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Old 04-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #1
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M3 partout ?

I have a 99 M3 in excellent mechanical shape, but in bad need of major body work. What am I looking at (ballpark of course) to part it out. I know this is a very vague question, but I want to explore all my options here.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:41 PM   #2
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
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really depends on the mileage and condition of the parts. How does the engine run? What body panels are available (without rust/dents/damage)? How is the suspension? What parts have been recently replaced? Compile a list of the parts that can be useful to other e36 owners and start adding it up. Nobody can really tell you just by year and model. Perhaps post some pics? Hope that helps.
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Old 04-05-2010, 11:23 PM   #4
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Other then what is good on the car, it really comes down to how much time you have to spend on it. Some parts will sell in days, some in months and you will still have things left over a year (even two)! Parting out one car is waste of time IMO, unless you are unemployed or have a LOT of time to deal with it, even then it can be a PITA...
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:08 PM   #5
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Second the PITA. You'll get tons of deadbeats at your door expecting stuff for nothing, or backing out of deals, not showing up when promised, or knocking on your door at 10pm asking if they can return the part because they spent more than they could afford. (yes, this has actually happened)
I'd look at the "high value" easy to sell stuff, add it up and decide if it is worth it to YOU. Maxbimmer buyers are cheapskates: you can do better with a lot of things if you're willing to ship.

Big stuff: E36 M3 front end for E30 five lug swappers. (I'd be interested in your front suspension, for example). Engine/ECU/trans, LSD, Vaders if in good condition, mirrors, M3 bumpers etc.
You should get $4-5k out if it without too much trouble, if the high value parts are in good shape, but there are a LOT of variables at play here, so take that with a grain of salt.

In my experience: taking the car apart is the easy part. Dealing with the people is when it gets frustrating and time consuming.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:24 PM   #7
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Dealing with the people is when it gets frustrating and time consuming.
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Old 06-20-2011, 08:58 AM   #8
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:08 PM   #9
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whats with all these old posts coming up....
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