Picked up a 94 caprice wagon yesterday, 82,000 miles, but totally rusted out underneath, gotta love michigans salt roads in the winter. Parting the car out, got the car listed in parts for sale.
Its actually a church parking lot around the corner from me, i do park cars there, just not on sunday.Home? Man what I'd give for a driveway with that many lined parking spots eh.
So rub it in a tell us you got like $250 in it. cwm1
Your right on that one. That Caprice the Lynol just got was ruined in only 5 years. The guy said when got the car it was spotless. He admitted to never washing it and only used it in the winter.I have to say, a lot of this 'rusty car' business is people not taking care of the cars. I live in probably the worst corrosion environment in the country, with lots of freeze/thaw cycles, salt and moisture. I wash my cars regularly during the winter, oil them before the winter (used motor oil works well as long as it's not coolant-contaminated), and use a good wax several times a year. My '94 wagon was originally from Miami, FL and it was so clean when I got it that I removed the entire exhaust (including manifolds) with hand tools. It has now been driven through 5 Syracuse winters and it is still in very very good condition rust-wise. In fact, the only areas that are hurting are ones that were caused either by Miami corrosion (roof rail rain drain areas) or a water leak. It is always parked on pavement and stays outside all winter. I fix rock chips with touchup paint and then follow up with wax.
When I see cars rusted out like this, I think "neglect."
They are about the same as the sedans really. Only difference being the wagon has a D pillar and water can get in them and make a nasty mess. Also the rear side windows can leak and let water pool up in the quarters, rotting them out.Are they rust buckets as well? Just out of curiosity, I'd like to see some pics of the usual rust trouble spots. If the fender has a hole like that in it, it's gotta be bad everywhere else.
I saw a truck like that here in a junkyard in Syracuse. It was the RUSTIEST LS engine I've ever seen.They had a chevy plow truck at work. 2003 6.0 Silverado 2500 4x4. it has SEVEN thousand miles. The truck looks worse than some 15 year old trucks with 200k driven in the winter... Why? The truck was never washed off.
The worst thing you can possibly do is drive a car in the salt then park it in a garage with no air circulation, you can hear it rusting out!swore he kept it washed, body was perfect, but the underside was totally rusted out, even tho he parked in the garage.
This 6.0 looked like a rusted boat anchor. The block and manifolds were 100% rust flake. The truck runs PERFECT, The body looks perfect. Just the frame-suspension and engine is toast. The AC compressor locked up at 4,000 miles from rust.I saw a truck like that here in a junkyard in Syracuse. It was the RUSTIEST LS engine I've ever seen.
The thing that irks me is when people neglect the cars and then think it's still worth blue book. This is particularly endemic here in the rust belt when non-car people go to sell an 8-10 year old car that's basically rusted out, and they think it's still worth something. Sorry buddy, YOU didn't take care of it, so YOU get to eat the depreciation.
Don't think so, you could not buy any 94-96 B-body with 3.42 gears, not even the 9C1 police package. The only way you could get 3.42 is by buying a 91-93 9C1 sedan.. Been trying to read the sticker, looks like GU6, which is 3:42 gears, did these wagons ever come with these?