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    New to BMW. My first 85 325e.

    Bought it two weeks ago from a local auction. One owner.



    Engine runs strong. Interior is in great shape. Some cracks on dashboad But that as it




    The only bad part is the lower rear. Is really rusted.

    Today I took off the bumper and this is what I saw
    Last edited by DMGSI E_TREINTA; 03-11-2014, 08:57 PM.

    #2
    Unless you want to do some serious fabrication, then ditch it:/
    1991 325i Calypso Coupe

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      #3
      Originally posted by Zreberlcoe View Post
      Unless you want to do some serious fabrication, then ditch it:/

      I got this guy who's gonna cut the piece in both side and weld another one back on. She runs too good to give up on her.

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        #4
        Congratz on the new car! keep her fix it and make her your own!
        Originally posted by Ty13r
        if you scream while doing it you'll gain extra power. worth a try.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Lake View Post
          Congratz on the new car! keep her fix it and make her your own!

          Thanks

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            #6
            Euro bumpers,manual windows and houndstooth sports? WIN!

            Nice pickup OP. That rust isn't that bad. I'm doing a frame off on a '65 Dodge D100 that has holes in every panel (before someone tells me to find something better, it's been in my family 40+ years). For some reason, I've always thought white looked great with euros.

            Not trying to threadjack, just being motivational. Too many fixable shells get scrapped here.
            IMG_0145 by Jonathan Martin, on Flickr

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              #7
              oh man... are you sure there isn't more rust in more critical areas? What about under the car?

              i love those seats...

              -chris

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                #8
                Not bad at all.
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                1986 325es :early:

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                  #9
                  Get a chip for that thing asap. Otherwise, enjoy making it yours, welcome to the addiction.

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                    #10
                    Did not have to take the bumper off to see that, good luck man.
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                      #11
                      Nice find. It has the special, environmental weight reduction plan, rust.
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                        #12
                        seeing that only leads me to believe the floorboards are rusted out, along with possibly under the doors and/ or under the car. Look for more rust spots before you put money into it! I like that interior though!


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                          #13
                          I'm shocked the wheel wells are intact.
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                            #14
                            Looks like its an actual import? KM/L efficiency gauge, euro bumps, federalized lame side markers, etc? Weld in some new panels and keep it man!
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                              #15
                              New to BMW. My first 85 325e.

                              Thank you guys. I am keeping the car. I work at a auto body supplies shop. And I know a ton of people that do restoration. I check under the car and there's not rust. I'm guessing all that bad rust is for not having a rubber seal in the trunk
                              Last edited by DMGSI E_TREINTA; 03-12-2014, 02:53 PM.

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