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      06-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #67
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All these salvaged cars look like they were just driven out of the dealer's lot with no mods to it that I can see. I could be wrong but I would assume there is no engine mods also.

4 out of 740 to me seems like a lot of wrecks. More than 0.5%

I wonder what proportions of 135 end up being wrecks considering stock to stock, there is not that much performance difference. If anything, I would expect there should be less wrecked 1Ms since they have better handling.

I know there are proportionally more wrecks of Enzos but that is a different category IMO. Most people cannot handle the full capabilities of an Enzo.
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      06-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #68
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as obvious as this might sound, the one common demoninator in all these wrecks seem to be worn tires.....not sure how hard the previous drivers drove these cars but if your nearing 10k on your coupe check them out....tires i mean...
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      06-24-2012, 08:50 AM   #69
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more pics to be posted later on today.....
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      06-24-2012, 12:16 PM   #70
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Wow, what an amazing thread! Great job Glassoman55!! Kind of sad to see this many 1Ms being salvaged... Hope all the prior owners are okay.
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      06-24-2012, 12:30 PM   #71
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after the glass and the headliner are removed the car is put on the frame machine....
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      06-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #72
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I envy your LIFE.

Not just your collection of 1m's, but the fact you make a living as a skilled craftsman.

I used to fix aircraft for a living and miss it terribly. working with your hands is good for the soul
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      06-24-2012, 12:53 PM   #73
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having problems uploading photos to server......Ill try posting more later.....
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      06-24-2012, 01:12 PM   #74
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after a couple of quick pulls the damaged sheet metal is cut off.......


and yes....i am truely lucky to be able to do what i love.....i enjoy going to shop everyday when im working on one of these projects....waiting for the tow truck to bring my next project is like waiting for santa on christmas eve...
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      06-24-2012, 01:23 PM   #75
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Who else is looking at this thread and wondering what's going to happen to our insurance rates?
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      06-24-2012, 01:26 PM   #76
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Just glad I own a black one! Haven't seen a crashed BSM 1M yet.

Oh great job BTW, both what you do and what you have done.
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      06-24-2012, 01:38 PM   #77
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the center section of the roof is cut off to expose cross supports and headliner....
This car should definitely get a CF roof since you are replacing it anyways! JMO
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      06-24-2012, 01:41 PM   #78
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This car should definitely get a CF roof since you are replacing it anyways! JMO
My thoughts exactly.
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      06-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #79
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as obvious as this might sound, the one common demoninator in all these wrecks seem to be worn tires.....not sure how hard the previous drivers drove these cars but if your nearing 10k on your coupe check them out....tires i mean...
Worn tires with less than 10K are an indication that the owner(s) liked to drive those 1M's often hard in MDM Mode or with DSC off, allowing drifting. A pilot error cost them (or their insurance companies) dearly.

Thanks for your Phoenix or Reanimation efforts.
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I did think about replacing the steel roof with a carbon fiber one......the only thing that stopped he was not knowing if the aftermarket roofs that are available were quality, well made pieces......I've come across some real junk and didn't want to get stuck with a subpar piece.....
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      06-24-2012, 02:32 PM   #81
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wrt to the white 1M with Mstripes: Can't get enough of them and you're the first to publish on this forum!

any M-stripes picture uploaded much appreciated.

great thread, thx for posting, good luck with the repairs!

BTW, for comparison would you have any picture of a regular BMW 1 series coupe 128 or 135 (with sunroof)?
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      06-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #82
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Where can you get the stripes you have on the AW?
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      06-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #83
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As far as I know, the roof should be exactly the same as and 135 or 128....technically you could install a roof with the sunroof cut out on a 1m but who would want to....


More pics to come later on today.......
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      06-24-2012, 02:45 PM   #84
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Stripes are bmw oem pieces......available through your dealer........[u2b][/u2b]
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      06-24-2012, 02:47 PM   #85
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I did think about replacing the steel roof with a carbon fiber one......the only thing that stopped he was not knowing if the aftermarket roofs that are available were quality, well made pieces......I've come across some real junk and didn't want to get stuck with a subpar piece.....
people have had success with the Revozport roof -


http://1m-raze.revozport.com/
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      06-24-2012, 05:57 PM   #86
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I listed the vins inmy original post but here they are again....
Vp75925.....vp76122......vp76303......vt47835..... ...as far as the new procedures for attaching quarter panel as well as other panels that are welded on......bmw has developed a new process were you can glue and rivet a quarter on the car instead of welding it.....I think if you search bmw pierce riveting tool on youtube you can watch the whole procedure.......
When you say " new " process. Is it new to BMW repair? Aston Martins I believe utilize a unique glue/rivet process. It's the only way they can be repaired and usually very few shops in a given area do it.
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Just glad I own a black one! Haven't seen a crashed BSM 1M yet. .
Me either! Must be Smarter drivers. ;-)


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Oh great job BTW, both what you do and what you have done.

Agreed! Thanks for rebuilding these. Even with salvage titles they probably will have very good value.
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      06-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #88
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I did think about replacing the steel roof with a carbon fiber one......the only thing that stopped he was not knowing if the aftermarket roofs that are available were quality, well made pieces......I've come across some real junk and didn't want to get stuck with a subpar piece.....
order it from alpha-n, they produce it themselves in absolute superb quality equal to BMW CSL quality. Price is 1517Euro + tax + shipping.
I am their importer for switzerland and never saw such a quality for the price they ask (an additional big +), all of them is OEM quality or better and they are very very supportive and customer friendly. The reason I took them onbaord and can fully recommand it to everybody. Additional they have style, check out there parts for 1M, the only one the complements the design and give just the extra small detail that was missed (eg the flaps and difussor) without overdoing.
Have there parts on my car to, but not the roof due to garantuee issues.

Check it out on www.alpha-n.de

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