<VV> What it's like in salt country
gojoe283 at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 4 23:19:46 EST 2018
Can definitely relate. I'm from Central Massachusetts. Dad babied his cars, kept them garaged always, but drove to work every day, snow, salt, sun, and rain.
Most of our cars got top-of-the-front-fender rust through after about 4 years. Structural metal of bumpers would start to dissolve under the chrome. And the floors looked OK because there was carpet over the holes where the chassis pans used to be. We had a 64 Fairlane Sports Coupe, a Hornet 2 door sedan, and a 1980 Cutlass Supreme. All started to disintegrate within about 5 years, despite the fact that Dad kept the interiors pristine and he washed them almost every weekend.
I didn't even mention rear quarter rust-through. We had a 53 Ford Victoria where headlight rims rusted off the body of the car. That one was practically a chassis by the time Dad finally sold it.
Winter sucks for us northern old-car nuts! :(
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