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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 08-15-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Cool OEM CSL Roof install on my M3

Well Guys,

I got a wonderful gift from a good friend and member on here, an OEM CSL roof. He had it lying around at home since last year but didn't get the chance to install it. We came to an agreement and he dropped the roof off at my shop a few weeks ago.

I set about ordering the adhesive, applicator gun and front and rear window seals. Everything arrived in a week but the adhesive took 5 weeks to get here. Thanks to member disapr for the advice on which glue and gun to get.

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Dropping the car off at ekanooracing on Saturday for the install. Thanks so much to ekanoo and staff for the support.

I'll keep the thread updated with as many pics i can during the install.

Might get the BBS CH's refurbished at the same time.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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Damn.......very nice grab! This is one thing I would love to do for my ///M.....if only there were more OEM CSL CF roofs available.....
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #3
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Damn.......very nice grab! This is one thing I would love to do for my ///M.....if only there were more OEM CSL CF roofs available.....
Thanks Man, Yup BMW dont make em any more.
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Re: OEM CSL Roof install on my M3

That looks so sexy, cant wait to see how it turns out.

I need a ///M so badly!
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Thanks Man, Yup BMW dont make em any more.
Exactly....hence my comment....very happy for you though! Can't wait to see pics when you get done!
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Congrats man!!! Can't wait to see!
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Exactly....hence my comment....very happy for you though! Can't wait to see pics when you get done!
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Dropped Darth Vader off at ekanoo racing body shop today as scheduled.....









More updates to come as work starts tomorrow.....
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Do you think you will have pics of progress like when the original roof is off? Also what is the plan for the headliner?

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Yes of course ill take pics for you guys as always.

I'll retain the sunroof headliner for now till I can find a used non sunroof one to cover in alcantara.
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So here are pics from today with the interior removed and ready to start drilling and grinding away spot welds etc.





This is in order to remove the roof. I have been told from tomorrow they will not be pausing for pics So i'll have to make do with any pics I can take when i get a chance to visit the garage.

more updates to come tomorrow.
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Car looks sweet! keep the pictures coming
Cheers. Will do.
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UPDATE:

OEM Sun Roof panel is off......








Test Fitting OEM CSL CF roof....












Center Support Bow for cars without sunroof installed and welded on....












Interior all wrapped to protect from any damage......


Some close up of the drilled out tac welds.....




Clamps, Adhesive, locked and loaded in the gun.....ready to move forward with the install of the roof.....






Sound deadening for the roof....
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My Complete OEM CSL Interior.....


The Beautiful OEM CSL Roof lying there waiting to be glued on to the car.....




Darth Vaders waaaiitttiiinnggg.....


Cleaned the roof from the inside with alcohol to prep the surface for bonding. It is beautiful how BMW have markings underneath to help align the roof with the car and center support beam....








Applying the SEM adhesive....














Then the roof becomes one with the car.....






















Interior goes in tomorrow after the cars had about 24 hours of no moving etc. Wheels wont be painted this time but will get them done in a few weeks.

More pics to come tomorrow....hopefully

Oh and just to let you guys know i had SO MUCH FUN standing around in 115f, 70% humidity taking pics
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wow!!!! an oem csl roof is def the holy grail of all csl mods imo. too bad vorsteiner and bmw discontinued them
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wow!!!! an oem csl roof is def the holy grail of all csl mods imo. too bad vorsteiner and bmw discontinued them
Don't worry the EVOLVE one gets released soon.
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