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structural integrity

Discussion in 'E36 M3 (1995-1999)' started by yonsayvitch, Mar 3, 2013.

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    yonsayvitch

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    Good morning everyone. About 2 weeks ago we were t-boned in a 99 M3 convertible. Our M3 just needed new panels(frame was fine). Her new Toyota Corolla looked like it would be totaled. The body shop ( which has a very good reputation ) did a very bad job. I'm concerned about the door. Being a convertible did BMW install extra steel for reinforcement compared to a 328 coupe. The door they put on is from a parts car. Now of course I don't trust them. Would really appreciate anyone to chime in, Marcus.
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    steven s

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    According to realoem one door fits all.
    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=41518230469

    E36 318i Convertible
    E36 318is Coupe
    E36 323i Coupe
    E36 323i Convertible
    E36 325i Convertible
    E36 325is Coupe
    E36 328i Coupe
    E36 328i Convertible
    E36 M3 Coupe
    E36 M3 Convertible

    I think the only structurally difference is the addition of a x-brace.

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