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#1 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 03:50 PM
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323ci convert to m3

Heres the story, I am in need of new front and rear quarter panels. and evidently, i found an written off M3 owner who is willing to sell his body panels for cheap. As far as I know, the M3 and 323CI have the same frame style so I am assuming the body parts would be interchangeable?
If anyone has, or knows anyone who has ever converted a 323 coupe or any 3 series into a M3 let me know how it turned out...
If it was just a matter of bolting it on..
or if it became a hassle with molding and fabricating.
Year of 323 CI is 2000 and year of M3 is 2003****
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Personally I would say just have a bodyshop do the work. It would be cheaper, and a lot easier than doing all that.

I don't see why it can't be done. But with the right amount of money anything can be done.

The rear quarter panels will have to but cut and welded, for the front it would be easy just unbolt, line up body lines.

I really say take it to a body shop.


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Oh i completely agree. I would have a body shop do the work.
My question is, would the extra work and $$ it will require be worth it. Or am i better off just getting my original body sanded and painted.

I can get all 4 corners for about 600-800$ mint condition same colour as my car.
Right now my car is starting to rust in on all quarter panels in small spots. so my thought train is it would be cheaper to just replace rather than sand and paint it all.
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