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Re: Northern rusty Q's?

One of my 4K cars is a rust bucket.  One rear 1/4 panel and skin on the
opposite rear door (the one that has refused to open for four or five
years) both have rust "boils" the size of small potatoes.  No sign of bad
repairs and friends of the original owners told me before I bought it that
there'd been no accidents with the car.  It just started rusting a couple
of winters ago from little paint nicks and suddenly the paint is falling
off and the metal is bulging out.  I think a lot of it was started from
underneath somehow.  Car is just an occasional spare deemed not worth
spending a bunch on bodywork, and we're now viewing it as possible parts
car for the "good" 4K.

Kneale Brownson

At 12:06 PM 12/20/99 -0500, JordanVw@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 12/20/99 5:45:21 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
>pchandyman@intrex.net writes:
><< Do quattros from up north rust out? I've heard the bit about the body being
> galvanized, but I've never seen a northern example... The car in question is
> a '91 200q.
>  >>
>the only audis i've ever seen with rust HOLES in them were type 43's. and the 
>4k series (yes, i have seen a '86 4kq that was rusted thru in the rear 
>wheelwells - but i think that may have been the resuly of a sh*tty collision 
>repair job)  ive never seen a type 44 that has rusted thru.  those bodies 
>were made pretty well. 
>allentown, pa   (where it used to snow, before global warming)