E28 Rear side panel on an E12?

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canada karl
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E28 Rear side panel on an E12?

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Anyone know if it would fit....or almost fit a 530i?
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Re: E28 Rear side panel on an E12?

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You mean the quarter panel? If so it's an easy no.
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Re: E28 Rear side panel on an E12?

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Ok. Good to know.
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Hi Karl

My 520 has a heavily rusted rear wheel arch, so I bought an e28 rear quarter panel for less than 100 dollars (couldn´t find one specific for e12). Placing the new one above the wheel arch, seems to be almost identical.
Will do the repair in a couple of weeks, will let you guys know.
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I would be interested to see how that fits. Is there any chance of you posting some pictures of how you cut out and fitted the panel?
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Hi Karl,

So, Ihad my rust repaired a few weeks ago. The workshop decided to cut and replace only the wheel arch, as it was a mess to replace the whole panel, and it wasn´t necessary either. For your information, it is almost the same part. It is only different in the chromed trim near the door.

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Thanks for the picture and information. The "arch" part is basically what I am looking for as the flat panels can be fabricated from sheet metal. Good to know that the E28 piece will fit. :D
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