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Old 10-11-2015, 12:08 PM
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At least members in certain southern areas now know what I call stage three rust looks like. Part of the problem I suspect is Mercedes used a non waterproof primer on their cars.

So any scratch or break in the paint finish allows moisture to crawl along under the paint through the primer and spread the rusting.

What to me is really sickening. For little more money auto manufacturers could have used corten steel. It will lightly surface rust but stop rusting at that point. May have added only I percent to the total production costs of cars.

Then again the economy functions by replacements needed in a big way. In many areas of north America now the body fails well before the mechanicals call it a day.
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Old 10-11-2015, 01:09 PM
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Sooo... I'm picking up my 84 5 speed today... any idea when your plans will get it from me?


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Old 10-11-2015, 02:27 PM
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Sooo... I'm picking up my 84 5 speed today... any idea when your plans will get it from me?
Call me when you have time today.

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Old 10-11-2015, 04:34 PM
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I hope no one ever hits you in it.... I seriously doubt based on that rust that it would offer the occupants much protection anymore..... Yikes!
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Old 10-11-2015, 05:06 PM
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Sooo... I'm picking up my 84 5 speed today... any idea when your plans will get it from me?
I would love it if my SD were a straight shift.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:13 PM
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Any update on the 84. Is it alive?
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:02 AM
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Any update on the 84. Is it alive?
Still going strong.
Repairing rust as I have time.
I plan to replace the brake master cylinder soon.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:42 PM
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Wow!!!! How many miles?
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