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Old 11-10-2016, 10:12 AM   #1
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My hood! My fvcklng hood!!!

So last night at a friend's house a buddy of mine backed another friend of mine's f350 onto the hood of my car! So now my hood is dented and one of my kidney grills knows what it's like to be penetrated by a receiver hitch. Apparently Mirrors and turning the hell around to look didn't happen here. He's buying me a new hood. So here's the damage. Could have been worse....
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:22 AM   #2
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Oh man, that truly sucks. At least they didn't go 4x4 all up on your car.
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Old 11-10-2016, 10:36 AM   #3
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Yeah lol, he probably would have but i started honking the horn since i was in the car to see my car's life flash before my eyes.
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Old 11-10-2016, 11:29 AM   #4
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So does anyone know if a pre-facelift hood is the same as a post-facelift hood? I Found this one on eBay

http://m.ebay.com/itm/01-06-BMW-E46-...%257Ciid%253A9
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Old 11-10-2016, 11:44 AM   #5
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:49 PM   #6
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They changed the lines on the hood in 2002. If possible, get a real BMW hood, it's way more expensive but it will be a better fit. Also, it may be better to just get your hood repaired. By the time you pay for a new hood, get it painted, then swap all parts (grills, badge, hood liner, window washers, hinges, etc.), and get it installed, you are looking at a lot of money.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:58 PM   #7
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They changed the lines on the hood in 2002. If possible, get a real BMW hood, it's way more expensive but it will be a better fit. Also, it may be better to just get your hood repaired. By the time you pay for a new hood, get it painted, then swap all parts (grills, badge, hood liner, window washers, hinges, etc.), and get it installed, you are looking at a lot of money.
I was thinking it would be cheaper to get a new one, but any advice will help. The Grills abd badge are junk on my hood now so if it got repaired those would have to be replaced. I'm Trying to help my buddy out by not going through insurance, but if it comes to that because of cost I'll do it....i want my hood to look like it did before
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:04 PM   #8
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I was thinking it would be cheaper to get a new one, but any advice will help. The Grills abd badge are junk on my hood now so if it got repaired those would have to be replaced. I'm Trying to help my buddy out by not going through insurance, but if it comes to that because of cost I'll do it....i want my hood to look like it did before
ECS has a new hood priced at $429.70

https://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-32.../Hood/ES72792/
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:11 PM   #9
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Dented parts, no injuries, and a buddy who is stepping up and paying for his mistake. Laugh it off and buy him a beer when it is all over to let him know no hard feelings. Crap happens.

Sorry about your hood though... it always sucks to have your car injured.
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:21 PM   #10
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I think that a body shop can buff it out and it would be cheaper unless you find one that is already the matched color
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Looks like too big of an area to repair cost effectively to me. At least 3 separate large dents and when those are fixed you'll be repainting half the hood anyway.
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Looks like too big of an area to repair cost effectively to me. At least 3 separate large dents and when those are fixed you'll be repainting half the hood anyway.
My thoughts exactly
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:30 PM   #13
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Dented parts, no injuries, and a buddy who is stepping up and paying for his mistake. Laugh it off and buy him a beer when it is all over to let him know no hard feelings. Crap happens.

Sorry about your hood though... it always sucks to have your car injured.
Exactly, i didn't freak out or anything because i know it was an accident, and he was wicked sorry. I know stuff happens, I've been in his shoes before so i do feel bad about him paying for it. But I didn't do it lol we'll be good afterwards, we're good friends
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:32 PM   #14
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You should look at partouts. Facelift sedans are common since they lasted the majority of production. Same can be said for white hoods. Agreed that good on your friend owning up to his mistakes. It happens, especially since it was probably hard for him to see your car


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Old 11-10-2016, 04:33 PM   #15
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Hood found for $225! Hopefully...found a color match hood that's supposedly in good condition(haven't actually seen it yet) about an hour and a half away. Not enough time to get there tonight but my buddy is guna go get out in the morning. I'm scared it won't be there in the morning lol
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:36 PM   #16
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You should look at partouts. Facelift sedans are common since they lasted the majority of production. Same can be said for white hoods. Agreed that good on your friend owning up to his mistakes. It happens, especially since it was probably hard for him to see your car


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Old 11-10-2016, 05:30 PM   #17
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Luckily your Xi Bimmer is Lowered, had it been sitting at stock height the damage might have been worse.



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Old 11-10-2016, 07:29 PM   #19
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Old 11-10-2016, 07:54 PM   #20
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These are $4k cars, and it's a good chance to learn something new.
Take it to a PDR guy to straighten it, then learn how do putty and paint.
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