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Old 04-28-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:54 PM   #2
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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:

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:42 PM   #3
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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
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:18 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #5
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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
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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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:

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i don't agree with that photo/thread.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:42 PM   #7
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i don't agree with that photo/thread.
This is my explanation of where I jack...

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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:
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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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
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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?
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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?
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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.

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

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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.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:22 PM   #16
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Incorrect. All xi's have a front middle jack point too.
I don't acknowledge XIs
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So do u think i can repair the bent floor myself??
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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
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I dont think there is a way to get to it from the inside of the car?

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