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lookin at a 1982 gl wagon what should i look for


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#1 sethpistol1

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 08:22 PM

i am trying to figure out what to look for in a 1982 gl wagon if you can help thanks. i got one no rust at all

#2 GoldDiggerRoo

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:17 PM

Things to look for:

#1- Make sure it runs.

Avoid:

#1- Rust


Personal experience there. :banghead:

#3 edrach

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 11:22 PM

A place where rust is rampant but not normally noticeable is under the rear quarter panel where the exhaust pipe exits--look under the car and up--exhaust gases can really do a job here. Next look under the floor mats. Check the axles for torn boots or a loud clicking noise during slow full lock turns (in both directions). If a manual gearbox check all gears (and reverse) and find a dirt field where you can check out the 4WD functions. Find baccaruda (search the members section) and see if he'll advise you; he's been around a while and knows the cars pretty well. If you have a repair shop you trust spend $100 for a "used car check" before you buy; a good investment if you plan to keep the car for a while or it'll be your daily driver. Good luck.




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