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Old 02-19-2017, 11:26 AM   #16
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So what happened next...

The OEM replacement panel that came with the car was a US spec tail panel. For those of you that know these cars, this is a bit problematic because US spec tail panel is different than the Euro tail panel in order to fit the shocks and the bigger bumpers.

You can mount Euro bumpers to a US spec tail panel and it looks ok...



But it doesn't look proper because there ends up being a big gap between the bumper and the rear valance... something like this...



The easy solution would have been to just sell the US spec tail panel to someone else who needed it and buy an aftermarket euro spec tail panel from Wallothnesch... I was already ordering patch panels from them anyway. Unfortunately I was too cheap to want to pay more for shipping and risk having the panel arrive damaged. After looking at the tail panel for a while I figured that I should be able to make it work.

Then more parts arrived... New front fenders, rocker patch panels and Euro rear valance side panels...all from Wallothnesch...



After cocking about with the new parts for a while I got back to work. I decided to drop the rear subframe out because it'd make it easier to work on the under body... and because it was going to be torn down and refinished anyway...



However I still wanted to be able to move the car around the shop so I needed to come up with something. A quick trip to princessauto and I came home with a couple of 1000lb moving dollies (one for the front end later). With the car stripped down I figured they should be more than adequate seeing as the car when assembled wasn't a whole lot more than 2000lbs dry anyway...

A couple of measurements and some wood scraps lying around from building the shop and I came up with this...





How is that supposed to work you might be wondering?

Like this...



Basically it clears the spare tire and rests on the frame rails. Works like a charm...



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where did you get the panels from? are they OEM or aftermarket? may need link for the e12 resto.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:36 AM   #18
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where did you get the panels from? are they OEM or aftermarket? may need link for the e12 resto.
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