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Originally Posted by Shenslee
I am looking at a 1964
Overlander with rust on the frame. The frame feels very solid, and the rust is not peeling, it just has an irregular surface (like an old cannonball). Is this a deal breaker? Please advise.
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So long as flakes aren't falling off of the frame, you are likely looking at heavy surface rust which shouldn't be a particular problem if it is addressed as a part of the restoration/refurbishment. You want to examine all visible portions of the frame for evidence of rust that has perforated the metal or caused serious flaking. For the areas covered by the bellypan, rapping along the frame with your palm or a rubber mallet and listening for metallic clinking indicating the potential for rust flaking problems in the areas hidden by the bellypan.
Good luck with your investigation! You will have quite a bit of company if the Overlander passes muster as there are a number of us with '64 Overlanders here on the Forums!