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Old 07-03-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Rust and Loathing in Los Angeles or what did I get myself into?

So having convinced myself that I have an excess of time and money, ha ha, I bought a Landcruiser.

Been in California it's whole life so rust shouldn't be a problem right?

So I spend a little time cleaning it out and this is what I'm left with at the moment.

I've got the KLR fix on it temporarily,

but am looking for advice for a semi permanent fix.
I know that cutting the area out and welding in a replacement is the proper thing to do but there are other areas that need immediate attention.
What kind of product do you recommend for rust stabilization and then how best to patch it?
I know that using a filler product will make the permanent repair a bit harder later but need to get this patched, you know those rough SoCal winters.
Something that will last a couple of years?
POR 15?
Rust Bullet?
Fiberglass?
Bondo/Evercoat?
Thanks all,
nick

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Old 07-03-2012, 10:55 PM   #2
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Use panel glue...quick, easy, strong no warping. Available at most paint supply stores and NAPA. If you can get to the inside of it, glue the fix to the bottom and use the excess to fill the top. Then smooth out and you are set.

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Old 07-04-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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A real KLR/ghetto temporary fix is metal screen and expansion foam. Rust converter first.

Just had to do that to the roof of my house. Wanna see my Toyota????
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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Hey Man!

That is a sweet looking 60 and don't sweat the rust too much. It happens on these old girls.

If you want some good advice on that go on over to IH8mud.com and go to the 60's section. I rebuilt a red one like yours last summer and they were very helpful. There are guys who have tackled rust a lot worse than that and they can give you some good pointers. There are guys who have extra bodies that could provide patch panels and I think the folks at Cool cruisers of texas may still be stamping some replacement steel.

Linky to MUD:

http://forum.ih8mud.com/60-series-wagons/

Enjoy that rig! They are addictive and it sounds like you bought yours the way I got mine. Kind of on a whim with little experience working on cruisers. Here's my build thread from Advrider.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=707652

Now I'm working on a 1997 FZJ80. Such a more refined vehicle but just as capable!

Enjoy!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:18 AM   #5
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Thanks TEXASYETI, I signed up over at MUD and have posed my issue to the brain trust over there as well.
Their FAQ helped inform my purchase.
$750? Nice find, what's the status of your 60?
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:28 AM   #6
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Stick with it, great vehicles. Rust is their nemesis. My FJ62 has it's own oxidation issues.... And, get the FSM if you don't have it already.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #7
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Thanks TEXASYETI, I signed up over at MUD and have posed my issue to the brain trust over there as well.
Their FAQ helped inform my purchase.
$750? Nice find, what's the status of your 60?
nick
My 60 is on the road and doing great! Runs nice and strong except for some pinging while going uphill so I am chasing that down. Timing? Carbon on the pistons? Who knows.....

Other than that she starts like a champ, runs cool, stops great, and does great off road. Other than the 10 miles per gallon she is pretty awesome!

Enjoy yours!
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:24 PM   #8
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No need to rush.

I've had that tin tape on the roof of my rusted out jeep for over a year covering a hole just like yours. I even take her through the car wash with no issues.

Take your time and fix it right. The tape will hold til then.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #9
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There's a build of one that was in Shiny Things. Maybe the inmate has some tips?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=land+cruiser
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:49 AM   #10
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I had great luck with POR15 on my 60. Same area. They make a liquid and a "paste".
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