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Yesterday 04:56 PM
7nomad8 Well, if he'd sectioned the hood and channeled the body, it would have had better flow, but.......you're right Ogre, you can't UN-see something that never should have been.
Yesterday 04:05 PM
ogre oh my eyes... you can't un-see that kind of stuff
Yesterday 03:01 AM
deadbodyman It looks like the truck has half eaten a caddi.
09-22-2016 09:14 PM
idrivejunk
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Uggg
Thats a "Just because you can doesn't mean you should" case. At least its blue.

It is square on both ends And maybe wrong wheel drive
09-22-2016 01:43 PM
OldTech Sometimes skill is just not enough. You have to have some artistic sense for the design and flow of lines too.
09-22-2016 10:05 AM
Rodnit Don't get me wrong, that Caddytruck is butt ugly. But at the same time, there must have been some pretty good fab work to merge the two.....
09-22-2016 09:19 AM
cozwurth
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Uggg
I think I just threw up a little...
09-22-2016 09:11 AM
MARTINSR

Uggg
09-16-2016 03:34 PM
deadbodyman Hmmmmmm, what a co inki dink. 100.00 deductible ?
09-16-2016 09:04 AM
MARTINSR So interesting how the "vandals" only scratched the three panels where the clear had failed. Hmmmmm

Brian
09-09-2016 06:49 AM
Too Many Projects I have a '67 Camaro that came from that area and it has most of the same rust issues as a MN car. The salt is in the air and condenses overnight, then it runs down into the cowl and window channels. The back window channel on mine rusted thru many years ago and then took out the entire trunk floor. A stucco sider must have owned it and rebuilt the floor with the mesh to hold stucco and and then coated it. The rear wheel arches and front fender dog legs are badly rusted as well.
09-09-2016 06:30 AM
deadbodyman You raised some good points there.
On mine the sealer is about as thick and round as my finger, not a sign of rust anywhere.
something else to consider, every once in a while someone brings a car in with a little rust in the wheel arch and I instantly know that car was from somewhere else, like NY and just ended up here. Like I say though that's a pretty good design so the problem is unique to that van. isn't the SF Bay salt water? I saw something on TV where they never stop painting that bridge because it'll rust and its so big when they get to the other end its time to start over again.
it had to have been loose AND over loaded to bust through all that sealer. and a little salt water air in there and POOF.
Normally the rack just sits on the sealer by its own weight, the points just hold it in place until the outer brackets are installed. If you wanted too you could install it without the points even touching the sealer by just lifting it up slightly as you tighten the outer clamp bracket so it was definetly moving or installed improperly or too loose.
You should check to see if where the rack is mounted is in line with the inner pillars for maximum support
09-07-2016 08:58 PM
Too Many Projects I would venture the clamp worked loose and no one bothered to tighten it. It then pounded on the rail until it bent the rail and allowed the points to puncture the flange. It's probably not a stretch to guess it's had more weight on it than it was designed for, adding to the issue. If you look at Mike's pic, there are 2 nuts on the clamp and the outer is even a nylock, which is my basis for the one in CA coming loose.
09-07-2016 08:45 PM
MARTINSR
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holy crap it looked like your bracket was on the outside of the drip rail .looking closer I can see the rail rusted out and you removed the outside clamp bracket, the rail is gone. I've never seen anything like that except in Fla. where salt water and humidity rusts cars from the top down. I' seen whole van roofs rust around that drip rail and nowhere else. My bad.
This is sunny California cars don't rust here. Honestly, there isn't a spec of rust on this van other than where the rack is mounted and the rack pierced through the sealer and then through the gutter when it rusted.

Brian
09-07-2016 08:32 PM
deadbodyman holy crap it looked like your bracket was on the outside of the drip rail .looking closer I can see the rail rusted out and you removed the outside clamp bracket, the rail is gone. I've never seen anything like that except in Fla. where salt water and humidity rusts cars from the top down. I' seen whole van roofs rust around that drip rail and nowhere else. My bad.
theres millions of these design out there it must be the salt air I've never seen one do that
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