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Something different now. I got my hands on this ex-police car toy, and after the body was cut in half and made less wide, it started to look quite good. Then I cut the hood open. 

The interior is taken from BMW 750 kit, with some mods. The chassis is from BMW 635 CSi kit, and it was also made a bit longer. The 6 cyl engine is also from 635 CSi kit. It will have a turbo installed like the top of the line e23 745i had.

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What toy was that? Friction, radio controlled, bump n go? Did it have dark blue or black windows? What markings were on it?

I want one, but have no idea what toy it originated from. Does it have a brand name and copyright date?

Sorry to be a pest, but that is a cool car. You have my attention!

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Thanks. 

The story behind this BMW police toy is very thin. I got the body and a pile of 635/750 parts. No windows for this body. 

The chassis was a friction operating and it only said "Made in Macao", nothing else. 

Anton, I will keep your kind offer in mind. 

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Great work there! Engine is for sure looking good!  the glas issue, have you been looking at the Tamiya 635 glass? It’s to tall, at least in my opinion for the 635 so it might be adoptable for the 7series with mods? 

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Thanks you all. 

The glass matter is a question still, I have one 635csi wind screen I'll try on this, but maybe make a new one out of clear plastic as all the other windows too. 

Today the body got the first primer to show all the dents and scratches. Not too bad, minor putty fix and maybe tomorrow new paint on it. 

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This looks great! The wheels appear to be Chrysler rally wheels, but they look perfect in this application.

Thank you for posting the origins of this toy, now I know what to look for. I already found 4 of them online. 

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Thanks again everyone. 

Today I painted the body with Tamiya spray. Two thin coats and the several wet coats. Only one noticeable spot on the driver side fender, no big problem. 

Now I'll let it dry, meanwhile I can put some wires to the engine bay etc. 

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And then I didn't like that crispy green colour. 

So I repainted the body, this time much more lame tone. I think it's better this way. 

But will this be the final colour, nobody knows. 

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That is looking great!  Fantastic results from such humble beginnings. My dad had one of these when I was a kid. A 728i if I remember correctly, and it was a similar shade of light green too. 

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Ok now I call this premium class German vehicle ready to go Under The Glass. 

Maybe I could work even more with it, but the spring weather drags me outside of the house, and I think it's decent enough to put among the other models. 

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