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underbody rust by pprbart@cs.com
Started on: 03-26-2004 11:56 AM
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Report this Post03-26-2004 11:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pprbart@cs.comClick Here to Email pprbart@cs.comSend a Private Message to pprbart@cs.comDirect Link to This Post
i am about to look for a fiero chassis for a kit body on order. is there a history of a lot of rust on the floor pan in states where road salt is used. many of my older cars have lost their floors. ex is a 1987 mustang. any comments?
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Report this Post03-26-2004 12:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2000RagTopClick Here to Email 2000RagTopSend a Private Message to 2000RagTopDirect Link to This Post
This very simple......
The main areas to be looking will be in the trunk (rear) and engine compartment.
First look under the trunk carpet on the sides of the fenders, this is the big area
that, if there is rust.........It will be there!!

Another place to look is around and under the battery. The tray is big on rusting.
Also, look at the bottom of the trunk under the the truck carpet......

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Report this Post03-26-2004 12:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Pontiac BoiClick Here to Email Pontiac BoiSend a Private Message to Pontiac BoiDirect Link to This Post
Well since you're in MI, it's probably a huge deal, but just be sure to physically take a look and see if there is any in the undercarage. One of the most trouble spots in a Fiero is the trunk, pull the carpet and check that out.

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Report this Post03-26-2004 12:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessDirect Link to This Post
If you're worried about it, buy a car from the south. Personally I haven't seen any fieros with floorpan problems.
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If looking for rust main focus is not on floor, although that will rust. Take back the trunk carpet and look at the inner wheel wells and trunk upper sides. Next would be the door hinge area, down low by the rocker panels. Another area that seems to rust is the front suspension bracing, for some reason these braces don't seem to have the same corosion protection on them. These are the most prone areas for rust on driven Fieros. If the car has st for awhile look at the pinch welds next to the long coolant tubes this area will show rust if the car has been sitting in the weeds for any length of time.

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