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nachos23 12-23-2010 11:23 AM

New Carbon Fiber Engine Parts (BMW and Ferrari)
 
Been busy wrapping some new engine parts for my 330Xi.

They now include Fuel Rail cover, ECU Cover + Cabin Air Filter Cover.

Currently working on exhaust manifold cover, seat surrounds and set backs as well as Ferrari 360 intakes. For the exhaust manifold cover, I'm going to tape over the big BMW logo and white slats so they remain visible after wrapping.... should look sweet!!! :excited:

I've included pictures of the finished parts; some installed. I'm going to install fuel rail cover after I finish the exhaust manifold cover. I've picked-up the seat backs to wrap and have on order the seat surrounds (pick-up Monday). Will post pictures of these parts as I start working on them.

Here's the pictures:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1130-00208.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1212-00248.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1207-00231.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1207-00230.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1130-00218.jpg

Ferrari Parts: The intakes are still VERY rough!! Have since done first sanding and trimmed excess cloth, resin, etc.... Will post new pictures tonight hopefully.....

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1220-00280.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1220-00282.jpg

blk3 12-24-2010 01:43 AM

lookd great so far

nachos23 12-24-2010 07:57 AM

Thanks! Going to be spending today working on parts! Hope to start my exhaust manifold cover and maybe seat backs today!!

doogee 12-24-2010 11:03 AM

Maybe I'm having a brain fart, but what is an exhaust manifold cover?

I know the S50/S54 have a header heatshield on them but they are metal. Pretty sure anything else is just going to melt.

nachos23 12-24-2010 01:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doogee (Post 1471988)
Maybe I'm having a brain fart, but what is an exhaust manifold cover?

I know the S50/S54 have a header heatshield on them but they are metal. Pretty sure anything else is just going to melt.

See the exhaust manifold cover (or what is it's correct name?). The far left in the picture below with the white stripes and BMW lettering.... Going to be keeping the lettering and stripes in tact and wrap all the rest of the part....

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...00914-1212.jpg

doogee 12-24-2010 01:19 PM

Ohhh okay. Yeah the Valve cover.

nachos23 12-24-2010 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doogee (Post 1472019)
Ohhh okay. Yeah the Valve cover.

Brain fart on my part... Knew that *sleep* :eek: *mumble*

just cut cloth for Valve cover, Cabin Air intake cover and 2nd Ferrari 360 intake.... Mixing up my special potion and then the resin.... LOL

Merry Christmas...... :moon:

nachos23 12-28-2010 03:27 PM

Here are some quick updates of the valve cover and cabin air filter.

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1228-00286.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1228-00285.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1228-00284.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1228-00287.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...1228-00288.jpg

doogee 12-29-2010 04:00 AM

Valve cover looks really good. I like how you left the center.

Think the M cover would be doable? It's slightly different in shape.
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8...c0020small.jpg

If so, I may be interested.

parm 12-29-2010 09:48 AM

Hi, I would be intrested in getting my rear diffuser on the M5 covered in carbon fiber, would the fitment still be flush? and how much?


Thanks
Parm

nachos23 12-29-2010 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by doogee (Post 1472570)
Valve cover looks really good. I like how you left the center.

Think the M cover would be doable? It's slightly different in shape.
http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/8...c0020small.jpg

If so, I may be interested.

Hey Doogee;

Thanks. Actually, that was the wife's idea.... I just figured out how to do it.... LOL

It can defintely be done. The only question is how big those ridges are on the sides and whether I could catch every edge (that's why the molded ones are missing those ridges).... I would know for sure if I saw it, but almost certain I could catch those edges; just more work to mold.

PM me and we can discuss further.

nachos23 12-29-2010 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parm (Post 1472583)
Hi, I would be intrested in getting my rear diffuser on the M5 covered in carbon fiber, would the fitment still be flush? and how much?


Thanks
Parm

Hey Parm;

additional height is about 1 - 1.2mm and the edges naturally feather so the appearance is flush. I've checked online and all the read diffusers are flush (no slats) for the M5. Yours the same? Also send a picture of what you'd like done and we can discuss. The entire diffuser, just centre section between pipes, etc....

nachos23 01-07-2011 10:14 AM

Ferrari 360 Intakes ready to go!!! (well, 90% ready. I'm going to repaint the edges + intake High temp gloss black to match stock colour)

Here's the pictures:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0104-00309.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0104-00307.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0104-00306.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0104-00305.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0104-00310.jpg

nachos23 01-08-2011 08:45 PM

Hey!

Got the intakes finished; well one completely and the seconf requires painting of the edges (tomorrow) and it'll be done....

Here they are:

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0108-00358.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0108-00362.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0108-00359.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0108-00363.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0108-00354.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0108-00353.jpg

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/a...0108-00355.jpg

Time to get these pictures posted on eBay and get seling these.....

*wiggle* *rockout* *drink*

rider-. 01-13-2011 12:21 PM

wow those manifolds look good! glws!


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