Originally Posted by mOROTBREATH
I don't know, rust up there frustrates and confuses me. Rust has to start from sustained moisture.
1) It never rains here. Ever.
2) I have no clue how a substantial amount of dust/dirt can accumulate there since nothing is up there now and I DD the darn truck!
3) The truck was built in Long Beach, CA, and had CA plates from '63 with tags on that plate to the early 80's--this truck has spent a good amount if not it's entire life in dry as heck CA......where would snow come from to rust it?
Rust on this truck has got me boggled.
I am not a metallurgist, but is it possible that the wrong filler rod was used during assembly (may be no rod was used, only spot welds,not real fimilar with the initial manufacturing process)or some other sort of dissimilar metal interaction?