Recently I was traveling to my son's to get some stripes done on my chopped shoebox and I noticed at a local riceburner (you know the one in the headlines for recalls) dealership, a stack of new frames, still banded together from shipment. So I sought out a buddy whose son works there and asked what was up. Seems these are replacement frames for pickups they have sold in last two decades. Now how many of you have seen '49-56 Chevy, Ford and other make pickups drug out from behind a barn or out of weed filled lot, hosed off, tuned up and driven? And in reality, look at Model A Fords. How many of those frames are still being found, z'ed, and used? Yet a frame only 20 years old is rotten and has to be replaced? My wife has a small AWD car. It is a 2003. Recently at 106K miles, I noticed some tire wear issues so took it to the dealer to have it aligned. when they went to align the rear wheels, they told me the adjustment bolts were rusted fast and had to be cut out and replaced, costing me bucks. I told the Service Manager that I could show him Model T fords where the spring bolts were still useable and removeable. In fact I asked him why the manufacturer had not rifle drilled the bolts and provided zerk fittings on the ends to lube them. Of course I got that "what an old fool" look and no answer. We just don't build cars like we used to do. I am glad I was a kid who graduated from high school in 1960 and have enjoyed driving Detroit iron at its finest. Here's a picture of my wife and I in 1966, right before we eloped, with my '65 425hp big block Corvette, factory 4:56 gears. Edlebrock cross ram with two holley spreadbores under a special hood bubble. As Chris Matthews once said, "makes my leg tingle" just to remember those days.