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Thee_Antic 12-04-2012 05:30 AM

door panels..
Just got an email from the guy I bought my door panels from..they were returned by usps, damaged during shipment. The passenger front was cracked in half..the others had holes punched in them, tears everywhere.. :mad:

Anyways..Anyone know someone with dove grey front door panels? I've tried other forums, ebay, craigslist, scap yards..I'm at a loss.

About to say **** it and just go this route..

jonesin 12-04-2012 05:51 AM

That sux.

Those prices though are halfway to the cost of panels though. Besides, if you're going to paint them, does it REALLY matter if the aluminum is 'grain-cut'?

Thee_Antic 12-04-2012 05:59 AM

I've heard mixed reviews about allsher refurb work..supposedly it still bubbles :dunno:

Anyways, if I were to get those I'd have them anodized, not painted. My cars not going to be
at the track more than a few times a year though..seems kind of wasteful. Just getting fed up
with trying to source these panels..

hornhospital 12-04-2012 07:22 AM


Originally Posted by Thee_Antic (Post 7229950)
I've heard mixed reviews about allsher refurb work..supposedly it still bubbles :dunno:

First I've heard of Allsher having anything less than stellar work. Besides, they guarantee the work forever. It bubbles, they redo it for free. That's better than BMW. :D

Thee_Antic 12-04-2012 07:32 AM

Oh really? :eeps:

..they might be getting some business very soon..

Do they reupholster everything, or just the inserts?

E36 Phantom 12-04-2012 08:24 AM

What the hell did they do to the package to cause that kind of damage! :yikes:

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hornhospital 12-04-2012 08:27 AM

The entire door panel, including the insert, front and rear, but only coupe/cabrio panels.

hornhospital 12-04-2012 08:37 AM

Well....after doing a Google search for reviews, maybe they aren't who you want to deal with. The reviews are few, but universally bad. Maybe because the satisfied people didn't post reviews (??), since there was a 'group buy' in 2011 and ten signed up, only one posted a review, but for $1k+ you'd better get top quality work that lasts forever. The really troubling part is that no one seems to be able to contact them these days. :(

ZeGerman 12-04-2012 09:05 AM

Which is odd, because they just had that piece written about them a few months back in Roundel. You'd think getting that kind of publicity in the BMW circle would only boost their business, and subsequently boost their presence.

jonesin 12-04-2012 10:06 AM

Right up until a small business gets over inundated with requests. SO much so that they cannot keep up, or are 'forced' to make sacrifices in quality to meet demand.

SCJon 12-04-2012 11:09 AM

If I see a two door "parts car" with perfect panels being sold for less than $1k it sounds like it'd be worth it to buy it solely for those?

jonesin 12-04-2012 11:21 AM

You'd more than likely get the $1k back through parting out the remainder, yes.

SCJon 12-05-2012 06:55 AM

I'll keep an eye on the parts cars around here then!

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