Calimoxo2: Parking over dirt has nothing to do with rust. Where do you get that idea? The only thing touching the ground is the tires...do they somehow transfer rust to the frame? o.O
leigh08: I'd like to find ANY place offering new frames for ANY WD21 Pathfinder. A lot of people would be in touch with them...
JP3G: 87-95 Pathfinder frames have a terrible reputation for rusting out. It's not just you, and it has nothing to do with offroading. They used high-carbon steel to reduce weight, which meant they could use thinner steel on the frame. High-carbon steel rusts more easily than low-carbon steel and the thinner it is, the faster it will rust away. Hence the problem. They used thin steel that rusts easily and some just fall apart over time.
My 88 has zero frame rust, even on the scratchy parts and I've dunked it in the ocean more than once at the beach, doused it in hundreds of different types of mud and dirt, driven it on snowy roads and more... Go figure.
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