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Ant's E39 535i Intro

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Evening all.

 

So after having my 420d M pack for a year, I have been looking at getting my dream E39!

 

I work abroad most of the year but am usually found between Oxford and Cheltenham.

 

Months of looking and I finally picked up this Biarritz blue 1998 E39 535i Sport with a 130k. Full service history and straight body work.

 

The plan is to "keep her" and store her as I'm out of the country most of the year.

 

On the side I have been working towards my detailing level 2 with UK detailing academy so I am looking to really get stuck in and bring it back to a show room shine.

 

Other than paint work, looking at returning the alloys to a gun metal, ceramic coat the exterior, service auto gearbox and generally update it.

 

Started decontaminating the rear in the shade today and will get onto machine polishing when I cam get to my kit.

 

New number plates and plastics are back to new!

 

See below pics on purchase, the 4 and today's work.

 

Any suggestions, feedback or words of caution!?db2ef318a83ea36faba83fd0f09402d9.jpg30f2e28681df636135ace32b69d58b7f.jpg247e95486284dda7c7b31f388b6b8301.jpg9986d65628dc75c0de20e6163bf0c8bf.jpga7893c6c2282c4be6539066c5eea6bc9.jpg7139640058642d653fed41bc97be66ac.jpg3e47d3c0a4dafaef75da6809cb51b155.jpg

 

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Welcome on board; that’s a lovely looking E39  
Thank you! Fair amount of paint correction to be done but it's a solid base.

(Yet to take wheel arches off yet though!)

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Great looking car! looks like a very good example, good luck with the work planned!

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Thanks! It's got around 10 hours now in the paint work. Fully clayed, de -tared and de-ironed. Started doing minor paint correction after checking paint depths. Happy to see it's all original paint!

Started on the engine bay too!688d1064b89bd9db08e144607a8c44fd.jpg7844e0a719585bfe9fa0156f20a9a64b.jpg7e499ebd18ca6f0114c1bf6d38f12342.jpg

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Looking well this @Ant89

 

Feel free to start your own projects thread in the projects section further down the home page; I fear this will get lost in this section as it's just for noobs to say hi etc :) 

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Looking well this [mention=71271]Ant89[/mention]
 
Feel free to start your own projects thread in the projects section further down the home page; I fear this will get lost in this section as it's just for noobs to say hi etc  
Mods, is it possible to move this thread to the project section. :)

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3 hours ago, Ant89 said:

Mods, is it possible to move this thread to the project section. :)

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It's there ;) 

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