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Old 03-06-2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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Started refreshing interior

Hi! Have been thinking to start refreshing my verts interior for awhile, but haven`t got enought time for that. Finally busy days are calmed down a bit.
Actually interior is/was in very good condition, so there is no big point to fix it.
But since I have good access to machinery and materials, I thought why not to make it look better! Big plan is to do seats, wrap all panels - dashboard, doors, rear quarters etc, but future will show, will take step by step. Few days back I took out passenger seat and started taking it apart etc. Seats first.
Months ago did already steering wheel.
Will keep posting updates!

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Passenger seat before



Seat few days after, bottom starts getting shape!



Steering wheel wrapper few months ago


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Old 03-06-2014, 11:38 AM   #2
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:01 PM   #3
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Why not chose a different colour if you're going to redo all the leather? Cinnamon looks great on black cars.
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Old 03-06-2014, 01:03 PM   #4
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^agree, but triple black is cool, too. At 1st, me-no-like the blacked-out wheels, but after looking at pic for a little longer, it works.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:47 PM   #5
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That new leather looks so soft. Can't wait to see results.

x2 on new colors. Cinnamon would look awesome or natural brown as well.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:47 PM   #6
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I'd love to redo my seats and door panel inserts in a deep red/burgandy. Would look awesome with my silvergray exterior.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:23 AM   #7
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I was considering hours what colours could I use, I have here black Alcantara and many different colours of leather I would have been able to use.
But it became clear that I will go for all black. It will look badass straightforward clean without looking like someone has tried to make his car stand out cool by mixing different colours or materials. I have done many interiors with all imaginable colours and materials, some of thoese are nice, some, not so nice. I have machine what can do thicker seams than regular, I hope it will add some contrast.

Wheels are with Gunmetal finish, they are looking awsome under black car. I didnt want silver wheels, because 19" silver would stand out too much maybe. same with interior- black, stock,clean

Wheels are okay I think?


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Old 03-19-2014, 09:12 PM   #8
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Beautiful. Very classy...
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:10 AM   #9
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Passenger seat is done and back in a car
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Old 03-20-2014, 09:08 AM   #10
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Wow! Your car looks almost identical to mine! I still have my factory front bumper though. Where did you get yours? Did you vinyl your chrome window trim for the shadowline look or is it plastidipped?


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Old 03-20-2014, 10:02 AM   #11
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Everything you see is from factory, I bouhgt it year ago and haven`t done nothing with it.
It has factorys M-package II, sport chassis etc

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Old 03-20-2014, 01:28 PM   #12
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Everything you see is from factory, I bouhgt it year ago and haven`t done nothing with it.
It has factorys M-package II, sport chassis etc
Sorry about that. I'm on the bimmer app and it doesn't show profile details like online. I didn't realize you had a 330 MIIpkg. Very nice ride!


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Old 03-20-2014, 07:32 PM   #13
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Beautiful car, ymbre!!!
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:43 PM   #14
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Beautiful car.

I really like the look of your car and espcially the gunmetal wheels. Considering doing that to my daughters 330Ci convertible with the same M series wheels. Hers is Alpine White with black soft top. I think the gunmetal wheels would look really nice with the top. Anyway, I also need to do a front seat refresh on her car. She has the natural brown interior. If you don't mind me asking how much did the front seat cushions run you? I am assuming from your previous post that you purchased it from the dealership but let me know where if you purchased it from another vendor.

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Old 03-21-2014, 11:17 PM   #15
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I really like the look of your car and espcially the gunmetal wheels. Considering doing that to my daughters 330Ci convertible with the same M series wheels. Hers is Alpine White with black soft top. I think the gunmetal wheels would look really nice with the top.
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Like this? I was debating between black and the factory silver, and decided to split the difference and go gunmetal. I find that they have a fair bit of sparkle when clean, but become very "tuner gray" when covered in brake dust... but they never look dirty!!
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:47 AM   #16
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Yep, gunmetal is a great way to go. Looks shiny when clean but doesn't look much different when dirty. I had my winter wheels powder coated in gunmetal.

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Old 03-22-2014, 01:11 PM   #17
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^ dude,..u should get rid of all the amber (dates your car), but that's just me.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:22 PM   #18
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If you don't mind me asking how much did the front seat cushions run you? I am assuming from your previous post that you purchased it from the dealership but let me know where if you purchased it from another vendor.

Thanks
You assumed wrong, I haven`t bought these cushions. If you meant foamparts under the leather, then those were in very good shape.
I`m making only new leathercovers for all seats, will keep foam as they are.
Passenger seat went back in a car. Also did small M ebroidery with original colours to give some small contrast onto black leather.
Sorry for a bad picture, will make better when more is done in a car




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Old 03-22-2014, 05:11 PM   #19
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If I understand correctly, you are making these new seat covers from scratch? Amazing work!
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:23 PM   #20
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If I understand correctly, you are making these new seat covers from scratch? Amazing work!
Yes, from scratch myself

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