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Old 04-19-2010, 09:40 PM   #21
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So agree... I have always been weary of racing seats because they just get so uncomfortable but those look sooooo money. And darn, so excited to see all the mods OP
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:45 PM   #22
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So agree... I have always been weary of racing seats because they just get so uncomfortable but those look sooooo money. And darn, so excited to see all the mods OP
hey, man, long time. how have you been?

these are very comfortable imo. i am a pretty big guy so i knew i had to sit in one. i had to travel about 1h 30 min or so just to sit in one at stable energies in garfield, nj. it was not a leather one but i need to know how the seat felt in terms of width, bolstering, etc. i wanted full leather for my interior.

well, the sportster cs is referred to as a "hybrid seat". you can fold the back forward using levers on each side.

this is the full leather seat:









here are some more pics of other variants (in terms of upholstery). if "recaro" is in silver/gray, you know it is not full leather apparently.



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Old 04-19-2010, 10:27 PM   #23
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:37 PM   #24
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Now I finally know what interior sex is.


i am combining the seats with what is in the car now:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=708098

and there will some new additions to the interior. trunk is getting a bit of overhaul as well.

for those interested, stay tuned.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:40 AM   #25
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:46 PM   #26
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i will probably say it 100 more times: i really like the seats.

i have been told that work on the car is progressing nicely. i am gonna go by in the next couple of days to see the progress. can't wait.
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there were some delays. we had to wait on the right glue and confirm that we will be using a proper one. also, the metal roof had caulk (which is then painted over by bmw) around it to metal "iinner rails" on each side underneath the roof rails that you see. the oem csl roof obviously does not come with the inner rails. these are important because they each have 7 or so clips that are welded onto them. these are what hold the outer roof rails (ones you see on each side of the roof). it appears most folks glue them in. also, most folks do not use the same caulk. instead, from what i have seen in threads, glue is used in place of the caulk. we decided to do it just as bmw did to ensure some flex is allowed as well as absolutely ensuring moisture will not become a serious problem. regarding the clips, it has been difficult to locate them. so, it looks like each one will be finely cut off the inner rails and then welded in place so that the outer roof rails can be clipped in properly after the roof is glued in place, caulk is set, and paint is sprayed over. note that the markings on the painter's tape made for exactly where the clips were on the now removed inner rails. also, note how cleanly and carefully the roof panel was removed. i was very impressed by what i saw yesterday evening.

the rest of the project is moving along well. the roof should be complete in a few days.








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Old 05-05-2010, 01:51 AM   #28
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Hey Eugene...funny finding you here...but it makes sense since M3F is down. Progress is looking good! Can't wait to see the final product!
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:15 AM   #29
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Hey Eugene...funny finding you here...but it makes sense since M3F is down. Progress is looking good! Can't wait to see the final product!
hey, man. yeah, i am not on here that much.

the car is coming along but we got a lot of things left to do. i am with ya. ah, the wait....
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Oh wow! I can not wait to see the finished project.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:33 PM   #31
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i was lazy taking pics but snapped a few....the quality is really bad but you get the idea. the roof will get several coats of clear and will look many times better. there is still a lot to do....

my new bbk setup that arrived late last week. it is ready to get some "custom paint":





you can see some of the clips (7 on each side) that were individually machined and then welded in place. also, primer was brushed in over the welds and the slight glue "overflow".






here is link to my actual headlights that got the quad tfx retrofit. big thanks to caesar @ lightwerkz :thumbsup2:

pics of my actual headlights are posted on lightwerkz:
http://www.lightwerkz.net/gallery/ma...2_itemId=14857

start from there and go to the end.

i love the attention to detail including the 3 silver lines seen here:
http://www.lightwerkz.net/gallery/ma...2_itemId=14885
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:42 PM   #32
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:43 PM   #33
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Looks good Eugene!
thanks, man.

btw, i am moving to palisades park this weekend (moved most of our stuff last weekend). so, once my car is done, it will be roaming around that area every once in a while....

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lol. nice reply!
hopefully, the car will turn out how i envision. we shall see....

where in south ga are you? my folks live west of atl, and i grew up in bama. just wondering....
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:55 PM   #35
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:58 PM   #36
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:47 AM   #37
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it needs to progress faster. lol.

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lol.

well, we will see if it all turns out to be drool provoking in the end.
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thanks, man.


where in south ga are you? my folks live west of atl, and i grew up in bama. just wondering....
Im in Thomasville which is right above Tallahassee, FL, but im movin up to ATL in two months
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