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What states are all the rust free K5's in?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cavalry, Dec 17, 2001.

  1. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    Ok what states (east of the miss) have the most solid K5's Where is the Mason Dixon line for rust? Everything I have been looking at "needs floors" I have lived in various places down south so I know not every K5 is rotten. Where are all the good ones, besides SoCal, Arizona, and New Mexico?


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  2. delta9blazer

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    i'd say they're all in arizona, or here in california.

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  3. txbartman

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    Texas. It's not east of the Mississippi, but it's closer than the others.

    Brian
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  4. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    I lived in Killeen for a while. Thats the kind of stuff I'm looking for...but a bit closer

    "There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness"
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  5. GRINCH

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    I actually drove to tennesee to get mine 1990 Rust free....

    Seen a few nice ones for sale down here in Southern Gergia.

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  6. riz

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    <font color=purple> I'll tell you where they're definately NOT rust free ...........WISCONSIN !!!! See my photos in the Members Rides section.

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  7. four_by_ken

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    Michigan!!!

    but, I got it from Georgia.

    Ken H.


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  8. fright89

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    not in mass, way to much salt on the roads here. big chunks of it. dont drive behind the sander truck the salt pieces will crack your windshield, first sighn of ice and they realy lay it down
     
  9. Greg72

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    Cavalry,

    If it's really so hard to find a "rust free" K5.....you might be better off buying a California/Arizona K5 and having it shipped to you.

    I know my sister had her car driven "California to Maine" for only $400.....if you want it in a transporter, I think that's closer to $1500.

    If every "local" K5 is a basket case that needs all new metal "grafted in"....you're bodywork costs would far exceed the cost of transporting a "rust-free, original K5" to your door!!!!

    Something to think about.....it's always better to start with a straight, rust-free vehicle.




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  10. SCOOBYDANNN

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    west texas has a lot of good trucks, mainly in the southwest ie: west texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, mabye Oklahoma

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  11. 76chevy

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    Anywhere it is really dry. Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. You have to be carefull with New Mexico and some of Texas. Texas is so big it gets all kinds of weather. Anywhere there is no salt, either from the ocean or road salt.

    Your best best would be in Arizona from the Pheonix area south or somewhere like Las Vegas, Death Valley, etc.... . The only problems with these places is that the paint is burnt off and you get a little surface rust.

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  12. Confederate9

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    id say most all the k5s ive seen here in nc are rust free

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    SD,WY,OK,TX,NM,CO,MT,ID,UT,NV,AZ,CA,OR,WA,AR, LA,AL,MS,FL GA,NC,SC,KY, &amp;TN don't use road salt. Check ones from these areas.

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  14. muddysub

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    southern nevada, i live in veags and nothing around here is rusty unless it came from somewhere else. [​IMG]

    people that get good mileage aren't having any fun!
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  15. CAROLINAK5

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    hey confederate9, maybe i should have driven my blazer to get that stereo....i'd bet you would retract that last statement.lol[​IMG]

    the way i see it (or don't see it!)...little bondo, lots of camo!



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  16. DesertDueler

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    Almost all rust free here in PHX. THe only place my Jimmy rusted was surface rust on the roof because it didnt have paint on it for a year. And it actually was just bare metal until I went to San Diego and the ocean rusted it, so I came back cleaned it off and painted it.

    86Jimmy 4"&35"MTRs,87 burb 4"&33"MT,69Firebird w/525 hp,and 70GTO live in PHX,AZ<a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>My vehicles</a>
     
  17. 88jimmyoungowner

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    look on the internet at places like autotrader or other places of the like on the internet

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  18. ChevyCaGal

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    Believe it or not CA is not the rust free area as many think it is. We have a lot of coast line with lots of salty sea air to get those folks who live there. Then we got the snow in lots of the state. I think every state has problems areas. Just depends on the owner and how well they took care of it and how much they cared if it was trashed or not....

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  19. behemoth

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    Excuse me Roger - but Kentucky dumps so much salt on the road once the temp hits 32 degrees and precipitation is forcasted it's not funny!!! The roads are stained white for weeks after the snow has melted. No "rust-free" trucks here. Just check out my pix (and ask MudRunner78 - he bought my rust bucket).



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  20. jekbrown

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    Re: What states are all the rust free K5\'s in?

    I live in washington state (yeah, the 300 days/year of rain one!) and my 85 Jimmy doesnt have much of any rust on it at all. One small patch of surface rust on the bottom part of my drivers door...thats it. Amazing what happens when you herculine the whole tub, and do timely touch-up on little nics in the paint. =)

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