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Old 04-02-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default Smashed car and need to buy parts (near Boston or Detroit)

My car had a small accident, and I need to buy some sheet metal . I tried Bavarian Auto Recycling in CA, and they have the parts, but the shipping is $500 to Boston. So far, I have had no luck finding the parts in New England.

I need a hood, drivers side fender, bumper cover, and grill filler panel (the metal part that holds the kidney grilles). Ideally, I would get silver parts, but right now, I would just like to get good quality parts that aren't dented or rusty.

Therefore, can anyone suggest a good recycler / salvage yard within a few hundred miles of Boston or Detroit? I live near Boston, but I am from Detroit originally and go back every few months.

Or, if you know of a silver BMW that was smashed in the rear, it might be worth it to buy as a parts car. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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Just a heads up, your 318ti has front parts in common will all 4 door E36's. There was a slight change to the parts in late 1996, but I don't know of the parts are interchangable. Maybe someone can chime in?

Check these places out. They are Boston local. They all claim to have 4 door/318ti front body parts.

http://www.murraysautorecycling.com/
http://www.regalusedautoparts.com/
http://www.olliesautoparts.com/
http://www.mandjauto.net/
http://www.brandybrowauto.com/
http://www.weberautoparts.com/
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:45 PM   #3
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I've got a stock front bumper, and kidney grills to sell.

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My car had a small accident, and I need to buy some sheet metal . I tried Bavarian Auto Recycling in CA, and they have the parts, but the shipping is $500 to Boston. So far, I have had no luck finding the parts in New England.

I need a hood, drivers side fender, bumper cover, and grill filler panel (the metal part that holds the kidney grilles). Ideally, I would get silver parts, but right now, I would just like to get good quality parts that aren't dented or rusty.

Therefore, can anyone suggest a good recycler / salvage yard within a few hundred miles of Boston or Detroit? I live near Boston, but I am from Detroit originally and go back every few months.

Or, if you know of a silver BMW that was smashed in the rear, it might be worth it to buy as a parts car. Thanks.
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Old 04-02-2007, 08:59 PM   #4
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I also have a non-M front bumper, boxed and ready to ship.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:13 PM   #5
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Old 04-06-2007, 12:39 AM   #6
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I think I am all set. Got plenty of leads for parts, including silver ones. Thanks to all for your help.
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