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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 8:38 PM Thread Starter
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Now this is serious rust

I have lived in Cleveland and Detroit and Chicago areas and have seen (and owned) lot of rusty cars. This one is the new benchmark for rust I believe.

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I heard there are lots of vehicles like that in Oregon but never been there so I don't know how true it is.

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That’s what a 6-8 year old truck looks like after driving Michigan winters.
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Tighten it till it strips and back it off a quarter turn.
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 24th, 20, 10:47 PM
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Dang! Was that thing under a perpetual salt-water shower?

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Of course it has lots of power! There's only 1/2 of the weight left for it to move!
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post #5 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 20, 12:37 AM
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Having lived in Oregon all my life, seeing this doesn't surprise me. Those older Japanese vehicles had virtually no rust protection.
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 20, 2:36 AM
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Shoulda seen my '95 Toyota T-100 looked like after 15 yrs of North Jersey salted roads. Only difference was mine rusted underneath, to the point you couldn't work on it. The nuts were just bumps, brake line rusted out & almost killed me.
Traded it in and bought a 2009 Ram SLT 5.7 4x4 3.92s.

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That might be described as an "easy restoration" on sales websites.
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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 20, 5:53 AM
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121k low miles?


That things unsafe needs to be taken off the road

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 20, 7:56 AM
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Dang! Was that thing under a perpetual salt-water shower?

Of course it has lots of power! There's only 1/2 of the weight left for it to move!
I call that performance mod "chemical lightening" or "Chronological Weight Reduction"
And what the article doesn't mention is, he actually bought it that way, in OHIO!
Where do old rusty Pittsburgh cars go to die, OHIO, where no inspection keeps them off the road.
I still remember seeing a Monte Carlo in Ohio, standing behind it looking at the rear tires. But I was looking through the top of the trunk, through the wheel wells from above!
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It might buff up pretty good.

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The thing about Toyota sheet metal is: It's amazingly cheap and easy to replace ie: front fenders 56.00 bucks each, hood about the same or less, bumpers etc.

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That'll buff out with that New-Finish stuff, the once a year car polish
at least that's what the commercial said.

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Flow-through ventilation!

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post #14 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 20, 11:46 AM
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I know people are big on that Patina look, but I think this one takes it a little too far

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post #15 of 17 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 20, 12:00 PM
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Holy ****. Look how clean the engine bay is! lol
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