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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 05-26-2012, 11:24 AM
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I found a blog that shows everything on how he did a rocker panel replacement ill link it when i get a chance. It gives me hope at least.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:56 PM
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Took about a million years but i sanded all the rock chips, rust, and old paint off. And now my wife is in labor so its off to the hospital and my project will be put away for a few weeks
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:58 PM
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How selfish!
Couldn't she wait until you were finished?










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Old 06-07-2012, 09:09 PM
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I think it's going to have to wait for more than a few weeks....

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:44 PM
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That explains why progress has been so slow. Try not to give all your attention to the baby or your car might think you don’t love it any more. Then it might acting up to get your attention or worse start plotting the down fall of its new rival.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:52 PM
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That explains why progress has been so slow. Try not to give all your attention to the baby or your car might think you don’t love it any more. Then it might acting up to get your attention or worse start plotting the down fall of its new rival.
Lol
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:15 AM
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Welp no baby yet. False alarm im told. Ive been going so slow cuz of 1.money 2. Making up my mind on what panels im going to replace or keep. 3. The car is at my shop 20 kms away so its not as easy as i would like to find time to do the work. 4. I work 10 hrs a day 6 days a week(busy season in le oil field). It sucks but im holding back alot to because i still need to find a good primer gun, and the time to spray. I dont want to strip and sand all these parts down then run out of time and then they rust or whatever. Also since the car has to be stored outside i need a car cover before i remove the hood or any doors or the trunk. Also my battery bit the bullet so need a new one and i dont want to buy it twice so im saving for an optima. Well thats all my venting for now. Kinda helped get things in order haha
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:29 AM
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For the car cover, try http://www.autogeek.net. They have good quality items, and great service. Where in AB are you located? I moved back to ON from Calgary in 2009.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:26 AM
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Okotoks. South of calgary 15 km
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:58 AM
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Best o' luck with your restoration and with the new ankle biter-to-be!
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:13 PM
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:19 PM
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hey has anyone had trouble with water leaking into the trunk? I took it all apart last weekend and there was like 2 gallons of water sitting in there. so I soaked it all up till it was dry and then parked it outside again. today I pulled it into the shop and popped the trunk to my suprise there was again water where the spare usually sits and on the drivers side there was also water. this is a huge issue as I'm trying to repair the little bits of rust on the inside of the trunk. I checked the seal around the trunk lid and I dont see any rips or parts of the seal lifted off so im kinda stumped for now. anyone have the same problem?
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Actually, I do, but mine doesn't leak anywhere near as bad as your does. Sometimes I'll find a teaspoon or so down next to the spare tire, and I cannot figure out where the heck it's coming from. My trunk seal looks good, my tail lights have new gaskets (and I sealed them with silicone to be extra extra sure). Still can't figure out where it's getting in.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:22 AM
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Well you might take some blue shop towel (paper) or the brown type and tape the up around you trunk in various area. Bust out the hose and hit it from different angles but check often as to narrow down the area. Look where the tail lights sit also. The water could flow down the rear rail and then on to the tl housing and in.
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Research the sunroof drain hose. I know it drains down the C Pillar from the roof. Maybe if the hose is bad (leaky, loose, broken) then that could be dumping water in your trunk
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Same with my car, I randomly find water in the trunk and I can never find where its leaking from. I've tried hosing it down from multiple angles with the trunk down and none of it comes in.
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well went and did some rust repairs today, used a product called RUST BULLET we will see if it hold true to what they say. heres some pics of what i did.
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How does the Rust Bullet stuff work? Where did you pick that up at?
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I think the sunroof goes down the a pillar but if not that would be a good idea. Could it be just from condensation on the metal when it changes temp at night?
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I think the sunroof goes down the a pillar but if not that would be a good idea. Could it be just from condensation on the metal when it changes temp at night?
there is much more then condensation, like i said before I pulled half a 5 gallon pail worth of water out of the trunk.
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How does the Rust Bullet stuff work? Where did you pick that up at?
i got it off a buddy of mine for 15.50 for 4 fl.oz. expensive but supposed to work wonders, look up there website on google. they have tons of videos showing what it does.
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Any fish? Okay with that much water I would try a hose. See if you can have some one in the car to help. Window seals?
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Has the car been out in the rain lately? One of your seals must be bad. One of mine is and if it's not seated properly it leaks through. Not as much as yours does.

I got my hood cable replaced. Only took 30 mins and wasn't as hard as I thought. Dealer wanted $850-900 to do it.
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I pulled my taillights and they were full of water and the tops were smashed out(misalined trunk made short work of them) im going to tape upthe hole left by the lightand see if that was how it got in
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