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In my search for a 2002. I found one in Pastel Blau. I love this color! But I found some potential issues in the photos.

It looks like the rear quarter got whacked and repaired with what looks like a lap weld? There must be boat load of bondo along that seam. Then I found the repair to the floor!  

 

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Well, uh...

 

from those 2 pictures, I can't really tell.

 

Looks like a rusty floor repair that wasn't finished,

and what you're seeing in the trunk looks like the standard reinforcement on a square tail...

 

That floor welding, tho... phew, I usually grind it off and try again when mine goes like that.

 

t

 

 

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+1 on Toby's comments, square light cars had that reinforcement glued in yours's look like the glue is still good so that's all fine, Defiantly a floor repair on the passenger front floor I would carefully lift the carpet and look to see if it's completely welded all around and not just tacked in a few spots and covered with seam sealer, if there is seam sealer on the inside I would suspect it's just tacked in there. 

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I probably won't be pursuing this car, for a few reasons. But mainly because of the distance I'd have to travel to inspect it. Thanks for educating me about the fender reinforcement. I really appreciate that members here take time to explain and teach us newbs!

 

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3 minutes ago, 2002iii said:

That floor repair looks horrible, I see lots of goop and rust. Can't tell if they welded it at all.

 

I wouldn't waste my time on a car like that.

+1 but they welded horribly (you can see lots of little wire bits)

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5 minutes ago, Guest_anonymous said:

Could be a Pillsbury pie plate, who gives a fuck. But I guess everybody who replied above me does. Buy it cheap, drive it hard.

Do you have something against Marie Callendars?

 

😜

 

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3 hours ago, Son of Marty said:

square light cars had that reinforcement glued in

I don't know if it is reinforcement or just a piece of sound/vibration dampening material.

I definitely came from the factory that way, as did the passenger side.

 

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If that front floor board is the only real issue, that is easily fixable.   Just cut it out and start over!   I've seen much worse, mine!

 

My car is also Pastel Blue.   You're right.   Beautiful color.   My car is a mess, but I got it as a steal and it runs and drives.    I will fix it a little at a time.

 

Michael

 

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