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Old 03-25-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Did I get the wrong hood put on my car?

So some truck with a hitch backed into my hood and scratched it up.

Picked up my car but the hood looks off. Is it bad work or does it look like they ordered and put on a 330i hood instead of the coupé for my 2004 330ci. It is a zhp so I don't know if there is any difference from that...

I was worried about the paint color more...



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Old 03-25-2014, 04:45 PM   #2
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A body shop did that? Thats bad work. It's supposed to line up with the fender at the headlight. Not sure which model that hood is for, maybe a sedan. I'm sure someone else will chime in that knows more about this. But if a shop did that, I'd be really pissed.
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Old 03-25-2014, 04:58 PM   #3
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Wow that's definitely NOT supposed to look like that :/


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Old 03-25-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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Horrible.


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Old 03-25-2014, 05:05 PM   #5
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I can't believe a shop would let a car go looking like that.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:07 PM   #6
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no offense, but did you have it repaired at a Maaco or something.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:08 PM   #7
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Even Maaco does better than that.
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:15 PM   #8
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That looks like a cheap aftermarket part. Sad they are out there for our cars, that's why you specify replacement with oem panels only with your insurance carrier. Or locate your own good used parts. I would be pitching a fit to someone, but you may be stuck with it. I would certainly be spreading the word on the quality of part being used by that shop.

Don't be a d!ck, just go in and ask if someone could come take a look and address some concerns you have about the job.

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Old 03-25-2014, 05:18 PM   #9
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Years ago I went with my girlfriend to pick up her G20T that one of the absolute BEST shops in the area had had for 3 months. They were trying to deliver the car to her with a flat tire, mis-matched paint (pearl white - mirrors & spoiler were the only parts not re-sprayed and they were a different color altogether), massive sags, orange peal and poor aligning shut lines. I was appalled. They came highly recommended from several sources and had bill over 12k to fix a car that was worth perhaps 14k at the time. I suspect that whoever did her car replaced the OP's hood..
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:24 PM   #10
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well it's absolutely not right no matter what. be it either fitment or part quality.

can't tell without a larger photo of the hood but they might have put a non-facelift hood on, your model year Coupe takes a "facelift hood".
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:27 PM   #11
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The hood even looks bend and with pitted paint on the front edges in the first pic. You might follow up with your insurance company if they paid for the repairs. You cannot accept that horrible work. Have you talked to the shop yet?
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:28 PM   #12
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well it's absolutely not right no matter what. be it either fitment or part quality.

can't tell without a larger photo of the hood but they might have put a non-facelift hood on, your model year Coupe takes a "facelift hood".
This.

Was thinking the same thing
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:29 PM   #13
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Wow!! Was this an insurance claim, or did you pay on your own? When I had my decklid bashed in, Allstate would only authorize an aftermarket replacement lid. Luckily guy at body shop knew a guy at wrecking yard that gave him a steal on one he just took in(totaled with front end damage). Fit like a glove. It was the same color, but he sanded it and painted it anyways. I couldn't notice it was replaced if I didn't know it. I recall him saying he had lots of fitment problems with the cheap after markets, although I wouldn't think it could possibly be as severe as what you are showing though, that's just crazy!
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This.

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+2 - any pictures of the kidney's? That would tell right away of it's pre-facelift..
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Old 03-25-2014, 05:36 PM   #15
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Post a picture of the whole front end. Believe the sedans have different kidney grills
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Old 03-25-2014, 09:37 PM   #16
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+2 - any pictures of the kidney's? That would tell right away of it's pre-facelift..
They said they had to get new ones cause they couldn't fit the old ones. Guessing it was because the hoods weren't the same.



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Old 03-25-2014, 09:38 PM   #17
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no offense, but did you have it repaired at a Maaco or something.
It was a car shop that did classic car restoration. Figured they would be better than a regular repair shop. Not

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Old 03-25-2014, 10:08 PM   #18
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no offense, but did you have it repaired at a Maaco or something.
thats wut I wuz thinking...beat me to it

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Wow that's definitely NOT supposed to look like that :/


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+2 - any pictures of the kidney's? That would tell right away of it's pre-facelift..
^ I think u have a SEDAN hood on there. Go back to shop, but print this forum thread off & show the yahoos we all think they are yahoos.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:28 PM   #19
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Those people are tryin' to make you into a punk! That is so blatantly incorrect, inappropriate, and sloppy I just have to know where you took your car. Please please PLEASE please please PM me the name of that shop.

Apparently the shop thinks you're a blindfolded fool with a cleft *sshole to hand the car over to you like that with a straight face. They need to make it right. Or its lawyer time.

Note to self. Only BMW collision centers from here on out.
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Old 03-25-2014, 10:32 PM   #20
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Look to be a preface lift coupe hood...
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