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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 04-18-2011, 01:27 PM
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:11 PM
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:47 PM
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OMG i love those wheels, and where did you get the roof spoiler, i like it
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Old 04-18-2011, 08:49 PM
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My 2002 540i 6spd

Here are some pics of mine. Sorry I just got the car and am having a hard time keeping it clean to take some more pictures. It has the Dinan Muffler on it and I cant decide if I should keep it on or cut it off and sell it and weld up tips I can hardly hear the car.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:13 PM
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tmvseattle nice rims! I'm still polishing my e39 out.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:49 AM
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I wish my was a manual.... =(

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Old 04-22-2011, 11:45 AM
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:30 PM
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My Baby. All lights are smoke tinted plus a spoiler. Only thing left is to add sport mirrors that i am painting.
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:54 PM
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:37 AM
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:54 AM
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Very much a work in progress but here's what I got so far

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Old 05-08-2011, 07:35 AM
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:42 AM
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Just got it washed.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:06 AM
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i just did a double take--that cant be real--really a corvette engine under the hood--wow--absolutely bad ass and totally custom--
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:07 PM
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Real LS2?

Mad props for the swap!!!
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:13 PM
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Mad props for the swap!!!
It'd be fun to see a photo-illustrated DIY.
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:14 PM
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:03 PM
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Old 05-08-2011, 01:42 PM
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It's a real LS1. Here's his thread. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1523244
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:46 PM
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Had quite the eventful day. I got turned on to Plasti Dip Spray. Realizing that it was easier to get my hands on than vinyl i had to venture ahead and give my around window chrome delete a try. 4 hours later I am quite satisfied.

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Old 05-08-2011, 05:14 PM
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Love the look of the 540I wagon.
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:57 PM
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It'd be fun to see a photo-illustrated DIY.
IMHO, I dont think it would be correct to ask for it. He invested A LOT of his time, skill, and money into it.
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Old 05-08-2011, 11:06 PM
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IMHO, I dont think it would be correct to ask for it. He invested A LOT of his time, skill, and money into it.
Easy, bro--if it's not in the cards, I'm fine with that, but if he's up to the task, a lot of people would enjoy it. I wasn't trying to imply that he was obligated in any way. My comment was simply a way of acknowledging the magnitude of the work involved in the conversion.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:25 AM
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Just a thought would it have to go to chevy for an oil change but the BMW dealer for other work? Haha anyway +10 for uniqueness.
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Old 05-10-2011, 05:58 AM
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Just a thought would it have to go to chevy for an oil change but the BMW dealer for other work? Haha anyway +10 for uniqueness.
With all the work he's done on his car, I'm pretty sure he can do his own oil change!

Nice work!
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