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Sadly someone has nudged my rear end in a car park, the Bumper on one side has lifted slightly to expose the metal carcass beneath. Whats visible beneath seems a crusty bracket of sorts. 

Looking through the online manuals and how to's I suspect I might as well overahaul all the brackets and fixings whilst I have the bumper off. Are most parts available still from BMW or are there any aftermarket suppliers? 

 

Any tips before I delve into the rear :-)

 

 

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4 minutes ago, duncan-uk said:

A surprising amount can be got from BMW so worth a try particularly for the odds and ends bits else i think its good used.

 

Thanks Duncan, Ill start a list so ready to annoy the parts guy :-)

 

 

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Ivo Christov in the Netherlands https://www.e28.nl/en/ carries most E28 bumper parts in his webshop https://www.e28.nl/en/webshop-bmw-parts/ 

 

I have had a couple of his front and rear bumper fixing packs in the past as well as a "No Longer Available" front left hand chrome bumper piece.

 

Top bloke, honest seller, E28 nut, wholeheartedly Recommended.

 

Regards,

 

Mick

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Thanks Mick,

 

Looking through the site, I expect these are the brackets I will need.  https://www.e28.nl/en/product/e28-rear-bumperbrackets/

 

Im waiting on my local BMW dealer to get back to me.

 

Then Im waiting on the other project car to clear my working space before I can dismantle this.....After a year at it I was expecting a small break from fixing/cleaning car stuff. THe BMW has other plans for me!

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I have not had an M535i with the body kit but my understanding is that they have the steel bumpers underneath the plastic body kit.

 

If my assumption is incorrect will an experienced M535i owner please correct me on this.

 

duncan-uk used to have an M535i so may be able to confirm this.

 

Splondike still owns an exceptional M535i, that he has restored to within 25 mm of its life, and may also be able to confirm this.

 

RealOEM steel bumper parts:

 

BUMPER REAR

 

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DC82-EUR-12-1986-E28-BMW-M535i&diagId=51_0697

 

RealOEM M535i Rear body kit parts:

 

REAR BUMPER TRIM PANEL - M TECHNIC

 

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=DC82-EUR-12-1986-E28-BMW-M535i&diagId=51_0691

 

The steel bumper Part numbers look to be:

 

51.12.1.925.753 - Bracket Left

51.12.1.925.754 - Bracket Right

 

That said, there appear to be several brackets and supports associated with the rear body kit as well.

 

I would recommend making double sure that you have identified the correct metal brackets before parting with your hard earned.  Measure twice cut once...

 

Regards,

 

Mick

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Finally got my other project nearly finished and time to investigate this.

First picture is what I'm dealing with, the bracket and bolt have completely corroded and let go.

Second picture. Was expecting a bigger battle removing the whole bumper but not so, I suspect that may happen later

Third picture, Bodywork is fantasticly clean intact beneath it all, just surface dust which has wiped clean

Fourth picture, all isn't well with the bumper bar. It's a new one to source I think, would be a big battle to save this.

Fifth picture, all nuts left to soak overnight and I'll tackle that tomorrow. Enough for one evening! I'll compile a shopping list then. 1b4a593c5e8da8bd80c28ecfe150d275.jpg5b9c191ec267d6aedf12545c92853ff3.jpgdeba0838fb5215022bd2686427f3ef08.jpgd9750376170d086f5696e2aac7178fee.jpg6fcaf38f4cec959b315b5ed103a5d85a.jpg

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So, Im in need of the following.

Both rear corner metal supports.

Both Brackets and nuts that fix the edge to the wheel arch area.

 

Ive emailed Ivo to see if  I can get these off him so fingers crossed. I can save the centre piece with blasting and coating along with all the arm brackets.

 

One of the captive nuts in the actual bumper has sheared, whats peoples opinion or experience on bonding new ones in? 

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Finally got time to finish this. All back together, OEM all round. Another job done. Feel a drive out tomorrow coming on after a rinse off of garage dust! ef3abe648e6731aadc3dd9f11f7f48a4.jpg89798890062276fbfd54be5586ab717b.jpg

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