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Ircently went to go look at a gt near my house with an auto engineer friend of mine. After looking at the body, he said that there was a lot of rust in the corners and this could cause the body to flex and possibly crack when driving hard or going over a bumpy surface like some railroad tracks. I didn't really know what he ment by corners, although he said that it was where several body panels came together and were welded together. The rusted areas were right in the rear and bottom of the front fender and in the front of the rear fender on both sides.
I don't know if this is a big problem, but it is the only large problem and I think I might be able to get the car for less than a thousand.
Any help would be appreciated
Thanks, Rob
 

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if your up for body work, go and fix all the body panels you can fix. the spots your friend is talking about is probably structural parts of the car, such as where the body joins the subframes, or where other body panels meet other body panels, such as in the door jamb where the rocker meets the quarter panel.....thats a very bad place for rot. open the doors, and make sure the doors to not fall or sag when you open them, this ususally points to a weak frame......if a car has a weak frame you need to walk away from it and dont look back.
 

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sagging doors

we actually looked at the doors to see if they sagged or moved when opened. They didn't, so I guess the frame should be okay.
 

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since the hood and doors are the only bolt on body panels on a GT, the way the body panels line up should give you another idea of the rigidity and stirdiness of the car.
 

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Where exactly do the body panels line up? Is there any way I could repair the corners easily?
 

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when i mean body panels, i meant like the way the gaps are between panels, like how the door lines up with the fender, rocker, and quarter, be sure that the door can be adjusted to fit well, if it will not fit well its a sign of body say or a re-skinned door.
 
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