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BMW BMXer
07-09-2004, 05:11 PM
So I got this Air dam for free. Pretty damaged, as you can tell. Somewhat recently I began work on it. I had to totaly reconstruct the missing piece. I used a combination of expandable foam, fiberglass, bondo, and glazing putty to construct the missing piece.


There is still lots of sanding to be done.
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_45_full.jpg
Before

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_46_full.jpg
Now, all the splotches and stuff are smooth dont worry. I know there is a crack in the top I am leaving that, you won't see it when mounted and it is plenty stong. I have to smooth, fill, and sand the top and rear visable portion of this piece for it to be "done".


http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_47_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_48_full.jpg
There was a big ass crack here. Slight resin drip still, gotta sand that off. You can also see the back of the area I constructed.

It is going to be painted flat black. I am getting a full one (damaged but not as bad as this) later in the summer and will probably paint that one body color for next summer.

85eta
07-09-2004, 05:38 PM
nice job *th-up*

BMW BMXer
07-09-2004, 05:58 PM
Thanks man, its been tons of work. I totally forgot you had a black air damn. Flows nice. I gotta baclk my signals out though.

chromius
07-09-2004, 08:01 PM
Man, thats really nice, must have been a hell of a lot of work and patience...I only wish I could do body work like that...but I think I will stick to engines:)

BMW BMXer
07-09-2004, 08:45 PM
Ya, it was a lot of work. My first time doing anything of the sort, pretty happy how its turning out. Its not perfect though pictures hide some.

6piston
07-10-2004, 03:18 AM
great job turning a junk into a beauty!

///Mr.T
07-10-2004, 12:11 PM
Holy! You have done an amazing job! The piece you reconstructed looks absolutely perfect! How many hours has it been so far?

ara325
07-10-2004, 03:50 PM
NICE WORK! *th-up*

BMW BMXer
07-10-2004, 08:32 PM
Thanks guys. Sooooo many hours. I did a lot of the sanding at my friends place with his power sander (for the inital layers) it was like I lived there.

Sand.. charge RC cars run Cars, sand, sand sand, drive rc carts :D
working fulltimes slowed it down but I want it on now.

bmwm5lover
07-12-2004, 11:40 AM
or u could have just bought the one that was for sale on here for a very good price...
Looks very well regardless

djcontra
07-12-2004, 11:52 AM
Very good work, but I'm not confident it'll hold up as a bumper piece. I'd make a mold from it when you're done and lay some fiberglass down in that to make a brand new bumper (and hopefully an extra one to spare!)

BMW BMXer
07-13-2004, 05:25 PM
Originally posted by bmwm5lover
or u could have just bought the one that was for sale on here for a very good price...
Looks very well regardless

Ya but then I am just forking over money and would not have learned a thing. I enjoy doing shit to my car for both the fact that I am a cheap ass, and I learn by doing.

Also new or good condition is/es aid dams cost 150+ range and the Alpina Dam for 50 bucks looks like it belongs on the front of the train. Doing this cost me 40 bucks and the amount I learned while doing it is worth more than a new dam IMO.

DJ Contra. This one is only going to be on my car for a short period of time. I am buying another damaged, but one piece, air dam in August. Im going to start collecting them. :D

BMW BMXer
07-14-2004, 09:49 PM
Quick Pics
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_49_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_51_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_50_full.jpg

Note the top of the piece I made will not been seen when mounted.

Sanded more today, forgot to take pics of the back of the piece I made. Tomarrow in the day

The flash on this camera makes things look like crap. O well. The right side looks a little short, but its not really, nothings lined up I just propped it up with garbage. I am going to work on it again probably saturday and blast both sides with primer and take new pics.

ZiMMie
07-14-2004, 10:00 PM
Wow Nice wheels..

let me know when sellin them

Good work on the bumper

Jase
07-14-2004, 10:09 PM
Hey if she dosent hold up. Lemme know I have one that is broke on the other side. You can have it.Plus I have the fogs for it...if you need em*th-up*

BMW BMXer
07-14-2004, 10:20 PM
!!!!!!!!

You have been holding out on me Jase! I will pick that up from you for sure. I don't have fogs either. Dibs Dibs Dibs.. I call em I call em now!

Zimme, I recently took the clear coat off the lips so they shine. I also dropped 65 bones on a new center cap. Not sellin any time soon. But who knows. :D

BMWE30325i
07-14-2004, 11:51 PM
pretty handy work u can do there. dont let jordan see that or else he will chew u out.

BMW BMXer
07-15-2004, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by BMWE30325i
pretty handy work u can do there. dont let jordan see that or else he will chew u out.

He has probably seen it. No comment, he doesn't bother me though.

Jase
07-15-2004, 12:10 AM
Opinions are what they are..cant please everyone. Enuff said.


BTW

I have not been holding out. you never said you were looking ..I have just been sitting onall this stuff. Btw if the rubber trim on the car i am gettting on sunday is good you can have it.. I am putting my mtechII on it So I will have no need for it.

