i have this 79 westy, got it cheap, thought i'd make a project of it.
it looks like a lot of work, i'm not sure how much rust i'm willing to fix...
where do you guys draw the line? how much is too much?
Depends on how much are you willing to put into your car, labor and/or money wise. You can easily spend twice as much (or more) more on a cheap rusted car when finsihed then starting off with a $4,000 donor to begin your project with. Always cheaper to byu a finished car. The rest all dpends on what kind of project you're looking for, etc. Personally, I wouldn't spend much effort on a later model bus. They can be bought in good condition cheap easily.
Also what the west cost consdier a rust bucket, east coasters consdier them as a solid start. So "bad rust" has alot of different meanings depending on which region you're in.
Anyrust is too much rust, especially when you can easily treat it. I used Por15 before and it works great, I got the nice black with a shine and it looked great under the hood. I painted the frame and a bunch of other steel parts. (this was on my Nova btw) but on a Bus it would work great too. Good luck take care of it!
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