amiller34
amiller34 New Reader
10/18/10 6:09 p.m.

So I found this 68 Olds Vista Cruiser that has been in this field since 1982, Odometer shows 31K for $400, but... So although I've been mostly talked out of it, because it really doesn't solve my problem of needing a tow vehicle for next year, I've got some questions about this kind of extreme surface rust.

Roof and rt quarter has absolutely no paint left on it, and there are a few small holes on the roof around the Vista windows, One of my big concerns is if you were to use a rust remover, would there likely be any roof left? Is it likely the rest of the roof my have good metal and those small holes would grow to 1-2"? Or do you you use one of those rust convertors, skim it with filler to smooth it out and paint it? I kept having a vision of using a rust remover and hearing a clunk as the vista window lands on the back seat. BTW, if anyone wants more pics of this thing I'll be happy to post.

patgizz
patgizz SuperDork
10/18/10 6:21 p.m.

i want it bad

please more pics

it absolutely can tow unless you need a dually.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler Reader
10/18/10 6:24 p.m.

Given the thickness of the metal in that beast, you'd probably be OK with sanding off the worst of it and hitting it with some POR-15 or equivalent.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn SuperDork
10/18/10 6:40 p.m.

Check out this thread on the HAMB board: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=520460&highlight=clr About halfway down the first page he used CLR rust remover to wash the surface rust off the hood of a car in similar condition.

fast_eddie_72
fast_eddie_72 Reader
10/18/10 7:01 p.m.
stuart in mn wrote: Check out this thread on the HAMB board: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=520460&highlight=clr About halfway down the first page he used CLR rust remover to wash the surface rust off the hood of a car in similar condition.

Holy cow! That's amazing!

M2Pilot
M2Pilot Reader
10/18/10 8:47 p.m.
stuart in mn wrote: Check out this thread on the HAMB board: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=520460&highlight=clr About halfway down the first page he used CLR rust remover to wash the surface rust off the hood of a car in similar condition. Post #101 in the HAMB thread gives a bit of instruction on how to use the CLR.
amiller34
amiller34 New Reader
10/18/10 11:12 p.m.

Ok, I just spent the last few hours reading various build threads on H.A.M.B. I love it all! came across this thread; http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=505058 lot of great rust removal info.

H.A.M.B. +1

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