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E36 (1991 - 1999)
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:18 AM
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I also get a bit of water in mine but just on the driver's side (very damp carpet) whenever it rains esp for hours, been wondering if it's from the sunroof or the windscreen but everything looks intact
so left to right the pictures show where the drains are. there are 4 in total the sun roof pan covers the whole roof so there is one in each corner. the first picture shows the drivers front drain that goes down the A pillar (and correct me if I'm wrong) drains into the rocker panels. which in my case created alot of rust, that drain line is accessible through your kick panel speaker box. thats where I would check first to see if the line is split or broken, if not then I kinda doubt that your sunroof is the cause of your wet floor boards. I took pictures of the rear sunroof drains as well in case you have water in your trunk and you dont know why. the third picture shows the drain tube entrance and the back of the sunroof panel. the forth shows where you can find it in the trunk(looks like mine is torn somewhere thats why all the rust) and the lasst picture shows where its supposed to drain out. if only it worked properly... le sigh...

it seems like all rocker panel and trunk rust can be attributed to the sunroof draining improperly.
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Good information!You have some rust on the rear panel.
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Good information!You have some rust on the rear panel.
WHERE???
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WHERE???
I am talking about this pic:

L.E-I mean rear fender.Sorry.Sometimes it's a little hard for me with the tehnical words.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:05 AM
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I am talking about this pic:

L.E-I mean rear fender.Sorry.Sometimes it's a little hard for me with the tehnical words.
I was just being sarcastic. theres tons of rust all over this car
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[QUOTE=jkmeisl;7085437]......that drain line is accessible through your kick panel speaker box. thats where I would check first to see if the line is split or broken, ....

Thanks a lot man! Will definitely check that out, the rain season is around the corner this end so perfect timing mate!!
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......that drain line is accessible through your kick panel speaker box. thats where I would check first to see if the line is split or broken, ....

Thanks a lot man! Will definitely check that out, the rain season is around the corner this end so perfect timing mate!!
no problem at all, glad this thread helped you out.
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:21 AM
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heres the work I did on Saturday. removed some rust and removed the front end completely which was satisfying to say the least.
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just a note, if anyone wants me to take some pictures of any particular area of this car before it gets thrown back together, please feel free to ask, I would gladly do so.

due to the awesome 2 wheel burn outs this 328i was capable of before I pulled it all apart, I was convinced it had an LSD. turns out its not the case. its just an open 2.93 as I found out when I wire brushed the rust off the tag.

The Eibach sway bars are probably the best surprise that I've found on this car. both front and back have greaseable bushings which is awesome and the links are all in great shape.

the worst thing i found is when I pulled the Eibach lowering springs and found that my Koni Shocks had a pretty shabby recoil rate. I could press them in with just my arms. no good. looks like thats yet one more thing to add to the list of items I need before shes back on the road.

I found yet more work to do on the rocker panels. the lift point actually pushed up into the door sill. looks like I'll be using all of that repair panel I bought.

the battery box is going to have to be rebuilt as well.

and the seem leading up to the shock tower is pretty bad. so I've got my work cut out for me. anyways theres an update from last week. enjoy.

one more note. the car has been sold! but the work will still continue. a friend of mine bought it from me but nothing has changed for the moment. I will still be restoring the car but with a little help from the owner now. maybe it will get done quicker!
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:35 AM
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finally got cutting out the rusty rocker panel. this is what the inside of a rocker panel looks like, I've marked out what I need to cut and I'm going to be using most of the repair panel I bought. got a picture of the rotisserie from my buddys shop. should be up next week fingers crossed. just need to go pick up for 1/4 in plates and 1 3/4 in pipe to mount the car to the rotisserie and that will be that! then I need to blast that nasty bmw undercoating off so I can see the spot welds holding the rocker panels to the bottom of the car and hopefully that will be that! I'm also going to pull the lift points out and take them for a fabrication shop and get 4 new ones made and rubber coat them when they are in place before I box this rocker back in.

i posted a picture of what the car looked like when I first brought it to the shop. my buddy said we need to paint it yellow because its such a lemon haha. pretty much everyone who has seen the car in this state has told me to just throw it out but I cant I'm to attached! i need to finish this car before I can start anything else! if I cant deal with a rust then I would never be able to move forward from this car and tackle a older car like a 2002 that I hope to one day restore. well theres my rant I 'm done now.

to finish off this post the last picture is the hottest white e36
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-painted m3 trim or non painted (black)
-painted door handles or non painted
-window tint? black or that browny color
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got the brake booster out yesterday. also I cut a bit more of the rocker panel out where it was bent up by the lift point, got to use my spot weld cutters again and they work amazing, highly recommend for anyone doing this kinda work. anyways doing some more work tonight so I'll post more tomorrow if winter doesnt stop me. burr its cold out here today
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thanks guys! at first i liked the look of the painted trim but the front and rear bumper just look gay with painted trim so whatever I'm not doin it. i do want some kind of tint though.

so last night I got into the removal of the brake booster, peddles, abs, fuse box and MORE wiring. everything went really smooth until it came to taking out the abs sensors in which case they both snapped off in the hub. so that will be fun for when I start putting it all back together. anyways heres some pictures
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got the wires out, it was a pain... dont know how I will get them back in to be honest. pulled them all through the fuse box hole. but very satisfied that I almost have my shell.
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got the front rotisserie mounts welded up and a bit of that nasty sound deadener scraped off. hope to have it on the rotisserie tonight! just have the rear mounts to fab up. we've had good weather the last 2 days so hopefully it stays that way long enough to get it up on there.

off topic a little but I was thinking of replacing all my bushings with poly ones as well as poly engine and transmission mounts, anyone know of a good kit for a good price that contains everything? and can anyone tell me how they felt about how it changes the ride of the car on the road? this car probably wount make it to the track but it would be nice to be more stable.

thanks in advance
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off topic a little but I was thinking of replacing all my bushings with poly ones as well as poly engine and transmission mounts, anyone know of a good kit for a good price that contains everything? and can anyone tell me how they felt about how it changes the ride of the car on the road? this car probably wount make it to the track but it would be nice to be more stable.

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Powerflex sells comprehensive kits, but I'm not so sure you really would like to have poly bushings throughout the entire car. I'd definitely not use poly for the engine mounts. Probably wouldn't recommend poly for the trans or differential, either. I have poly RTABs (Rogue Engineering black), and solid-mount FCABs (BimmerWorld TrackCAB), and my RSMs (Rogue Engineering black) are rubber, but considerably stiffer than OEM without being as stiff as poly. My car certainly reads the road like a blind person reads braille - very tactile. Don't think I'd want to go beyond that for a street car. Matt/FenderBender has poly rear sub-frame bushings, so he might be able to offer some insight on how they feel.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:28 PM
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done. Went pretty smooth. The only pain in the ass now is i had to move the car to a different posision in the shop which means less room to work on it. But it is on wheels at least. Going to drop whats left on the rear end tomorrow,all thats left is the gas tank, diff, trailer arms, axles, hubs and the rear sub frame. Should be fun! Then i can get that car flipping around.
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Sorry everyone but i think im going to abandon this project... The rust is far worse then i thought and i found yet more repaired peices in the trunk from an accident, so im done, i do not believe it will be worth the time and money to repair. so if anyone needs any parts from a 96 328i... Ive got a whole car here.

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