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Old 19th November 2009, 18:03   #16
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dude he already mentioned that an engine transplant is not possible due to the kerela state law hassels.
plan looks great. waiting for work to start.
IMO BMW alloys ( the multi spoke ones) wont look good on a contessa. this baby needs some chrome bling blings.
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Old 20th November 2009, 10:50   #17
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Hi sanjeev,
sorry for responding late, ok, few days back i enquired regarding the OE dash, You can go for brand new complete set of console including speedometer,float, costs Rs-1000/- & can be bargained. if not, i saw 3 pieces of old OE, can pick them up for 200-300 bucks..
its available at Bangalore shivajinagar gujri.., even i need to replace mine as LEds are not working, and speedo meter as well.
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Old 20th November 2009, 11:11   #18
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Hi sanjeev,
sorry for responding late, ok, few days back i enquired regarding the OE dash, You can go for brand new complete set of console including speedometer,float, costs Rs-1000/- & can be bargained. if not, i saw 3 pieces of old OE, can pick them up for 200-300 bucks..
its available at Bangalore shivajinagar gujri.., even i need to replace mine as LEds are not working, and speedo meter as well.
thanks sudhindra. i will check it out
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Old 21st November 2009, 22:44   #19
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hi,
I have sorted out the lights issues.
======================[*]Performance fuel injectors and fuel pump[/list]Expected completion of job MAR 2010.
WHAT? 5L.buddy not to let you down but dont you think the price is too much for what you are planning? Well i am saying so coz with the v8 engine swap and all the reskinning my price is coming way lower than what you listed. i would atleast suggest you to recheck the costing with your fabricator.
Anyway i would be keen to see the work on your car. all the best buddy.

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Old 23rd November 2009, 01:22   #20
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Could I have a reference picture of the BMW wheel that you're interested in installing? I'd like to have a look at it!

15" would be too big right? I've heard that 15" might tend to foul with the suspension (Geometry, camber, etc.) and the wheel wells. Am I right?
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Old 27th November 2009, 16:14   #21
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Could I have a reference picture of the BMW wheel that you're interested in installing? I'd like to have a look at it!

15" would be too big right? I've heard that 15" might tend to foul with the suspension (Geometry, camber, etc.) and the wheel wells. Am I right?
Yes.For a contessa, 15" are big enough.But,i had seen a previous thread contessa classic in which there was a trial and error done by the author and he had concluded that the best up grade to 15" will be a BMW rim and a 195/65/R15 tyre. In my case, i had even reduced the profile height as i had gone for 195/50/R15 and i beleive that there will be no problems.
for the photos i don't have them right now and the rims are already in a ship and sailing to india.I will post the pictures once it's received.
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hi,
can somebody help me to find out the oe indicator glasses (8 nos) in the dash.
I don't think you will be able to source them instead what you could do is to cut small plexiglass pieces and replace the same and use coloured bulbs instead.
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Old 26th January 2010, 14:16   #23
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hi,
Sorry for being so late in updates. My Items shipped from qatar vide sea freught is not cleared from the customs yet. Any way, we had started with some of the parts which were procurred form india and the work will be infull swing from next week onwards.i'm posting some pictures of the lights and the skirts,bumpers,spoiler etc.
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Old 26th January 2010, 15:14   #24
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here are some more pictures
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Old 26th January 2010, 21:50   #25
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hi,
As i had already mentioned, i don't wish to change the classic look of the car and hence i planned to change my existing modified dash with the stock dash with my own mods. for this i brought the dash to qatar and sandblasted the structure and powder coated them with a corrozinc primer and a red color top coat which will be the color of the car body.also the meter pods and meter consoles were fabricated in aluminium and SS .the existing meters were fixed inside the new pods. the center tachometer was having a white dial and now i,m working to replace it with ablack luminiscent dial.all the ac bezels were made in aluminium and chromed
also the pu works in upholstery for the dash beedings will be done in India.please check out the attached photos.
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Old 26th January 2010, 22:32   #26
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hi
photos of free flow exhaust and intake filters
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Old 26th January 2010, 22:54   #27
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Wow! The dash looks fantastic and the dials have a very classic 'Period' look to them! What kind of steering wheel are you looking to install? I recommend something with three aluminum spokes and drilled holes in the spokes! Something like this:

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It would look smashing IMO!
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Old 27th January 2010, 10:19   #28
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Thanks. Please find the pictures of the steering wheel for my car
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Based on what I've seen here, the Conty looks smashing as a 2-door Mustang replica with racing stripes along the center.
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Old 10th March 2010, 23:03   #30
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hello,
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