Quote Originally Posted by Burnout Hey all Heres my first post unfortunately its in search of info regarding repair of an E39 thats been dinged up. Several panels on one side need to be replaced the main ones being the rear quarter panel and the front fender. Im looking at a parts car for a source right now from which these panels would have to be removed. Im curious about how complex a job it would
if the quater panel looks like a crumpled kleenex. than you may have more damage than than you think. like the rear frame rails maybe bent.
I took my front fender off to knock out a dent. Its not hard if you have the right tools and a diagram so you know where all the bolts are (there are about 15 or so). Thats a DIY job--the rear panel no way.
On where the damage is to the quarter panel...for instance if it is below the character line you cold make a patch panel from a donor car get it welded into place and go from there...this is a common body shop repair and not to be worried about... Unless you have done extensive welding on sheetmetal and are good with a grinder you should not attempt this repair...it takes time training and effort to
idk if you checked ebay but here are some pretty expensive though----- httpcompare.ebay.comlike2309119...Types&varsbar or call a salvage yard or 2
i have one side PM me
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Quote Originally Posted by DBLAZE I would first try to go through the trunk lining. I bet you have something that made its way around the carpeting in the trunk to get stuck between the quarter panel and the lining. Work from inside out...Im sure it will be 1000-times easier. cheers blaze well ive started by trying to locate the rattling first i thought it was the speakers then the seatbelt pillar
If you know what i mean the rattling is coming from somewhere behind the rear quarter speakers...i thing maybe some sound proofing has come loose or something also
I really dont have any more suggestions besides what I gave. I am pretty new to these cars. However something similar happened to my 3-series a few years ago where a screw was rattling around in between the carpet trunk lining and the actual metal quarter panel. It was left there during my tail light installation and made similar rattling. If you only hear it when bumping your sound system then its
Thanks blaze i dont think ive owned a bmw which hasnt had some annoying rattle develop over time. I tried to get in through the trunk as you advised but didnt get anywhere....the only option is through the rear quarter panel itself. A friend is coming round weds night with some trim tools so hopefully we can get it all off and the rattle sorted. It sounds like its coming from the window ledge behind the panel...I think some sound proofing has come loose possibly...
Quote Originally Posted by njcardave I want to replace the rear door quarter window on my 528i because it is scratched. I want to know if it is held in with window ribbon like the type used in windshields. How does the window come out Bump.
In the bestlinks I did a thread search for window to find this - How to replace the rear triangular window ( 1 ) But looking at that thread there are tons of pictures but for some reason a quick look seems to indicate its not be for the quarter window but for a window regulator - so I must have made a mistake at the time I posted that link. Doing a simple E39-only Bimmerfest search for quarter window
Hopefully answered here httpwww.bimmerfest.comforumssho...d.phpt165307 Unless someone had a different source...
Not a bolt-on. Not a typical DIY job. There will be cutting & welding involved. Id recommend taking it to a bodyshop. Keep in mind even if the rear quarter magically undid via bolts you would still have to paint it.......
i have some clients who owe me work. body work is one area. if the rear quarter panel were not a weld on it would be a doable option. i think i will have to have it hammered out patched and sprayed. dont like that--seems like they always develop rust bubbles at some point. i defintily dont want to deal with weld on repairs.
Its that or bondo. Pick your poison.
There are a few repair threads kicking about. I cut up a credit card and glued that at the bottom to get the shade retracting again. Sent from BimmerApp mobile app
Thanks Ive seen a couple of the repair threads and will see if I can get them to at least stay mounted with the shade retracted. Just hoping someone has tried (or knows if) the trim pieces for cars without the sun shade option will fit.
Hmm I guess no one has tried to replace the sun shade with the plain trim piece
Thanks for the replies but quite frankly Im not really concerned about whether a future owner would want sun shades and masking the issue is really not what Im doing -- just trying for a cost effective fix for an old car. In my opinion the rear quarter sun shades are useless. If anyone has experience using the trim pieces in place of the sun shades please let me know.
Here are some instructions from the TIS. Removing and installingreplacing window cavity cover strip for door window Replacing rear left or right side window Adjusting rear left or right side windows Here are a bunch of general trim removal instructions.
Thank you very much...
after unbolting the rear quarter window lifter Cant get it to pass through the top opening. I did leave the glass in the lifter. is there a secret to getting it out or do I have to remove the glass out first to get more space thxs
First off just to clarify are you talking about the small stationary piece of glass in the rear door Assuming you are if you have a Bentley manual its doable but it looks like it should be a royal pain if youve never done it before. Ive pulled apart enough doors to know getting windows out is rarely easy (altho never on a Bimmer) and per the Bentley manual youve gotta remove the sliding rear glass
Thanks for the advice and your kind words. Yes its the small stationary piece of glass. Ive been quoted just under 60 GBP to have the work done but at the moment money is SO tight its not even funny... if I can do it in a few hours that would probably be preferable - dont have a Bentley Manual but I suppose now is as good a time as any to get one. The motors bit isnt an issue as they are manual winding
Personally for that price Id just have it done but I understand money can be tight. Actually if you have manual windows you shouldnt have much calibration either. The calibration is mostly just to set the motor at where to stop. The manual windows should have enough play room at top and bottom of the path that you really wont need to. If you arent dealing with power windows then I would guess it wont
Update I got the Bentley manual and followed the instructions in there (the illustrations were a bit fuzzy but gave me the general idea). To remove it I had to remove the doorcard unclip and remove the main window undo all the rubbers then unbolt the pillar. It wasnt so much difficult as tedious - though was pretty impressed that I managed it in about 1 hour... so overall am happy I did it And it all
Quote Originally Posted by Mr AAPL does anyone know how to replace the rear quarter glass on the E36 sedan I had to break mine as I locked my keys in the car and now I need to replace it especially since its raining here in socal so if anyone could chime in with directions or a URL it would be much appreciated (i tried searching on RealOEM to see if I could make sense of a tear apart sheet but no luck