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Old 13-09-2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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my e30 m3 resto

ok so im not a major poster on here but the the info i have learned off here is truly incredible

so as I'm now only 2 weeks from paint i will start the story

ok this all started 3 years ago now when i went for an mot and was informed the sills needed doing before the rust spread and got bad

this how it looked before it all began


looks good from there but under the car not so good


so off to the body shop for some surgery





















































so after 3weeks off cutting and welding she came home



then the next chapter begins i find MORE RUST
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Old 13-09-2014, 08:16 PM   #3
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WoW !! Thats a lot of rust for a car that looks so good from the outside. I had heard e30s rusted from the sills but didnt realise it was that bad. Anyways good on you for having all cut out
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Old 13-09-2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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WoW !! Thats a lot of rust for a car that looks so good from the outside. I had heard e30s rusted from the sills but didnt realise it was that bad. Anyways good on you for having all cut out

yeah tell me about looked great from outside when i had it on ramp for the screw driver test my heart sank but hey could of been worse lol

I'm just sorting the rest of pics in to some sort of order
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Old 13-09-2014, 08:26 PM   #6
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Awesome thread already. Looking forward to reading more of your story.
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Awesome thread, can't wait to see it all finished
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Awesome thread, can't wait to see it all finished
you and me both mate been a longer journey than i had hoped but nearly there
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Great car btw...
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so i will try and do this in some kind of order lol

so then i had noticed there was a little rust around the number plate lights can't find a pic but thought i would have a sand and see how bad well took the number off and then i it hit me these are the only pics i can find after i have tried to treat it






so then this is were my lucked changed the ppi gods made the decision for me lol full resto time new panels and anything else i could afford lol
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