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1987 Subaru XT w/ pics - lets talk rust and ways to combat it

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#1 Dennis ex24

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Posted 30 September 2003 - 10:13 AM

so i have an 87 XT with like zero body rust as you can see if you check out the pics below.

im beginning to wonder about this car after i talked to a guy who had it in his family for a while. he admitted to running the sh*t out of this car and never storing it in a garage.

as everybody knows on the east we use this road salt in the winter which is basically the anti-subaru. while it does have a hole or 2 on the frame rails, theres no visible rust anywhere that wasnt chipped by a stone or something similar.

i know subaru didnt have galvanized bodys back then so would there be another explanation? anyways to fend it off? because you know that now that i own it now the rust gods will reign holy hell on my ride.

if anyone has any suggestions please speak up

pics of the car are located here: Dennis' 1987 Subaru XT Turbo

#2 MilesFox


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Posted 30 September 2003 - 10:46 AM

one place in particular that i have noticed soobs to rust is where the rear of the front fenders meet the rocker panel behind the wheel. dirt will pile up back there, holding in moisture, i would suggest pulling the fenders and cleaning them out, and rust proof it before it goes back on. spray some GREAT STUFF foam in there too.

check out the rear cargo wells, and up front the framerails, as they are the first to rust on soobs, and wheel arches too.

try to shoot some foam in some of the body cavities to displace any potential, dirt, leaves, moisture build-up

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