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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-17-2009, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I'm looking to try and sell one of my trucks and buy a 62-63 Impala What are common rust spots to look for? I really want one that needs little to no body work but I'm not familier with Impala's so any advice would be nice, thanks in advance, Christopher

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 01:06 PM
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Christopher you need a nice long vacation in Arizona or Nevada, maybe Utah, or southern California (you can check out Washington and Oregon on the eastern side of the cascades as well but they get a lot of snow pack). In the desert states mentioned there is little to no rain or snow, so cars last almost forever. Just need some cash and a Spanish-English dictionary to find the car of your dreams.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 01:20 PM
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Not sure about 64's but, my 2 66 convertibles both had significant rust through spots on the trunk pan, where it meets with the wheel-well.

may not hurt for you to check there as well.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Seems a lot of the ones I've looked at on craigslist/ebay mention trunk rot and floor rot, so those seem to be common spots, but that goes for any older car. I'm just gonna kick back until one that needs little body work and the right price comes along

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 05:27 PM
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Whats a matter you don't like rattle snakes? (just about every old car in the desert has them (which is good because it keeps field mice from making nests). I think you are correct to wait and let a good car come to you, just be prepared to drive to see one totally rust free.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I think I'd rather look under the dash and see a mouse then a rattler though haha

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