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Soaring:
Bottom line is that you don't take your classic out in the snow and salt. 

Thierry:
 I wouldn't drive a brand new car in the snow either. This is probably why there is so many junk cars around here.

66GTKFB:

--- Quote from: Thierry on February 18, 2008, 09:16:43 AM --- I wouldn't drive a brand new car in the snow either. This is probably why there is so many junk cars around here.

--- End quote ---
Everybody wants a 'West Coast rust-free classic car'. Let me tell you about a dirty little secret about 'West Coast rust-free classic cars' cars. No such animal. We don't use salt on the roads, but there is still an attitude that maintains the concept that rust don't happen out here. Cars are left out in the rain and also the sun. We don't normally have clouds, nevermind rain, from May to October. As a result, cars finishes are baked and get some minor cracks. When the rains come, rust starts. I've seen cars that have never been out of the area and they have major rotted out frame and body problems. It boils down to neglect. I would state that the difference between East and West Cars is great, but ours ain't perfect.
Jim

Thierry:
 I have seen photos of classic cars in junk yards sitting on the ground for years in places like Arizona or Australia and many of them were rust free. Of course, the closest you get to the coast, the more it will get humid but there is certainly many rust free ones left. I use to own a 30 year old 69 Mustang that spent all it's life in California. That car had no rust at all and the damage on the paint, dashboard and seats proved it didn't spend all that time parked in a garage.
 

Soaring:
Jim lives in northern Kali, so maybe it's more humid there.  My 65 is rust free now, but it had the usual spots like the bottom front of the doors and rear quarter panel that had to be repaired before the new paint job, and mine spent all its' life in west Texas which is in the desert. 

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