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wow, what happened?

My gas tank rusted at the driver side where the rubber piece that is on the seam to keep the rubber lines from cutting, I smelled gas and saw a spot around the rubber, pulled it off and gas came out!! it rusted through at that piece. it collects dirt!! I had to replace the tank, the filler neck was rusting also. the rubber pieces, the rubber fuel lines, the pump was old, so I got a new one. the Rust ate the plastic and pitted the fuel sender due to the plate that attaches it to the tank rusted. and that was under the seat!! Damn Humidity!!!

Did your rear strut mounts Rust through Yet?? they will. take a screw driver and poke around the seams of the top hat of the strut attachment points. It is seam sealed with a small bead. They really need to use thick body seam sealer there. it cracked and got water and dirt in there and rusted. I cut and fabricated and welded in new pieces. then seam sealed that really good!! mine does not see rain or snow anymore.

good stories! show me some pictures [email protected]. I will email you some pics of the tank!
 

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the only thing that has saved mine, is that I had it new since 1992. I painted the entire undercarriage with Rust oleum oil paint with Brush. got all of the fuels lines, brake lines, the links, the entire car. I even pulled the bumpers and painted the metal bumpers. I tried.

painting did not save the rockers!!!!!

The rocker panels always go on the B13's Its from underneath where the drain holes are where the seams come together. I removed from the driver door back to the rear fender. blasted the inner, painted and then got new metal and made my own rocker, using a baseball bat to bend and curve it out. I did not want to buy tools to do this shaping. I used my vise as the crimper and hammered it out. amazing it came out with hours of shaping. I drilled and pop-riveted the thing and ground them clean to teh surface. it worked.

Most of the car is in excellent shape. I have maintained it by painting over and over. I live in Southwest PA, so the salt was a killer.
 

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My sentra has always been pretty rusty, so I wasn't suprised when it started leaking water onto the floor from under the rear seat. I pulled the seat out expecting a small hole, but found that the entire perimeter of the bottom and back cushions is gone! My seatbelts were less than an inch away from the rust on both sides, so I removed the belts so nobody can sit back there. I sprayed the holes full of expanding foam insulation to keep the water out, and its working good so far. Once the winter is over, its time for a new (to me) car. This will be B13 #2 that has been lost to the rust.
Post up some pictures of that! it sounds like a major re-building! Just go to mexico and buy a new B13 Tsuru!!!
 
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