TRAINMASTER BY WERNER MEER  US-RAILROAD-SHOP KILCHBERG
HOCHWEIDSTRASSE 3  CH-8802 KILCHBERG (ZÜRICH) SWITZERLAND (founded 1977)
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2007 Cadillac SRX 4 AWD, Sport Luxury 3,6 V6, 258 HP
This Cadillac SRX did replace my 1995 Cadillac Seville STS. Exterior color = Diamond white, Interior = Natural shale (beige).
In September 2014 the time has come to convert this Cadillac from the standard factory look into a one-of-a-kind customized vehicle.

 please scroll down to see all photos (before and after the conversion)

Photos of customized exterior with gold taken on October 5, 2014
The design was inspired by the famous star designer Chip Foose (as seen on the Overhaulin' TV series).
Well, to be honest my dream was always to have a customized car made by Chip Foose. Because of living overseas (Switzerland) it would have been not easy. On top, any modification on a car would be very hard to get an approval of the Swiss DMV. Therefore, I had to find a way to fulfil my dream. I got a lot of strong inspiration of the outstanding designs Chip Foose made in the past. I always liked the two tone/color concept of Chip Foose. As the color of my SRX is diamond white (pearl white), I decided to add gold metallic. (Remember, the '69 Hurst Oldsmobile 442 was also white with gold.) On both sides there are plastic panels below and the bumpers (front & rear) are plastic as well. So, I was able to use the upper end of the panels as the dividing line. In front was also a dividing line to follow and it even went vertical, following the vertical lights. At the rear I was able to follow the bumper. That way I got my own design which looks logical. Even it is actually a "Meer Design", to honor the great inspiration of Chip Foose, I added "Foose Design" stickers on my car.
Please note: The copyright belongs to Chip Foose of Huntington Beach, CA (USA).
Official website of Foose Design Inc: http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Home
The gold was done thru a professional car wrapping company (iNDi Graphics). I did the spokes of the wheels on my own. The hood grill was air brushed by a professional car painter (Giorgio De Filippis) matching the gold wrapping. I am now the proud owner of customized Cadillac SRX.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cadillac Crest Logo on the hood grill  and  at the back
 
I added a Cadillac Crest Logo sticker on both sides of the c-pillar
 
Foose Design Logo copyright by Chip Foose (first class car designer): http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Home

 

Photos of customized exterior with gold taken on October 1, 2014
I just had to do a photo session after everything was finished, even there was no sun.
The hood grill was painted matching the gold wrapping. Excellent job of my painter (Giorgio De Filippis, Kilchberg)
 
 
Foose Design Logo copyright by Chip Foose (first class car designer): http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Home
   
Making of the wheels: I made patterns out of cardboard to cut the foil in the correct radius for every spoke.
 
Making of the wheels: It is not perfect but acceptable for a non professional.
Now, the look of the wheels are corresponding with the rest of the car.

 

Photos of customized exterior with gold taken on September 24, 2014
These photos have been made just before delivery by Daniel Friedli.
First step: The lower part was wrapped in gold by iNDi Graphics. In addition, they made new trainmaster.ch lettering in front with gold and at the rear in pearl white, plus pin striping in gold on door handle height on both sides.
 
 
7 Photos copyright by Daniel Friedli, iNDi Graphics, 9/24/14
Car wrapping and lettering by iNDi Graphics, Winterthur:  www.indi-graphics.ch
I am very pleased with the excellent work of Daniel Friedli. He did all gold wrapping on both sides and front and rear incl. trainmaster.ch lettering. He did also the pin striping passing the door handles on both sides. I sure recommend his company iNDi Graphics.

 

2007 Cadillac SRX 4 AWD, Sport Luxury 3,6 V6, 258 HP
This Cadillac SRX did replace my 1995 Cadillac Seville STS. Exterior color = Diamond white, Interior = Natural shale (beige).
Delivery of this (official CH import) Cadillac SRX through Garage Senag AG, Besenbüren  -  http://www.senag-besenbueren.ch/
Service & Maintenance by Garage Dutli AG, Fine US-Cars, Zurich - http://www.dutli.ch/
Car Wrapping by iNDi Graphics, Winterthur - http://www.indi-graphics.ch/
Cadillac Europe - http://www.cadillaceurope.com/de/#/start
Cadillac USA - http://www.cadillac.com/

 

Photos of the untouched exterior (as it was delieverd from the factory) taken on July 11, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foose Design Logo copyright by Chip Foose (first class car designer): http://www.chipfoose.com/ws_display.asp?filter=Home

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Photos of interior taken on July 11, 2013

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 all photos copyright by Werner Meer (except where noted)

The first Cadillac Minivan
in Switzerland

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finished vehicle

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