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Old 26-12-2016, 06:32 PM
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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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Old 26-12-2016, 06:35 PM
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BMW still sell parts

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Old 07-01-2017, 04:51 PM
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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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Old 08-01-2017, 11:46 AM
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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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Old 08-01-2017, 03:23 PM
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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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Old 09-01-2017, 12:10 AM
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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.


I expect that'll be a pain at NCT time given my experience last year
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:13 AM
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Why so john what happened with nct?
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Old 09-01-2017, 04:51 PM
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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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Old 09-01-2017, 05:57 PM
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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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Old 09-01-2017, 06:25 PM
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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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Old 15-01-2017, 07:29 AM
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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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