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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Geez Marv, that one looks pristine compared to some of the other ones shown here !!!!
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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Well the car that was the first one posted for this thread has made its way to the UK and is once again on eBay now bundled with a new chassis. image.jpg

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    This one isn't excessively rusty, but the owner isn't doing to well!
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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lin View Post
    This one isn't excessively rusty, but the owner isn't doing to well!
    That's going to be a bones-up restoration!
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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by HealeyRick View Post
    That's going to be a bones-up restoration!
    . LOL.. looks like the tires have more meat on the bones then the owner!

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Mother Earth is almost finished reclaiming that one.

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Hi Landamam:

    To prevent rust in the doglegs, front and backm outdry them out with a leaf blower, patricularly after a long drive. To minimize rust in the undercarriage-frame rails, floor pans, outriggers and innner and inner and outer rocker panels it is best to wash them regularly. This wii require making a pact with the local foreign car dealer who may give you use of a lift or do it himself.

    I hope this is some hel.

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    I think we should start a thread that follows the disappearance of parts from these rusty beauties. For example, you'd think someone would snatch the motor, rear end, steering wheel ( we all know those trafficators are rare as hen's teeth), boot lids and bonnets, and so on. But NO people seem to take trinkets that are readily available and cost little like radiator caps, carb air filters, cooling fans ( I got 5 of those, all used but serviceable when I bought my rusty gem). How is it that one of the few missing items were the driver adjustable seat rails, which never seem to wear out yet someone needed them; their gain was my loss but WHY? Here is a shot of what i started with. Looks worse than it was. Outer sills and outriggers were the worst.20170630_155444.jpg
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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by roscoe View Post
    ... How is it that one of the few missing items were the driver adjustable seat rails, which never seem to wear out yet someone needed them...
    The rails may not wear out, but the studs that that hold the seats down strip if you look at them too hard.

    Side note: Anybody been able to replace these? Can the studs be punched/ground out/off then bolts welded-in?

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Actually a car I owned in the '90's it was a BN1 not sure if it was a '53 or '54 (never got to the point that I cared to find out) I bought it as a parts car. It was very rusty, Swiss cheese floors & frame, it had been cut for a V-8 but never completed and had been hit hard enough in the front that the frame was irreparably bent (shroud too). My nickname for this car was "Sad Sack". It did come with a full set of instruments, Top Bows and a few other items I needed for my BN2 at the time. I sold it on with the BN2 as a package deal about '02 or so. I will have to look to see if I have any pictures, but I don't think so.

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    I think I've found a new candidate: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Austin...dZ57G5&vxp=mtr
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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    More history than metal left with that car. "The Frankfurt Auto Show Car"
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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Turney View Post
    I think I've found a new candidate: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1965-Austin...dZ57G5&vxp=mtr
    Mmmmmm, that is tempting. Such a low mileage example.

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by GregW View Post
    Mmmmmm, that is tempting. Such a low mileage example.
    it seems to be all there...

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

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    Probably a valuable competition model with the roll bar.
    Was in a Pennsylvania field.
    Last edited by British_Recovery; 10-25-2017 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Need to add text.

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    Re: What is the rustiest, most run down Healey you have ever seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by British_Recovery View Post
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    Probably a valuable competition model with the roll bar.
    Was in a Pennsylvania field.
    Must've been an ice racer with those snow tires.
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