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How much rust is too much rust? Share your personal rust pics of your leon

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Leon20vt4, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Leon20vt4

    Leon20vt4 Active Member

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    Looks good man! Were those used arms and subframe you painted? Or are they new?

    Ya I think I'll give the surface rust my best try with a wire brush and drill next weekend.
     
  2. Thai-wronghorse

    Thai-wronghorse Active Member

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    Subframe and wishbones were used spares I had and refurbished.
    Once I'd finished with them and fitted Superpro bushes they were better than new stock items.

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
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    chriswales6 Active Member

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    That's a very impressive workshop area, I'm well jealous.
     
  4. anni25pd

    anni25pd Active Member

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    I'd say that's all fairly standard cosmetic level of rust , has the car stood for a significant period of time....?
    Wouldn't bother me In the slightest, condition of the bushes far more important.

    Ps. U know ur missing a dogbone mount in one of those pics
     
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  5. Leon20vt4

    Leon20vt4 Active Member

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    Car stood for the last 8 months in my friends side yard. Not too long. Before that I'm not sure. I bought it with a blown 3rd gear so it could've stood longer. But it is from northern Germany and also from Denmark for the first 2 years of its life. I know in northern Germany they use salt on the roads for snow. And its 4wd so it could very well have been a winter car.

    I see that but I'm not sure if there is a 2nd one due to the rear Haldex diff is not symmetrical, I'll have to check it out Friday when I get under her again.
     
  6. Leon20vt4

    Leon20vt4 Active Member

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    Good news all the bushings are actually in great shape. I'm debating just buying all new suspension components still... pretty cheap here in Germany.

    I'll have a go with the drill and wire brushes soon
     

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