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Why so many rust holes? Can it be fixed with bondo?

@Alaskan there are several big rust spots!? Glasses off ? :lol: It'll be a good project!


Do you all have old vehicles without rust??? :lol:

Up here all things old, unless carefully cared for, turn into Swiss cheese. The truck we bought has WAY more solid metal than most, not at all Swiss cheese. ;)

We live on the ocean, and then whatever the borough uses on the roads in the winter.... and whenever roads are sanded, beach sand is used (so salty).

So, for an old vehicle, that is considered good shape for up here! ;)

Kid 3 will weld a plate over each of the really bad corners... to try to keep water and ice from splashing into the cab.

And then yes, bondo or what all for some of the smaller cabin holes.

I see no reason to touch the bed holes...the bed has a real nice liner in it to keep stuff in.

Luckily all of the supports and engine mounts, as well as the gas tank and pipe into the gas tank look full on solid metal! Hurrah!
 

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You live in a crazy state.... didn't you say they also will not let you drive with a cracked windshield?

There are cars here with bumpers made from Styrofoam, one uses pool noodles, trashbags and zip ties.
It wasn't me but no, you can't have a huge crack in the windshield. I don't know about bumpers, I've seen trucks with 2x6's bolted on in place of a "regular" bumper. I guess the "no holes into the cabin" thing is so people don't get asphyxiated.
 

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There are cars here with bumpers made from Styrofoam, one uses pool noodles, trashbags and zip ties.
Bet that's a real sight! 😁

That wouldn't pass here. Most cracked windshields won't .

And yes, I have 2 older vehicles without rust. Some clear coat peeling. So need that fixed....Both are 17.
 

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Good morning, coffee is ready. Another 99F day today. I’ll be inside, canning.
My car is 13 years old, truck is 17 years old. New truck is more than we paid for this house and 8 acres 7 years ago.
 

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