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How rusty is too rusty

 
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dlh98370



Joined: 13 Feb 2009
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Location: United States

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: How rusty is too rusty Reply with quote

Barn find. Two 105Es
This one the floor and rocker sills are okay, but the bottoms of the fenders in all four corners are gone.




The other one the floor is is gone but the panels might be salvageable. Both not running. Strut towers okay, glass okay, door seals etc shot.

I'm not worried about the running gear but the flaky kind of rust is everywhere on the inside of the fenders and the metal from the trunk floor to the bottom on the fenders is gone. The flaky rust in on the frame rails too.
Any suggestions? Can I do better than this?
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robarc



Joined: 17 Sep 2008
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Location: Bumpass Virginia

PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is nothing that can not be saved. A mig welder, some flat sheet metal, and some hammering skills can save about anything. My Taunus was nothing but rust from the bottom of the fenders up about 6 inches. The rockers were non existent and the lower part of the hood up about 6 inches was gone (both outer sheet metal and inner framework). The floor pans were also shot. It takes time, but with enough welding wire, gas, and patience, anything can be saved.
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Bigkev



Joined: 05 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a lovely example

this was mine - way worse than that - get it restored















pales in comparison by the looks of it
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duffro



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on where you are and how much the cars cost...
If you are in California and they weren't free than yes, too rusty.
If you are in England or a state where they use salt in winter and they were less than $1000 than no they are totally salvageable.
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enfoprefect



Joined: 04 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like most of that will just buff right out anyway.
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RS.Escort



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both look saveable to me.. but then I am some sort of nut at best!
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