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Ajay Singh Gore

Gore's E39 Project 2014 CSL Bootlid

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Have been on the forums for well over a year now, may have seen me pop up on a few posts before but probably not.

 

Bought this Orient Blue E39 525i SE from a family member back in 2012 and it has been an absolute pleasure and dream to drive eveyday since. I had huge plans for it from the start but due to job changes etc these plans failed to materialise. 

 

Heres a few pictures of the car when i got it and did some minor modifications to it.

 

 

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Black front grills and put the car on coilovers. Wasnt to keen of the black grills tbh and they are yet to come off, however i prefer the sportier look of the coilovers even if the car is an SE  :eek:

 

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Originally the car come with the SE seats in grey however i preferred the sports seats and also sand beige so went out using this forum and collected the parts i needed to make this happen. Seats are electric and heated so thanks to the retrofit guides on here we were able to wire these in.
 
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Finally in Jan i was able to get the car into the bodyshop for a full exterior refresh or a respray as it is commonly known lol. Had the car flatted down and purchased M5 bumpers back and front.
 
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Work then started on a CSL bootlid for the 5 which i wanted just to make it look different from behind. I know it has been done but without a doubt it is not common, especially in the UK.
 
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The fabrication took a day and i was really happy with the results.
 
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I have also had a standard bootlid with a lip spoiler painted just incase i really dislike the CSL style however if its different ill probably keep it.
 
As it stands the car is getting primer on Monday ready for a respray this week. Unfortunately i wont be able to collect this weekend so should have the car back in all its glory early march! 
 
 Thanks for reading  :-D
 
Ajay

 

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I have also had a standard bootlid with a lip spoiler painted just incase i really dislike the CSL style however if its different ill probably keep it.

 

 

Looking good post-40140-0-03725700-1392574610.gif

 

In case you don`t like it, can i have first dibs if you sell it please ?

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I know, I just haven't had the time. It's been sat out the back since December. I come across a fibreglass one on eBay for £50 that I couldn't miss.

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Nice work so far.

Who is doing the paint if you dont nind me asking?

Not at all.

It's my garage in Leicester. Used to be sytners body repair arm in the Midlands in the 90s until around 2005 and we're BMW specialists.

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