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Old 01-08-2023, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default plastic side skirt jig


I recently picked up some m-tech parts from a local pick and pull. After doing some research now I found that the cars with metal side skirts stock need the holes drilled to attach the plastic side skirts. Car is a being used for track purposes and the sides skirts are in rough shape already, but i would still like to attach them correctly if I can. sadly the previous owner didn't want to buy the right clips so they used several screws. At least the rear bumper is in great shape.

It looks like I will need to either eye ball the holes or find a person with the discontinued jigs I could either borrow or buy. If anyone has them and is located along the eastern US coast let me know. I go back and forth between North Carolina and New Jersey frequently.

This is the thread where I saw the jigs being used:

This is the real oem link for the jigs

Any help would be appreciated.
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I'm actually in a similar situation. I have a set of side skirts to install, but no templates. Years ago I had thought someone posted a DXF of the templates to be printed out, but I cannot find that in my 318ti data folder. My plan is to put some blueing compound or similar on the clips and hold it all up so it makes a mark where the holes need to go when it comes time to install them.
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I thought about doing the same thing. Like I said, this is a race car and the skirts already have screw holes so i may attach it in a non oem fashion, though this is not the path I really want to do.
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Could a guy take off the '96+ side skirts and be able to make a jig outta cardboard ?
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Old 01-13-2023, 10:30 PM   #5
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I dont see why you couldnt make a proper jig with an actual side skirt and the clips. The issue I see is that these clips are already weak and finicky. I forsee even being off center by a little bit will cause some issues. this is probably why bmw had an actual jig. I wing it if I have too, just thought if anybody was crazy enough to have one they would be on here.
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