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    Ok i looked at that and the panels are different but the principle is the same i guess. Im just going to have to revisit my apprentice days and get handy with sheet steel and mig. I wish it was that obvious on mine, but the e46 has a plastic skirt then the sill which from what i can figure out is all one piece up the B piller and into the rear quarter :(

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    ok im being stupid i see now, if i can get the panel i can cut it to suit i guess?
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    yes, you should be able to, if you want to keep all the welding below the skirts etc.
     
     

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    looks like its a trip to the stealers then when i get chance will make an interesting "how to" as i can find very little about this problem on an e46
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    Yes, you do seem to be the first to get a rusty sill.



    I think I can see you car in the background on deck 4.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEnd View Post
    Yes, you do seem to be the first to get a rusty sill.



    I think I can see you car in the background on deck 4.

    Ha! Well spotted!

    Ok small update I've had the skirt off and its not as bad as I thought. There's a lot of rust and the jacking point inside the sill has come away from the outside of the sill. There was some damage to the skirt and it looks like the jacking rubber had been wedged back in. I never noticed before :( on the upside even though the sill on an e46 looks like an e36 sill with the hole blanked off on the side of the sill (where the jack would mount) and after poking my finger inside the jacking hole on the bottom, there's no tube on an e46. I've got some pics ill post later.

    Plan as it stands right now = buy rust eater - any tips on best brand?
    Go to scrappers and cut out part of an e36 sill
    Cut area out of my sill around jacking point
    Repair/fabricate jack mount
    Weld up, underseal


    And buy a 25 gallon drum of waxoil and inject the sills bother sides
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