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Old 03-14-2006, 02:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey everyone, ive heard that you can put in an e46 front end onto an e36, ive also seen pictures of this, not that im really considering this, but can it be done? and how much of a pain is it?
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Anything can be done with enough money. Should be plenty painful -- lots of costum bodywork, i.e., welding, drilling, and cutting.
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i figured that much, but i was told that it pretty much bolts on with minimum bodywork, some yes, but not too much ????
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why do it? so expensive. buy a rieger front bumper. they have one that looks like an e46 M3 , and its not bad looking.. the alternative will and is expensive to do. the hood your probably still gonna have to get custom done, but at least youll be able to pocket a bit of money for another mod.
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i c, again, i wasnt really plannin on doing this, well kinda was kinda wasnt, a friend of mine has pretty easy and cheap access to bimmer body parts...mainly e46's...well he used to, im sure he still does, a part of me want to put a e46 front end onto a 318ti...make it look kinda like a 1 series
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WHat do you mean by front end? I understand you are referring to everything from the fenders, to the hood, nose panel, and bumper. Am I correct? I, personnaly, think it would be tacky. It would be your car, so all that matters is that you like it.
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lol, yea, guess youre right, just shit ideas come and go, especially at night when im bored and have nothing better to do, lol
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lol, yea, guess youre right, just shit ideas come and go, especially at night when im bored and have nothing better to do, lol
You have a great looking car. Don't go mucking it up. Unless you want to, of course
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