Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Bennt771 Bennt771 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Barrie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 284
Mein Auto: 2000 540i,89 Por 930,Vett
Cool Whats in your Garage

I dont have any yet, but please, Photo's of cars in your garage only!
Or photo's of your garage... then cars
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW 016.jpg
Views:	253
Size:	287.9 KB
ID:	351135   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW 013.jpg
Views:	292
Size:	289.6 KB
ID:	351136  
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 11-27-2012, 05:48 PM
matt540's Avatar
matt540 matt540 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Michigan
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 887
Mein Auto: DINAN 540
Love the Porsche.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P100312_10.34.jpg
Views:	185
Size:	128.3 KB
ID:	351137  
__________________
Dinan F&R strut tower brace, M5 F&R sway bars, Koni Sports, Eibach springs, Powerflex polyurethane bushings, Dinan stage 2 engine software, Stage 1 trans software, Zionsville cooling kit, resonator delete, Dinan exhaust, Dinan throttle body, AFE cai, 18' style 5's, 235/40/18 275/35/18, Ultimate cup holders, rear cup holder delete/coin holder, Hella taillights, clear sides, Depo AE, M5 lip spoiler,
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-27-2012, 06:13 PM
njcardave njcardave is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: North Carolina
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 147
Mein Auto: 1999 528i
Here's mine
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SAM_0003.jpg
Views:	239
Size:	147.1 KB
ID:	351141   Click image for larger version

Name:	SAM_0004.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	130.7 KB
ID:	351142  
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-27-2012, 06:17 PM
King 5's Avatar
King 5 King 5 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Binghamton
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 947
Send a message via AIM to King 5
Mein Auto: 1997 BMW 528i
I spend more time in the garage than anywhere else in the house. With 4 vehicles, a bike, and home theater down there why would I bother leaving haha
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1354068936.895188.jpg
Views:	211
Size:	116.4 KB
ID:	351143   Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByBimmerApp1354069018.338001.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	86.6 KB
ID:	351144  
__________________


1997 BMW 528ia 2/97

2004 BMW 330ci 4/03

2008 BMW 335i 3/08

Last edited by King 5; 11-28-2012 at 09:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-27-2012, 06:40 PM
matt540's Avatar
matt540 matt540 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Michigan
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 887
Mein Auto: DINAN 540
Quote:
Originally Posted by King 5 View Post
I spend my time in the garage than anywhere else in the house. With 4 vehicles, a bike, and home theater down there why would I bother leaving haha
I wouldn't blame you for not wanting to leave your garage, with a home theater i wouldn't either. Nice set up
__________________
Dinan F&R strut tower brace, M5 F&R sway bars, Koni Sports, Eibach springs, Powerflex polyurethane bushings, Dinan stage 2 engine software, Stage 1 trans software, Zionsville cooling kit, resonator delete, Dinan exhaust, Dinan throttle body, AFE cai, 18' style 5's, 235/40/18 275/35/18, Ultimate cup holders, rear cup holder delete/coin holder, Hella taillights, clear sides, Depo AE, M5 lip spoiler,
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-27-2012, 06:24 PM
Nline6's Avatar
Nline6 Nline6 is offline
Slip slidin around town
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,344
Mein Auto: E36 M3
[IMG][/IMG]
Its only a 1 car, so my 1 car gets to sleep outside, But sometimes I pull the front end if I am going to be working on her. I can fit her in, its just not easy. And not worth the hassle, or loss of work space. Its the best lil shop I have at the moment. The other wall is even more packed. With so little floor space I had to resort to wall mounting things I am dreaming of a 2 car garage.....Soon my precious... lol
__________________

Last edited by Nline6; 11-27-2012 at 07:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Bennt771 Bennt771 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Barrie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 284
Mein Auto: 2000 540i,89 Por 930,Vett
This is great!!
A few more of Garage.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW 012.jpg
Views:	196
Size:	350.3 KB
ID:	351146   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW 013.jpg
Views:	194
Size:	450.1 KB
ID:	351147   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW 014.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	415.8 KB
ID:	351148   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW 011.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	351.4 KB
ID:	351149  
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-28-2012, 07:41 PM
scott740il scott740il is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: lexington, ky
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 399
Send a message via AIM to scott740il
Mein Auto: 1999 540iT Wagon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bennt771 View Post
This is great!!
A few more of Garage.
Thats a sweet set of tools and work bench.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-28-2012, 08:53 AM
tmvE39/E53/Z32's Avatar
tmvE39/E53/Z32 tmvE39/E53/Z32 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Seattle --> Atlanta
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,880
Mein Auto: 03 540, 06 E53 4.8, Z32TT
__________________

