Salt on the roads

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  1. gilberttitan08

    gilberttitan08 Mexican Hillbilly!!!

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    Move to California!!!
     
  2. Bad Sport

    Bad Sport HALF A BUBBLE OFF Staff Member FABO Gold Member

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    No groceries, no rent, no phone, no bills at all? Must be nice.
     
  3. godfatherofchry

    godfatherofchry Legandary Member Legendary Member

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    oooo yeah I will not give a 100% percent guarantee with all this new chemical but here is what I do and have done scene back in the 60s pull your car somewhere where all the tree huggers can't see ya and away from any shallow wells and the next time you change oil save it but yo a good squirt can for oil and spray every nook and cranny until its dripping on the ground and I usually start high above the wheel wheels and just fill her up and make sure you get in front of the wheels to utell it dripping it usually takes me about three oil changes to do it does it workI don't know but I do now none of my old car has rusted wheel I had them or have kept track of and i'm sure you know how they rusted in the 70s and make sure in the spring you run it 50 mil. or so that's how we used to tell a car that was run long distances because of the rain hop this helps Artie
     
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    peelo57 Well-Known Member

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    Any car will go soft in ice+salt combo, paint will fade bolts will be rust welded all bad stuff..

    If you want to drive any car, new or old in salt i would use some oil based protection on underside and inside frame.
    Like dinitrol or tectyl.
    These are WAY better than undercoating or bedliner, these dont trap any water or salt, and they newer dry.
    thats it if you want to keep your car next 10 years.

    I acually live so north that (above arctic circle) roads are salt free here. 50miles south roads are salted and everytime i drive there i have to clean my volvo.

    I dont drive my duster winter, its rust free and i want it to stay that way


    AND winter is good time to rebuild/repair my duster :)

    here is picture of my dusters underside 3 years after i put dinitrol, no rust just some rocks stuck on that stuff, i drive about mile every day on dirt road.
     

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    cjh Well-Known Member

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    Fisholene and Valvoline Tectyl 506.....apply the fish oil first as it is really thin and creeps into seams....the Tectyl is thicker and won't creep into seams, but will stick to verticle parts.
    Reapply once a year for utmost protection.
     
  6. GEO

    GEO Sarcasm Inc.

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    So simple quit buying parts until you have enough for a winter car.

    The damage you cause to an old car in just one winter is gonna be 2 or 3 times what the winter car is gonna cost.


    If you have to hit a buy here pay here lot or lease a new car with 0 money down



    Man up and do the right thing or sell the car:banghead:
     
  7. bobscuda67

    bobscuda67 Well-Known Member

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    I've never even washed my car in 20 years.
     
  8. famous bob

    famous bob mopar misfit

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    really, u can`t walk a mile once in a while? if ur healthy, u must be a wimp!
    a mile ain`t squat, right now anyway, and I`m 67-----------bob
     
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    68'barracuda Well-Known Member

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    My plan is togey the polara on the road, it's original but it not in great shape and it's not as valuable as the cuda
     
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    rbdart Well-Known Member

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    Walk,ride a bike,skateboard,moped,scooter,4 wheeler,catch a ride, buy a pinto,marry a witch and borrow her broom.....just dont destroy the mopar...
     
  12. jimjimjimmy

    jimjimjimmy lobsterman FABO Gold Member

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    if all they use is salt your lucky around here they use calcium chloride and that stuff is nasty . get a steel bucket and put some calcium chloride in it and within 72 hours the bottom will be gone out of the bucket. like said before it will be cheaper to get a beater. now take this advice from us older members who seen many of these older beautiful mopars disappear before our very eyes .
     
  13. magnumdart

    magnumdart There is a bad moon on the rise.

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    OMG.Just trade your car with someone in Mission, then swap back in spring. Or steal a car. Or get a job with a company car. Or just quit and stay home.
     
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    no poseur Well-Known Member

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    :wav:lmao
     
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    yawakze Active Member

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    I live in an area that uses a lot of salt. If you have the time, buy truck bed liner or rhino liner and roll it onto the entire underside. Next get some chainsaw oil and use an old pot to warm it up a little then spray the crap out of everything. When you think you have sprayed enough do it again. I bought my Valiant to use as a winter car, I do not want to buy some newer piece of crap that I have to constantly put cash into to keep on the road. My valiant is not a cuda for sure but if I had to I would drive my summer car even though that would be a real shame as well. In the end I might have to do some extensive restoring on the valiant after winter But, and this is the important part, I would have more fun fixing it and restoring it.
    That is why I bought the valiant as a winter car.
    I could have bought some newer piece of crap but parts are cheaper and I can always use more practice welding.

    Old cars are made to last.

    New cars are not.
     
  16. Bulldozer

    Bulldozer free ice cream sandwiches

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    i would just have the car dipped knee deep into a vat of warm ATF+4
     
  17. Woods74

    Woods74 Broke Senior

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    ^This, OP, Don't dick around dude.
     
  18. inertia

    inertia Well-Known Member

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    As you can see this board is very passionate about preserving Mopars,, not such a good idea to come here and tell folks how your going to abuse your car,,

    Kinda like going to a "pet" board and bragging about how you beat and starve your dog/cat/pet..

    We don't have a SPCMopar to report you to..
     
  19. VitaminDemon

    VitaminDemon FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    Buy a bicycle and ride that to work. A mountain bike.
     
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    66jim Well-Known Member

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    Get a garden sprayer mix kerosene n waste oil and spray allthe nooks and cranies,
    there are holes in the frame rails stick the sprayer into those. Do this all on top of
    a layer of cardboard as its REAL messy.
     
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    I used to find a beater newyorker or imperial to drive through the winter. Come spring remove drive train. No loss of investment. Not sure this could still be done these days.
    Some funny antidotes in here. Thanks.
    Don't drive the barracuda. If you do anyway don't tell us about it. Sounds like you need to finance and labor one back from the dead. Lots of guys here would love to have a rust free barracuda. And a lot of us are trying to repair rust damaged cars. Requires lots of time, money and love that you never can get back.
     
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    If they use salt that means it gets slick, so did you spend $100s on snow tires as well? That and any kind of rust preventative will cost you as much as a Craig's list beater. Also when some other idiot slides unto you the barracuda will be safe at home.
     
  23. 68'barracuda

    68'barracuda Well-Known Member

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    Yes I love my car it's just a daily driver but I washit at least once as week any way, normally I have another car to drive but winter hit hard and fast this year
     
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    Might as well sell it as no matter what you do it will get ruined - so if you can't take care of it sell it!
    The newer car are made mostly of galvanized steel and we forget how quickly the salt will ruin these vintage rides.
     
  25. Dartnut

    Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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    I say drive it and keep paying at the parts store.
    Ask if they sell AMD panels, you will eventually need them.
    Start smoking crystal meth every day, then look at your body after a year and realize that it is rotting from the inside out.
    That's what salt does to your car.
    You can smoke it as you walk to work to get the full effect.
     
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