Rust not a concern like it used to be.

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:01
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Remember when rust was a real costly pain every few years?


With most brands of vehicles.
Its seems since about 1990 onwards theres been a remarkable

difference in the way manufactures have improved corrosion problems, theres not to many rust buckets getting around these days. I remember my 1984 triton 4by was that bad the cab used to to move around on the chassis rails, bit scary on roundabouts to say the least..LOL


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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:53

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 16:53
Gday,
I remember going through a creek in my old HJ60 and ended up with more water in the cab than than outside.
The water sprayed straight up through all the holes in the floor! Hahahahaha

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:02

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:02
LOL... Sounds like my bros one, interesting watching the white line flash by ya feet!!.

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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:52

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 17:52
My father owned and drove an old beach buggy that he had to tie the doors up to the roof to stop the doors from draging along the track. It was our island car and on it's final run it used 8lts of oil in 20 something kilometeres. The oil was spewing out faster than we could put it in. That 20 odd k's took about 4 or 5hrs if I remember right. Drive a couple of k's til the ol girl cooked, let it cool down, add more oil and go another couple of k's. Was that slow, my mother walked the last 8 or 9k's and we all arrived at the township together.

I learnt to drive in that car from the age of about 13.

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 18:52

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 18:52
LOL..Trev, Check the petrol , fill it up with oil. At least you could keep it going!..))))).


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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 18:41

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 18:41
My first LandCruiser was a 1976 FJ55 which was 10 years old when I bought it. I cut all the usual rust out of the roof/floor/doors and resprayed it white/brown.

Watched Malcolm Douglas last night and a guy in the Kimberley had 2 of these with nothing left of the body - now I know how it would look today :-))
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 19:02

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 19:02
30 odd yrs ago Phil!!...lol. My Mits was cactus at 12yr old.

(body wise).

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Follow Up By: Member - Malcolm (Townsville) - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 19:19

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 19:19
LOL Phil

I also watched the show. Couldn't believe the rust bucket that towed the boat. Wonder the hitch even held together.

Malcolm


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Reply By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 19:01

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 19:01
I remember Annie saying to me one day that the carpet in our HQ was a bit soft, had a quick look, bit of a hole I see, ok love might put another mat in shoulf fix it (sh'i better get her another car I said to myself. But what to do with the HQ, old mate said "I will buy it off you" ok what you going to do with it, "need a trailer for that 26 foot yacht with the big keel" And I said so what you going to do with the HQ? A couple of days later I am down at the boat yard and this yacht is sitting inside the HQ, they cut a hole in the roof so the keel would sit in and dragged it out and there it sat. One yacht sitting in HQ sedan, wish I had the photos to show you all.
So yes they probably last a bit longer these days hahahahahaha.

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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 19:07

Sunday, Feb 15, 2009 at 19:07
HAhahahahahahahaha!, at least it was used for something .lol.



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