OK, as some of you know I have been unsaddled but am going to try and get on again. I am looking at a 1966
which appears to be in reasonable condition. I have 2 significant concerns and I wonder if they are related and reason enough to pass this one up.
1. just forward of the wheel wells is an area where the steel of the wheel well lining has worn through the skin at a right angle and 1 rivet in the same area is gone. This is on the road side and there is a nicely done patch on the curb side same spot which I assume is from the same thing. I have never seen or heard of this before.
2. the door hinge is worn in such a way that the base of the door shows a little wear where it contacts the lower part of the door opening. Logic tells me the hinge needs to be replaced to fix this. There is also a slight soft spot under the linoleum on the hinge side of the door.
So, what's it all mean. I am soliciting thoughts, and opinions as to what kind of underlying problems there might be. Thanks in advance.
PS I agree with Andy that the running gear will have to be balanced.