Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

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Z3 Mark
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Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

Post by Z3 Mark » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 17:31

I have quite rusty "bottom bits" on the zed and want to get them replaced ideally.

What is this bit called and how much are we looking at to get them replaced?

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Re: Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

Post by Smartbear » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 18:09

Hi mark, they are called sills & I heard they are £150 each plus vat plus fitting plus painting!
Mrs smartbears ones were not as bad as yours & were just starting to bubble, a local body shop treated the rust and re-painted them front and back/both sides along with re painting a section of front bumper for £300.
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colb
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Re: Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

Post by colb » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 18:15

OEM describe this as a side panel, we would call it a sill panel.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=41&fg=15
Item No 4 in the diagram.
They bolt on.
Thread in here if you search regarding removing them good pictures.
https://zroadster.org/threads/sill-remo ... 71/#p25361

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Brian H
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Re: Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

Post by Brian H » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 18:34

You can buy these new or maybe get yourself a second hand set, a member on here, Spurs fan in a coupe regularly breaks zeds, send him a PM he may just have a set?

The process to get them off is a little involved but the are essentially bolted on, good luck :)

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Re: Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

Post by spurs fan in a coupe » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 19:28

Not that it helps you much, I've just sold a pair of Atlanta Blue sills.

They are very hard to find in saleable 2nd hand condition.

I do however have almost all other body panels from the 1.9 that you might be interested in.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-9-2-8-Z3-Z3 ... 2595100713

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Z3 Mark
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Re: Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

Post by Z3 Mark » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 19:32

thanks for the quick response everyone! :D

I'm not looking for anything too wonderful so scrap would be more my thing probably, anyone know the part number? (its a 97)

yeah thanks spurs fan, so just need my time machine now :P seriously though if you hear anything let me know :)
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Re: Rusted bottom bit of car (under doors)

Post by Jonco » Tue 23 Sep, 2014 19:51

Z3 Mark wrote:..........., anyone know the part number? (its a 97)........
Item 4 on this http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do ... g=41&fg=15

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