FS 2001 ///M5
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=791509
2000 Dinan S1 //M5 (my DD) 06 DINAN E53 4.8iS (wife's DD), 90 Straman Z32TT (my pride & joy ride)

Gone, but not forgotten: 01 E53 3.0i, 01 525i Sport, 03 DINAN 540i MSport and 91 Z32TwinTurbo
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-28-2012, 01:14 PM
hh3uunp's Avatar
hh3uunp hh3uunp is offline
Ball Don't lie
Location: MA
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 960
Mein Auto: 2001 Dinan m5
Could you guys post your addresses so I can rob everyone











Jk










But seriously
__________________
If first you don't succeed you must try again, and then again
Mods
Dinan S1, Drilled slotted rotors, Akembo Pads, 19 in MPars,Zoinsville Super duty kit,
Resident Grammar and Spelling expert
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-28-2012, 01:52 PM
Nline6's Avatar
Nline6 Nline6 is offline
Slip slidin around town
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,344
Mein Auto: E36 M3
123 fake st. Urhome Oregon, 97123
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-28-2012, 02:45 PM
hh3uunp's Avatar
hh3uunp hh3uunp is offline
Ball Don't lie
Location: MA
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 960
Mein Auto: 2001 Dinan m5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nline6 View Post
123 fake st. Urhome Oregon, 97123
You live on that street too.
__________________
If first you don't succeed you must try again, and then again
Mods
Dinan S1, Drilled slotted rotors, Akembo Pads, 19 in MPars,Zoinsville Super duty kit,
Resident Grammar and Spelling expert
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-28-2012, 03:37 PM
Nline6's Avatar
Nline6 Nline6 is offline
Slip slidin around town
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,344
Mein Auto: E36 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by hh3uunp View Post
You live on that street too.

Yup, for a few years now
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-28-2012, 02:10 PM
fullthrottle540's Avatar
fullthrottle540 fullthrottle540 is offline
DINAN 5
Location: san diego
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 165
Mein Auto: E39
540 badge is in wrong place, car has been painted
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-28-2012, 02:33 PM
Jack Olsen Jack Olsen is offline
Registered User
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Mein Auto: 328i, 911, CJ7
The plainest plain-vanilla BMW in my made-by-hand garage:

Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-28-2012, 03:38 PM
Nline6's Avatar
Nline6 Nline6 is offline
Slip slidin around town
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,344
Mein Auto: E36 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
The plainest plain-vanilla BMW in my made-by-hand garage:

Its like a house for your car, I love it! I wish I could get my garage that clean! Even when I clean my garage (its clean in the photos) it still looks cluttered because I have enough stuff to fill a 2 car garage and a shed and I have crammed it all into a single car garage!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-28-2012, 06:52 PM
fullthrottle540's Avatar
fullthrottle540 fullthrottle540 is offline
DINAN 5
Location: san diego
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 165
Mein Auto: E39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
The plainest plain-vanilla BMW in my made-by-hand garage:

unbelievable. You need to get it dirty so it looks like a garage and not like a kitchen!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-01-2012, 01:53 PM
Jack Olsen Jack Olsen is offline
Registered User
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Mein Auto: 328i, 911, CJ7
Quote:
Originally Posted by fullthrottle540 View Post



unbelievable. You need to get it dirty so it looks like a garage and not like a kitchen!
Thanks. Most of the time, the space is reserved for my weekend car.



And there's a lot of functionality built into the place. In the picture up above, you can see that there are two workbenches on the left-side wall that fold down from the wall when a car isn't parked there.

There's also a lift that I built into the floor. Here's how much floorspace it eats up:



And here's what it does at the push of a button:



And yes, the shop does get pretty dirty.



But it cleans up quickly and easily, since there's a place for everything.

I made it all myself. The total budget for the cabinets, floor, benches and lift was under $3,500. In this picture, for example, I made the bench on the left by cutting a damaged Equipto cabinet in half and adding a blank drawer space by the vise what has my air reel in it (sideways). To the right of it is a tool chest I made by taking the good parts from two damaged Lista cabinets and welding them into one taller-than-stock cabinet. It did it in a way that would allow the drawers to come all the way out without contacting the steel bench you see just to the right.



