If its a 72 it will be a ZF, not a ZG. ZFs where made from 72 to 73.
Cosmic Blue XA GT Hardtop,
Tropical Gold Landau,
Neptune Blue XC 5.8 Fairmont Hardtop,
Pine N Lime XC 5.8 GS Fairmont Wagon,
Apollo Blue 75 ZG Fairlane 50th Anniversary.
Brooklands Green 83 Capri Mk3 2.8i
Green EL Fairmont Ghia (The wifes).
Black BA XR6 Ute
Fordson Super Major Tractor
Fordson Super Dexta Tractor
Ford D1211 tray truck
Yes, I like Fords.
Ok, I'll jump in here with a guess for an offer. The 302's were very common, and there is a fair bit of work required on the car. When you say not much rust remember these cars are over 30 years old, and the rust proofing was dodgy back then. At least if its original, no repairs should be masking it.
Up under the dash around the vents. Have a mate pour water into the scuttle. If any comes through - run.
Seam between upper and lower firewall halves.
Inside boot - under rubber seal, around fuel tank, up under rear window. For the last one - have a mate pour water around window - leaks = rust.
Seam behind rear bumper.
All around window - roof stainless trim - beware any bubbling. Does it have a vinyl roof? ANY bubbles felt/seen underneath should ring warning bells.
What about the floors - you can get replacement panels........
How is the mechanical condition?
Interior condition? Buckets and T-bar? Headlining? Electric windows? Air con and power steering? Does it ALL work? Sorry, but there are a HEAP of things to ask if you are going to part with your cash! ;-)
Seriously (apologies to lovers of this model - hey I like em too!) in this condition I'd be wary of going above $400. Probably a good deal less if you find more faults. Remember it is NOT straight (the rear guard is worth a heap to repair if you are not or don't have a panelbeater mate).
Hope I didn't sound too negative earlier - just trying to pass on my experiences getting burnt without checking things out fully!
The main thing is - if you are not comfortable, don't buy it. Don't be afraid to ask questions and have a GOOD look - it's your cash after all! Take a mate for an unbiased opinion too - don't laugh, despite me being a Ford freak, one of my best mates is (sadly) a Holden nut. Oh well. But I take him with me when looking at cars as he has no interest in the fact that it is a Ford, and will pick things I may gloss over. Guess they are useful for something! ;-)
Good advice there XWish Ute. Fordgt19, you say "not much rust" - don't worry about rust in the doors or front guards, that is easy to fix, the real problems are in the areas XWish described as they are a lot harder and more expensive to fix. If it has started to rust in some areas, check others very very closely.
Another good idea is to have a look at a few so you know what all the panel joins etc are supposed to look like, that will help you pick if the thing has just been filled with bog.
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