RexSeven
RexSeven UltraDork
4/25/13 6:42 p.m.

Looks like a nice resto project. Not mine, etc.

http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3761993675.html

ValuePack
ValuePack SuperDork
4/25/13 7:11 p.m.

Man, that's entirely too close to home for comfort.

poopshovel
poopshovel UltimaDork
4/25/13 7:15 p.m.

Why did I even look? E36 M3.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
4/25/13 7:22 p.m.

Those are evil nasty things to restore.

JohnLClark
JohnLClark
4/25/13 9:06 p.m.

Can you give more information why they are evil to restore or what to look for?

Woody
Woody MegaDork
4/25/13 9:22 p.m.

Like most cars from that era, rust is the biggest problem. And the front fenders are welded on. Interior restoration can get very expensive. On the bright side, the mechanical stuff is simple and durable.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
4/25/13 9:24 p.m.

I think all the body seams were leaded. Next time you're next to one, look for seams. You won't see many.

Ian F
Ian F PowerDork
4/26/13 8:21 a.m.

Saying that car has "minimal rust" is like saying your g/f is "a little bit pregnant". It looks about as bad as mine, judging from these two pics. If it runs and drives well and doesn't need too many pricey trim bits, the price is reasonable.

I'd have to agree with Woody here. A rusty 1800 has hide a multitude of nightmares. This one should be named Freddy. I'd need to see more to make a more accurate assessment.

Yes, the body is all welded with most seems leaded. On the plus side, because rusty cars are so common, patch panels for most areas are available. However, you can easily spend $2000 for them all and they'll still need experienced tweaking to fit properly.

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