There are ten workbenches in the place. And a few tons of steel cabinetry. You can take a tour of the place at the website I made for it: www.12-gaugegarage.com

Jack Olsen
1972 Porsche 911
2007 BMW 328i
1983 Jeep CJ7
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-11-2012, 09:39 PM
MikesE39's Avatar
MikesE39 MikesE39 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 874
Mein Auto: 03 530i Loaded
I have to admit the rear of your porsche looks better than a brand new one. I just love the round wide body of old porsches.




Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
Thanks. Most of the time, the space is reserved for my weekend car.



And there's a lot of functionality built into the place. In the picture up above, you can see that there are two workbenches on the left-side wall that fold down from the wall when a car isn't parked there.

There's also a lift that I built into the floor. Here's how much floorspace it eats up:



And here's what it does at the push of a button:



And yes, the shop does get pretty dirty.



But it cleans up quickly and easily, since there's a place for everything.

I made it all myself. The total budget for the cabinets, floor, benches and lift was under $3,500. In this picture, for example, I made the bench on the left by cutting a damaged Equipto cabinet in half and adding a blank drawer space by the vise what has my air reel in it (sideways). To the right of it is a tool chest I made by taking the good parts from two damaged Lista cabinets and welding them into one taller-than-stock cabinet. It did it in a way that would allow the drawers to come all the way out without contacting the steel bench you see just to the right.



There are ten workbenches in the place. And a few tons of steel cabinetry. You can take a tour of the place at the website I made for it: www.12-gaugegarage.com

Jack Olsen
1972 Porsche 911
2007 BMW 328i
1983 Jeep CJ7
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-07-2013, 10:59 PM
GreenTiger GreenTiger is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SoCal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 747
Mein Auto: 7/98 NonVanos 540iA
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
Thanks. Most of the time, the space is reserved for my weekend car.



And there's a lot of functionality built into the place. In the picture up above, you can see that there are two workbenches on the left-side wall that fold down from the wall when a car isn't parked there.

There's also a lift that I built into the floor. Here's how much floorspace it eats up:



And here's what it does at the push of a button:



And yes, the shop does get pretty dirty.



But it cleans up quickly and easily, since there's a place for everything.

I made it all myself. The total budget for the cabinets, floor, benches and lift was under $3,500. In this picture, for example, I made the bench on the left by cutting a damaged Equipto cabinet in half and adding a blank drawer space by the vise what has my air reel in it (sideways). To the right of it is a tool chest I made by taking the good parts from two damaged Lista cabinets and welding them into one taller-than-stock cabinet. It did it in a way that would allow the drawers to come all the way out without contacting the steel bench you see just to the right.



There are ten workbenches in the place. And a few tons of steel cabinetry. You can take a tour of the place at the website I made for it: www.12-gaugegarage.com

Jack Olsen
1972 Porsche 911
2007 BMW 328i
1983 Jeep CJ7
I was watching random videos on Youtube when I came across this video:



And I was like Wait what? I've seen this before!

Really awesome! Any link for a build thread for your Porsche?
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-01-2012, 04:16 PM
Flybot's Avatar
Flybot Flybot is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Louisville, Ky
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 765
Mein Auto: '98 528
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
The plainest plain-vanilla BMW in my made-by-hand garage:


Looks great as always. I saw your place in the garage forum a while back.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-01-2012, 07:16 PM
ish's Avatar
ish ish is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NJ
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 458
Mein Auto: 328xi M, Range Rover, 911
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
The plainest plain-vanilla BMW in my made-by-hand garage:

This garage looks very familiar to me, maybe Rennlist? With a 911 in it?
__________________
"Ish...I have in the past mistaken you for a perverted chitbag...now I realize that I am not chitbag enough. You truly are a king among men.I am not worthy with such imagination."
Series 3 Guy - LRO Site

2013 550 xi Msport
2005 Range Rover HSE Grey/Grey
2009 MB C 300 4Matic
1997 Porsche 993 C4S Black/Black
2005 Jeep TJ
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-28-2012, 05:01 PM
540fury 540fury is offline
Registered User
Location: Salisbury Maryland
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4
Mein Auto: Bmw 540i
2000 bmw 540i aka the green goblin
__________________

2000 BMW 540i First Car
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-28-2012, 06:55 PM
fullthrottle540's Avatar
fullthrottle540 fullthrottle540 is offline
DINAN 5
Location: san diego
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 165
Mein Auto: E39
Whoops

Last edited by fullthrottle540; 11-29-2012 at 08:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-28-2012, 07:45 PM
Bennt771 Bennt771 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Barrie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 284
Mein Auto: 2000 540i,89 Por 930,Vett
Thx, working on it for the last 2 years
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms