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Old 07-11-2016, 07:30 AM   #1
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strut tower rust...common?

so, I was cleaning the engine bay of the 9-3 yesterday to prepare for "surgery", and I noticed a little bit of rust starting to show on the passenger shock tower around the welds/epoxy/whatever it is.

Before I start dumping time/money into this shell, am I looking at the start of terminal cancer?

It does have the typical rear wheel arch rust, and some on the hood, but nothing crazy that can't be fixed with some grind/filler.

Structural stuff concerns me, though.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:00 AM   #2
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If it's only surface rust, just sand down to fresh metal and seal it with some paint.

otherwise I'd say you're looking for an excuse to not perform surgery...
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No... I'll fix this one up and drive it. It's a nice car. I just dont want it pulling apart with my first wot. They're not the most structurally rigid cars to begin with.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:08 PM   #4
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it's fairly common and shouldn't really be a concern unless it's deep/through the steel.
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