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Old 06-02-2004, 10:22 AM
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99 ///M Rdstr trunkfloor repair...

I took the car in yesterday and met with the body mechanic this morning. He wanted to know what I wanted done, so the Service Manager asked me to meet with him.

BMWNA's suggestion to replace the entire trunkfloor panel made me a little nervous. If they had devised an entire new assembly that addressed the weakness of the original, that would be a different story...

Cutting an otherwise good car in (nearly) half to wind up with a car that was no stronger than it left the factory five years ago does not seem like the right solution to me. I don't want to repeat this again, not with the same car anyway! I will be repeating the process again with the other car as soon as this one is done and passes judgement.

It has been determined to not section in the entire assembly, but to repair the (albeit minor) damage and strenghten the area using the pieces laying in the trunk.

Picture me taking a big sigh of relief!

Those pieces laying in the trunk will be utilized to strengthen the xmbr as described here

Here are a few pictures that show how big the Z3's trunk is when it's not in the car.
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