The Beast: E39 M5

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by RyanV, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. tperkins

    tperkins Devout AYC Disciple

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    I think for us at home guys that Porter Cable is just fine. I just bought the 6" simoniz random orbital from Canadian Tire yesterday for no other reason than it was on sale from 180 to 120$. I was also looking at Torq's and stuff, and they have some decent options on Griots Garage as well, if I end up buying those and returning the Canadian Tire one. I took it out of the box yesterday and played around with it, seems good enough, loud like the Porter Cable which I have used before.
     
  2. IanB

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    Look at those pails of Rotella! That's a pretty good stockpile, did you catch a sale or something?
     
  3. RyanV

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    It's not as much is it looks like! :D One only has about 5 litres left in it, one is holding used oil and one is new. The fourth one is paint.

    No photos, but I got more done on the paint yesterday. The hood, right side of the car and trunk lid are done now.
     
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  4. RyanV

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    Finally removed the last of the aftermarket wiring last night. Most of this stuff was running in the dash, up the A-Pillars and along the top of the windshield. I'm guessing some of it was for GPS or radio in the aftermarket radio that was installed and then other pieces were for the hands free components.

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    Also this thing that is an all vehicles that come in. I think this is the first time I've seen a card still in the unit though.

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    Now I can start putting stuff back together, but it's going to be a bit of a trick to remember what fasteners go where since there are 3 or 4 different types.
     
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  5. RyanV

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    Finished the polish and wax on the weekend. Lighting was favourable to take the photos :) Overall, I'm 7-8/10 happy with it. Some scratches can still be seen, but you have to look for them. I have a feeling they will show up more as time passes. I think I will be swapping the insurance from the Land Cruiser to this and DDing it once there is a nice stretch of weather, but I haven't decided for sure.

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  6. tperkins

    tperkins Devout AYC Disciple

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    Turned out great!
     
  7. IanB

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    Sex-xy!
     
  8. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Wow looks awesome, i will have to drive by and see if i can get blinded. by the sun reflecting off it.