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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 12-02-2015, 11:38 AM
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My Norwegian E39 Prosject.

Bought me an e39 523ia for 5 weeks ago.

And it looks like this.





And 12.02.2015





And 04.27.2016



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Old 12-02-2015, 11:40 AM
Budsjettbygge Budsjettbygge is offline
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But first some about my self. Am 56 years old, and come and stay in Oslo. And the last year, I have work on a Saab 9-5. And you can see, what I have done with that car, on this forum. Under the nick name: POSITIV.

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This is the Saab. With 280hp and 420nm.











And the summer of 2014, did I sell my E-28. That car did I have for 15 years.











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Old 12-02-2015, 11:41 AM
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This first pictures, is from when I bought it, five weeks ago.















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Old 12-02-2015, 11:42 AM
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And then I remove all the rust, on the car. And also painted the hood.
































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Old 12-02-2015, 11:43 AM
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Then there is a thorough washing, at the engine bay. With polishing.











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Old 12-02-2015, 11:43 AM
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So did I bought new Depo headlights, and led lights at the rear. And new side blinkers.





























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Old 12-02-2015, 11:44 AM
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Then there was chrome rings, to the instrument. And new radio with gps.














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Old 12-02-2015, 11:45 AM
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Here is some more.

Then I got me some M5 wheels. Obs. With small m logo on.





So I have taken the leather cleaner and polish the car. Just afther I bought the car.






















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Old 12-02-2015, 11:46 AM
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Yesterday, I have inserted new windscreen with green topline. Fits well in relation to the color of the car. So did I mounted spoiler and roof lower. And so it appears the car today.


















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Old 12-02-2015, 11:46 AM
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And today, I got me good shape mats.


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Old 12-02-2015, 01:25 PM
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Nice work! Now all it needs is some lowering springs!
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Old 12-02-2015, 01:39 PM
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Hi Cabover1000.

Have order me H&R springs. 40mm front and 15mm rear. Think they is at the post office tomorrow. But I also have to get me some Bilstein B8 shocks. So is coming.

And thank you.

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Old 12-02-2015, 02:26 PM
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Looks good! I also agree that it needs to go lower.

Love how you have taken so much time and effort. And it obviously paid off. I also love how you are 55 and still going hard.

I have been to Norway before. It must be a constant battle to keep the rust away from the car.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 12-02-2015, 02:36 PM
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AWESOME!!!! Congrats!!!! Nice work!!!
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:00 PM
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Looks good! I also agree that it needs to go lower.

Love how you have taken so much time and effort. And it obviously paid off. I also love how you are 55 and still going hard.

I have been to Norway before. It must be a constant battle to keep the rust away from the car.

Keep up the good work!

Thanks SSJRICH 540i.

Its has to be all the fighting viking blood in me, who keep me up. Hehe Am in good shape. So I have to go strong, as long I can. I am not a mechanic by profession, but educated in sales. So sometime I must use Mc Gyver solutions. But like challenges. So its ok.

Yes the like to salt the roads in Oslo. As where I stay. So I have to clean the cars offen.
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Old 12-02-2015, 03:02 PM
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AWESOME!!!! Congrats!!!! Nice work!!!

Thank you. Glad you like, what you've seen so far.
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Old 12-02-2015, 07:56 PM
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love the color. which radio is that? is the install hard and how much was it. would love some feedback. great e60 M5 wheels btw!!!
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Old 12-03-2015, 10:19 AM
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love the color. which radio is that? is the install hard and how much was it. would love some feedback. great e60 M5 wheels btw!!!

Everyone gets answers here, soulo ho3


If you look at this video. You will see how to remove the parts you need, to install the new unit.




And this is the unit, I bought me.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Single-1Din-...:X:AAQ:US:1123


And thank you, for your nice comment

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Old 12-03-2015, 10:46 AM
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How hard was it to paint your car? My roof is oxidized, I'm handy with sandpaper and body work but haven't tried that before.. Any special tools you need?
Your car looks great btw! Now just add a supercharger
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Old 12-03-2015, 11:07 AM
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Sorry but I do not know. Becouse it was not me who painted the car. But a person I know. So I can not help you out with that. When it come to supercharge. Do I not think that. But I have plan to import an 540i from Germany. Becouse you can get them there for an low price, over there. And then, take what I need from the car, over to my car. Wait and see.

Remember that a e39 540I, is not common in Norway. And one that is in good condition. You have to pay from 15t to 20,000 usd dollars. It is so high taxes here for cars with powerful engines. So there is the most 520ia and 523ia. Then comes some 528ia and 530ia And then few 540i and M5

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Old 12-03-2015, 01:42 PM
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Ok. Then I start with what I have done to my car the last 5 weeks. Since that was the time I bought it.

But first some about my self. Am 55 years old, and come and stay in Oslo. And the last year, I have screw on a Saab 9-5 And you can see what I have done with that car, on this forum. Under the Name POSITV:

9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning - SaabCentral Forums


This is the Saab.








And in the summer og 2014, did I sell my E-28. That car did I have for 15 years.






This E28 is one sweet car, I don't think I could've parted with it. And those tire marks in the parking lot, any idea where they came from ?
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Old 12-03-2015, 01:59 PM
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Sorry, I don't know where they coming from.
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:15 PM
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Sorry, I don't know where they coming from.
I thought you did a little burnout before taking the picture; anyway, you put a lot of work in all your cars and the results are just amazing, congrats !
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Old 12-03-2015, 02:22 PM
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Awesome work on your E39, thank you for sharing the pictures!
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Old 12-03-2015, 03:22 PM
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I thought you did a little burnout before taking the picture; anyway, you put a lot of work in all your cars and the results are just amazing, congrats !

I understand. Was quit fun to drive the e28. Since I replace the automatic gearbox, with an 5 speed dogleg. fron an 635csi.

Thank you for your nice words. try to do my best out of me understanding. Am not a mechanic by profession. So it has at times been a number of challenges. But I like that.


Some more pictures from the e28.














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