hey guys, ive had my 88 LX for about 2 years now, well last summer i noticed the passenger side front frame rail was starting to rot out, previous owner covered it in POR-15 to stop the spreading. I know its POR-15 cause the old owner was my neighbour. I got a deal on the car and i love it to death, so im not saying i got ripped off. Thats the only rust spot on the entire car, not bad for being a canadian car.
Below are some pics of the rust. There are no holes on the shock tower, looks like its just concentrated on the main frame rail.
judging by the damage shown, should i be worried ?? i dont really wanna pull the motor this year. LIke i said the rust is right on the main part of the frame rail, hasnt spread to the shock tower. What concerns me is the metal looks like its peeling off in chunks, its been like that since i bought it and hasnt got any worse....i put about 600 miles on the car through the summer, and it never seens rain, also it sits in a heated barn every winter.
should i be worried ?? does it look really bad ??? car steers straight and everything, no strange noises or anything.
what do you guys think?? should i be thinkin about getting another stang ?? or another shell. or is it not as bad as im thinkin and can conmtinue to enjoy it for a few more years then fix it when i start the restoration on it ??
need some opinions from fellow 5.0 owners, and also people who may have similar damage on there car.
thank you in advance, and yes the car was orignally red. and the passneger side in the only bad side..drivers side is almost MINT!
also :: picture of the car to show what i mean by the only bad spot on it is the frame, car is beautiful shape for the 1300 i paid for it (had a dead clutch), otherwise i bought it for 1300 exactly how its shown in the pics, rims and all.
again thank you in advance for any responses or advice.