Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Albuquerque New Mexico
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Got in an accident, about to replace everything. Need advice and input.
Hey folks, I'm the guy in Albuquerque New Mexico with the Black '94 318iS who got in the fender bender. You may have seen the last post (fender benders are a drag). So i think I've done as well as I possibly can with the insurance company, I got an estimate from the best body shop in town for bmw's. It will be around 3,000 dollars and the insurance company I guess is going to cut me a check for 1400. Basically what I need to do is replace the right front fender,Apparently the hood will need replacing although it's just a bit dinged up , I need new fog lights, and possibly new headlight assemblies also a new bumper along with the right blinker/running light. Since 1400 is not 3000 I will need to do this as economical as possible but I actually might do it myself. I just hope I can do it right. What I was thinking is giving it some modifications. First I could maybe do a carbon fiber hood (saw one on ebay for 550) then the m technick front bumper from bav auto ($600), oem headlight assemblies, and probably just oem fog lights unless anyone knows where to get the both eurospec assemblies for not the typical $1,000. Does anyone have any ideas and input as to how I can make this work for 1400 or less? Also would someone PLEASE TELL ME how to put pictures of my car so every time I send a reply or post a thread it will show the pics. Next reply I get I will put a link with some pictures of my damaged car so you all can get a bit better idea of what I'm dealing with. It still runs and is hardly noticable at night but i still have to fix it. Thanks