Is this 80 series safe to drive even though there’s a ton of rust?

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Looks around the same as mine did when I decided to do something about it. I have a thread on here somewhere about what I did in detail (you can find it in mt profile).

In a nutshell I scraped all the rust I could get to, hit it with phosphoric acid, and then painted it with Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646 which I salvaged from a construction job I was working on.

It's a crappy job, but 2 or 3 years later it still looks pretty good under there.

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Check every inch of the steel brake lines. They will rust through and you'll lose half your brakes very quickly. Ask me how I know...
 

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Looks around the same as mine did when I decided to do something about it. I have a thread on here somewhere about what I did in detail (you can find it in mt profile).

In a nutshell I scraped all the rust I could get to, hit it with phosphoric acid, and then painted it with Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646 which I salvaged from a construction job I was working on.

It's a crappy job, but 2 or 3 years later it still looks pretty good under there.

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What is that some marine-grade anti-rust coating? gonna make servicing bushings, shocks, or anything that's bolted down tough.
 

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To repeat a previous comment: "Regrettably, Rust Never Gets better"!
 
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pressure wash it

dry it out in heated garage

spray every nook and cranny with Fluid Film.

check your brake lines/fuel lines/rear heater lines, they rust out the quickest and will leave you stranded or without brakes, fuel or coolant.
 
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What is that some marine-grade anti-rust coating? gonna make servicing bushings, shocks, or anything that's bolted down tough.

It is literally a marine coating, Macropoxy 646.

Before I had rusty bolts that didn't come off. Not I have not rusty bolts that don't come off.
 
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It won't kill you, but I sure as hell wouldn't want to do any maintenance on it :hillbilly:
 
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Looks around the same as mine did when I decided to do something about it. I have a thread on here somewhere about what I did in detail (you can find it in mt profile).

In a nutshell I scraped all the rust I could get to, hit it with phosphoric acid, and then painted it with Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646 which I salvaged from a construction job I was working on.

It's a crappy job, but 2 or 3 years later it still looks pretty good under there.

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Wow hahaha this is some industrial grade s*** never seen that before I’m assuming you lifted it to do all this right ?
 
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You and @80 Series Al might hook up for beers:
 
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Wow hahaha this is some industrial grade s*** never seen that before I’m assuming you lifted it to do all this right ?
Wheel ramps, and a dropcloth. I pulled the body off the frame a few inches, but I also did all my body mounts at the same time.
 
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Jesus wept. Does it roll in a straight line when driving down the road? Good luck, whatever you do,
 

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Save some time. Beat the frame with a brass hammer like a wild banshee. Let the crumbs fall as much as they can. Then hit it with a needle scaler. This should get most of the loose stuff off.
 
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Go on partsouq and order new brake lines, all new hardware everywhere and then go get it sandblasted. You can then get a good quality coating of your choice on there. Be a great time to replace all the bushings, tie rods, shocks etc at the same time as well.
 

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