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AquaRelliux 04-28-2013 03:32 PM

So I bent rear left lifting floor now what?
 
Just as topic says I managed to bend my floor under my lifting blocks by accidentally lifting the car with the jack a bit of the block close to the side skirt. This caused the block to collapse in on the outer side of the block:( can this be fixed? I can still lift the car fine by lifting it on the side that is not collapsed.

tootall 04-28-2013 03:54 PM

A body shop can access how easy or difficult it is to fix. You have to use the jack points properly or you will bend the unibody. There are quite a few threads on how to jack up the car. Here is one:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...288&highlight=

AquaRelliux 04-28-2013 04:42 PM

I have jacked the car up millions of times it is jus this time I missed the jack point slightly and it looks like it is going to cost me:(

2003silver330i 04-28-2013 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by AquaRelliux (Post 15380286)
I have jacked the car up millions of times it is jus this time I missed the jack point slightly and it looks like it is going to cost me:(

If it didn't put a hole in the floor I wouldn't worry about it. If you can get to the dent from the inside, maybe try to pound it back out.

AquaRelliux 04-29-2013 05:07 AM

Well there is no hole it is just bent by 1-2cm max, sucks tough that **** like this happens :( .It is likely possible to bend it back but then there is the problem with metal fatigue which my cause it to bend more easily next time :(

Mango 04-29-2013 11:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tootall (Post 15380208)
A body shop can access how easy or difficult it is to fix. You have to use the jack points properly or you will bend the unibody. There are quite a few threads on how to jack up the car. Here is one:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...288&highlight=

i don't agree with that photo/thread.

jaymemaurice 04-29-2013 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Mango (Post 15382093)
i don't agree with that photo/thread.

This is my explanation of where I jack...

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaymemaurice (Post 14465981)
Mine is a 2001 and it has a stamped sort of bump with a re-enforcement underneith about where I circled in red below, jack stands where the green is - I jack it with a low profile floor jack with a rubber pad. It has not deformed:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9...800/fxwjmd.jpg


Mango 04-29-2013 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jaymemaurice (Post 15383267)
This is my explanation of where I jack...

that front point is only applicable to the m3 or early e46s with the "bar" style reinforcement

2003silver330i 04-29-2013 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AquaRelliux (Post 15380186)
Just as topic says I managed to bend my floor under my lifting blocks by accidentally lifting the car with the jack a bit of the block close to the side skirt. This caused the block to collapse in on the outer side of the block:( can this be fixed? I can still lift the car fine by lifting it on the side that is not collapsed.

Can you remove the plastic jack block and use a piece of 2x4 wood in that area instead of the plastic block?

yurekk 04-29-2013 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Mango (Post 15383308)
that front point is only applicable to the m3 or early e46s with the "bar" style reinforcement

So where do you jack the front up for late year e46, besides stock rubber jack pads?

AquaRelliux 04-30-2013 04:54 AM

It can be removed prolly have to brake it tough, Dont you guys think it can be bent back and function properly? Here is a picture, not the best one but you can see that lifting block is closer to the sideskirt than it should be.

 photo IMG_09421_zps2ea780d8.jpg

paraklas 04-30-2013 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by yurekk (Post 15383570)
So where do you jack the front up for late year e46, besides stock rubber jack pads?

The reinforcement plate has a place for the jack in case you want to lift from the front.

AquaRelliux 04-30-2013 08:59 AM

So what do you think about the picture can it be repaired? It is hard to see that any bending has occured tbh

Mango 04-30-2013 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by paraklas (Post 15384595)
The reinforcement plate has a place for the jack in case you want to lift from the front.

No it doesn't. Not on the non-M. Only the ///M plate is structured for that and braces directly against the subframe.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=950785

Kubica 04-30-2013 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mango (Post 15383308)
that front point is only applicable to the m3 or early e46s with the "bar" style reinforcement

Incorrect. All xi's have a front middle jack point too.

Mango 04-30-2013 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Kubica (Post 15385453)
Incorrect. All xi's have a front middle jack point too.

I don't acknowledge XIs

AquaRelliux 04-30-2013 12:33 PM

So do u think i can repair the bent floor myself??

Mango 04-30-2013 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by AquaRelliux (Post 15385503)
So do u think i can repair the bent floor myself??

I can't see the picture but probably. Maybe you can bang it back down with a hammer from the inside of the car

AquaRelliux 04-30-2013 12:47 PM

I dont think there is a way to get to it from the inside of the car?


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