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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 06-27-2006, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well this is going to sound silly but has anybody ever attemped to convert a hard top door to a convertible door? My 325i I acquired needs a passenger door (among other things...) and I was given a good hard top door (a friend had a spare). I only breifly compared the two doors and aside from measuring its dimensions, looks like I just cut the window frame off and cut a slit on the end of the door for some rubber little thingy. I guess I could just cut off the shell and put it on my damaged door. I just dont have a welder to put it back on. Over all the car is in good shape. The previous owner decided to park in a ditch(drunk) and messed up the passenger side. And I had a Big non running 4X4 I needed to get rid of. So we just traided out our problems.
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They are very different the glass that's in there is larger. I'm imaging it could be possable, a lot of delicate work.

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I would say that it is more cost effective to buy the door, than to try and modify the one you have.
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If you look in the right place you will find stacks of doors just waiting for some restoration and a new home.
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