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Masterful E28 M5 Euro Bumper Conversion Video

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 10:22 AM
by VZehn

Re: Masterful E28 M5 Euro Bumper Conversion Video

Posted: Apr 13, 2021 10:03 PM
by cek
Great job and the car looks great in the end. Fun videography. I enjoyed watching.

It's too bad it wasn't done right. Doing it right isn't that much more work. IOW, the videography is masterful, not the actual conversion.

Re: Masterful E28 M5 Euro Bumper Conversion Video

Posted: May 03, 2021 12:41 AM
by S62ninja
Beautifully done

Re: Masterful E28 M5 Euro Bumper Conversion Video

Posted: May 03, 2021 12:29 PM
by jhh925
cek wrote: Apr 13, 2021 10:03 PM It's too bad it wasn't done right. Doing it right isn't that much more work. IOW, the videography is masterful, not the actual conversion.
Agree.

Re: Masterful E28 M5 Euro Bumper Conversion Video

Posted: May 03, 2021 3:32 PM
by jhh925
jhh925 wrote: May 03, 2021 12:29 PM
cek wrote: Apr 13, 2021 10:03 PM It's too bad it wasn't done right. Doing it right isn't that much more work. IOW, the videography is masterful, not the actual conversion.
Agree.
You know what, I now regret saying it was done "wrong." There are lots of ways to do E28 euro bumper conversions (and I'm in no position to be the gatekeeper) and this is just one of them. And given the lack of available euro parts, it's hard to argue with this method.

There are a number of steps that aren't shown in the vid, so hard to tell if they were skipped or not.

The only OMG moment I had is that as shown in the vid (again, maybe he did more work off-camera) is that by welding up the bumper shock holes in the US rear valance the way he did, he's likely created a pair of highly effective and accelerated rust incubators. Hopefully, he took steps to allow water & dirt to drain on the backside and applied sealers to the back of the new metalwork & welds.