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Old 01-15-2013, 03:04 PM
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I'd try the Pro/DIY path for "fun and profit"! Seriously, this can be a lot of fun, a great learning experience, and a source of pride. Re: the roof joint. I would get one of those 3m stripping discs that look like and an oversize brillo pad and chuck it into the drill and then strip off the paint down to bare metal around where the filler strip fits between the main roof panel and the door jam areas. Do this on you salvage unit. I bet you'll see small indentations indicating spot welds. Voila. The got to be there somewhere, probably burried unde rseam sealer. As an alternative call or visit a body shop that has experience in working on BMW's, especially E39's, and ask them. You may find a sympathetic shop willing to guide you through this and perhaps willing to do the Porta power thing.
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