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Euro rear metal

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When swapping from US bumpers to euro bumpers on an E21 you end up with a very odd under bite.

The best way to fix this is to cut all the US bits off and install the euro version.

Is it a huge job...yes it sure is. But it's the right way to do things so that's why we did it.

Oh yeah...this was the first time Tim had done any big sheet metal job like this. No better way to learn then just jumping in and tackling the problem one step at a time.

There are a TON more pictures of this process in the gallery if you want to see.

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Old US rear sheet metal.

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As Joey would say, CUT, IT, OUT

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Bye bye, time for euro fun.

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First test fit of the rear panel

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More cutting.

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More fitting.

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Seems very daunting but just take it a step at a time

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Test fit the lights before committing.

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All tacked in, go slow so it doesn't warp.

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