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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 01-15-2005, 06:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i just got a free 1986 e30 it runs real good and passes inspection but it has a pretty bad dent in the rear fender i need info on how to fix that or price quotes to fix it .
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Why don't you just go to a body shop and ask them?
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Old 01-15-2005, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Why don't you just go to a body shop and ask them?
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i guess i just want to see what some one who knows about a bmw would say as aposed to some autobody guy who never worked on one .
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Old 01-16-2005, 12:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just because it's a BMW doesn't change the way you pull dents out. Body work is body work.
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Old 01-17-2005, 05:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just because it's a BMW doesn't change the way you pull dents out. Body work is body work.
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well thanx ill just go get price quote
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Originally posted by e30bmwes+Jan 17 2005, 07:13 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(e30bmwes @ Jan 17 2005, 07:13 PM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-'89 635 csi@Jan 17 2005, 07:06 PM
Do you have any pics of it?
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wow thats nice i realy like those i want to get a L6
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The 6 looks a little different now, but you get the idea!
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go on ebay and see if you can find a rear fender for cheap, iv seen front ones on ebay for like 25 bucks, and you got rust in there which means they're gona have to cut out the rust, and weld in a new piece, and beacuse its really thin sheet metal its reallly shitty to weld with because it melts really easy, so im going to imagine that it will be pretty pricy to repair, also check the dealer and scrap yards, if you go to a pick a part you could prolly find the same car, with the rear fender in perfect condition and maybe even the same color if not just get it repainted. and thats going to be the cheapest way to fix it.
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go on ebay and see if you can find a rear fender for cheap, iv seen front ones on ebay for like 25 bucks, and you got rust in there which means they're gona have to cut out the rust, and weld in a new piece, and beacuse its really thin sheet metal its reallly shitty to weld with because it melts really easy, so im going to imagine that it will be pretty pricy to repair, also check the dealer and scrap yards, if you go to a pick a part you could prolly find the same car, with the rear fender in perfect condition and maybe even the same color if not just get it repainted. and thats going to be the cheapest way to fix it.
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All you have to do is look at your car to figue out that the rear fender isn't a bolt on thing like the front is. It's a part of the whole unibody. You'd have to cut through the C pillar and a whole bunch of other stuff and cut the new fender exactly where you cut the old one so it fits right. Much easier and cheaper to bang out the dent you already have.
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Originally posted by 87 325iS+Jan 19 2005, 08:37 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(87 325iS @ Jan 19 2005, 08:37 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Kowalski@Jan 18 2005, 09:30 PM
go on ebay and see if you can find a rear fender for cheap, iv seen front ones on ebay for like 25 bucks, and you got rust in there which means they're gona have to cut out the rust, and weld in a new piece, and beacuse its really thin sheet metal its reallly shitty to weld with because it melts really easy, so im going to imagine that it will be pretty pricy to repair, also check the dealer and scrap yards, if you go to a pick a part you could prolly find the same car, with the rear fender in perfect condition and maybe even the same color if not just get it repainted. and thats going to be the cheapest way to fix it.
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All you have to do is look at your car to figue out that the rear fender isn't a bolt on thing like the front is. It's a part of the whole unibody. You'd have to cut through the C pillar and a whole bunch of other stuff and cut the new fender exactly where you cut the old one so it fits right. Much easier and cheaper to bang out the dent you already have.
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if you look at the fender there is rust, you can't bang rust out, you have to cut out that section and replace it with new sheet metal. unless its just surface rust, then it can be sanded down and filled.
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go on ebay and see if you can find a rear fender for cheap, iv seen front ones on ebay for like 25 bucks, and you got rust in there which means they're gona have to cut out the rust, and weld in a new piece, and beacuse its really thin sheet metal its reallly shitty to weld with because it melts really easy, so im going to imagine that it will be pretty pricy to repair, also check the dealer and scrap yards, if you go to a pick a part you could prolly find the same car, with the rear fender in perfect condition and maybe even the same color if not just get it repainted. and thats going to be the cheapest way to fix it.
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All you have to do is look at your car to figue out that the rear fender isn't a bolt on thing like the front is. It's a part of the whole unibody. You'd have to cut through the C pillar and a whole bunch of other stuff and cut the new fender exactly where you cut the old one so it fits right. Much easier and cheaper to bang out the dent you already have.
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if you look at the fender there is rust, you can't bang rust out, you have to cut out that section and replace it with new sheet metal. unless its just surface rust, then it can be sanded down and filled.
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Obviously. I didn't mean "bang out the dent" literally.
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