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    Ideas to take care of divingboards on an 87

    Hey guys i have an 87 325is and want to do something about the diving boards (i have already tucked them) but i dont have a front valance and i want something for the rear and maybe sides. Does anyone have any good ideas for the body?


    Things im considering
    BC m-tech replica
    Stock late model front end and some skirts and maybe a m-tech rear or Av3 or something.

    Any Ideas? Thanks guys.

    (BTW im aware of the triming cutting modifying and fit and finish any kit will require.)

    Russell
    1987 325is
    1992 240sx coupe
    1994 525i

    #2
    My solution to the body on my 87 325iS came out pretty damn nice :)

    Hers 13 X3 375hp/450tq - His 14 M5 780hp/730tq

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      #3
      I know i love it!!!! How much work was invovled in fiftting the sides and back? how much did they cost.

      Russell
      1987 325is
      1992 240sx coupe
      1994 525i

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        #4
        Originally posted by hella 325
        How much work was invovled in fiftting the sides and back? how much did they cost.
        About $75 parts and materials for the sideskirts, and 12 hours of labor.

        About $300 parts and materials for the rear bumper apron, and 40+ hours of labor.

        None of it can be purchased, they are one of a kind creations.

        Hers 13 X3 375hp/450tq - His 14 M5 780hp/730tq

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          #5
          Any other ideas rather than a 100% unique custom option?

          Russell
          1987 325is
          1992 240sx coupe
          1994 525i

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            #6
            Originally posted by hella 325
            Any other ideas rather than a 100% unique custom option?
            You CAN have a rear bumper made to fit by a competent body shop, but it will cost around $1500-1800. Another option is euro bumpers, but then you are still left without a rear apron or front valence.

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              #7
              bring tinsnips to a junkyard and find a latemodel. cut from the tail lights down and take it home. weld it on. ok there really isn't many options aside from AV3, RD, BMP, or Zender. I just swapped to an oem 88+ front end and am selling my bmp front bumper replacement.
              I retired my E30 for now...
              E46 323i
              David Schultz

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                #8
                Tin snips? Are you serious? lol....

                You would be there for several days trying to cut through thick steel with tin snips.

                Hers 13 X3 375hp/450tq - His 14 M5 780hp/730tq

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                  #9
                  tin snips hehe. goodluck!

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                    #10
                    pnuematic nibblers. And air shears for chassis areas.
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                      #11
                      how about dropping a tree on the middle and then just towing away the back half....
                      Im now E30less.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by M-technik-3
                        pnuematic nibblers. And air shears for chassis areas.
                        OK, assuming the junkyard lets you plug into their air... how many feet of air hose you think you would need?

                        Hers 13 X3 375hp/450tq - His 14 M5 780hp/730tq

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Jordan
                          Tin snips? Are you serious? lol....

                          You would be there for several days trying to cut through thick steel with tin snips.
                          you can make it a week long project. just go at it for a bit until it gets dark then go home. it will be like those guys who dig holes out of prisons with spoons. you also have to make sure they don't take it to the crusher otherwise you will be very mad.
                          i'm joking, go aftermarket, buy a late model, or learn how to fab one of your own.
                          I retired my E30 for now...
                          E46 323i
                          David Schultz

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                            #14
                            My plan is to drop both front and rear bumpers, and then make some filler plates and weld some other parts on. Sure its illegal and may look bad, but it .... no there is no reasonable explanation.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by bwanac
                              My plan is to drop both front and rear bumpers, and then make some filler plates and weld some other parts on. Sure its illegal and may look bad, but it .... no there is no reasonable explanation.
                              There aren't even any words...

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