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Old 02-20-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
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Coupe headlights on a sedan?

searched this and couldnt really find an exact answer but i was wondering if i switched out the corners and the headlights would i be able to put coupe headlights and corners in? i always liked the coupe corners better and im going to be buying new headlights soon anyway btw i have a 99 323i
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:30 AM   #2
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You can fit coupe headlights on a sedan but you have to transfer the outer cover and turn signals. The coupe lens cover and turn signals will not fit on your sedan without fender modifications.
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Old 02-20-2007, 12:32 AM   #3
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oh nick what would we do without you haha thanks bro
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:04 AM   #4
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oo interesting, haven't seen some1 do that kinda conversion/retrofit, you guys got pix of it done before? (i'm assuming the 99-01 sedan to 99-03 coupe style)
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Old 02-20-2007, 06:57 AM   #5
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it can be done with coupe fenders or some pre-fab from the body shop.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:33 PM   #6
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yea so im guessing it probably wouldnt be cheap
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:08 PM   #7
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I was interested in this too. Damn I thought it could be done without fenders.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:02 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure you'd also need a coupe hood.
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Check the M3 engine swap post by MITE46. About 100 pages into the thread, he does a coupe headlight swap on a sedan. A bodyshop has to merge the fenders together. This would result in 2 new fenders, bodywork, new headlights and trim, and paint. I would imagine you would be looking at well over $2-3k
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Check the M3 engine swap post by MITE46. About 100 pages into the thread, he does a coupe headlight swap on a sedan. A bodyshop has to merge the fenders together. This would result in 2 new fenders, bodywork, new headlights and trim, and paint. I would imagine you would be looking at well over $2-3k
He went from a prefacelift sedan to a facelift coupe. I was interested in prefacelift sedan to prefacelift coupe.
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He went from a prefacelift sedan to a facelift coupe. I was interested in prefacelift sedan to prefacelift coupe.
same here
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I had recently bought some m3 headlight covers by accident and I was going to change out my front ambers anyway, so now I am wondering if I could use those headlight covers along with possibly m3 or any coupe turn signals.

Cliff notes: Bought wrong headlight covers. From m3 coupe. Wondering if can buy aftermarket turn signals to fit wrong headlight covers.


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Rotha,

Unfortunately not because your fender cut outs will not match up with the coupe corners. You can buy sedan covers or reuse your stock clear covers to transplant into the new coupe headlights.
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Hey James! Where'd you get that sexy two-tone interior???
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Hey James! Where'd you get that sexy two-tone interior???
Did it myself with vinyl dye!
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Unfortunately not because your fender cut outs will not match up with the coupe corners. You can buy sedan covers or reuse your stock clear covers to transplant into the new coupe headlights.
Ahh thanks man.
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