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Thread: Butler's E34 M5 Restoration Thread

  1. #201
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith Jason View Post
    Looking really good. I feel like the console etc are coming based off the pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by CblockM3 View Post
    This is turning into an amazing build man! This thread delivers
    Thank you sir!

    Quote Originally Posted by CarterH View Post
    Those seats look amazing! What did you use to scrub them?
    Griots leather cleaner. Amazing stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler View Post
    The new seats are no joke probably 50% the weight of the electrics they replaced.
    I think that the electric leather sport seats are about 60lbs and the manual ones are in the 30s? Not shabby to lose 50-60lbs swapping in a much more interesting, better condition interior. Will add weight in the rear with the M-tech rear seats though.
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    E34 1991 M5 Macaoblau on Complete (ruined)Leather Champagne (1/1 in North America) - http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1705166

    Past:
    E34 1989 535i 5-Speed AlpineweissII on Natur - Parted
    E34 1992 525i 5-Speed Islandgrun on Pergament - Parted
    E34 1995 540i 6-Speed ShwarzII on Shwarz - Sold to Sneezy.
    E34 1995 525i 5-Speed Calypso Red on Parchment - http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1748143 - Sold locally.
    E39 1998 528i 5-Speed Black on Black - Sold locally.
    E34​ 1993 M5 Alpinweiss on Black - http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...lpinweissII-M5 - Parted


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    Quote Originally Posted by CarterH View Post
    Those seats look amazing! What did you use to scrub them?
    +1. What did you use to clean the leather with?

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    very awesome. You might find that doing the dash/center console portion is easier with those front seats out though!

    I'm doing a very similar euro interior swap soon, but mine is going from parchment to grey/black so just mildly more involved (headliner, carpet, pillars) but i'm loving seeing your updates. My stuff came from england, latvia, US, all over lol. Car is at the body shop now and interior when it gets back
    - Hans - Mauritiusblau Metallic - Ultimate Klasse - Progress Thread: LINK



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    Quote Originally Posted by Smith Jason View Post
    And having a Stella Artois ? Good choice.
    Lol no. Skunk city!

    Sorry Nick I'll stop...soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendozart View Post
    +1. What did you use to clean the leather with?
    Griots leather cleaner.

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    Next center console swap!


    Start by removing the old.
    Black console swap-1 by Nick Butler, on Flickr

    Black console swap-2 by Nick Butler, on Flickr

    Black console swap-3 by Nick Butler, on Flickr

    Black console swap-4 by Nick Butler, on Flickr


    Here is what we have to work with! Late model dash pieces, center console and euro drivers side glove box!

    Black console swap-5 by Nick Butler, on Flickr


    Pistol pouch is so sexy!

    Black console swap-6 by Nick Butler, on Flickr


    Vacuumed 200,000 miles worth of dust from under the console.

    Black console swap-7 by Nick Butler, on Flickr


    Piece by piece putting it all back together.

    Black console swap-8 by Nick Butler, on Flickr

    Black console swap-9 by Nick Butler, on Flickr

    Black console swap-10 by Nick Butler, on Flickr

    Black console swap-11 by Nick Butler, on Flickr

    Black console swap-14 by Nick Butler, on Flickr


    Heres my hang up - the late model glove box doesn't fit. The distance from the latch to the outer edge is a bit longer than the early model glove box. I really hope one of you guys might have some pointers for me. Who has swapped glove boxes? Help! I'm so frustrated!

    Black console swap-13 by Nick Butler, on Flickr



    Enventually, I moved on the rear center console and bolted up the storage drawer and cover. I still need to modify the cigarette lighter and plate.

    Black console swap-12 by Nick Butler, on Flickr



    I'm pretty much done for now. No more tricks or parts up my sleeve anymore.

    My need list:
    • Figure out late model glove box
    • Black kick panels
    • Black shift boot and ebrake boot (might just buy new pieces)
    • Black rear seat belt covers
    • Black floor matts
    • Trade my Dove M5 shift surround for a black one...? Any takers?
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  8. #208
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    Are you leaving the top dash piece as grey ? Nice work. I have none of that stuff available or we could work something out. Mine is apart right now. Sorting through a MAF error code maybe drivable tomorrow. I sure hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TGreene View Post
    I think that the electric leather sport seats are about 60lbs and the manual ones are in the 30s? Not shabby to lose 50-60lbs swapping in a much more interesting, better condition interior. Will add weight in the rear with the M-tech rear seats though.
    Even a full velour manual seat vs. a full leather manual seat has some significant weight difference

  10. #210
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    Seriously inspiring work/post!!! If you're gonna pull it apart, might as well clean it while you have the access!

    Also, I feel that ALL e34's should have come standard with the rear console. That's not even the place to be sitting were you without legs.

    Random question.. Any way you might be able to take some measurements of that driver side glove box for me? Would love to know the width and depth of both sides of the recess if you get the chance.

    Keep up the great work, and congrats on the little one!

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    Late model dash with wood panels and early model door cards without woods...? I have late model door cards with woods if you need, but you propably find those local also.

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