The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hey_Pauly, Jun 16, 2010.
PAULEY...to much for WHAT?...POP.
Too much to be still considered cool.
bonneville is great but my roadster is now on the rack. I had to cut off the whole bottom for new sheet metal!! Rust usually picks the good stuff panels floors inners etc. It'llget ya!!
it's only too much rust if it exceeds your pocketbook/skills.
Maybe I'm spoiled living in the Southwest but I won't buy/ own/ build a rusty car unless it's real desireable (say, a 32 Ford) and worth the effort. Too many rust free ones around here to choose from.
Some surface rust is ok, around here a car can sit in bare metal outside for 5/ 10 years and it will still sand off.
I admit I don't understand the poll either, are you asking if rusty RRs are cool?
i walk through the valley of rust , i fear no evil cause iam the keeper of rust .
I think the op is talking about how much rust on a driver, I say no holes bigger than a quarter anywhere on the paint, and all holes below the knee.
Surface rust is ok "all over" (kinda) the car, but holes or "flaky biscuit" patches don't make it.
A driver is a driver, but if I am fixing the car all of the rust will be going.
i named my first born rusty. She is still mad as hell.
Yep. Some people sandblast and coat EVERYTHING! Some don't give a shit, and their car (with a lot of rust) don't suffer to any degree worth the price of a hill of beans. Just today I was under a '41 ford that looked like the frame and underside has never had any paint on it. That makes it over seventy years old. Seventy years from now it'll still be driving around, unless somebody subframes it or something.............................yatta, yatta, ...........
I think it could be fixed? Hell the rockers are gone too! With a little patience it will get done.
Holy crap....That car is trying to devour a perfectly good fence post hole.
I've been play with and building hot rods a long time,,and I learned many years ago to get the best body you can for the amount of money your spending.
The more time you spend repairing the more money it's gonna cost in the long run,,so I prefer no rust.
Here is a sample of what was done,,,
After installing 103 patch panels in our "Ranch Wagon",,I don't ever want another rusty car. HRP
LOL! Yeah it's all got to come out from the firewall to the back seat.
x2 to everything he said!
Looks like there are some rust lovers on the HAMB.
Do I have rust on my driver? Yep. Will it be gone as soon as I can afford the paint and body work? Yep. While I had the engine out for the rebuild, I treated all the rust in the engine bay with POR-15. While I had the interior stripped out to re-wire the car, I treated all the rust with POR-15. When I had the trunk stripped down to replace the insulation, carpet, and trunk liner, I treated all the rust with POR-15. I'm slowly making my way around the car. It's not too bad, for what was originally a Florida car.
There's a guy in Germany trying to bring this '50 Ford fordor back to life. Pretty ambitious project.....
Mine's got a little rust, but I think I can still save it!-MIKE
Wow I feel better about my project now.
Any is to much for your good car...a rusty winter beater is like wearing a badge of honor. Any rust on your "good car" is a stain on your integrity..IMHO.
My 34 before and after.
Im originaly from rust belt northeast ohio. My brother bought a used grand am about 3 months before he moved to virginia. Looked great to us but after he got there a brake line broke and he took it to a garage there. They refused to touch it. Said the car was too rusty and they might brake more lines. I took a weekend to drive down there and fixed it in about an hour. I just replaced about a foot of bad line. It wasnt that rusty under there.
This is too much-
IS IT THO?
I know theres a lot missing, and perhaps it was a joke. but, whats there, if its not disintigrating, could be restored, rite?
If your wife or girlfriend was on the street givin up your "goodies" how much of that would be too much
People in a shop, using the 'rust factor' as an excuse to avoid doing a repair? That's funny!
It's not so much that us rodders in the rust belt prefer rust, it's that we don't have a choice with our climate & states salting/snow removal techniques. Of course we could drive to the dry western climate but to much of us it can be a 2000 trip which I've done several times. It just boils down to what is available and how good a body that your $$$ can buy.
it's your car, and I'm not going to tell you what to do.
i was scared of rust now i only hate cutting it out and replacing it but not scared of it at all
Rust sucks. I'm on it as soon as I see it.
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