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Mr Paddle.Shift
08-31-2002, 02:30 PM
I am shameless. :D Oh yeah.

Went through a near 3-hour retrofit. It's a lot more challenging to work in an E39. But it is worthy. :) Yes the paddles do work.

Thanks to VAFunkie and Peter for supporting and believing in me.

<img src="http://www.bimmerfest.com/members/VinceTopasBlau3/e39_retrofit1.jpg">
<img src="http://www.bimmerfest.com/members/VinceTopasBlau3/e39_retrofit2.jpg">

Chris330Ci
08-31-2002, 02:42 PM
Looks good Vince! You da man!

Mr Paddle.Shift
08-31-2002, 02:50 PM
:bigpimp:
Originally posted by Chris330ci
Looks good Vince! You da man!

scottn2retro
08-31-2002, 03:23 PM
an East Coast car or a local (SoCal) job?

Mr Paddle.Shift
08-31-2002, 03:38 PM
Guy drove down from San Jose especially for this retrofit. :)

Btw, remember to spread this news around. ;)

Originally posted by scottn2retro
an East Coast car or a local (SoCal) job?

hts
08-31-2002, 03:49 PM
very nice. you have quite the little skill set with those retrofit paddles. kudos to vince!

:bigpimp:

Jason B
08-31-2002, 07:24 PM
NEXT: X5 please! If you come to FL I will let you experiment for free. :D

Chris330Ci
08-31-2002, 07:27 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but did anyone happen to notice the pseudo carbon fiber roundel on the steering wheel..? :D

Jason B
08-31-2002, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by Chris330ci
Not to hijack the thread, but did anyone happen to notice the pseudo carbon fiber roundel on the steering wheel..? :D

I missed that... Thanks for pointing it out. :angel:

Mr Paddle.Shift
08-31-2002, 07:34 PM
Doh! You just did! :p

Originally posted by Chris330ci
Not to hijack the thread, but did anyone happen to notice the pseudo carbon fiber roundel on the steering wheel..? :D

Mr Paddle.Shift
08-31-2002, 07:37 PM
X5. X5. Oh X5. :D

I have two X5ers who are "supposedly" to work on this retrofit. One is a local and the other based elsewhere. I would love to work with the one based locally. He emailed me for the first two days and then, puff!, disappeared for the next 10 days. :( The other is waiting to acquire an airbag and wheel.

Why don't you drive to LA? :P

Originally posted by Jason B
NEXT: X5 please! If you come to FL I will let you experiment for free. :D

johnlew
08-31-2002, 08:56 PM
And now, a stab at a Vince avatar :thumbup: :thumbdwn:

Mr Paddle.Shift
09-01-2002, 12:31 AM
Nice! :)

But where are the race queens? :confused:

Originally posted by johnlew
And now, a stab at a Vince avatar :thumbup: :thumbdwn: