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timowen
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 23:12    Post subject: Amazon chassis rust Reply with quote

I have a 1996 4.2 TD but was thinking to change it for a 2000 or 2002 Amazon as its getting a bit long in the tooth, and I fancy a nice smart, smooth motor.  Trouble is, all the ones I've looked at are rusting underneath - far worse than my beaten up old vehicle.  They don't seem to have undersealed them, and I can see there will be a real problems when they are 10 to 15 years old if they get a normal measure of salt and mud.  The one Colorado I looked at was much better protected.  All the welded seams on the Amazon chassis I saw have started to rust, and most of the rest of the under surface is going too - it wouldn't really be possible to treat it as most of the parts are inaccessible.  Anyone have any experience of this - I don't fancy spending the best part of 20K a vehicle that will rust out in 5 years.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 15:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can always get it waxoiled ..very expensive tho'
or spray it yourself with a gardeners bottle type pump spay for weeds ect .. i'm thinking about it too but don't know where to buy the waxoil D.IY.  anyone know .. all replies will be welcome ..
kind regards to all
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2007 17:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

halfords stock it and a hand pump spray that fits the containers.

But apparently it is cheaper here:

http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/scripts/details.php?cat=Hammerite%20Ancilliary%20Products&product=13386
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 18:01    Post subject: Amazon chassis rust Reply with quote

The surface rust you can see is nothing to worry about. Have you seen how thick the metal is? Most cars don't have enough metal to form a weld that you can see, which is why they have to spot weld, If unsure, hit it with a hammer and it will ring like a bell. You will find it is built like a tank.
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