Re: People are selling bog filled coupes for $10000 !!!
Yes it's amazing what good results can come from using Fibreglass/Fillers on rusted out pieces of junk by some people.Most cases though,even if you can't notice where bodgie repairs have been done at first...usually not far down the track they start to reveal themselves.This is unfortunate if you have already purchased the vehicle,and it's to late.There are so many shark's out there who have absoloutely no conscience at all,and will tell you anything to make a sale.Where someone say's the rust has cut out of a car...it can often be truth that it has just been bogged or fibreglassed.If there is a certain model of older car you want...it pay's to talk to alot of people who know alot about them,and find out where they normally rust.Then make sure you look long and hard at those areas of any potential purchase.Also watch out out for Mig,or other kind's of Weld's...where there should be Spot Weld's.Usually checking along the bottom of the Sill's is a good start,to see if they have ever been replaced.Also...it pay's to study Radiator Support Panels to look for previous smash repairs,and look closely at all panel gaps as a car with bad panel alignment has often been in acccidents.There is many other places of a body and panels to check...and you have to be thorough.If I am looking for a project,always preffer to buy a car that has the original paint...even if the paint is very run down,as at least you can see what is going on with it alot more.Even if all of the un-boltable panels are no good,but the bodyshell is in great shape...to me that is a good purchase because panels can be changed easily,and is alot more prefferable to changing quarter panels etc if avoidable.Buying a car that has been resprayed is often harder to tell what you are really getting.Finding sandpaper swirlmark's that are under the paint in some areas are often a sign of previous repairs.Anyway...I hope my opinions have been helpfull?and all the best...Lukeh!!