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      07-30-2019, 06:00 AM   #155
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      08-25-2019, 07:31 PM   #156
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Well I can comfortable say after nearly 18 months my 1M conversion from a bodywork perspective is complete. It has taken a bit longer than anticipated but I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges thrown up, and honestly appreciate the assistance and guides from 1 Addicts members, who have either done one themselves or have some great knowledge.

It is now time to drive and enjoy and I have already attended a couple of Cars & Coffees in Adelaide and the car scrubs up great.

I also have some interior plans in line with my alcantara BMW Performance steering wheel so stay tuned for some more upgrades.
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      08-26-2019, 10:55 PM   #157
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      08-27-2019, 02:54 AM   #158
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Very nice car.
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Out of curiosity, how much did this cost you?

Was it more or less than 10k?
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More. Parts alone - panels (+ shipping), wheels & exhaust were $10k. I also had the rear guards hand fabricated in steel not Prior glass ones so it can be done a lot cheaper.
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More. Parts alone - panels (+ shipping), wheels & exhaust were $10k. I also had the rear guards hand fabricated in steel not Prior glass ones so it can be done a lot cheaper.
Thanks. Your car looks great!

Must be a relief to have the build finally complete. I admire your patience!
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Thanks. Your car looks great!

Must be a relief to have the build finally complete. I admire your patience!
Yes thanks I had a firm idea in mind and really pleased with the result. Getting some great comments at the local cars & coffee & I have put a lot into the detail.
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Bilstein B8's now installed and makes a huge difference to the handling. It now feels like it should and returns a lot of confidence back into driving this car.

I have also installed a 1M copy alcantara interior trim (white stitching)complete inc instrument hood, handbrake and gear gaiters, front and rear door trims. This was purchased from a member who decided not to proceed with his project. Instal was fairly straight forward using a combination of 1 Addicts and various DIY videos.

Almost happy to say the car is complete with the exception of a set of Recaro CS Sportsters. I trust at some point I will find an affordable set - have toyed with converting a Renault set but not convinced it will save me much in the end.

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