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    Ok so I have someone who will weld in new panels anyone know a good site to order parts, need rear end, scuttle panels,sunroof and arches

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    BMW still sell parts

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    Try German eBay for some of the panels, I use google translate for terms etc.
    Sunroof is a pig of a job, has to be cut out to be properly fixed. Hard to find a clean doner sunroof section these days. Mine needs doing soon

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    Scuttle panel from Aherns castleisland is reasonable, rear panel a little expensive. Going to replace these first. The front wings are coming off, so any thing need replacing will be done. That's the plan for the first stage.

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    I purchased a scuttle panel last month for a customers car and was a little taken back to find the
    chassis number stamped in the bottom of the rain water channel as opposed to every other e30's
    chassis number on the side wall of the channel.



    I had the dealer attempt to send it back to be rectified only to be informed that this is the way all
    scuttle panels will be stamped from now on as new equipment will not allow the stamping of chassis
    numbers in the original location. Rather than have the panel go NLA they are offering this as a next
    best thing.



    May not bother you at all if you intend to just use outer sections of the scuttle panel for repairs rather
    than replace the whole lot but I thought it was worth mentioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xworks View Post
    I purchased a scuttle panel last month for a customers car and was a little taken back to find the
    chassis number stamped in the bottom of the rain water channel as opposed to every other e30's
    chassis number on the side wall of the channel.



    I had the dealer attempt to send it back to be rectified only to be informed that this is the way all
    scuttle panels will be stamped from now on as new equipment will not allow the stamping of chassis
    numbers in the original location. Rather than have the panel go NLA they are offering this as a next
    best thing.



    May not bother you at all if you intend to just use outer sections of the scuttle panel for repairs rather
    than replace the whole lot but I thought it was worth mentioning.


    I expect that'll be a pain at NCT time given my experience last year

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    Why so john what happened with nct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 316i4 View Post
    Why so john what happened with nct?

    The vin on my scuttle is a little hard to read after the car was repainted, but it is definitely not impossible. The tester made a song and dance about it and it was only when I got talking to the manager that it got sorted and I got the cert.

    I hate the imagine what they'd say if the vin is in a non standard location.

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    Scuttle panel needs replacing filled a hole twice, once it passes nct, I don't have much choice

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    I was able to cut, reform and reweld the stampings back
    in to their original locations. I'd imagine whomevers
    carrying out the work for you would most probably be
    able to offer this too.
    I don't know if it would or wouldn't be an NCT problem as
    you could prove that's how the manufacturer now
    supplies the panel for repair, if, the testers happened to pick up on it. For the cars owner I was
    working on it was more about not having to explain why
    the chassis number is in a "new" location if the time ever comes to sell the car.
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    first world problems


    I can see how it might annoy somebody restoring a car to concours but we're lucky we can still get the complete panel new at a reasonable price really.

    As for nct, the original matching VIN is still stamped on the scuttle panel either way. I'd rather see a VIN stamp slightly different on a solid car than one with it's factory vin stamp but a load of filler across the bulkhead of the car
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    whats wrong with just punching the numbers back in the original place yourself if not happy with the new location? the punches can be got easily enough

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    The depth of the marking left by punches is usually only
    about half the depth of a stamped marking. As such a good
    coat of primer from a gun and then top coat more often than not
    covers over punched in markings.
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