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Forum: Interior 04-12-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By MSGGrunt
Here is a teaser picture of the rear parcel shelf...

Here is a teaser picture of the rear parcel shelf covered in leather. More to follow once all the other pieces are covered and shipped.
Forum: Interior 04-12-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,435
Posted By MSGGrunt
Glad to see that others have followed my lead. ...

Glad to see that others have followed my lead. Question, did your kit include the leather to cover the seat backs and are they still covering these pieces with that thin grey foam?
Forum: Interior 03-23-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By MSGGrunt
This company will restore it and do it correctly....

This company will restore it and do it correctly.
http://www.justdashes.com/

I got a quote on having my 1987 M6 leather dash recovered and it was $5,000.00 if I brought it to them out of the car...
Forum: Body & Paint 02-19-2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By MSGGrunt
I was quoted $2800.00 by my local shop. And that...

I was quoted $2800.00 by my local shop. And that is with me stripping off all the lights, bumpers, mirrors, grill, trim, etc...

The shop uses DuPont (now Exalta) paint, I will have to ask what...
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 02-07-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By MSGGrunt
The CD43 sounds like a great option. If I...

The CD43 sounds like a great option.

If I find one in my local salvage yard can I get the radio code from a dealer? What would I need? The radio in hand or the VIN off the car?

Can these be...
Forum: Transaction Feedback 02-07-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 839
Posted By MSGGrunt
I just sent him my entire coupe interior to cover...

I just sent him my entire coupe interior to cover the door pulls/handles, door pockets, front kick panel area speaker covers, front door panels, rear passenger side trim panels and rear parcel shelf...
Forum: Members Rides 02-04-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By MSGGrunt
The odometer stopped working shortly after buying...

The odometer stopped working shortly after buying the car and having an accurate instrument cluster/odometer is something I had to have especially on a car with such low documented miles. I sent the...
Forum: Members Rides 02-04-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By MSGGrunt
I sent away the two front door panels, door...

I sent away the two front door panels, door pulls, door pockets, kick panel speaker covers, the rear side panels and the parcel shelf to be professionally recovered in matching leather.
Forum: Members Rides 02-04-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By MSGGrunt
One of the two front seats is done. The front...

One of the two front seats is done. The front leg support didn't turn out as nice as I would have hoped, but overall I am pleased with the covers, especially in leather and only $299.00 for the non...
Forum: Members Rides 02-04-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By MSGGrunt
Rear seat recovered. A couple of puckers on the...

Rear seat recovered. A couple of puckers on the backrest portion, but overall I am happy with how it turned out.
Forum: Members Rides 02-04-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,527
Posted By MSGGrunt
There is a guy locally who has a Subaru that is...

There is a guy locally who has a Subaru that is raised a bit and running larger tires that looks very cool. It got me thinking about doing the same thing to my ix though not sure if the front...
Forum: General Discussion 02-04-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5,426
Views: 408,317
Posted By MSGGrunt
I kind of dig the manual windows. And yes, I know...

I kind of dig the manual windows. And yes, I know they are not much lighter. The engine compartment looks pretty clean so hopefully the underside is just as clean, it's a 5-speed, has Euro clock,...
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 02-03-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By MSGGrunt
My OCD would never let me put anything other than...

My OCD would never let me put anything other than a period correct OEM head unit in the car. I have no issue spending the money to have an original one refurbished, but seeing an E30 with a modern...
Forum: Interior 02-03-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By MSGGrunt
Well then.... Nice craftsmanship. Though I...

Well then.... Nice craftsmanship. Though I would be afraid the filler would crack. I probably would have used something glass reinforced. Nice work regardless.
Forum: Interior 02-03-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By MSGGrunt
Euro E Brake Console with Cup Holder Source

Saw this in a Euro diesel car that is for sale on Craigslist. I plugged the information into RealOEM.com, but no luck. Any idea where this can be had? Or just something that is unobtainium.
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5,426
Views: 408,317
Posted By MSGGrunt
Back on again. Aleman gave us the heads up on...

Back on again. Aleman gave us the heads up on this car back on December 5th. I would think a rarity like a diesel, even in non-turbo form, would sell pretty quickly if a decently sorted out car???...
Forum: Interior 01-26-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By MSGGrunt
That looks less than professional and if you...

That looks less than professional and if you don't have any experience installing leather over door cards it may not be something you want to attempt. Email www.stitchedwheels.com and get an...
Forum: Body & Paint 01-23-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 672
Posted By MSGGrunt
Total Respray Question

I am having my 1986 325e completely repainted and want to do it as "right" as possible which means the front windshield and rear glass will be removed from the car.

Here is my question, do I...
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 01-21-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By MSGGrunt
Are the head units different with the premium...

Are the head units different with the premium option?

When you talk about the premium wiring harness does this go all the way from under the dash at the head unit to the rear speakers?

If I...
Forum: General Discussion 01-21-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5,426
Views: 408,317
Posted By MSGGrunt
Look, a baby Plymouth Superbird that hasn't fully...

Look, a baby Plymouth Superbird that hasn't fully grown its wing yet...

Seriously though, take $1800 of the price for those rims and tires, remove that hideous, IMHO, rear wing and you have a...
Forum: Interior 01-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By MSGGrunt
With stitchedwheels I am sending him all of my...

With stitchedwheels I am sending him all of my parts and he is recovering them in leather. I did strip the door panels and rear parcel shelf to save him some time. My car is a 2-door and I am...
Forum: Interior 01-15-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,435
Posted By MSGGrunt
I just ordered 60 sq ft of leather in the same...

I just ordered 60 sq ft of leather in the same color as my seats that is being used to cover the door pulls, door pockets, kick panel speaker covers, front and rear door panels and the rear parcel...
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 01-09-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By MSGGrunt
I only have the extra rear parcel shelf and...

I only have the extra rear parcel shelf and speakers, not the wiring.

I was thinking of just upgrading the stock non premium speakers with something more modern as well. Seems like a much easier...
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 01-07-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By MSGGrunt
Thanks for the info. Not being a big audiophile...

Thanks for the info. Not being a big audiophile I think it's just as easy to keep the original non premium set-up.
Forum: Car Audio & Electronics 01-07-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 956
Posted By MSGGrunt
Premium Speaker Upgrade Info

Are rear premium speakers (with the parcel shelf that accepts them) a direct plug and play replacement for the non premium round speakers or is there more to the factory premium system option? I...
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