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Old 10-14-2007, 06:53 PM
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Newbie to site...looking for help before i buy PSD

well as the title says, i am new to this site and am currently looking to buy a 7.3 PSD. i am very close to buying one in particular, but have a few questions some might be able to help me out with.

i'm looking at a '99 250 PSD with 136k miles on it. it is a beautiful truck and the only reason i havent bought it yet is some body rust on the interior of the front doors. it is not a lot of rust but it appears to be on the bottom of the door under the rubber weatherstripping. is this common for these trucks? should i expect it to spread? is there anything i can do to prevent the spread if i purchase the truck?

Thanks in advance for all the help
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any rust will continue to spread if not taken care of -- the best way to get rid of it is to cut it all out or sand the metal down to bare and protect it
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I don't think it is really common, I never had any rust on my 99 when I sold it but I did clean those areas at least every 4 or 5 washes. I would not worry about it at all.
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That rust isn't normal. I would look at this truck closer. It may have come from an area of the country where the roads get salted. I would look underneath real well. There may be other areas rusting that may surprise you later (transmission pan, etc).
Good luck!
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