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    Does anyone know where I can source fiberglass or carbon fibre body panels for the e30 m3?
    I'm looking specifically for a bumper, hood, and front fenders.
    Small accident with a hay bail on track this week.
    Joseph

  • #2
    Wish Competition Concept was still around very nice carbon fiber

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    • #3
      Motorsport24.de

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Steve88M3 View Post
        Motorsport24.de
        Wow. You get the feeling some of that stuff could be made from the original molds from DTM.
        Dave.
        76 M2

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        • #5
          Originally posted by fitzsamuel View Post
          Wish Competition Concept was still around very nice carbon fiber
          Agreed.

          I don't know what the deal is with CF fabrication businesses, but they come and go like the seasons...

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            • #7
              Bmp Conversions makes everything you're looking for. I just bought front and rear bumpers for my track and I gotta say I haven't seen better fiberglass part for these cars. They're lead time was a bit long because of Covid. So If you go that route I'd ask them what the lead time is now.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bmwdayz View Post
                Bmp Conversions makes everything you're looking for. I just bought front and rear bumpers for my track and I gotta say I haven't seen better fiberglass part for these cars. They're lead time was a bit long because of Covid. So If you go that route I'd ask them what the lead time is now.
                Is that an offshoot of the old BMP BMW parts vendor from Texas?
                I don't think I have ever heard of BMP Conversions.
                Do you have a link or contact?
                jimmy p.
                87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
                88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
                88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
                92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
                98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
                04 Ford F350 - V10

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jimmy p. View Post

                  Is that an offshoot of the old BMP BMW parts vendor from Texas?
                  I don't think I have ever heard of BMP Conversions.
                  Do you have a link or contact?
                  Hey Jimmy,

                  Bmw conversions is located in the UK. They are updating they're website right now but they are on facebook.

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                  • #10
                    Jimmy I have a big order in with BMP Conversions at the moment. They are a different BMP from the one you remember. These guys are true craftsmen. I'll post pics when the parts hit my door. I think a few weeks from now. I can share a few contact points if you'd like. Joel and Spencer are the main people I've been talking with.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by agrabau View Post
                      Jimmy I have a big order in with BMP Conversions at the moment. They are a different BMP from the one you remember. These guys are true craftsmen. I'll post pics when the parts hit my door. I think a few weeks from now. I can share a few contact points if you'd like. Joel and Spencer are the main people I've been talking with.
                      Thanks Alex, I cant wait to see them.
                      I bought all my FG parts from a couple UK guys who used to sell on the forum here and on Johns forum. I think the one guys name was Bob, there were two partners in it.
                      I am struggling to remember the other fellas name. This was over 10 years ago. probably 12 or 13.
                      They did nice work, all the panels I have from them were great and are still on my car today. I lost touch with them and I think they stopped posting on the forums.
                      Hopefully this endeavour can stick around.

                      FWIW Mario bought a few of Comp Concepts molds. I have one of his front bumpers on my race car now. Its excellent.
                      I dont know if he's still producing FG parts but if he is I can highly recommend his front bumper.
                      The mold he has is about as perfect as you will get for a FG bumper without going crazy with vacu-forming, etc. and then the cost goes out of reach for a part you will most likely leave in a track trash can someday (I have left several).

                      I cannot remember which molds Mario / VSR bought from Comp Concepts (other than front bumper), Comp Concepts also used to make some race fenders and side skirts, and I think they had a vented hood or offered a vented hood option. Its been a while. I think much of the molds were splashed off Ron Checca's Gruppe A car. They made beautiful real Carbon Fibre parts but I couldnt ever justify that cost point for race car parts (again that I would probably be leaving in a paddock trash can eventually).
                      Last edited by jimmy p.; 09-13-2021, 05:30 PM.
                      jimmy p.
                      87 E30 M3 Prodrive British Touring Car
                      88 E30 M3 Zinnoberot - Street
                      88 E30 M3 Lachsilber - Race (#98 SCCA SPU)
                      92 E30 M Technic Cabrio - S14 POWERED!
                      98 318Ti M44, Base - Morea Green
                      04 Ford F350 - V10

