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#574426 - 10/28/20 07:39 AM Question for you Midwest Folks about rust.  
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Just did a Roadtrip to Elkhart IN to see how the other side lives and try to get a good deal on some Fraudulently obtained toys.
Elkhart Auction collection Note all prices mentioned are after the buyers premium has been added to the closing bid.
Managed to overpay for a couple items and got a 20 foot trailer for a reasonable (but not smoking) deal. Still kicking myself for not continuing to bid on
1952 Hudson Hornet. Wasn't sure (and as of this morning still don't know) if it was a good buy or not, but got scared off when there was only one other bidder than myself for this car that is very similar to what my dad drove when he was in high school all those years ago. Not sure it would have fit in the trailer we ended up buying for the road trip home.

Anyway I digress.


While driving through the area I noticed how much rust (and rust through) your cars get in the Rocker panels and lower fenders I've heard the horror story's and know that collectors and rebuilders love West coast cars, but actually seeing the destruction of 6 year old cars was eye opening.
How do y'all deal with that, or prevent it? My 29 YO stepside did spend two winters in West Virginia, and is showing some rust bubbles on the lower fenders behind the doors, but nothing near as bad as what I saw on cars 1/4th it's age.


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#574428 - 10/28/20 11:17 AM Re: Question for you Midwest Folks about rust. [Re: Justification]  
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It is definitely an issue. Cars have gotten way better in that respect. Some are way better then others. My 2002 Ram that i got rid of last year had some major around the rear wheel rust going on that effects all of that generation. If it wasn't for the rust I'd most likely still own.

My 2010 Ram has a small spot starting on the outside bottom of one of the doors. Took it to several body shops in the area to see about getting if fixed. All gave the same response - being they will no longer do any rust repair. Only option is to replace the door. Awesome when all is said and done it comes to $1800 bucks. Ouch. Still really like the truck has low miles so more than likely will end up gong that way. Still much cheaper then new.

Don't you have rust issues in Utah? I know you get snow.


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#574431 - 10/28/20 12:12 PM Re: Question for you Midwest Folks about rust. [Re: captkevin]  
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Originally Posted by captkevin


Don't you have rust issues in Utah? I know you get snow.


They must not be as liberal in their use of salt, and the roads will typically clear within 2-3 days of even a heavy storm.
VERY low humidity must be helping too.

Believe it or not, this is the worst spot on the 29YO Chevy.
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Passenger side extended cab portion behind the passenger door.
Rocker panels are still solid, and the rear corner cab portions have have only surface rust bubbles about 1/4 that bad.
I did have to replace the Chrome Nerf Bars that had rusted out on the bottom side a few (7-10?) years ago. but when tearing out the interior for the upcoming (when he's actually going to get to it I don't know) rebuild, I was pleasantly surprised how clean the floor was on this truck with 235000 miles.

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#574432 - 10/28/20 12:46 PM Re: Question for you Midwest Folks about rust. [Re: Justification]  
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Thats pretty impressive for 29 years old.

235k is equally impressive.

Congrats

Best way to get your money out of vehicle.


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#574433 - 10/28/20 01:42 PM Re: Question for you Midwest Folks about rust. [Re: Justification]  
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Have always wanted to go a classic car auction like that but figured it would be playing with fire.

One of these days its on.


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#574513 - 11/05/20 06:42 AM Re: Question for you Midwest Folks about rust. [Re: Justification]  
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I lived in western NY where cars are rusted in 5 years of ownership, I also lived in Maine for 3 years and believe it or not the rust is less of an issue mainly because Maine is so cold that salt isn't as effective. I now live in Pennsylvania for the past 20 years and the rust issue is much better than NY state where I grew up. We have 3 vehicles and our 2003 F150 is our winter driver, the diesel truck stays parked when it snows as that truck will stay with us as long as possible. Our car is terrible in the snow so we leave that parked when it snows. I know lots of people that use fluid film to spray inside panels of their vehicles to help deter any rusting.


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#574515 - 11/05/20 01:56 PM Re: Question for you Midwest Folks about rust. [Re: Justification]  
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No rust problems in SoCal. California does not allow salt application. In the mountains, they spread sand and volcanic ash for traction. This is not salty, but it does do damage to frontal surfaces of vehicles.

At our house in the mountains at 5000 feet, we are expecting sub-freezing days Saturday and Sunday. And snow. Nearly 9 inches. We will be staying home this weekend. We are currently 80 degrees and dry "Down the Hill".


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