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Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 14:42

It seems BMW is clean out of new OE front wings - I missed the last one by mere days. Anyone got any tips on how to source one? I need an off-side (ie passenger side) one as it seems the impact with the taxi has cracked/snapped all the mounting points (the other front wing is fine).
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Jet » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 17:00

If you have all the bits from your wing, it can be temporarily ally strengthened/repaired until BMW find a new one.

Also try Senna or Renee Visser, he has/had alot of panel parts 0031 518 43 29 55

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Wed 31 Jul, 2013 17:51

Jet wrote:If you have all the bits from your wing, it can be temporarily ally strengthened/repaired until BMW find a new one.

Also try Senna or Renee Visser, he has/had alot of panel parts 0031 518 43 29 55
Thanks. This is an insurance claim, so I'd rather source it now and get it paid for by the insurance...
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by FinerZ1 » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 06:22

I emailed Renee Visser last night as I need the same front wing. I'll let you know if he has any in stock.

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 11:32

FinerZ1 wrote:I emailed Renee Visser last night as I need the same front wing. I'll let you know if he has any in stock.
Perfect - that would be very much appreciated!
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Jet » Thu 01 Aug, 2013 15:00

Sorry gents, you may be waiting for some time, Renee is also out of them, the only other source immediately available is the expensive carbon route.

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by ChrisS » Sat 03 Aug, 2013 20:49

Is the taxi aggressor's insurer likely to pay for the more expensive, carbon wing? Since the OE alternative isn't available within a reasonable time, there would appear to be no alternative way for them to settle the claim promptly.

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Shamenboy » Sun 04 Aug, 2013 10:55

After market front wings are available. I got two from my local autosave for £60 each.

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Pat Slade » Sun 04 Aug, 2013 17:41

Looking forward to seeing a pic of a Z3 with Z1 front wings!

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Mon 05 Aug, 2013 13:53

ChrisS wrote:Is the taxi aggressor's insurer likely to pay for the more expensive, carbon wing? Since the OE alternative isn't available within a reasonable time, there would appear to be no alternative way for them to settle the claim promptly.
I don't think they'd fork out for the carbonfibre one.
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Mon 05 Aug, 2013 14:01

Has any one got any experience of these strengthening pieces?

http://www.pottis-garage.de/cgi-bin/con ... l-vorn.htm
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by felix » Mon 05 Aug, 2013 18:30

Racing Tortoise wrote:Has any one got any experience of these strengthening pieces?

http://www.pottis-garage.de/cgi-bin/con ... l-vorn.htm
Looks like a clever idea, sandwiching the susceptible area in ali or stainless.

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Re: Source for a new wing?

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 13:50

Thanks! However, it needs collecting apparently and there's no way to tell the condition...
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by FinerZ1 » Tue 06 Aug, 2013 13:56

I saw that one too...not exactly the best feedback score in the world!

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by TJS » Thu 15 Aug, 2013 17:24

I am reliably informed that BMW have a new batch of 140 wings and should be dealing with accrued 78 back orders later this week.

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Thu 15 Aug, 2013 23:06

That's very interesting.
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Fri 16 Aug, 2013 14:51

This was timely and helpful. The bodyshop who are repairing the Z1 under the insurance claim rang BMW this morning who confirmed to them that a new batch of wings were coming in. Accordingly they were able to order one, but BMW were not yet able to give an ETA for delivery.
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Thu 22 Aug, 2013 15:14

The bodyshop has repaired and repainted the front bumper for me and I should get the car back today or tomorrow with the old wing still in situ. Then we'll just wait for the new wing to turn up from BMW and, when it does, I'll drop the car back down to them for the new wing to be fitted.
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Wed 11 Sep, 2013 19:49

Finally got the car back today, albeit still with a slightly loose front wing as the new one is still AWOL in the BMW back order system. Front bumper looks spotless and it's great to have it back.

Took advantage of it going into the bodyshop to finally have the horrible old Belgian dealer badge that looked like a fake "M" badge removed from the rear bootlid - it had been there so long, it had effectively welded to the paintwork... Looks heaps better!
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Jet » Thu 12 Sep, 2013 15:15

Racing Tortoise wrote:as the new one is still AWOL in the BMW back order system.
Have they given any indication of when that might be?

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Thu 12 Sep, 2013 20:21

Not at present.
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by TJS » Thu 12 Sep, 2013 21:41

Mine arrived at the dealer yesterday, offside front.

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by majorcaz1 » Thu 07 Nov, 2013 11:49

HI i also need to buh a new left side front wing...How much do they cost in the Uk? as the local agent here in Malta aked for around 650 euros...Thanks

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Thu 07 Nov, 2013 12:50

No idea. Hasn't arrived yet!!
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by FinerZ1 » Thu 07 Nov, 2013 14:47

I was quoted £430+VAT from my local BMW dealer. That doesn't include painting or fitting.

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Green Genie » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 16:46

If anyone's still looking for wings...

http://shop.bmw-classic.com/Offers/cb9M ... E0AZhtTe_2
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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Jet » Thu 12 Dec, 2013 14:22

Despite the damage, used parts in high demand.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-Z1-Roadster- ... 19e603d216

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Re: Source for a new wing?

Post by Racing Tortoise » Fri 13 Dec, 2013 16:36

Ouch!
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