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When someone tells you it's just surface rust.
Topic Started: Jul 10 2018, 10:01 AM (204 Views)
clen
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Johnny Mullet
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Fear the Mullet

Hahahaha!
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PTA2PTB
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Yikes! :scared

I doubt that would even pass inspection, in most states.

I think it would be pretty cool to have a vehicle wrap that was done up to look just like that, all the way around the vehicle. It would be for people originally from places like Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois to wrap their new cars with, right after they move down South or out West. Ya'know, just so they can still feel like they've got a touch of "home".
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nwgeo


Wow, and they say a little salt.

but... what kind of MPG does it get, much lighter weight, and keeps cool too.

Edited by nwgeo, Jul 10 2018, 12:21 PM.
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Horn


Stage 7000 cancer...
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I wonder if this is the "after picture

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Murf 59
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Bummer man. That is what cars look like in SE Alaska.
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clen
Jul 10 2018, 10:01 AM

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Is this the owner?

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cwatkin


This one reminds me of this story! https://jalopnik.com/5924130/how-was-anyone-driving-this-ridiculously-unsafe-car-on-the-highway/

It looks like you can even use your feet like Fred Flintstone!

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clen
Jul 10 2018, 10:01 AM

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I said to, "Take it with a GRAIN of salt.", not a, SILO! :smackface
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Occasionally a car like this pops up here in Arizona and it stands out like an orange thumb. These cars don't seem to have any saftey restrictions here so I see them run around occasionally. Most of the time as long as it has AC they stick around a while.
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cwatkin


I knew a guy from Chicago who had a 500,000 mile Jeep Cherokee. They must salt a lot up there because this thing was falling to pieces.
It was in the 1992-1995 range as I remember and was a rust bucket. It wouldn't pass inspection in the end and I can remember the following issues.

-Huge holes through the floor
-The doors were about to fall off the thing and you had to lift them so they would close.
-Alignment was out because suspension mounts/the unibody were so rotted
-Gas tank leaked and couldn't be filled over half
-Body twisted and turned when you went over a bump because so much of the metal was no longer there
-Tires were all worn out and had strange wear patterns because suspension was no longer alignable
-Burned oil like mad. He got pretty lax about changing it towards the end and would only add oil when the oil pressure light came on. It puffed out smoke badly but made it to 500,000 miles before it failed the inspection.

There were lots of other little quirks and noises from this car but it ran until he traded it in on a new truck. You used to see rust buckets like this a lot around here but not so much anymore. I guess the bodies are now outlasting the transmissions or whatever the weak link is that makes a car uneconomical to repair. It seems most engines will run forever these days with just the basic maintenance.

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