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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

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:13 PM
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Headliner & Pillar trim in progress

Finally made my way to the headliner shop this morning. I pulled the A, C and rear deck out. I watched/helped him pull the B pillars and headliner. Left all the parts there, the material in house was close, but Monday he'll match it better. 3/16" foam generic headliner material. The sunroof was a PITA. He just put it in there for "good enough until Monday" and it's a bit low in the rear and leaks a bit. I took advantage of the construction time to do the exterior paint work. Am I getting the correct material? 3/16" I know they make a 1/8" product, more like the thin OEM material. I don't see anything thinner than 1/8".
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:32 PM
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Well got the headliner, A & B pillars put in yesterday. Look awsome. The rear deck looks great. I held offinstalling it and the C pillars until I'm sure or not on replacing the speakers. that's a lot of work and I already have everything apart. They look good and sound like...well stock speakers. So I'm probably going to just put everything back together this weekend but I want to think about it. $400, not bad. I'm very happy with it. Ended up with 1/8" Thick material.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:37 AM
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Update. Decided not to replace the rear factory speakers. They work, no damage etc... leave it alone. I put it all back togeter yesterday and shampoo'd and detailed the interior when done.... OMG. My car is near perfect inside minus some seat wear. What a difference the A, B, C pillars, rear deck and headliner make! Took the car from feeling junky to like new.


Hats off to Tampa Top on Nebraska Ave in Tampa. Scott did a great job, great pricing and let me work with him on the assembly and let me disasemble the rear deck to save some cash. Nothing but Kudos.
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