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Old 06-29-2011, 01:35 PM   #61
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Some one needs to do this with some baller Burberry fabric. Could be so boss if you color match it correctly.
Has been done, Guys name was Chade46 - had the black 323 stanced on style 5s

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OMG, LV pattern. Hell yea.
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dang.. i was about to paint my trim but this looks way sicker. glad i found this.

did you do the bit around the shifter too?
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:54 PM   #62
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Used this DIY a few days ago. Turned out awesome.

That houndstooth looks sweet, I could only find it in white and black, and me having an all black car, didn't think it would look too good.. If you did it again would you change anything?
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That houndstooth looks sweet, I could only find it in white and black, and me having an all black car, didn't think it would look too good.. If you did it again would you change anything?
You have to be careful with white - it will get dirty, and can bleed through depending on the material.
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Old 06-29-2011, 04:58 PM   #64
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You have to be careful with white - it will get dirty, and can bleed through depending on the material.
Yeah.. I'm gonna keep shopping around and try to find the bigger pattern of houndstooth in grey and black, it looks sweet!
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:40 AM   #65
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Yeah.. I'm gonna keep shopping around and try to find the bigger pattern of houndstooth in grey and black, it looks sweet!
Good luck, take a look online, as well as the stores in your area.
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:54 AM   #66
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Found that exact houndstooth at the local fabric shop but I don't want to bite

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Yay or nay? I thought it looked like a hunter style print and went with the leather and wood pretty well. Might go with something else eventually

Also.. tutorial helped a lot.. thanks OP

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^^ looks pretty good to go with the interior......id just do the area around the shift knob....looks really out of place imo.

Good work tho! Looks pretty clean.
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Yay or nay? I thought it looked like a hunter style print and went with the leather and wood pretty well. Might go with something else eventually

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^^ looks pretty good to go with the interior......id just do the area around the shift knob....looks really out of place imo.

Good work tho! Looks pretty clean.
I agree - do the plastic around the shift knob, but be very careful as you go as its kind of tricky.
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Used this DIY a few days ago. Turned out awesome.

shits doooooooooope.... now tell me where u go to get the fabric

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Glad to know that even a year after the car is gone, these writeups are doing some good.
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Glad to know that even a year after the car is gone, these writeups are doing some good.
Yes, very helpful - even still... thanks a bunch!

Just did my 2001 330 yesterday, following your DIY instructions pretty exactly... came out phenom - first car wash I went to, the attendant noticed immediately and raved about it.

Really a great way to personalize, and I hope it holds up.
The only really tricky thing about this was the shift boot bezel... took a few tries with the fabric, and also some filing around the window control openings. Other than that, things went together in a matter of a few hours. My husband loves it, too, but his e36 has no wood/plastic trim, so we're thinking of doing the headliner in that.
Anyway, lots of fun.

Here's some pics of the final product... thanks again for the write up.










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Cool idea. I need to find something to do this with.
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