From: D Walford on 2 Oct 2009 02:04
> Kev <kevcat(a)optunet.com.au> wrote:
>> and I can't remember the last time I saw ANY post 1990
>> Landcruiser/patrol etc. with rust
> Take a look at any of the 2 to 3 year old vehicles coming out of coal
> mines and going to auction... Troopies with side windows literally
> falling out, etc..
AFAIK wet coal dust is acidic so its no surprise they fall apart.
BIL bought an ex coal mine Cruiser cheap and he spent a lot of time
pulling door trims and other bits off to clean out the coal dust.
He must have gotten lucky or it had never seen any water because he had
for quite a few years and it didn't have any signs of rust.
From: the_dawggie on 2 Oct 2009 02:10
On Oct 2, 3:59 pm, D Walford <dwalf...(a)internode.on.net> wrote:
> > XD-XF were bad for rust
> I have heard people say that but I've not seen a lot of rusty XD-XF's.
> Maybe the problem isn't as bad in Melb but they don't like the
> conditions in Qld?
They don't call FORD Found On Rubbish Dump for nothing I currently
own one until Mondai, for a 1992 and has roof rust. I'd never never
Ford for myself - worthless shitheaps. And they are all ugly too.
Q is will Ford follow the direction of GM? - banckrupt?
From: Noddy on 2 Oct 2009 03:46
"the_dawggie" <the_dawggie(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> They don't call FORD Found On Rubbish Dump for nothing I currently
> own one until Mondai, for a 1992 and has roof rust.
Too bad that what you "own until Monday" isn't a Ford, but a Mazda with Ford
> I'd never never buy a Ford for myself
I'm sure everyone at Ford is celebrating that fact as we speak.
> - worthless shitheaps. And they are all ugly too.
From the retard who proclaims his 20 year old shitheap ute to be the duck's
guts of motorised vehicles :)
> Q is will Ford follow the direction of GM? - banckrupt?
GM isn't bankrupt.
From: Albm&ctd on 2 Oct 2009 06:15
In article <4ac49d83$0$82286$c30e37c6(a)exi-reader.telstra.net>, me(a)home.com
> "Albm&ctd" <alb_mandctdNOWMD(a)connexus.net.au> wrote in message
> > The olde.. too short a brake hose trick?
> Pretty much.
> Same problem on the front of the Territorys, but there was no way they
> couldn't do something about that unless a major class action was what they
> were looking for. Still, it took them a *long* time to get off their arses
> about it.
It's all happened before. I can just see them all hidung in a corner hoping bad
things will go away..
I don't take sides.
It's more fun to insult everyone.
From: Jeßus on 2 Oct 2009 16:26
In article <004f1abb$0$26877$c3e8da3(a)news.astraweb.com>,
:> XD-XF were bad for rust
:I have heard people say that but I've not seen a lot of rusty XD-XF's.
:Maybe the problem isn't as bad in Melb but they don't like the
:conditions in Qld?
The climate makes a huge difference. Even 10 years ago up in QLD (at
least along the coast) you'd be hard pressed to find an XD, XE and to a
lesser extent and XF without significant rust. Same for Darwin. By
contrast in Tas its much easier to find the same vehicles in much better
condition even today.