GBOTM FEB '23 ENTRIES - RUST BUCKETS 🔧🔨🧰🔩

Status
Not open for further replies.

GP403

Administrator
Site Admin
Moderator
Feb 25, 2005
4,406
113
Inola, OK
Whoa hey is everything OK? We're actually starting this on time!?

YES

Now get in here and post your mint garbage.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

Local Hero

G-Body Guru
Nov 24, 2016
701
93
Northcoast, Cleveland, Ohio
This is how it looks every year as I switch it back from Winter duty to Spring, Summer and Fall duty. Out comes the Eastwood Contour to remove all the rust blisters before touching up with white Rustoleum on a foam brush.
IMG_20200418_114427170.jpg
IMG_20210512_065649548.jpg
IMG_20210512_065658058.jpg
IMG_20210512_065717677.jpg
IMG_20170725_190250163_HDR.jpg
 
  • Like
Reactions: 5 users

Cauterize

Floater of Valves
Supporting Member
Feb 9, 2019
428
93
Deathbridge
Here is my old bucket. Haven't gotten any good pictures of the 87 yet.
IMG_20180728_193218.jpg
IMG_20180606_195626.jpg
Found a slightly better photo of it. A photographer I am not.
20220607_181207.jpg
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 4 users

Supercharged111

Comic Book Super Hero
Oct 25, 2019
3,940
113
Colorado Springs, CO
Seems unlikely I'll be able to get any decent shots of this thing back on the ground in the near future, so here goes with what I have on hand.

I got the car from my dad when he passed. He had a head injury and, toward the end, a real penchant to half-*ss things (though a lot was half-assed before he got the car too). The car has a Goodwrench GenVI 454, TH400, 9" rear, and aftermarket control arms front and rear that he swapped in.

IMG95201906079519080717795HDR.jpg

20190715_204906.jpg


Not too shabby, right? Check out this mint floorboard.

PXL_20221228_043700114.MP.jpg

IMG_20191223_133901.jpg


Passenger side was "repaired" in a similar fashion. How about this sweet rear frame rail? Apparently I didn't get both. They're equally awful.

IMG_20191223_133615.jpg


But the body structure that the body mount bushing sits on isn't gone, so there's that. At least not that I can see. This shows the general brown nature of the car.

IMG_20191223_133704.jpg


Don't worry about the wired up exhaust, crap hanging, and wires crappily zip tied along the frame. That's finally been dealt with a long with a host of other items. The interior is pretty snazzy. It has new carpet, new headliner, and the seats look new too.

IMG_20191026_165445.jpg


Also a Dakota cluster. . .

IMG_20191026_165453.jpg


With some jankety wiring and janketily installed steering wheel.

Engine shot.

PXL_20230122_001938334.jpg


It's getting a bath when it comes off the lift (whenever the snow melts at my friend's place). I'm going to hotsy the engine bay too.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

PBGBodyFan

G-Body Guru
Supporting Member
Mar 3, 2009
762
93
Wisconsin
Too bad we can't enter others vehicles. The Chicago Cutlass deserves g-body of the month sometime and this category would be ideal.
 
  • Agree
Reactions: 1 user

ck80

Comic Book Super Hero
Feb 18, 2014
4,602
113
Hmm..... 88SS?

Not every Georgia car is rust-free...

20230120_223932.jpg


20230120_223521.jpg

#4 body mounts like rust... do you?
20230120_223155.jpg

Or maybe you're more of a package tray guy..
20230120_223338.jpg


Poorly sealed windshield glass means... rust...
20220819_132110.jpg


For safety purposes you really need tie down straps for the hood and trunk lid, things are..... crusty.

I'd finally talked myself into cutting it up but the wife wanted it for hers.... so.... anyways, the nicest piece to the car these days has to be 69hurstolds repop emissions decal
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

Clone TIE Pilot

Comic Book Super Hero
Aug 14, 2011
3,403
113
Galaxy far far away
This thread is nightmare fuel.
 
  • Haha
Reactions: 1 users
Status
Not open for further replies.

GBodyForum is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Amazon, the Amazon logo, AmazonSupply, and the AmazonSupply logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

Please support GBodyForum Sponsors

Classic Truck Consoles Dixie Restoration Depot UMI Performance

Contact Admin@GBodyForum.com for info on becoming a sponsor