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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 Mon, Jan-21-2019, 09:07:19 PM   #1
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AN SUV backed into me then took off...the hood, can it be saved? I can always replace the nose panel...it's the hood I am worried about as it seems a difficult area. The sad part is I didn't capture the license plate of the offender.

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If the paint is cracked, you are looking at more work to repair than it is to replace. But since you have an AW i would just wait around for apart out of those replacement panels given the paint matching isnít as bad as if it were a metallic color.
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Sorry - this sucks. I'm sure if you are repainting - this could be easily fixed.
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I think hood is fixable. I would however get a new noise panel and all associated grills. I'd have it resprayed too!

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Ouch, that looks like a new hood, as the sheet metal must have creased.


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Depends on the definition of "fixed": if 1lbs of bondo falls into that category than yes, it can be fixed.
See if there are any cameras around that could have captured license plate of the vehicle that caused this damage.
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Old Tue, Jan-22-2019, 10:51:08 PM   #7
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Depends on the definition of "fixed": if 1lbs of bondo falls into that category than yes, it can be fixed.
See if there are any cameras around that could have captured license plate of the vehicle that caused this damage.
Well it can be fixed. The question is 1) finding a body man that can fix it, and how much itíll cost vs replacing it...

And by fixed, I mean metal work vs bondo.

Kindig can fix it...lol
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I see it one of two ways. Find a you pull or buy some already painted parts online and be okay with the match being "close enough," or replace the parts and repaint the whole front end if you're more anal about the match.
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Nothing you need to worry about anytime soon as long as the hood release works. I agree with looking for a white hood and nose or patiently talking to body shops until you find a reasonable price for a repair.
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Nothing you need to worry about anytime soon as long as the hood release works. I agree with looking for a white hood and nose or patiently talking to body shops until you find a reasonable price for a repair.
I like your approach Phil as well as appreciate the other comments...as you know, I plan to turbo the car and during the down time, I'll shop for a fix...I would like to keep original parts of the car if possible. I had to adjust the penis look part of the hood release so the right side of the hood is even with the fender. Luckily, the hood release works.
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