Anyway, It's left me with a huge problem finding a screen to suit my standards. No inferior screen will do I'm afraid! If anyone has a screen that fits the bill, from 1999+, There's a picture of the screen I'm after if possible. I can happily travel to collect. Thank you. Jamie Contact: 07928987623
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    About to break a 2001 e39 touring 530i titan silver

    Hi mate. I've got a cracked windscreen. your's doesn't happen to be a genuine one and with green strip?
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    About to break a 2001 e39 touring 530i titan silver

    Cheers for the reply Pete. Sorry mate. I've got some from Quarry Motors on Friday. Needed the tailgate to load the pram so was a "quick needed" part.
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    About to break a 2001 e39 touring 530i titan silver

    Hiya mate, Do you have both tailgate hinges? If so, how much? Cheers. Jamie
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    Wanted, E39 Touring Tailgate Hinges

    Hi all. I've put this up in the parts and breaking post but thinking it'll be better here! Anyway, Last week I had a problem when a strong gust of wind blew my tailgate back whiles it was open. It stayed open until I closed it and heard this horrible crunching sound! The problem I'm now faced is I can't open the tailgate as it rubs on the roof as I open it. The glass partition feels loose and that rubs against the roof but stays open. The main hatch now has no assistance from the gas struts, they were weak for over 4 years but still held. On closer inspection, the drivers side strut has broken where it contacts to the hinge, it also had popped out of it's socket within the roof! The spring too has snapped throughout. The passenger side strut seems connected both ends although I haven't fully investigated it further. Does anyone have a spare set of touring tailgate hinges? If so how much? Its a nightmare loading the pram into the car as the wheels have to go on the back seat! Not to mention it's letting water in from the glass hatch section! If anyone has a set that'll be fantastic. I'm at Santa Pod for 3 days as of tomorrow so I wont be able to respond until I get back. Cheers guys. Here's the knackered tailgate strut.
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    Wanted, E39 Touring Tailgate Hinges

    Hi all. Last week I had a problem when a strong gust of wind blew my tailgate back whiles it was open. It stayed open until I closed it and heard this horrible crunching sound! The problem I'm now faced is I can't open the tailgate as it rubs on the roof as I open it. The glass partition feels loose and that rubs against the roof but stays open. The main hatch now has no assistance from the gas struts, they were weak for over 4 years but still held. On closer inspection, the drivers side strut has broken where it contacts to the hinge, also had popped out of it's socket within the roof! The spring too has snapped throughout. The passenger side strut seems connected both ends although I haven't fully investigated it further. Does anyone have a spare set of touring tailgate hinges? If so how much? Its a nightmare loading the pram into the car as the wheels have to go on the back seat! Not to mention it's letting water in from the glass hatch section! Cheers fella's Here's the knackered tailgate strut.
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    2001 525d Touring Auto SE (Located in Blackpool)

    Hi there, Sorry for the delayed response. I've just come back from a month's holiday. I still have the car but having a long think, I've decided it's getting relocated and it'll sit there for the foreseeable future until I've decided what to do with it. i.e sort out the niggles to keep as a second car as my 528 is eligible for classic insurance or part it out. Not sure yet but it'll be out of my mind for the time being.
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    2001 525d Touring Auto SE (Located in Blackpool)

    I Honestly don't want to part with it. The reality is, she's far from a perfect example as far as dents are concerned and some other bits i not got round to doing i.e hand brake and drivers side rear intergral link and ball joint. I've seen them fetch more money with higher miles and crappy interiors. All the usual E39 rust issues are non existent here with jacking points and that. Not to mention Christmas! The labour I've put into this car was with the intention to just keep her but realistically i cant keep two cars!
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    2001 525d Touring Auto SE (Located in Blackpool)

    Cheers pal. A price has been added to the description.
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