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The Showroom
This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 05-07-2017, 02:20 PM   #1
e46ls2
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My Ride: 2004 325C!
e46 rear shelf construction (lots of pics)

Ive heard mixed reviews about this..... People who know a few things about what it takes to make this really like, buuuuuut theres always the guys who think "thats wayyyyy too much work"

anyways heres some pics of this junk





The upper portion is from a 2013 audi S4, here you see it attached using cleco fasteners



upper S4 bonded to E46 shelf using fiberglass resin



heres the underside, at the time i couldn't find any fibreglass mat to strengthen the bond between the 2 pieces so carbonfiber was used as a substitute






back to the upside, picked up more chop mat to fill the transitions from s4 to e46
you can see it somewhat start to take shape but still lots of work left





after a bit of grinding and shaping, the shelf was ready for a skim of filler
(3m gold was used, great stuff to work with)





sanded and almost ready to go, just a few pin holes to fill





PRIMER!!!!!!! with the grilles placed in, you can really see this thing starting to look alright





before and after, notice the rear headrests and those GD baby seat hooks are long gone



while all this is happening, Im installing an M3 headliner.



the finished product........
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Old 05-13-2017, 06:14 AM   #2
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My Ride: 03 330iZHP/02 325XiT
Looks great. Good job!
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