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Gary Forsmo gbforsmo at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 10:16:24 PST 2014

As Keith said:

>Yea, watch out for that salt, ONE salting and a car is scarred for life,

Scarred ... but not mortally wounded and must be left for dead.
My one-owner '69 Square was a daily driver ~18 years in Wisconsin, where
the local and state M.O. was to begin "salting" in November and continue
through March.  Granted, that took a toll.  Since 1986 the car has not been
driven in snow or salted roads.  And when Jim A. got a look at the car in
2010, he me all "hyped up" about getting the car "roadworthy", again.
Kudos to Jim A. and Bob H. for doing much of the work.

>especially if it has rust already and deep flakes stuff that the salt loves
>to get into and doesn't wash out.
>Another big problem our cars have is the
>rust hole at the front of the rocker channel, shoots salt right back into
>the rocker and doesn't wash out.

Bob H. can attest to the massive destruction of rockers, heater tubes, rear
of front fender wells, etc.

>Floors are another deal, under the
>windshield seal... all places salt can get in and wont leave.

Right now, I'm prepping two of Keith's Axle Beam Clamps.
The left clamp on the Square is "toast" and after that's replaced, I think
the right clamp needs to be replaced, also.

If we are going to attend the 2014 Invasion in Fairport, NY on June 19 - 22
and tow the Square behind our motor home, those clamps MUST be replaced.
I'm reluctant to even drive the car, with those rusty, flaky Axle Beam
And I certainly will not tow the Square with the newly built Base Plate
which clamps to the Axle Beam.

Gary "Frito" - '69 Variant, FI, MT
Rockport, TX (winter)
Lake Geneva, WI (summer)
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