Rusty door respray or replace

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Post by philbo909 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:26 pm

Found a bit of rust that's worked it's way along the door sill, and up the bottom of the door now. bmw want £2700 for the fix and I've been advised by a local sprayers that a new door will be the way forward. Gutted. So I was wondering if anyone's got a sapphire black passenger door going spare :poke:
And how easy it is to change the door over along with fitting everything to the new shell?

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Post by Ducklakeview » Fri May 19, 2017 2:46 pm

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Post by philbo909 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:50 pm

Ducklakeview wrote:
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yeh there's one on ebay for about £120 so getting a quote from the garage on fitting and using mine as a donor, but wondered how easy it is to fit a door inc. wires, windows, door card etc
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Post by Ducklakeview » Fri May 19, 2017 2:56 pm

philbo909 wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:50 pm
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Fri May 19, 2017 2:46 pm
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yeh there's one on ebay for about £120 so getting a quote from the garage on fitting and using mine as a donor, but wondered how easy it is to fit a door inc. wires, windows, door card etc
Hour or two tops, not difficult, although I'd be inclined to look for a "complete" door, even if it's £50-£100 more, as it's a 15 min swap in that case, just the lock barrel to change.

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Post by philbo909 » Fri May 19, 2017 3:22 pm

Ducklakeview wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:46 pm
Hour or two tops, not difficult, although I'd be inclined to look for a "complete" door, even if it's £50-£100 more, as it's a 15 min swap in that case, just the lock barrel to change.

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ok thanks, I'll keep an eye out as there's not one on ebay right now, more money to be made from selling it separately i guess
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Post by srhutch » Fri May 19, 2017 5:38 pm

I wouldn't worry about a complete door, especially as you have a coupe as most available will be from roadster with different glass.
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Post by Keekodog » Fri May 19, 2017 7:15 pm

Is it normal for doors to be this rusty?

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Post by srhutch » Fri May 19, 2017 8:35 pm

Keekodog wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 7:15 pm
Is it normal for doors to be this rusty?
I'm guessing the door has hit sonething like a wall when opening damaging the edge leading to this.
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Post by firebobby » Fri May 19, 2017 10:52 pm

Has your car lived by the coast, you will probably find it will just rust away in front of your eyes :wink:
Must say, both my doors are fine, a good 2nd hand door will sort it :thumbsup:
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Post by Chris_D » Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 pm

Doesnt look that bad to me. I'd suggest grinding it back to metal, treating and respraying before going to the hassle of looking for a replacement door. Jeez.
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Post by firebobby » Fri May 19, 2017 11:14 pm

Looks pretty crap to me, On a vintage /classic car, where parts are scarce, then yes a repair is worth doing. On a car of this age, get another door...much cheaper, especially if you get the same colour
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Post by philbo909 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:15 pm

firebobby wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 10:52 pm
Has your car lived by the coast, you will probably find it will just rust away in front of your eyes :wink:
Must say, both my doors are fine, a good 2nd hand door will sort it :thumbsup:
yeh I bit the bullet and ordered a new door so i should have a rust free door in a week! the car spent a lot of time in Portsmouth where I'm guessing the previous owner grazed it on a high curb/low wall
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Post by philbo909 » Fri May 19, 2017 11:19 pm

Chris_D wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 11:04 pm
Doesnt look that bad to me. I'd suggest grinding it back to metal, treating and respraying before going to the hassle of looking for a replacement door. Jeez.
bmw charge a fortune and the local body shop won't guarantee it because of it's location, rust will come back. New door is £100 alone if i put the labour in, can even sell this door after to make some of that up
no brainer i think
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