View Full Version : Just picked up, needs work! (pics inside)

08-10-2007, 11:06 PM
Just picked up this 1989 325i. It was a really great price, figured if it couldnt be fixed I could part it out. It has 290k on it, engine runs great, interior is perfect, minus torn seats, the exterior is another story. It has o rust hole in the frame near the drivers side front wheel. Quite a few areas with rust, will need new fender, all other rust can either be cut out or sanded away. PO wasn't sure when timing belt was last replaced so I am going to put a new one in tomorrow. I can only afford the belt right now so I am hoping the tensioner, water pump and thermostat will be in good shape.
The pics are in random order, Click to enlarge. Third from the bottom is the frame rust. any comments or suggestions on how to go about repairing the rust would be great. I am really confused about primers. I have read i can sand to bare metal, apply epoxy primer to seal it and then can body fill over the epoxy. I was also told not to let etch primer anywhere near body filler. Does this sound right? Let me know how you did it and if it is holding up.
Enjoy the ugly pics lol. Cheers
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08-11-2007, 10:26 AM
the real way to fix this is welding new sheetmetal pieces

the only paint i use on rusty surfaces (sanded and prepped properly) is por15