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    go dog go how's the parts situation working out

    I'm fairly close to California and there's a couple of big salvage yards I know of....here's one.

    ABC Autosalvage, Leominster / Sterling, Mass.

    this place way back when...had BMWs as their favorite car to have in stock.. they travel all over Eastern USA bringing in cars for their inventory.

    Goldies Autosalvage, Wrenthem, Mass. (decades back, BMWs) was the largest in New England ... they too may have leads that cover the country as well.

    I am pretty sure you can find them online

    One last note; maybe a year or two back...in this site, someone posted a sallvage yard, that I think was in your area that specialized in high end exotic cars that were wrecked, even though they posted pictures of a wrecked Ferrari and they had McLaren's as well...maybe they can help if yu look back into our archives here.


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    Re: go dog go how's the parts situation working out

    I've found most everything. Of course, it's all available new, I'm just trying to save some money. The big parts would cost more to ship from an east coast junkyard than they would to buy new, so that's not an option (thanks for thinking of me though.)

    The only used part I can't find close enough to make sense is the bumper cover (from any 6-cylinder non-M Z3). There are a couple in Sacramento so I think I need to make the drive. Otherwise I'll just suck it up and buy new.

    Looks like the parts list looks like this:

    Purchased new:
    Control arm
    Tie-rod end
    Swaybar end link/bracket
    Windshield

    Purchased new/blemished or refurbished:
    Hood
    Fender
    Headlight

    Purchased used:
    Bumper structure
    Headlight
    Fender liner
    Side skirt
    Radiator support

    Still looking:
    Bumper cover

    The frame structure was pulled out on a frame rack by the body shop, and the inner fender well was rewelded together. It's ready for bodywork now.

    Once all the parts are here, then I just have to figure out paint. Then realign/corner weight, redo the graphics, and I'm good to go.

    It's still quite staggering that the damage on my car was so light, given the impact. For those who haven't seen it, here's the in-car video from the other car: In-car video from Vimeo.
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    wait...he blames you???

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    He doesn't blame me, but ...

    ... but he also feels that "something happened" to launch his car back onto the track that he couldn't have foreseen. I say he never had control and therefore should have done whatever he could to stay off the track surface, which means, "lock 'em up."

    In the video you can see him swinging the wheel, shifting, etc, off in the dirt, it just looks chaotic in there, not controlled. But I already knew that before I saw the video. If he'd actually been in control, he wouldn't have come back across the track.

    But assigning blame isn't really interesting to me at this point. I'm a no-grudges kind of guy. No use in looking back. He ended up with a totalled car, mine is obviously damaged but it's repairable. We'll move on.
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