That's just old brake line that a previous "mechanic" left in place after running a new line. It's a heck of a hack job. I'm in the process of replacing all the lines.
It's almost all surface rust. When I first saw it before buying it, the rust almost scared me off. But when I had a closer look, it turned out to be really solid. Even that A-arm bar is fine. What you're seeing is a ton of crap and dirt glued to surface rust. A quick hammer blow reveals beautiful, solid metal underneath. I'm looking forward to sandblasting as much of it as I can and painting it all with POR-15That is some impressive rust! Is that an A-arm bar trying to erode in half? It looks like the perfect candidate for one of those spray oil varnish protectants.
You're not from Arizona are you ?almost all surface rust.
LOL! Here in northern Vermont, we call that "patina". On a car this old, this kind of oxidation is considered light. Every factory-original bolt so far has come out without breaking and has been re-usable. That's downright miraculous.You're not from Arizona are you ?