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Old 05-08-2007, 07:26 PM   #16
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Invest in a can of POR15. In order to remove the rust underneath the undercoating, (assuming the metal is still good) you'll have to remove the undercoating, remove the rust with a grinder/ wire wheel if possible, clean it, and then apply POR15. After its dry, re apply undercoating.

Do you mean its rusted through the frame section that runs underneath the floor? That is a structural part of the body (correct me if I'm wrong) so if its rusted through enough the body will have lost quite a bit of support. Don't know if you can get that cut out and replaced or not??

I'd suggest removing all of the tar sections from the passenger compartment before you start. It has a tendency to hold completely rusted out floors together, giving them the impression of being ok. (plus they seem to hold water quite well)

Good luck, I've been in your situation before, I know how much it sucks.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:42 PM   #17
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shit man, that looks pretty bad. Not to put you down, but i am not even sure if it's worth the trouble at this point. I mean if it would be just the floorpan, it'd be half the trouble, but if it spread to structural supports....

I say part it out and get a rustless one from West end or southern states.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:49 PM   #18
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shit man, that looks pretty bad. Not to put you down, but i am not even sure if it's worth the trouble at this point. I mean if it would be just the floorpan, it'd be half the trouble, but if it spread to structural supports....

I say part it out and get a rustless one from West end or southern states.
There is no way that I can make my money back though. The engines strong but I dont think I'll get more then 200 for it. what else can I part out. If I can make 800 from parting it then I'll do it. Hell even 700. The front seats are heated clothe, but not worth selling because they're ripped to shit. Give me some tips on what I can part.
Its going to be alot to get it sandblasted and welded.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:34 PM   #19
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Hey E30.....Surely you know someone (mechanic or autobody person) who could have a quick look at your situation. Your problems may not be that serious, as in restoration work floor panels are frequently replaced. How is the rest of the car?....Is there any perforation in the trunk etc?....I would try to obtain a professional opinion and base your actions on their opinion. You might be lucky and caught the damage at the right time. If it takes a few hundred to replace the floor so be it. Right now you know what you have and what needs to be done. The next E30 may be just as bad...just my opinion man....Goodluck
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:32 AM   #20
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Hey E30.....Surely you know someone (mechanic or autobody person) who could have a quick look at your situation. Your problems may not be that serious, as in restoration work floor panels are frequently replaced. How is the rest of the car?....Is there any perforation in the trunk etc?....I would try to obtain a professional opinion and base your actions on their opinion. You might be lucky and caught the damage at the right time. If it takes a few hundred to replace the floor so be it. Right now you know what you have and what needs to be done. The next E30 may be just as bad...just my opinion man....Goodluck
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Thanks Bill. I went out and did that right after I posted today. Its not going to be that bad. I have a guy helping me and its going to be under 200. Oh and the trunk is fine. Thanks man

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