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Old 09-24-2015, 09:57 AM   #11
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Re: Not an original owner and the challenges along for the r

On the rust, best thing is to clean it up and give it a good coat of POR-15. It ain't cheap, but folks from the rusty states seem to swear by it!
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:09 AM   #12
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There is a member here, Scotty, who bought an SMB that had that type of rust. He has a thread that shows and talks about how he treated it. The name of the thread is something like "Hey everyone, look what just pulled up in my driveway, meet Rusty!"
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:59 AM   #13
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There is a member here, Scotty, who bought an SMB that had that type of rust. He has a thread that shows and talks about how he treated it. The name of the thread is something like "Hey everyone, look what just pulled up in my driveway, meet Rusty!"
Found the thread, thanks for the tip!
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:01 AM   #14
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Hi,

Having left vehicles parked over grass for years I recognize the rusty underside.

POR 15 is great if you can get at all sides of each component, but the underside only shows herself to the road and your mechanic.

If the Sacramento area is as dry as I think it is you may have a hard time finding a rustproofing company.

If it was mine and I lived there I'd buy an air compressor attachment that sucks up liquids, an engine spray cleaner gun, ($9.00 Harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/engine-cle ... 68290.html) and spray a thin coating of transmission fluid underneath and in all the door panels; use the factory door plugs and drain holes for access. It won't need much and will drip a lot if you over do it, but yearly applications will stop the rust.

It will also creep into the body seams thereby helping stop the rot. A dry environment will certainly help halt it as well. I bet you use less than 2 quarts to do the whole thing.

Just remember to park it on the street if it starts to drip. Transmission fluid eats asphalt driveways.

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Old 09-24-2015, 11:33 AM   #15
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Fluid Film is a good cheap product that works well, just keep it off the brake rotors.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:07 PM   #16
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Thank you all, I really appreciate the feedback!!

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Re: Not an original owner and the challenges along for the r

I used Chassis Saver for my surface rust and am very happy with the results. I think it's a similar product to Por15.
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The 6.0 can be a great motor and there are some good write ups on bulletproofing. A scan gauge will be a great start and can let you know if you have "known issues."
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