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  1. 1994 E36 320i new wheels and rear arches 
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    Hi All just thought i would upload a couple of pics of my latest jobs i have been doing to my old girl.

    I decided to replace the rear arch on the passenger side as the old one was shot to bits.

    I have never done anything like this before but decided to give it a go as the folks at the body shop here were quoting me crazy prices in the region of £550.

    off i went with my grinder and i must admit i was not at all confident of doing this but i thought what the heck in for a penny in for a pound and cut out the old arch.

    I have used a welder in the past but i am not qualified or anything like that
    well here is the result of my work i think it is good for a 1st time job



    however when i smoothed the weld off and applied thefiller in prep for my painter to paint i found out that he has gone on the sick so i have had to use the car as is and the filler sucked in all the rain and it is now got surface rust on the panel


    My painter is due back to work next week and tells me he can make it all good for me.

    Also bought and fitted a set of 17" wheels with almost new 215/45/17' goodyear eagles F1 on the rims for £160 (the tyres cost £93 each so i got a bargain i thought) Although the rims do need to be shot blasted and powder coated but i will do this after the winter months i think
    will keep you updated when it comes from the paint shop
     
     

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    Not a bad job to be honest mate. What you should do is sand back that rust before it gets any worse and brush on some rust remedy and primer on top to stop the rust. The primer will also show up some pinholes so you might need some more filler work to make 100% or you could use filler primer. Either way the panel looks 100% spot on, nice work.
     
     

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    Looks a decent job mate, must be pretty handy with the welder. I don't dare weld anything that can be seen..
     
     

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    Cheers for the comments, i am going to leave the arch as it is because it is now booked into the paint shop for Tuesdayan and my painter is far far better at filling/sanding than i could ever be...
    will upload the finished artical next week
     
     

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    Nice job, did you butt joint it in, use an edge setter (joggler to most) or overlap it on top?

    Also did you use the whole panel? Not a criticism but a note for readers, generally you cut down the pattern panel as replacement sections rarely last as long as factory, that way if done again in years to come you can go a little bigger each time.


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