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Thread: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

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    BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    Just got my E39 540i with Manual Transmission and got myself these parts, among other things :-
    M5 Intrument Cluster
    M5 Fender Grille
    M5 Steering Wheel
    M6 Style Chrome Alloy Wheels for M5
    M5 Bumpers Front and Rear ( With Hamann Front and Rear Diffusers and Aprons )
    M5 Style Mirrors with LED Indicators
    2 Way Security System with Paging Sytem and Button Start and Window control
    M5 Badging
    Drilled Pedals
    Pioneer AVIC GPS Navigation system with JL Audio 1000W Subwoofer
    Sudden Stop Number Plate with Automatic Lighting System
    Rear Window LED Messaging System from ThinkGeek
    Sunshades etc.
    Quad Exhaust system
    Roots Supercharger with Intercooling system
    Euro Style HID Angel eyes headlights and darkened out rear lights

    And a lot of other stuff.
    Who can do complex stuff such as changing the Instrument Clusters, Steering Wheels ( With Buttons ) etc.

    Now, the next project will be converting a 2000 S500 into a latest model S550 or into an S55 or S65 AMG easily.

    Also on my mind is buying a Phaeton again or an Audi A8 and converting it into a Bentley Continental Flying Spur. I had to sell my Phaeton the last time as I did not get any decent converters !

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    Forget getting a mechanic. Roll up your sleeves, get out the saws-all and start modifying.

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    I could do it, BMW and Mercedes are my specialty!! But I live in California. :-\ I have the new E92 coupe, and I think in a year or I will trade it in on the new E92 M3.

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    The time and money will not be worth the benefit! Converting a 60k car to a 90k car might sound good at first but you will probably get in over your head! Especially if you are looking for a "mechanic!"

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by Faker
    The time and money will not be worth the benefit! Converting a 60k car to a 90k car might sound good at first but you will probably get in over your head! Especially if you are looking for a "mechanic!"
    I got it used 2000 model year for 10K.
    That aint XP ?

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean00
    I could do it, BMW and Mercedes are my specialty!! But I live in California. :-\ I have the new E92 coupe, and I think in a year or I will trade it in on the new E92 M3.
    Sitting so far away you can advise !
    your advice will be greatly appreciated !

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    What questions do you have? I have owned 4 E39's.

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean00
    What questions do you have? I have owned 4 E39's.
    I think the E39 is one of the best all rounders of all time.
    See my list on the top and tell me what else do I need.
    Also, I have no clue as to how to make those "rev" lights on the speedometer of the M5 instrument cluster work on the 540i and how will the M5 steering take the multi function controls from the 540i steering.

    All help is greatly appreciated !

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    The E39 is in my opinion the best looking BMW sedan ever made. As for the cluster I will have to ask my BMW performance shop buddies. I will get back to you.

    _Chris

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    Re: BMW E39 540i - M5 Conversion : NEW YORK BMW Mechanics Wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by DeLorean00
    The E39 is in my opinion the best looking BMW sedan ever made. As for the cluster I will have to ask my BMW performance shop buddies. I will get back to you.

    _Chris
    It would also be great if the BMW buddies know some buddies here in NY or have heard of some blokes here that would like to tinker with my 540i

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