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LiveOak    70
LiveOak

Hate to be the party pooper. You better take another look. At one time she was a beautiful truck and a fairly rare model but she is a road salt rust bucket that is dying a slow death.

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cummins2k    0
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Hate to be the party pooper. You better take another look. At one time she was a beautiful truck and a fairly rear model but she is a road salt rust bucket that is dying a slow death.

Yep. Looking at an enlarged pic you can see it bad around the fenders. My truck is cleaner than that rust wise at 200k+ miles (but a 24-valve). Even at that though when they get up in miles you really have to debate whether it is worth it. My truck is starting to fail seals and small parts left and right. The engine may run great and the major stuff still works but the little things can kill if not maintained and that costs moolah. :smart:

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JOHNFAK    85
JOHNFAK

There's some rust on the 4 fenders - but nothing huge for 16 years ?? I know it might be worse once you look at it behind fender but ?? :shrug:

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cummins2k    0
cummins2k

I have a 94 Dakota that has no rust around the fenders and what not, but when working on it I find many issues down underneath. It's not bad enough to cause concern but definitely needs tended too. If a truck is exhibiting a lot of rust around fenders and other bends I would worry that structure wise it is falling apart.Your right in your assumption that it would deserve further inspection though. My father has a Dakota similar to mine that completely rusted out around the cab corners, etc. However the frame was fine it was just a bad paint job that caused it. A few patch panels and a paint job later and it looks better than it did when he bought the thing.You need to see vehicles in person to really understand there level of disrepair. Hence why I hate online sales of motor vehicles.

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smokeythedodge    0
smokeythedodge

old girl is about to rust apart...................... throw a lot of salt up in that neck of the woods

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Mopar1973Man    3,696
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I hate to say it but they use a lot of salt and mag-cloride out here too... The funny part is the body and under side of my truck is A1 perfect yet... Why? Because even in the winter time I wash the truck and I don't just wash the paint. I wash the underside out with plenty of clear water. I wash out all the road mud and dirt...But like I've been taugh... When you go buy a vehicle bring your overalls and lay on your back and look up. The interior and under the hood will look good but lay on your back and look up... Whole new story...:stuned:

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JOHNFAK    85
JOHNFAK

But like I've been taugh... When you go buy a vehicle bring your overalls and lay on your back and look up. The interior and under the hood will look good but lay on your back and look up... Whole new story...:stuned:

Yeah - lucky I did that when I bought my truck shame I didnt know anything about vp44 tranny power enhancements exhaust/egts valves/headwork injectors A/C ..... so on .. and so on .... $$ now I do :thumbup2: ( a little) :lmao:

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