i finally got a good look ath the other car in town here. the shop owner let me take a look at it and gave me a bit of history. i guess the car is from BC and did run before they pulled the plugs and parked it 2 years ago. the body is smooth but you can see where there is a bit of ust bubbling through. the owners tried a bit of bondo and red primer to cover it. it needs to be fixed. rust is over top of wheel lips, one spot on the top of a fender and a few little spots just above the openings for the head lights. other than that the car looks not too bad. the shop guy tells me that it didnt run all that well and the wiring was shot. none of the lights work he says. i guess the owners dropped the car off at this guys shop do get fixed up and then havent called him or sent money or anything. its just been sitting.