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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Wed, Nov-22-2017, 04:55:06 AM   #1
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Default Front end alignment (perfectionist input needed!)

Since purchasing my car, I always new the prior owner hit something because the underpanels are missing and the bumper was misaligned. My suspicion came true when I removed the bumper today to find a dot sticker. For those who have an accident free car, where else would you find the vin stickers on original front end parts? Do both fenders have vin stickers or just one? Where is the vin sticker for the nose panel and front frame?



Separately... what is the proper gap between the headlights and nose panel is my gapping normal? then nose panel to bumper?


What is this small hole on the side of the bumper that is revealed when you remove the mouldings?

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Default Re: Front end alignment (perfectionist input needed!)

Fender was replaced and/or repainted.

Your bumper is missing a few 51111944537. Best to replace all of them fresh though. I’m sure more is missing.

If you have alignment issues due to a hit, it was fairly hard. I hope it’s just the lighting, but it really looks like the area covered by the washer tank is color match painted and not the original color like the towers/driver side.
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