I agree with Rod. The original owner of my D drove the car on MN roads and it did substantial frame & suspension component damage. What happens is that the epoxy coating cracks or chips then moisture and salt get to the bare metal and it eats the metal between the two layers of protective epoxy coating. Only now the epoxy is protecting the salt and moisture mix instead of the metal. I had various spots of rust-through, the trailing arms were shot and one trailing arm bolt was corrosion "welded" to the trailing arm.
Another reason for not driving in the winter is poor handling. The D gets good traction due to the rear weight. But the steering is poor due to the light front end. So if you are planning on going straight it might be OK.
No good can come out of driving the D in the winter. Even though my frame is partially zinc chromated, and has 3 layers of powdercoating I refuse to drive after the salt hits. Besides, it is the other driver that I'm worried about hitting me!
897 (with a born again frame due to rust)
Rod Dillman wrote , ----On 12/13/2013 4:56 PM ---------------------------:
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