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Old June 21st, 2012, 08:20 PM
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How bad is it? Need an assessment...

Hey folks...

I'm in the hunt for a decent 110 SW and have come across one in particular that I like but has some rust issues. I won't be able to afford body work for a while - so I am looking for an assessment on how long the body will last without repair, how hard it would be to repair, and how bad it is relative to others you have seen. Thanks!

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Old June 21st, 2012, 08:29 PM
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are those LPG tanks in the rear?
It's extremely hard to tell with photos (especially with generous coating of Waxoil). You need to dig around with a screwdriver to really see some shady stuff. That said, nothing looks completely gone from the photos, but if it passed a recent MOT that may be a good sign. UK is pretty strict about structural issues and soft frame parts.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 09:15 PM
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I'd give it 10 years or so depending on your ability to tolerate pain and suffering. And the amount of road salt they put down in your part of the world.


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Hey folks...

I'm in the hunt for a decent 110 SW and have come across one in particular that I like but has some rust issues. I won't be able to afford body work for a while - so I am looking for an assessment on how long the body will last without repair, how hard it would be to repair, and how bad it is relative to others you have seen. Thanks!

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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:28 PM
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From looking at tiny pics in my iPhone doesn't look that bad and you're in GA so you won't add too much to what's there

Would be better to have pics of footwells, doors (behind the door cards) crossmember and door sills.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Figure some new t-pieces and that thing should last for a decade.
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Old June 21st, 2012, 11:35 PM
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It's a pretty low mileage truck, spent a lot of time on a private hunting reserve if I recall. Doors all need to be replaced, but everything else looked sorted (I've obviously seen it before).

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are those LPG tanks in the rear?
You are correct sir.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 06:44 AM
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Hey guys - thanks for all of the input.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Mine was way worse than that I and I drove it for 6 years (never garaged in midwest) before tearing it down.
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