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General Forum : Some hood questions

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Bill in MN   Posted Thursday, Nov 2nd 3:06am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 39

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
I've an early and late model hood. While they appear to be identical I notice that the hinge assy. is somewhat different between the two. The earlier hood has a pronounced "crook" in the crossmember and the later one does not. Were the hinge/latch assy's changed for the updated front end?

I got a hood from a '79 to replace the original, which is missing the drivers side corner. I assumed that it had rusted away and the PO had simply cleaned it up, put some metal in place and bondo'd it. The idea being it was cheaper to replace the hood than have the old one properly fixed. Oddly enough the "new" hood has the same issue and there is no sign of rust or any type of damage. It appears it was this way from new????? A search through the archives and viewing of alomost every photo on this site hasn't shown me much.

Can someone shed some light on this?

phillbriggs   Posted Friday, Nov 3rd 8:46pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 227
   
Suffolk - United kingdom
BMW E21 320/6A CABRIO, PRE 09/1979 FACELIFT, ONLY 1 OF ITS KIND
the corner is cut of the bonnety from new, its there becaseu the genuine bmw e21 aerial comes up from under the wing and comes up beside the windscreen, the corner is cut of to allow for the aerial.

MayanArch   Posted Saturday, Nov 4th 1:06am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1183
   
Florida, USA
Baur E21 2.7 1982, Baur E30 318i 1985, 323i 1978
phillbriggs wrote:
the corner is cut of the bonnety from new, its there becaseu the genuine bmw e21 aerial comes up from under the wing and comes up beside the windscreen, the corner is cut of to allow for the aerial.


TRANSLATION: The corner is cut out because your radio antennae comes up through that corner.

That was my English to english subtitle.

Bill in MN   Posted Saturday, Nov 4th 1:10am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 40

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
Thanks guys. That's pretty much what I thought

JJG323   Posted Saturday, Nov 4th 2:26am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 1278
   
Reading MA USA
1979 BMW 323i
My hood does not line up on the passenger side.
I can post a picture...any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

PS:My 323i is a 79. Is there any difference in the years of the hoods??

phillbriggs   Posted Saturday, Nov 4th 10:01pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
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Post nr. 228
   
Suffolk - United kingdom
BMW E21 320/6A CABRIO, PRE 09/1979 FACELIFT, ONLY 1 OF ITS KIND
SORRY WAS IN RUSH


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