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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbmw View Post
    I just got approval pictures back from the shop that did the restoration on the console.
    The first picture is the rear console section, with a piece of the original wood that came off for comparison.
    Where are you getting all the wood work done? They look great. Will they replicate their work like this for others (for instance a CSi with wood Knee and door inserts)?

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    Been following this thread. I'm excited to see the end product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahmed303 View Post
    Where are you getting all the wood work done? They look great. Will they replicate their work like this for others (for instance a CSi with wood Knee and door inserts)?
    Ahmed - PM sent

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    Gary sent me some pictures of the hood. Look at the reflections - you can even see the wires on the overhead lights. Can't wait to see the finished body shell.







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    Lovely pics and great restoration.

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    You might as well of had a colour change with the amount of work you have done Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by X5X View Post
    You might as well of had a colour change with the amount of work you have done Looks great!
    I know - to do it correctly does require lots of work. But, my car was the only silver B12 5.0 made, so I wanted to keep it the same color. The underside of the hood has been painted too - that is the tape you can see underneath in some of the pictures.

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    Will the car have the Alpina livery/pinstripes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtye30 View Post
    Will the car have the Alpina livery/pinstripes?
    Not trying to answer for Roger, but if you knew that we called him "Mr. Meticulous", you would understand that the car will even smell like a brand new ALPINA once he is done with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtye30 View Post
    Will the car have the Alpina livery/pinstripes?
    As Steffen said, it will. My car originally came with gold Alpina stripes from Alpina, and I have a new gold set for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by TxGR8White View Post
    Not trying to answer for Roger, but if you knew that we called him "Mr. Meticulous", you would understand that the car will even smell like a brand new ALPINA once he is done with it.
    Thanks Steffen...you are pretty picky too
    Last edited by rogbmw; 06-18-2012 at 12:38 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    That's some impressive work to make the hood like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbmw View Post
    As Steffen said, it will. My car originally came with gold Alpina stripes from Alpina, and I have a new gold set for it.



    Thanks Steffen...you are pretty picky too
    Great job Roger and it's nice to see that you're focusing on quality and not on saving money while restoring this beauty.
    BTW, are you going to put the gold stripes under the clear coat? Might be worth considering as they'd be nicely protected that way.

    Cheers
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    P.S. I wouldn't call Steffen picky. He's German, that's why

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    Quote Originally Posted by wokke View Post
    Great job Roger and it's nice to see that you're focusing on quality and not on saving money while restoring this beauty.
    BTW, are you going to put the gold stripes under the clear coat? Might be worth considering as they'd be nicely protected that way.

    Cheers
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    P.S. I wouldn't call Steffen picky. He's German, that's why
    +1 on the clear coat, This is what I had on my 01 V8 Grand Cherokee whist I still owned it, the pin stripe came clear coated from the factory, and there was literally no way of it being peeled off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wokke View Post
    BTW, are you going to put the gold stripes under the clear coat? Might be worth considering as they'd be nicely protected that way.

    Cheers
    Wolf

    P.S. I wouldn't call Steffen picky. He's German, that's why
    Gary and I discussed both putting the tape under the clear, or actually painting on the Alpina stripes (yes he can do that and is that good so you would never tell), but in the end, decided to do it just like it came from Alpina - tape on top of the clear.

    And, I can understand why Steffen is the way he is...because of his Genetic background!!!

    Thanks Wolf.
    Last edited by rogbmw; 06-19-2012 at 08:19 AM.

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    Update 6/22/12

    I just received some pictures of the painted shell last night from Gary. First two are after 3 coats of Silver, the second 2 are after several coats of Clear. The car will be block sanded down to 3000 just like the hood and other parts.

    The windows are not in the car, and all the metal underneath has been prepped and painted underneath. They have just been laid in placed to help close the openings during painting.

    Without the clear:





    With the clear applied:




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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbmw View Post
    I just received some pictures of the painted shell last night from Gary. First two are after 3 coats of Silver, the second 2 are after several coats of Clear. The car will be block sanded down to 3000 just like the hood and other parts.

    The windows are not in the car, and all the metal underneath has been prepped and painted underneath. They have just been laid in placed to help close the openings during painting.

    Without the clear:





    With the clear applied:





    First two = Frozen Grey Metallic
    1994 E31 840CI "Sport" 4.4 - Hellrot Red - Black Nappa Leather - Every Option available - OEM 65M Wheels, EDC delete, M60-M62 engine transplant, updated software, Full AC Schnitzer kit, Front Plate Delete, Xenons + LEDs, Tints, Black Ind. headliner, BREMBO 4-pot callipers pads & discs, Straight Pipe Exhaust, Custom aluminium throttle bushings, KAW springs, Strong Strut, Greg K GenII sway bars, Camber Plates, Stut tower reinforcements, X-Brace, Wokke chips, Wokke Sphericals, PM Steer Plates, H&R Spacers + cut/rolled arches, Pioneer AVIC-F60DAB + more.

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    Is this like a 10k paint job? Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfresh View Post
    Is this like a 10k paint job? Looks great!
    Probably more than that
    A show car paint job like this exceeds 10k easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonfresh View Post
    Is this like a 10k paint job? Looks great!
    All I will say is........

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbmw View Post
    All I will say is........
    Worth it! Looks stunning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Imndeep View Post
    Probably more than that
    A show car paint job like this exceeds 10k easily.


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    that looks amazing!
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