[DML] Re: DeLorean Frames
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[DML] Re: DeLorean Frames



I have bought cars from north to south and east to west,and I live 
in the northern salt belt,I SHOULD know how cars rust up here,and I 
have relatives that live in the extreme south and I have bought cars 
from the south and have seen how they rust..I made a BLANKET 
statement on how a TYPICAL metal bodied car will rust,NOT a 
delorean,I have yet to see a Delorean from the sunbelt with a rusted 
out frame unless it was stored on a beach property.I can say for a 
fact that 99% of deloreans with rotted frames come from the salt 
belt states or at least were driven for a while in the northern salt 
belt states.I am talking extreme rusting NOT surface rust.I stand by 
my words,the northern METAL bodied cars rust from the bottom up,the 
sunbelt cars rust from the top down.Look at any project car on 
ebay,from the north and you will see what I am talking about,look at 
project cars from the sunbelt states and you will see rot from the 
top down.I Know it freaked me out when I first went to lower Florida 
back in 1980,and saw muscle cars there with perfect bodies but rust 
in the upper areas,and up here in Connecticut,the same Musclecars 
were rust buckets.Today people in Cuba drive around with old 
American cars from the 1950's,that still have no lower rust.Granted 
any car will become a full rustbucket from top to bottom(or bottom 
to top),if exposed to bad elements for a long enough period of 
time.I had a ford wagon at one time that was a total rust bucket,yet 
all the upper parts of the car were fine.When my Brother was living 
in W.P. Beach Florida,he had a 59 T-Bird (orignal to Florida)that 
the frame and all lower areas were mint yet the cowl was rusted,the 
upper doors were rusted the  trunk lid and hood were rusted,but all 
the floor pans were like new etc,that is just typical of the sun 
belt states. 
Claude

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Soma576@... wrote:
>
>  
>  
> Claude, 
>  
> Unless you have empirical data to back this wild claim up, please 
refrain  
> from posting blanket statements about the condition of a car based 
on where it  
> resides.  Everyone knows you can find rusty cars just about 
anywhere.   It's 
> ludicrous to suggest you can take one look at a rusty car and know 
where it  
> came from - especially a DeLorean where the under-carriage is the 
only thing  
> that rusts. 
>  
> I'm positive that leaving a DeLorean out anywhere in the Midwest 
during the  
> summer will bake the interior just like you say it does in the 
South.
>  
> Andy


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