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Old 11-14-2012, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by floydarogers View Post
Yeah, I don't think you can do it for $6500. Rough rule of thumb for body-shop work is $1k/panel. You've got 5 panels (hood, bumper, fender, two doors). But you've also got problems in the front end with radiators and stuff (mentioned by others) and there is no way to get used for those. And the airbag itself is probably $500.

As a couple have mentioned, the unibody is probably damaged and you will need an EXPERT shop. You may not be aware, but the front structure is two post-like affairs attached to either side of the structural firewall. Those structures are attached using a special jig and tools - you DO NOT have them, and shops that do charge a lot. Just fixing that is likely to be $2k-$3k by itself (my estimate from seeing other crash threads.)
Originally Posted by Romanianbimmer View Post
My shop used do body work so I have all the tools to do the job. My uncle has a body shop and a friend of the family has one too. So if I need help. They will be the first to know. Are there any problems I should know about with the E90s?
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