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papawfalcon
06-03-2009, 07:02 PM
Well not new to FALCONS and RANCHERO'S.I live in southern Illinois where good FALCONS are rare.I have a '62 RANCHERO that I have spent over 1500 on the rusted out quarter panels(just for parts and welding).And they are not done.Wish I still lived in Tacoma,where I could have a FALCON or RANCHERO that was rust free or almost.My RANCHERO was rusted out almost to the bottom of the gas cap.Because they don't make a full quarter for a round body.and shipping would also kill my budjet,again.After almost 40 years with FALCONS there is no other clasic car!Glad I found this Forum that is part bof the FCA.

Jeff W
06-03-2009, 07:34 PM
Welcome. I grew up in Wisconsin and had the same problem with the Salt (note the Capital "S"". After moving to Seattle, I was amazed at how clean the old cars are here.

Luva65wagon
06-04-2009, 10:38 PM
Welcome! Yes, we have better luck avoiding rust while driving our cars, but pine needles and dirt and water and pine needles dirt and water (did I mention water?), we have rot here too, but not as bad as salt would do.

Hope you get it all together without breaking the bank -- which these days is not that hard to do! :o