: Body damage

10-02-2009, 03:27 PM
So I haven't bought it yet but I've basically have this 535i that I'm getting from copart I knew there was damage on it and what not but I've been shopping around since my e32 is about to croak at any moment now :(. I just wanted to know if the door might be fixable or should I just slap another one on there?

not really sure but I would think it would be best to replace the fender right?

10-02-2009, 03:41 PM
For ease of getting it to look right I would replace both the door and the fender. The creases just dont come out right and it takes more mud to make them look right. With the cash for clunkers gig and everyone turning in there 8 cylinder E34's you might get lucky and find wrecking yards with these available. I know one of the yards by my house has a black one that would be a perfect donor car for you.


10-02-2009, 04:16 PM
Oh that fender looks a little bigger on mine than it does that one not sure if it matters from 89-92 or 93-95 but the body in the front looks slimmer than mine does or maybe its just the pictures., going to call around and check on craigslist here for parts, I was thinking of taking the parts my sisters old 90 525i but hers is green and I wouldn't know how much paint would cost.

10-02-2009, 04:59 PM
Pretty sure they are all the same.

10-02-2009, 11:16 PM
must be the angle of camera and the view. I was taking a some more looks from the pics and I think I see something wrong with the front of the frame look doesn't this look like the grill area was hit inward because when I look at my dad's my sister's and others the two parking lights touch the headlight assembly on this one it doesn't on both sides. I saw this before but I didn't really know what the difference was. anyways how much do you think that might cost to get it fixed?


10-03-2009, 06:01 AM
If your paying someone to do it? Hard to tell. I little pulling and a bottle jack can sometimes get things back into order pretty quick. If you have welding tools and skills you can get a donor and make it right quickly if the radiator support is too bad, which it doesn't look from the pictures