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Old 03-10-2018, 03:57 PM   #1
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E30 M3 - Auto Body Collision Shop in LA (Santa Monica)?

Hi all,

I'm reaching out for a bit of help. My all original e30 M3 was victim of aquaplaning today and jumped a sidewalk and scraped a wall. The front left fender, suspension, rims and underbody is damaged. I’m looking for a body collision repair shop in the Santa Monica area (that could potentially save the fender). Does anyone have a suggestion? I’m new to the area. Thank you. Jens

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&theater&ifg=1

PS: i understand that i shouldn't have driven the car in the rain...

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Old 03-10-2018, 04:00 PM   #2
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I'll buy it as is if your selling.
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:42 PM   #3
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oh boy, totally not
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Old 03-10-2018, 06:25 PM   #4
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Make an insurance claim , go to who they recommend as a basis on price.

Then look at custom shops that do hot rods and similar cars. That’s what I did
And get more estimates
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:48 PM   #5
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You shouldn't feel bad for driving it in the rain. Gl on getting it fixed up
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:12 AM   #6
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Check out King's Auto Body Shop in Huntington Beach - owner's name is Ayed.

He's a fellow enthusiast with an e30 M3 as well who also deals with claims who can help you out. You can say Abbi referred you.

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for the recommendation. I talked to Ayed and the car will go there this week!
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Nice! Happy to hear
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He must be picky for M3s because he wouldnt paint my family members 86-ES. The family member is the original owner too...
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He must be picky for M3s because he wouldnt paint my family members 86-ES. The family member is the original owner too...
I think he didn't have time for Sina's E30 either. Maybe because it's an insurance claim the $ is worth the hours put?
He's gotten more and more popular over the years and I'm happy for him considering where he started.
I still want him to paint my car when I'm able to get it done.
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You shouldn't feel bad for driving it in the rain. Gl on getting it fixed up


Cars are meant to be driven. It's a shame this happened, but it's a lesson. If it can be fixed, don't sweat it. Nobody got hurt.
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it's just annoying that it happened at all. You are right, it could have been worse. I bought the car with the intention to drive it as much as possible in my lifetime anyways, even track it once in a while. I can't let it just sit there, it's to pretty! Anyways, learning experience for sure!
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How about a picture for the rest of us who dont have Facebook?
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Before and after the collision pics attached. I'm a bit concerned about the "hidden" damages but I shall find out soon enough.
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Thats nowhere near as bad as I thought. Thank God!
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