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BMW 318i front bumper/skirt compatibility?

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Hi all, as the name suggests i live in botswana, (no alfa dealer) i have the only gtv6 2.5 here :D
there was something i noticed, the old bmw 318i matchbox, approximately the same age as the alfa series (1983-1986) have very similar looking front ends, as seen uin the link below:
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is it possible that it can be molded to fit? could look sweet :D
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Everything can be modified to fit, it doesn't mean it's a good idea to do so... ;)

Personally I would never try it, is your Alfa front destroyed?
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its been ripped in half, the mounting points are ruined and the skirt is shattered :/ the bumper is only bent by about 20 degrees :oops: i just thought they looked similar enough to be cross compatible and may even look good, i ask because there are thousands of the "gusheshe" bmw here. so i wouldnt stuggle to find parts. also i believe the bmw and that alfa share some parts like fuel pump and fuel system too, theyre both bosche? :lol:
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If possible to repair enough to arrive at the original shape and dimensions, why not make a fiberglass one as a replacement. If it is a good outcome, you may even be able to make some extra ones and recover your costs or save for next time?
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If you want I can put you in touch with guys who have the moulds for my bumper/spoiler combo unit in SA . Maybe they can make a unit for you . It looks like the pics below
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those look really good! how much did you pay for them? ive been looking around and the cost of the bumpers aint cheap! :P
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Re: BMW 318i front bumper/skirt compatibility?

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Hello,
I am Angelos from greece and I am interested in this bumper.
Can you give me contact details with the manufacturers?
Thank you in advance!
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