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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 10-29-2012, 09:52 AM
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****ed!! Or maybe not.

Collision with my 325i 4dr sedan 1993. Is this repairable or pointless to try and fix? Scraps against tire.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:58 AM
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:58 AM
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:10 AM
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100% not fixable. dont even bother.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:29 AM
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:32 AM
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That, unfortunately, isn't in an "unbolt and replace" area. It's going to take LOTS of very tedious body work to make that right. I'll be surprised if it isn't totaled by the insurance company.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:40 AM
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i agree. that's quite a few hours there to fix properly. door skin and door handle, striker panel, 1/4 panel, bumper cover, bumper, light and whatever else may be under the rear corner there. most likely going to be totaled.

however, that does not mean that you cannot get it fixed. it's just a matter of how/where and how much you are willing to spend doing so.

see what the insurance company says and go from there.




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The insurance company will total it absolutely no doubt about that. As to whether you want you bother repairing it, that's your call.

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Old 10-31-2012, 07:30 AM
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So you all really dont think its as simple as getting another door, a new bumper cover, and gettin it slightly pulled out until i can get the body work done?
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:42 AM
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Definatly not.


You have MAJOR body areas there that are not in tact anymore.

I wouldnt risk it at all, count your losses and move on.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:46 AM
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I think my video explained it well... you are asking for it be a flesh wound, when its not.



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Old 10-31-2012, 12:45 PM
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So you all really dont think its as simple as getting another door, a new bumper cover, and gettin it slightly pulled out until i can get the body work done?
We were pulling your leg because you posed one of the most vague and useless questions one could ever come up with, which basically boiled down to: "crashed car. Should I fix it?" Well sure, you can bolt on a new door and pull the body panels out with a pry-bar so it doesn't rub and is road worthy, but it's still going to look terrible. If you want it to be fixed properly it's going to cost many thousands to repair.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:18 AM
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Yea the video explained it lol . I think I'm still gonna drive it.a ugly car or none at all.thanx for the input.
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