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There are probably aren’t many e39’s with CF roofs....just thought I’d post some pics....it’s in progress at the moment. I’m taking a, if Bmw built an “e39 M5 CSL”, what would that look like approach with the car. Obviously, this won’t be to everyone’s tastes!

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Hi,

 

I've had a quote for a CF Touring roof and saving up for it!

 

What other weight reduction will you be doing? seats/interior, glass, audio modules, wheels/suspension, battery, exhaust all to lighter weight options/products?

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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It still needs to be a family car. Looking at performance upgrades as well as some weight reduction. It’s had the following over the last few years:

 

headers/100 cell cats & Dinan exhaust

stoptech trophy calipers front / rear which are the lightweight version

intrax coilovers

uprated rear arb ; front/rear strut braces

OS Giken LSD

 

with:

CF roof+f/r bumper carriers, front recaro pole buckets (maintaining stock seat belt points and have Schroth e39 harnesses that connect up to stock seat belt points - can easily reverse when kids in back etc.)

 & ESS 560 kit going in at the moment.

 

BBS LMs being sold, thinking of changing for e38 parallel 18x9.5 square set up.

 

Nothing else planned after that. Possibly CF bonnet & light weight battery.

 

I doubt I’ve achieved more than a 100kg weight saving, some things you do because they’re cool.

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More Details on price and lead time please? 

 

I approached CA about one but their mould is damaged so no more from them  :( 

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Lead time up to 4 weeks 

price circa £1900 imported

it does need a lot of prep, labour costs - 25hours+ materials...

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wow that's impressive 

 

really looking forward to seeing this progress mate - nice work! 

 

Any reason you'd choose parallels over the style 65's? or is it because the Parallels would show off the brakes better? lol 

 

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Hi Sayanthan, that’s truly a unique M5! 
Are CA the company that made the parts? I’m having trouble finding anybody who can produce a CF roof and would really like one before I start restoring the car.  

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Hi Daniel,

 

Not sure Sayanthan posts here on bmw5 anymore as he sold this highly modified M5 onto a dealer. 

 

CA would be the first point of call for you to see if they can indeed make a single or small batch of CF roofs providing they have fixed the mould as per report above. If not, and they're not likely to, then I'll speak to a CF manufacturer I know to see if there's a chance of making a new mould and thus parts. That said, I think there may be CF roof pieces from other sellers abroad, but I'm not sure of availability etc currently. 

 

There's been discussions of potential CF panels and parts being made for the E39 (which also could also fit non M E39's as well of course) so depending on how much genuine interest there is, it's possible items could be designed and manufactured. Feel free to drop me a message for discussions if you'd like

 

Cheers, Dennis!

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