rust problems from first time buyer

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I find a 1998 lc100 in nice price. But I am not sure the rust problem is just fine or not? I will use it for daily drive and travel.

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For context, I bought a 99 LC with 165k for 2500$ . frame looked rusty but upon closer inspection, no holes or structural issues. I used a rust removal wheen and por 15 and it looks pretty good now. Definitely a pita to work on though as bolt will snap. These rigs can be costly if you don't do your own wrench work. If not, id walk away.
 
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I live in Michigan and when I bought mine it was close to that rusty. Nothing but surface rust, no structural damage. The buy it factor in mine was mileage, ownership, maintenance, and price. I bought mine for $4500 with 200k from its original owner who maintained it at the dealer religiously. Had every receipt for the entire life. Being a 98 I assume it has the front locking diff. So that’s cool, but I would put those factors together and take everyone else’s consideration as well. That rust is manageable, but is it worth it to you is what it comes down to.
 
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Good lord, I wouldn't even consider it.... I thought my fzj80 was rusty when I got it, but that driveshaft has more rust than my whole truck did.
 
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Mine had less rust, and I had brake lines, fuel lines, fuel tank, and a/c lines all rust through. Plus, you know water leaks, rockers gone, etc. If you're real brave, its on you man. But I'd plan on replacing brake and fuel lines and tank if you want any peace of mind.
 

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