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Old 02-10-2013, 02:15 AM   #1
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(Be forewarned my photo editing skills are really bad) but is this possible

my photos are pretty bad, sorry about that, but would it be possible to flare the rear quarters of a non M with the flares from the M3 fenders. Cut and weld is already needed so would this just make it easier to obtain the flares, with the other option being cutting apart M3 quarters. I haven't heard of anyone doing this before so i'm curious.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:30 AM   #2
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Yes people have done it before, most famously in my opinion is the guy who made a 4 door 325i into a full on M3 minus the S54 engine.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:32 AM   #3
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This is probably the best looking one I've seen on a coupe. Everything done perfectly, except the S54 yet again.

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Old 02-10-2013, 02:50 AM   #4
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:02 AM   #5
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sell Prius and 330, buy M3... done
lol Prius was room mates rental, and I want to own a M3 but there is A lot, of work put into this car and a huge amount of sentimental value as well so I'll probably own it until it or I die.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:27 AM   #6
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This is probably the best looking one I've seen on a coupe. Everything done perfectly, except the S54 yet again.

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Old 02-10-2013, 03:36 AM   #7
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You ask about rear quarters, but in that pshop you seem to be asking about the front wings.

So which is it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:42 AM   #8
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If it were a sedan or touring I could somewhat see a reason why to do this.

But yours is a coupe which just makes it straight up posing.
cool opinion, but I was just curious if it could be done. thanks though!
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:47 AM   #9
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You ask about rear quarters, but in that pshop you seem to be asking about the front wings.

So which is it.
i'm asking if you can use the flares from the M3 front fenders for the rear quarters of a non M. I can't bring myself to cannibalize a M3 for a small amount of metal.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:51 AM   #10
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It can be done of course. Anything can be done, however the money involved is staggering because nothing is bolt on.
Unless you have a pretty decent garage space with a lift even just tear down could run into the thousands.

Then you would need to extensive body work which costs $$$ and full respray which costs $$$.
I think you need to find the thread from the dude in norway who converted a 318i sedan into a full on M3 sedan complete with the M3 front end, headlights, bumper ect. ect. and An M3 back end including fender flares and coupe shape headlights.
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I can do most of the body work my-self, the money is a hurdle but I'm in my mid 20's so I got time. I've seen the thread and that's what gave me the idea, i want to use the front fenders for the flares rather then find a salvaged M3.
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don't waste your time, it won't look right unless you cannibalize the rear ends of both your car and a M3.
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but I'm in my mid 20's
THIS is why the OP thinks this is a good idea.

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:43 AM   #15
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Honestly, the front fenders don't seem to have the exact circumference of the rears, so I think it would require a lot of reshaping. If you where to go ahead with this, I would be just as easy to purchase sheetmetal flares designed to be added on. I see no reason to use the front fenders on the rear.

Having said that, IMO, this is a complete waste of money & time, things, that as you get older, you appreciate how valuable they both are. You would be better off putting your time into trying to make money, so that you can eventually buy an M3.

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Old 02-10-2013, 08:01 AM   #16
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Your car looks better as is anyways.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:17 AM   #17
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The proper way is to replace the quarters whole.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:57 AM   #18
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This is probably the best looking one I've seen on a coupe. Everything done perfectly, except the S54 yet again.

I found this entire video incredibly awkward.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:59 AM   #19
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Just get them rolled
It won't be as dramatic as what you're looking for
But it also won't look like **** when donee.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #20
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He needs welding anyway..."he said" so yeah get the quarter ends welded and upgrade while you're there. Most people dont know about the m3 insurance costs. And for the year, there is not too much you can cover.
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