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                      • #12
                        For those not on FB, here's the YouTube channel for BMP Conversions UK,

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                        • #13
                          And price list / lead time,

                          *The below prices are in GBP and includes VAT but excludes shipping*

                          Fibreglass Parts (Gel Coat Finish)
                          E30 M3 - Front Bumper - 420
                          E30 M3 - Evo II Chin Spoiler - 270
                          E30 M3 - Front Wings/Fenders - 400
                          E30 M3 - Bonnet/Hood - 500
                          E30 M3 - Rear Quarter Panels - 850
                          E30 M3 - Rear Bumper - 420
                          E30 M3 - Side Skirts - 400
                          E30 M3 - Boot/Trunk Lid - 350
                          E30 M3 - Roof Skin - 250
                          E30 M3 - Roof Skin Support Bar - 120
                          E30 M3 - Rear Parcel Shelf - 125
                          E30 M3 - Rear Quarter Tops - 200

                          Carbon Fibre Parts (Gel Coat Finish - unless otherwise stated)
                          E30 M3 - Front Bumper - 1700
                          E30 M3 - Front Wings/Fenders - 1700
                          E30 M3 - Bonnet/Hood - 1100
                          E30 M3 - Rear Quarter Panels - 2500
                          E30 M3 - "Outer" Inner Wheel Arches (sight view) - 1150
                          E30 M3 - Rear Bumper - 1950
                          E30 M3 - Side Skirts - 1700
                          E30 M3 - C Pillar Kit - 1600
                          E30 M3 - Boot/Trunk Lid - 1000
                          E30 M3 - Boot/Trunk Side Pockets (sight view) - 420
                          E30 M3 - Boot/Trunk Spoiler (without gurney) - 700
                          E30 M3 - Boot/Trunk Spoiler (with gurney) - 1000
                          E30 M3 - Roof Skin - 900
                          E30 M3 - Roof Skin (sight view) -1000
                          E30 M3 - Roof Skin Support Bar - 250
                          E30 M3 - Rear Parcel Shelf (sight view) - 300
                          E30 M3 - Rear Quarter Tops - 420

                          Please Note: The current lead time for all the above products is approximately 8-10 weeks, but this may increase as we receive orders.

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                          • #14
                            There's a long and growing list of places. Like Ironhead said, they come and they go all the time...

                            When I got all my stuff, I had to make everything myself because no one was making these items 20 years ago. I got the hood, the fenders, sunroof, AC mirrors and bumper all from various places. I don't even remember all the places at this point.

                            Anyway, here's a list of places and my thoughts on each:

                            BMP https://www.bmpconversions.com/ Seen lots of great stuff online, never seen it in person. But they seem to have good support in this thread.

                            Mortsport.de https://www.motorsport24.de/ I've seen a few of their items and they've been around forever. Only issue is shipping and F/X rates right now.

                            MC Racing https://www.mcracingsa.com/ They have tons of parts online and dirt cheap but I've never seen their stuff in person and I have no idea how I originally found them.

                            VIS Racing https://visracing.com/ I built a bunch of BMS CF parts with those guys but the quality is not the best. I'd say it's reasonable and the price is usually very good.

                            LWS Design UK - I think they shut down but they made some high quality stuff.

                            "Just road, seat, ASS; THE END!" - Jeremy Clarkson
                            "If you had a choice between a million dollars and world peace, what would you get for your E30 M3?" - ItsNotTheNissan
                            onfirelabs.com twitter.com/suga_shane

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                            • #15
                              Almost forgot, there's Carbon Tec: https://carbon-tec.eu/
                              "Just road, seat, ASS; THE END!" - Jeremy Clarkson
                              "If you had a choice between a million dollars and world peace, what would you get for your E30 M3?" - ItsNotTheNissan
                              onfirelabs.com twitter.com/suga_shane

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