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Old 07-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #21
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how'd you get a warranty on bodywork that involved rust?
I work there and am dealing exclusively with the people doing the work
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:58 PM   #22
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Awaiting prep all day like this...


At the end of the day I can't find it anywhere... must be in the booth!

Blending both rear doors..


Also painting the rocker on this side due to rust repair


It sits like this as we speak, hoping to at least put it together by tomorrow
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:31 AM   #23
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Old 07-11-2012, 07:37 AM   #24
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:51 AM   #25
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gonna look great alec! glad to see you still keepin her pretty

also love seeing e46's without the rear bumper

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I was referring more to the offset.

Although I do miss seeing it like this...


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Old 07-11-2012, 02:58 PM   #28
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No matter what happens to the paint or body work, I have a life time warranty on it.
lifetime meaning until the shop goes under or changes ownership.... right...

haha anyways, how in the hell did you get 4 tires and an alignment for so cheap?! They don't look like Generals! lol
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lifetime meaning until the shop goes under or changes ownership.... right...

haha anyways, how in the hell did you get 4 tires and an alignment for so cheap?! They don't look like Generals! lol
The body shop and my dealership are owned by the same people. The body shop does all the work for our local BMW dealership (next door to us) and I work very closely with them every hour of every day.

As for the tire discount, I got Contis up front, Primewell PZ in back. 140 and 80 per tire. Only reason I got 2 different kinds is because I did the tires in pairs, about 1 month apart. Had to order Contis from tire rack because there was nothing left in stock. Then I got free mount/balance and a $1 alignment. This was at firestone employee labor pricing, and my dealership's 'at cost' discount on parts. Cheapest possible pricing on everything. It's amazing. I did about $2000 in work to my '88 pathfinder there and it was essentially every possible wear item left in the car.
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Although I do miss seeing it like this...
Yeah me too... I'll drop it down a little bit in front. I was really enjoying this height though, I don't remember the last time I scraped.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:56 AM   #31
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Glad to see you still modding your car after such a long time owning the car. I had a feeling you had your work done at firestone. The layout looks exactly like my workplace, especially the aligment rack and the red/white/blue walls.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:09 PM   #32
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She's been done for over a week now. Awesome work







You can see how much it tucks in now. I'm going to need some wider rears ASAP Along with a slight raise in the back...
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Wow Alec! Glad you're still around and kicking hard
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The body shop and my dealership are owned by the same people. The body shop does all the work for our local BMW dealership (next door to us) and I work very closely with them every hour of every day.

As for the tire discount, I got Contis up front, Primewell PZ in back. 140 and 80 per tire. Only reason I got 2 different kinds is because I did the tires in pairs, about 1 month apart. Had to order Contis from tire rack because there was nothing left in stock. Then I got free mount/balance and a $1 alignment. This was at firestone employee labor pricing, and my dealership's 'at cost' discount on parts. Cheapest possible pricing on everything. It's amazing. I did about $2000 in work to my '88 pathfinder there and it was essentially every possible wear item left in the car.
I just got four tires and an alignment and I thought I had the hookup.... Set of four brand new Toyo Proxes 4 for $700.

Then my alignment would have been free (I am a dealer), but I threw my tech $40 bucks for taking the time to do it right. I hope your dollar alignment came out nice
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OEM Kidneys and it's my favorite E46 sedan again
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:59 AM   #38
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I just got four tires and an alignment and I thought I had the hookup.... Set of four brand new Toyo Proxes 4 for $700.

Then my alignment would have been free (I am a dealer), but I threw my tech $40 bucks for taking the time to do it right. I hope your dollar alignment came out nice
Hell yeah. Once upon a time I got a set of Toyo PX4 for wholesale pricing @ 125 a tire.

The dollar alignment was great, I was with him the whole time while he was doing it. -2 degrees camber in front, -3 rear, and some toe correction
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I agree I think oem grills would look nice , but that's just being picky. Looks great !
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