CBG325
07-15-2004, 08:50 AM
Originally posted by BMWE30325i
pretty handy work u can do there. dont let jordan see that or else he will chew u out.

eh, that air dam is lame. *par-t*

Remember that because I am hard you will not like me! But the more you hate me, the more you will learn.

BMWE30325i
07-15-2004, 10:40 AM
actually its a pretty rare piece. its NLA from BMW and they go for $500 on ebay.

BMW BMXer
07-15-2004, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Jase
Opinions are what they are..cant please everyone. Enuff said.


BTW

I have not been holding out. you never said you were looking ..I have just been sitting onall this stuff. Btw if the rubber trim on the car i am gettting on sunday is good you can have it.. I am putting my mtechII on it So I will have no need for it.
'
I was joking. :D

Where abouts are you located again?

Ya these pieces.. not destroyed are worth a bunch.

Skunk#1
07-16-2004, 07:16 PM
nla? no longer avail. i am assuming that is what that means. damn i had one in great shape and got an av3 setup, i just threw it out i'll go see if it is still in the dumpster, you pay shipping its yours if it is still there.

BMW BMXer
07-16-2004, 07:24 PM
ya No longer available.

BimmerMan
07-16-2004, 08:39 PM
Looking good! I somehow recognize that airdam from somewhere :D ... The landscapers in my are decided to weed-whack my airdam last tuesday. *thmbsdwn* They don't want to pay for it either.

BimmerMan
07-16-2004, 08:41 PM
close

1234
07-16-2004, 09:12 PM
Omg...

Are you going to take them to court?

BimmerMan
07-16-2004, 09:44 PM
no. not worth my time. I'll fight it with them, and if they don't pay, i'll have it fied myself. I'll pay more in court costs than the damage to the car.

BMW BMXer
07-16-2004, 11:42 PM
Psh. Its not fixable, give it to me buy a new one :D

Still no luck selling?

Skunk#1
07-18-2004, 03:08 PM
dude that sux, but with thos pics they should take care of it. i have a hardtop for my truck in the back yard and they keep breaking window on it, but they also know where it is and it doesnt get put anywhere else so they have replaced them everytime. i think the last week was about the 10th time so far. my lower valience was gone, oh well.

suicide
07-18-2004, 06:03 PM
very good job

BMW BMXer
07-30-2004, 07:20 PM
Paint and sand stage, finished priming and sanding. To much sanding.

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_52_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_53_full.jpg Hafta put that tab in the side I made. Do that when Im lining it up though

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_54_full.jpg

Bob Loblaw
07-30-2004, 10:51 PM
It'll look great on your car. I love that airdam.

BimmerMan
07-31-2004, 07:40 AM
good work

SpoolinS6
07-31-2004, 10:30 AM
cut out that little piece for the brackets for the fogs

btw i dont like that front piece one bit :S sorry but it looks eww

BMW BMXer
07-31-2004, 10:52 AM
Its stock. IMO its the only piece that suits 84-88 e30s.

I might get the fog lights at some point so I am not cutting a thing.

///m powered
07-31-2004, 03:10 PM
Can't wait to see it mounted

ara325
07-31-2004, 05:58 PM
Originally posted by BimmerMan
no. not worth my time. I'll fight it with them, and if they don't pay, i'll have it fied myself. I'll pay more in court costs than the damage to the car.

Screw that! In small claims court you represent yourself. They damaged it...they should pay! Don't bite the bullet for them, they wouldn't bite the bullet for you.

ara325
07-31-2004, 07:41 PM
p.s. I used to have that same air-dam on my '85 318i. It's still one of my faves...

ara325
07-31-2004, 07:41 PM
p.s. I used to have that same air-dam on my '85 318i. It's still one of my faves...

BMW BMXer
08-08-2004, 12:50 PM
:P
http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_56_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/12/web/420000-420999/420127_55_full.jpg

deeznutz
08-08-2004, 01:41 PM
looks good, nice work man. Im going to have to do something similar to my air dam. A couple months ago my car got towed and when i picked it up the next morning my air dam was busted*uzi*

ara325
08-08-2004, 10:04 PM
looks great, nice & clean.*th-up*

85eta
08-09-2004, 01:03 AM
Looks awesome! *th-up* I love it.

Bavaria
08-09-2004, 04:18 AM
need euro bumpers and it will look sexy
good work non the less

NickP
08-09-2004, 02:02 PM
I have one foglight with a new lense if you need it...

BMW BMXer
08-09-2004, 06:53 PM
:P

BMW BMXer
08-09-2004, 07:00 PM
:)

BMW BMXer
08-09-2004, 07:03 PM
Pic from before.

Woofer
08-10-2004, 04:08 PM
hey i might be gettin rid of my air dam and its the exact one.....its actually in really good shape no craps....i painted it a glossy black and i remember ur still lookin for another one....if i get rid of it i'll let u kno and u can pick it up from me....

BMW BMXer
08-10-2004, 04:31 PM
How much.