I made a post a little while ago how I had more or less inherited this project car, and since then a lot of things have changed. My girlfriend and I are expecting a new addition to the family this december, so we moved up to CT where her family is, as well as the BMW. As fate would have it, I totalled my daily driver (2003 pontiac sunfire) on the jersey turnpike on the way up. So, that leaves me carless, with all the time in the world to spend with this BMW lol.
Anyways drama aside, let me just get you guys' opinion if this car is even worth working on. I love project cars so I'm not one to just go ahead and buy a new car because it'd be cheaper or whatnot. So I have an 84 318i 5-speed with unknown mileage (odometer stopped turning at around 170k) that runs great but has a hard time keeping a battery charge. For the most part the body looks great, dirty, but minimal rust. However I did find an area under the rear bumper I'm concerned about. I got pics I can post here but about a dozen pics on my car domain page. Cardomain page
I'm wondering if that's a common area to rust or if it's easy to repair. I have a welder here, I'd just need to learn how to use it...