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jarozila 08-30-2007 02:20 PM

Before and After - New leather sports seat and 3-spoke M-Tech steering wheel
 
It has been a while since I posted some pictures. I recently got a set of leather seats from another coupe and have also just put in an three spoke steering wheel and had the center door pannel done in leather.

Before:
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After:
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B/\/\W 08-30-2007 02:24 PM

Nice, that steering wheel is sweet!

Nick72 08-30-2007 02:25 PM

I like the leather, I would love leather in my bimmer.

Conehead 08-30-2007 05:40 PM

Very nice mate. Where did you get the wheel from and was it hard to install?


Cone
XXX

Bmwcat 08-30-2007 05:44 PM

Very nice except the steering wheel was installed on the wrong side! :p

DKTA 08-30-2007 05:52 PM

Nice work !

platinum325 08-30-2007 05:55 PM

what a difference dead animal organ makes!

PhilipWOT 08-30-2007 06:42 PM

lol. i actually like E36's without leather better. I know, I'm nuts but i really dont like my leather seats at all. they suck in the atlanta heat

jarozila 08-30-2007 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Conehead (Post 2612177)
Very nice mate. Where did you get the wheel from and was it hard to install?

Cone
XXX

Long story but I got it from a guy who imported it from the UK for his car but was not happy how the leather matched his interior. He decided to sell it as he had another wheel organised.

Fitting was not too bad. The wheel came with the slip ring. The air bag connected straight up but the horn had to be spliced. Also needed a different steering column switch bracket to match the different slip ring. I had the install done rather than do DIY as the Airbag light also needs to be re-set.

This website has a good write-up on what to do.

http://home.earthlink.net/~frankie66...ringwheel.html

The new wheel has a much better feel to it. I am surprised at how better it is when driving in the hands - given that I primarily did it for cosmetic reasons.

tommydogsdad 08-30-2007 11:52 PM

Looks GREAT!:thumbup: Enjoy!

Pirate_copy 08-31-2007 01:12 AM

Very nice mate

E36 Phantom 08-31-2007 07:31 AM

:thumbup:

Lookin good. BTW, I really love the footwell lights, and especially the door panel stitching! Nice!

jh1328 08-31-2007 07:55 AM

wow man..that looks amazing

xxx008xxx 08-31-2007 08:05 AM

selling the old interior stuff?

318is_e36_myt 08-31-2007 08:22 AM

That is a perfect interior conversion my friend, wish i had the spare dollar to do that to mine.

Well done buddy looks fantastic!!

Jim Spence 08-31-2007 09:44 AM

I've always wondered ... a steering wheel on the right hand side - if you turn the wheel right, does the car turn left???


(it's a joke ... come on, it's a joke)

B/\/\W 08-31-2007 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Spence (Post 2613512)
I've always wondered ... a steering wheel on the right hand side - if you turn the wheel right, does the car turn left???


(it's a joke ... come on, it's a joke)

No, but you get glass headlights. :)

Pirate_copy 08-31-2007 10:16 AM

BURN!!! nice one!

320what? 08-31-2007 11:35 AM

Sweet deal you got man! Leather and that beautiful wheel...

if i have spare 300 euros, i just might buy that mtech steering wheel which my car is supposed to have!!! The previous owner replaced the steering wheel. Arsehole.

eclipse 08-31-2007 11:59 AM

very nice

E36 Phantom 08-31-2007 01:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B/\/\W (Post 2613588)
No, but you get glass headlights. :)

Yeowch.

I don't think there's a comeback in the world to match that.......

:cry:

jarozila 08-31-2007 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xxx008xxx (Post 2613236)
selling the old interior stuff?

I would like to sell the old seats. There is probably not much point keeping them - takes up a lot of room to store. Hopefully they will be of use to someone. The material is still in very nice condidtion.

Bmwcat 08-31-2007 05:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilipWOT (Post 2612316)
lol. i actually like E36's without leather better. I know, I'm nuts but i really dont like my leather seats at all. they suck in the atlanta heat

I really like my leather seats but no, you're not nuts. :bigpimp:

oakley 08-31-2007 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by B/\/\W (Post 2613588)
No, but you get glass headlights. :)

ohhh best come back eva!!!! :rofl:
Theres a reason its called the RIGHT side!! ;)

xxx008xxx 08-31-2007 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jarozila (Post 2614459)
I would like to sell the old seats. There is probably not much point keeping them - takes up a lot of room to store. Hopefully they will be of use to someone. The material is still in very nice condidtion.

PM me a price please...


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