Originally Posted by snakebit68
Yeah...he's probably right. With the quality of today's adhesives, especially by 3M, you can simply bond it and have bo problems at all...and they would serve to seal out unwanted dirt, debri and water that may otherwise get sucked between the hood and scoop from riveting. I'm still a little old fashioned I guess...or just old.
BMW guidelines on sectioning the main frame member on a 7 series tells you go bond it with a structural adhesive and that is it, no welding, nothing.