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    Underbody Tray/Shield Fixings

    Hi,

    Just fixing back in place my under body tray/shield after working on the car and some of the fixings need replacing.
    I'm having no joy in finding these fixings. Does anybody have any ideas where I could buy them?

    I have checked on the real oem website but the parts do not look the same as the fixings on my car.
    It came up with these part numbers:
    41132291403
    51718205286

    The fixings on my car compromise of a bolt which fixes in to a u shaped clip. The bolts are located on the tray and the clips are located on the car. You turn the bolt about half a turn
    and it secures into the fixing. It's not like a conventional nut and bolt.

    I have also checked the internet with no success. I have always found these fixings a bit of a pain to locate and tighten, so if anybody can suggest
    an alternative that would be good too.

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    Last edited by rac030275; 04-12-2012 at 15:17.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rac030275 View Post
    Does anybody have any ideas where I could buy them?
    Dealers would be my 1st port of call, they do list them.

    NUT - Super Specials - Cooper BMW Parts, Inchcape
    BOLT - Super Specials - Cooper BMW Parts, Inchcape

    Quote Originally Posted by rac030275 View Post
    I have always found these fixings a bit of a pain to locate and tighten, so if anybody can suggest an alternative that would be good too.
    What about a suitable speed nut and bolt, Halfords or local motor factors should sell them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    Dealers would be my 1st port of call, they do list them.

    NUT - Super Specials - Cooper BMW Parts, Inchcape
    BOLT - Super Specials - Cooper BMW Parts, Inchcape

    What about a suitable speed nut and bolt, Halfords or local motor factors should sell them?


    Hi

    Thanks for the info. That's got my braincell working. I'll try a local fixings company tomorrow which we use at work. Why didn't I think of that before!

    Thanks for your help
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    Quote Originally Posted by rac030275 View Post
    Thanks for the info. That's got my braincell working. I'll try a local fixings company tomorrow which we use at work. Why didn't I think of that before!

    Thanks for your help
    No problem mate, any chance you could post up what you end up using as I'm sure in the future someone somewhere will need the exact same fixings ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    No problem mate, any chance you could post up what you end up using as I'm sure in the future someone somewhere will need the exact same fixings ?
    Yep will do. Day off tomorrow so I'll see what I can find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    No problem mate, any chance you could post up what you end up using as I'm sure in the future someone somewhere will need the exact same fixings ?
    Sourced some fixings today from these guys:

    Margnor (Fasteners) Limited
    36 Stringers Avenue
    Jacobs Well
    Guildford
    Surrey
    GU4 7NW

    Home page - Margnor-Online

    Really helpful and knowledgeable. Bought some fixings from them which should do the job.
    They call the fixings 'chimney nuts'. Bought 10 M6 chimney nuts with washers and bolts all for under a fiver.
    Bought ten sets so I have some spares.

    As well as having a shop they also do mail order as well so if your not local they can still help.
    Not sure if these items are listed on their website but if you call them with the description I'm sure they would post them out.
    We use them to supply our fixings at my work. Nice to see a small local company which has not been swallowed up by Srewfix etc.
    They apparently have a lot of home mechanics and kit car builders as customers.

    Please see attached pictures
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    Hey, just wondering how you got on with these fixings, I am looking to replace all of mine (well the ones that haven't already disintegrated)...

    I find this site helpful to locate part names \ No. but haven't ever ordered from them.

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    Hi,

    The fixings worked fine. The only ones I couldn't replace were the 3 fixings at the rear of the panel. The threaded part of the fixing on these is located within the bar
    they attach to.

    I have also found this website to be useful when trying to identify parts:
    RealOEM.com Online BMW Parts Catalog
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    I removed my tray after having the same problem! It was scuffed and tatty anyway, doesn't seem to have left anything too delicate exposed

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Panther View Post
    I removed my tray after having the same problem! It was scuffed and tatty anyway, doesn't seem to have left anything too delicate exposed
    Not that it's probably worth anything but my preference would be to keep it on.
    Even if the tray just stops some water from coming up into the engine bay it may be worth keeping it on, especially in winter with all of the salt on the roads.
    Must improve the aerodynamics under the car a bit, but as it's not an F1 car I don't expect you would find much of a difference.
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