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AaHHHhhhhh, rust.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    Just removed the trim that runs down both sides of the 76 K5 and found rust. Most of it isn't bad, just surface rust, but the tailgate is done for.
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    uh oh. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif One thing nice about california trucks is NO rust.
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

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    uh oh. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif One thing nice about california trucks is NO rust.

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    You don't even understand HOW nice that is. You guys should see my K30. It's horrible.

    I don't even know if I'll be able to use the cab, its so bad.
     
  4. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    uh oh. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif One thing nice about california trucks is NO rust.

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    You don't even understand HOW nice that is. You guys should see my K30. It's horrible.

    I don't even know if I'll be able to use the cab, its so bad.

    [/ QUOTE ]I know, we take it for granted sometimes...heck I don't even look for rust when looking at vehicles for sale, even 70's vehicles. It's just that nothing really rusts much here. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I hate you! In a good way though! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Y'all are just lucky to have that nice weather out there. I like the mud though, it works for me here. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    Kris

    Kris
     
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    And I like how they quote install times at like 5 minutes for different things.

    Heck it sometimes takes 5 minutes to get a socket onto a badly rusted bolt. Then you crank the pi$$ out of it, only to break it off on the last thread /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    And I like how they quote install times at like 5 minutes for different things.

    Heck it sometimes takes 5 minutes to get a socket onto a badly rusted bolt. Then you crank the pi$$ out of it, only to break it off on the last thread /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif

    [/ QUOTE ] Been there, done that way too meny times. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    just surface rust

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    Consider yourself lucky! Fix it now before it gets any worse! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Oh bitch..bitch..bitch!
    Atleast you have a tailgate!
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    this is my plow truck!
     
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    Kind of makes me not want to pull up the carpeting /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Kind of makes me not want to pull up the carpeting /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

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    Bah, rust doesn't scare me anymore. But I will say that bed floor is a bit disturbing.
     
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    yawn*

    have seen worse, its crazy.
     
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    I put a piece of 2x4 steel across the back, made a new body mount, and mounted the tailgate to the steel i put in. gate closes and the power window even works. I got a big piece of plywood down as a floor! at least it keeps the snow out! It's parts in the spring!
     
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    That pic.. is scary. I think Im gonna run over to the car wash to get the salt off.
     
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    wasn't trying to jack your post, Just wanted to make you feal better!
     
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    mine was actually worse,you could open the doors and stand there. no rocker,nothing. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     

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