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Old 12-13-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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Rusted Frame WTF now?

so I was jacking up my 1998 328i to swap a front right caliper, and noticed that the jack pad was caving in.... i removed the side skirt and found the rot.... as I started cutting out the rotten sheet metal I took a look inside and found the jack support had completely torn away from the frame... so I guess the frame is rotten!

heres the question can this shit be repaired??? has this happened to anyone?
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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e36's are known for rocket panel rust.......shops can cut it out and weld a new one in!
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Old 12-13-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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Lol I don't think he's talking about the rocker panel... He's talking about the frame that's within the rocker panel at the jack points.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:37 PM   #4
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common problem.. happened to me too
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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Its usually just the metal at the bottom, the inner struckture should be fun, you can get it fixxed, I just finished weling a patch on the winter car in the same spot today
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:38 PM   #6
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So you guys think it can be fixed? like I said the jack point ti completely f-ed, the thing tore away from the frame.... i'm not talking only about sheet metal on the rocker panel I meant the frame with-in the panel itself... can/has a fix been done?
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:13 PM   #7
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it can be fixed, if old muscle cars can be resurected then im sure that can be repaired.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:36 PM   #8
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^^^^ the same thing went through my head when it happened. It they can restore old shit then why not mine... I don't know of where though... there arn't many BMW people where I'm from... I'd probably have to go to TO for that.... if anyones got a name or Number then PLEASE hook me up!
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Old 12-14-2009, 02:48 PM   #9
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Easy fix.
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:45 PM   #10
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got a quote today from a top-notch bmw repair shop... 1500$ not bad considering the damage... I only have 98K on the car so its worth saving for sure!


Thanks again guys I was sort of freaking out when this shit happened!
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:14 PM   #11
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wow

1998 and you got that issue? No wonder why you have E30 for a back up lol.
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