Mario's tidbits of wisdomWow, truly an eye-opener to see how much corrosion that sound dampening material can conceal. Very sad to see that kind of damage on what is otherwise such a well-preserved car. Kudos for your honest presentation. How many other very nice e9s are out there with serious issues hiding in this area?
I'm heartbroken enough as it is John, I don't need to see it fixed perfect only to get rid of it ... if only I could come up with the money to buy it from my father and sneak it past my wife ... on better thought, it's safer for my health to sell itCougar (a real name would be my preference),
If you intend to sell the car you should stop now. Based on your shots of the exposed fender seams, I don't think you want to know what's under that outer fender. If you remove the little vertical piece that sits up against the edge of the outer fender, you might find a bunch of rust underneath. If so, then you might be tempted to strip the paint off the outer fender tops. The close up shots of the seam also show the U-shaped channel at the inner most edge of the outer fender. The bottom of that channel isn't clean and flat. That indicates possible previous repairs. When that area needs work, the tops of the fenders are often not far behind.
I'm seeing this less of a problem on the passenger side.
On the other hand, if you dig into it and fix everything properly, your coupe's value should be considerably higher because you have photographic proof that you found and eradicated the biggest rust concerns for an E9. It is probably cost neutral or even positive (profitable) if you can do some of the work yourself.
if he can get the value low enough he can afford to buy it from his dad!!!You might have been better served to have left all that alone as you have created a high dollar remediation job and your 30K price just plummetted
No dought, but Karma has a way of working these things out better than the difference in price could have served me or my fatherYou might have been better served to have left all that alone as you have created a high dollar remediation job and your 30K price just plummetted