not sure if this has been done, but i would like to start a good thread on keeping old cars from wasting away. i think the tech section is appropriate. there is a lot of bad things going on throughout the entire vehicle that go unchecked. the affects i believe will differ depending on climate and location. i had replaced all my wheel cylinders, shoes, and brake hardware first so i could cruise. when i let the car sit 4 too long ( i think it was over a year) the master cylinder went dry and moisture set into the system. before i knew it rust took over and all the work i did was garbage. also, i had an extra set of wheel bearings that i had cleaned and inspected to save 4 when i was ready to use them. they were inside a box inside the garage and still managed to start to rust because i didnt pack them with some sort of lube. did not expect to have them sitting 4 so long. as far as rust goes, i think its important to keep track of your fluids. even pressing the brake pedal every once in a while would be good so that the moving parts of the system have a chance to breathe. spin motors, trannies, rear ends so that the metal parts inside that are not immersed in fluid get some juice on them.