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    Unhappy loosing faith in her...

    well i bought a 94 in may and had the intentions of fixing her up and having a good cruiser but over these last couple months i have lost faith. it seems like everytime i crack into somewhere new, there is rust waiting. i was hoping it would be a quick fix but i have just discovered way to much rust. what should i do? im short on money and would like to get another fbody.

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    I can only recommend what I have been doing for the last 25 years.

    Go West of the Mississippi and get out of the rust belt to buy your next car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpibird923 View Post
    well i bought a 94 in may and had the intentions of fixing her up and having a good cruiser but over these last couple months i have lost faith. it seems like everytime i crack into somewhere new, there is rust waiting. i was hoping it would be a quick fix but i have just discovered way to much rust. what should i do? im short on money and would like to get another fbody.
    I agree with Firebirdjones, your better off starting clean. It'll save you in the long run. I used to try and fix up my winterbeaters but rust can't be stopped. Unless you were going to strip down the whole vehicle, which is pretty impractical. Cutting, grinding, welding, fiberglassing, bondoing...

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    Ya unless you plan on doing a complete restoration ya should just cut your losses and start with a solid car At least now you know what to look for....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I can only recommend what I have been doing for the last 25 years.

    Go West of the Mississippi and get out of the rust belt to buy your next car.
    well i am west. im in arkansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpibird923 View Post
    well i am west. im in arkansas.
    Then you wouldn't have to travel as far as I have done. I lived in Ohio and would routinely travel to California, Washington, etc.....to buy our cars. I've also went south to North Carolina and Florida with good results.

    Just as long as the car spent it's life inland a bit and away from the sea air,,,then you are probably okay.

    Funny thing, I grew up in Ohio and lived there all my life until just recently,,,,,,,,and all that time I've never bought a single car anywhere near that area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpibird923 View Post
    well i bought a 94 in may and had the intentions of fixing her up and having a good cruiser but over these last couple months i have lost faith. it seems like everytime i crack into somewhere new, there is rust waiting. i was hoping it would be a quick fix but i have just discovered way to much rust. what should i do? im short on money and would like to get another fbody.
    Ditch it and save up for a better one. Rust is bad. Interior/motor parts are one thing, but body damage is something I like to avoid.

    I love the LT1 bodystyle. Don't give up, just save up a few grand and go for a better one next time. Sounds like the resto on this one is going to burn you in the long run.

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    Take advantage of the governments CFC deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldo View Post
    Take advantage of the governments CFC deal!
    Haha, ya but that doesn't get you a cool old hotrod,,,You'd have to settle for something new that fits the economy bullcrap that our new shitty government is pushing on us,,,,I better stop now before you get me started,,,

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