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3 months 3 weeks ago #251259 by Lang
1973 Volvo G89 was created by Lang
 
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3 months 3 weeks ago #251262 by mammoth
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Very good value, assuming there are no cab rust issues.

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3 months 3 weeks ago #251293 by Mrsmackpaul
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Were these bad for rust ?

Paul

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3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #251297 by 180wannabe
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Yes.  Our G88 had a lot of major rust repair done and full re-paint and interior at 15 years old, which included pretty much a whole new floor in the cab. Rust in the floor seems common. 
The rust above the headlights has come back again, and it is very rusty around the windscreens now (i don't think the glass was taken out when it was painted).

A mate bought a G89 5 or 6 years ago as a project, and replaced a certain amount of the cab floor, but wasn't able to continue on with it.

Brett.
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3 months 2 weeks ago #251304 by mammoth
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Depends where they have spent their lives. So - one on the eastern sea board are rarely shedded will have rusted from the inside out. The panels were already rusty when they assembled them at Wacol and weren't dipped. On the other hand one that has always lived in the dry western districts and put to bed at night will be a goods prospect.
Typical rust spots are where panels are spot welded together and are traps for condensation - gutter above doors and around front and back windows. Floors rot because people let water get under the floor mats. Easy tell tale to spot a lazy paint job - the headlight/corner panels should be unbolted from the floor but instead you see the seam filled with bog.
The front is double skinned (for driver safety) so not possible to knock out dents from behind
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