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      12-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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cut and shut e93

anyone know if it would be dangerous to do this in an E93?
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      12-25-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Our E93 body structure is made stronger and heavier from the factory for safety reasons. Everything is so precision made because of the retractable hard top that I would not even dream of doing that.
How the hell did the car get split in half anyhow?
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      12-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #3
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thanks for reply

ok

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      12-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #4
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I'm not a car body expert..but cut n shut will be a very difficult and high precision task.
Don't do it until you or the body shop is equipped with and expert in making limousines.
hard top comes down with MM precision.
I think cut/paste of the rear portion should be a better option. Again, im not an expert.

Btw...Soldering is done on electronics, jewellery and plumbing....for car it would be welding !!!
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      12-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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I'm not a car body expert..but cut n shut will be a very difficult and high precision task.
Don't do it until you or the body shop is equipped with and expert in making limousines.
hard top comes down with MM precision.
I think cut/paste of the rear portion should be a better option. Again, im not an expert.

Btw...Soldering is done on electronics, jewellery and plumbing....for car it would be welding !!!
No..he should solder it back together.

lol
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      12-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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I'm not a car body expert..but cut n shut will be a very difficult and high precision task.
Don't do it until you or the body shop is equipped with and expert in making limousines.
hard top comes down with MM precision.
I think cut/paste of the rear portion should be a better option. Again, im not an expert.

Btw...Soldering is done on electronics, jewellery and plumbing....for car it would be welding !!!
oh lol thanks for the correction! and thanks for ur opinion it gives me ideas which way i gotta take

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No..he should solder it back together.

lol
lol... thanks for the joke tho, more opinions?? any pro welder on this forum ???? or other forum u guys recomend me to post this dilema
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      12-25-2012, 11:04 PM   #7
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I'm surprised the car wasn't totaled.
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      12-25-2012, 11:09 PM   #8
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Honestly, I don't think it would be a good idea.
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      12-26-2012, 12:10 AM   #9
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Honestly, I don't think it would be a good idea.
I second this opinion! That car will never drive the same way again. Just not worth it.
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      12-26-2012, 04:03 AM   #10
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Go to corner-carvers.com and ask them. After a good laugh, they'll tell you that it's not worth it, unless you have unlimited time and resources. If you interested in welding, they have a wealth of knowledge about that as well.
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      12-26-2012, 06:41 AM   #11
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I don't see what could possibly go wrong. Go for it.
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      12-26-2012, 07:11 AM   #12
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As long as you cutting and welding at the original seams and welds where the factory ones are then you will not alter the cars structural integrity. The car body is originally put together in sections anyway and held to egther with mainly spot welds seam wleds and of course some almighty glue.Of course this is dependent on your welder/bodyshop doing a good job.
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      12-26-2012, 08:04 AM   #13
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There have been so many advances in polymer technology in the last 10 years, if you cut the sections very straight, you could pretty much glue the two halves back together and nobody except a body shop foreman is even going to be able to notice. I saw this done on a recent episode of Overhaulin'.
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      12-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #14
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Quote:
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I'm not a car body expert..but cut n shut will be a very difficult and high precision task.
Don't do it until you or the body shop is equipped with and expert in making limousines.
hard top comes down with MM precision.
I think cut/paste of the rear portion should be a better option. Again, im not an expert.

Btw...Soldering is done on electronics, jewellery and plumbing....for car it would be welding !!!
No..he should solder it back together.

lol
Ass! Somebody actually trying help, and u decide To be an ass.
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      12-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #15
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With that car, how isnt that a total loss? That car should be, I would be on the phone with my insurance company constantly till they did.
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As long as you cutting and welding at the original seams and welds where the factory ones are then you will not alter the cars structural integrity. The car body is originally put together in sections anyway and held to egther with mainly spot welds seam welds and of course some almighty glue.Of course this is dependent on your welder/bodyshop doing a good job.
There is no lateral seam in one of these bodies. At some point you are going to be cutting a structural piece in half and welding it back together. In the end, it's going to be structurally unsound. But what the heck, there are lots of mods being done to cars and they seem to hold together well enough.
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With that car, how isnt that a total loss? That car should be, I would be on the phone with my insurance company constantly till they did.
The rear damage isn't going to total a car. There's nothing structural back there, so repairs while pricey wouldn't probably reach the point of uneconomical to repair.
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suddenly he makes a hard right... and car splits in two....
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      12-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #19
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Yes, it is possible to buy another e93 and weld it to your e93. The only thing that is going to kill you is labor.
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      12-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #20
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Wow that's far from a little hit. That's crushed
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      12-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #21
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how the hell... push your insurnace to total it, that's bs
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