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Old 12-02-2004, 10:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I had a front end wreck in this car that was cherry prior to the accident. I bought the salvage from the insurance company and am considering two directions of repair. The first is to repair the car for return to the streets. Is this an affordable option for front end repairs. Keep in mind that the damage was limited to above the bumper and is 95% bolt on repair.

Option two has me repairing it from the angle of turning it into a SCCA race car. This would send me in a vastly different direction and thus needs to be a decision made from the get go. The motor is tight with no leaks.

Option 3 is to part it out. The car has a new Alpine stero and new set of 5 18's with new P-Zero's.

The worst part of the whole thing is that the Windshiels needs to be replaced. Does anyone have a clue about the cost of windshield replacement. Is it my imagination or is BMW glass specially coated for water resistance and beading such that it would make sense to replace with OEM glass?

I think my decision line is directly related to my repair budget. In order to repair for the road I need to stay under $4500. To turn it into a race car the budget is not as important as I can take a little longer

Your comments and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2004, 11:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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fix it, or part is.. don't turn it into a race car... its not worth it....
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally posted by RedbeautyIS@Dec 2 2004, 11:56 AM
I had a front end wreck in this car that was cherry prior to the accident. I bought the salvage from the insurance company and am considering two directions of repair. The first is to repair the car for return to the streets. Is this an affordable option for front end repairs. Keep in mind that the damage was limited to above the bumper and is 95% bolt on repair.

Option two has me repairing it from the angle of turning it into a SCCA race car. This would send me in a vastly different direction and thus needs to be a decision made from the get go. The motor is tight with no leaks.

Option 3 is to part it out. The car has a new Alpine stero and new set of 5 18's with new P-Zero's.

The worst part of the whole thing is that the Windshiels needs to be replaced. Does anyone have a clue about the cost of windshield replacement. Is it my imagination or is BMW glass specially coated for water resistance and beading such that it would make sense to replace with OEM glass?

I think my decision line is directly related to my repair budget. In order to repair for the road I need to stay under $4500. To turn it into a race car the budget is not as important as I can take a little longer

Your comments and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 12-03-2004, 12:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i got one for $125. depending on where you live, prices vary accordingly. im from around chicago, and the cheapest guy had the windshield for 100, and 25 to come out and install.
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