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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 11-04-2008, 12:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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diving boards to plastic

i have an 84' 318i with metal bumpers "diving boards" is it possible to swap them out for plastic bumpers or do they even make plastic bumpers for this year and model?
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yep i use to have diving boards, heres a stock pick when i got my car

the deal is the front valance and bumper bolt right up, the rear you have to cut the side sections and take out about 1 inch, then plastic weld it back together...then repaint...heres while it was drying

the rear is a big chore, but i love it...heres the finished product

so i skipped the rear valance weld up conversion but thats what this write up starts with, you can skip that part, still looks good either way...

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as another option, in case you haven't heard, you can "tuck" the metal bumpers so they don't stick out as far.

for my car, I personally like the chrome/black combo so I'd rather tuck the bumpers than put plastic ones on.

Just throwing it out there as another option.
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as another option, in case you haven't heard, you can "tuck" the metal bumpers so they don't stick out as far.

for my car, I personally like the chrome/black combo so I'd rather tuck the bumpers than put plastic ones on.

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It's a rather large and sumptuous 2 story igloo, thank you very much. That's all it's gonna' take? One drink? JACKPOT!
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i did the tuck first as seen here, pulled off the bumpers, covered the chrome in black vinyl then reinstalled rubber strip, drilled the shocks then remounted...

gave it the E28 M5 bumper look cause they were diving boards painted black...i cheated and used vinyl
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Kyle, have you ever gotten any flak for having yellow high-beams?
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nope why would i?? its completely legal, in fact im going to redo them, with the lows and highs yellow...

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how hard would it be to just tuck them?
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so what are you guys? a bunch of goofs? arguring over such bullcrap...really...little boys
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how hard would it be to just tuck them?
Not Hard, at all, I think you need to somehow drain the fluid in the hydrolic shocks or whatever is behind the diving board and then basically use a tree or something that won't move easily and bump into it to compress them. You might want to do a little searching 1st (i'm sure e30tech.com has some info if there isn't anything here) on the proper procedure but it shouldn't be too hard.
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nope why would i?? its completely legal, in fact im going to redo them, with the lows and highs yellow...

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That's good to hear...I installed my E-code w/yellows for my low/high beams and haven't gotten any grief for it so far, that's fine by me. I know the E-codes aren't DOT approved, but I doubt a cop would be able to notice from their cruiser anyways. I don;t know yet if I am going to do the highs in yellow or not. I do love the E-code lenses though...soooooo much more light on the road!
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here is a link to tuck:

strictlyeta.net /// technical /// exterior /// aluminum bumper tuck

from what I have found wear saftey glasses because you might get a money shot from the bumper shock.
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