Hi ;) My name is Beata and this is BMW 3-Series E36 coupe 316i '93. I'm 31 years old girl living in Poland.
I'm on my own since I was 19. I have a mortgage and I can not afford repairs. I made a driving license for my 30th birthday, and this is my first and only car to date. This car is in my family for 15 years now. My brother wanted to scrap it so I took it from him :)
First of all I want you to know that it is very hard for me to ask for your help. I love this car and I don't want to sell it for a few bucks. I love the way it looks, I love the way it drives, I love the comfort and I love everything about it. But the truth is I can't afford restoration or repairs for that matter.
Used parts for this model are very expensive. As you can see the main problem here is rust and paint. The rust is almost everywhere - chassis, underbody, floor, bumpers, even on doors. Also the microscratches and paint are looking really bad now.
The paint looks old and matte. The car looked like that when I bought it - my brother didn't want to put more money into it. There are also problems with AC, wheels are old and rusty and the water is getting inside when it rains through the back windows because of old rubbers.
It doesn't look very good now, I think it has few more years left unless I'm gonna do something about it. So I'm asking for your help, help from good people, who love BMW the way I do, to help me save this car. This car is my joy. I'm not gonna sell it, I will drive it till the end. Of course I will update on repairs progress with photos and videos :)
Things I bought and changed:
- fixed electrics
Things to do:
- body parts
- remove underbody rust
- windows rubbers