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Old 05-14-2019, 09:49 PM   #1
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Rust check: how bad is this?

It's a 1990 bluebird. Yea or nay?
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:09 PM   #2
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na doesn't look that bad, is that the worse of it? Floor? Rear wheel wells? sportyrick
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:40 AM   #3
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Yeah, looks rather light to me as well.


I wonder the purpose is of the chains hanging down from the drive axle.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:14 AM   #4
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The photo is of the wheel. Can you please show an example of what other areas to check?

The chains, I do not know either. I'll be getting the full tour tomorrow. This one has been heavily modified for powering burning man camps. I will be using it for another purpose, but appreciate some of the changes, like the hydraulic lift in the back.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:20 AM   #5
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You're in Cali??
If so that's TOO MUCH RUST. There are amazing, solid buses out there. Don't settle, just get a nice one.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:28 AM   #6
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You're in Cali??
If so that's TOO MUCH RUST. There are amazing, solid buses out there. Don't settle, just get a nice one.
Of this age? I like that it is mechanical
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Of this age? I like that it is mechanical
My 92 was rust free from KY.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:33 AM   #8
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How bout this AZ beauty with 5.9 12v and allison 643-
https://www.publicsurplus.com/sms/au...ew?auc=2326870
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:39 AM   #9
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Chains are traction devices. Chains deploy and spin under tires for heavy snow driving. Pretty common in the snowy areas that don't salt the roads. And NO that ain't rusty at all, They call that rust free from where I am located.
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:39 AM   #10
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Yeah, looks rather light to me as well.


I wonder the purpose is of the chains hanging down from the drive axle.
Automatic (air activated) chains for the rear wheels.
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