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Old 15-07-2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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Common Rust Spots

Hi,

I'm considering a Rallye as a weekend car and have read through the great forum buyers guide.

I'm wondering if there are any common spots to check for rust when viewing? For example boot or sills etc?


Any advice appreciated!

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Old 16-07-2017, 07:59 AM   #2
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everywhere undeeneath!

inner wings, chassis legs, floor stiffeners/wishbone mounts, sills, inner sills, especially next to the fuel tank, rear wheel arches where they meet the boot floor, plus anywhere hidden by the kit.
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Old 16-07-2017, 09:19 PM   #3
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Cheers weldhpug, so it's a case of get it up in the air if possible!
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Old 17-07-2017, 06:32 PM   #4
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Yes and in the engine bay under the ECU and the fusebox. Also both wheel arches (i.e. Either side) in the boot.

On the whole they are now all showing their age in some form, so there are very few that can claim no rust.
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Old 30-07-2017, 05:36 PM   #5
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Whats the best way to prevent after welding done..
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Old 30-07-2017, 07:57 PM   #6
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They're a 25+ year old piece of steel that's lived in England... there is no such thing as a 'rust free' example.. ��������
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Old 31-07-2017, 01:35 PM   #7
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They're a 25+ year old piece of steel that's lived in England... there is no such thing as a 'rust free' example.. ��������
This is true with the harsh conditions, but I wondering if anyone is offering restorations etc,.
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Old 31-07-2017, 09:37 PM   #8
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I've just uncovered a rotten passenger side rear belt mount... broke it all away and now it's a letterbox ��
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Old 31-07-2017, 11:48 PM   #9
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Mattxt92 was doing a fairly extensive restoration on a damaged and rotten shell, although thanks to photobucket the thread has lost it's pics.

Doubt it would be cost effective to pay for restoration ....... yet, although if the value increases it may be worth investing.

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Old 01-08-2017, 03:42 PM   #10
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This is true with the harsh conditions, but I wondering if anyone is offering restorations etc,.
as your location states you're in Australia, I doubt corrosion is much of a concern, just sun damage to paint and plastics!
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Whats the best way to prevent after welding done..
Epoxy primer and then a very high quality stone chip like uPOL Raptor if it's on the underside
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:23 AM   #12
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I know it would depend on the quality of the repair and what lengths have been gone to to treat the repaired sections for the future but on the common areas boot/inner wings/sills if done correctly should it they be good for months/years?? Or are you just biding your time until they appear again?
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If the rotten metal is all cut out then it should be good for years as long as the metal is suitably protected and treated for all accessible sides.
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