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I would walk away. You are just seeing the outer rust and I'm willing to bet there's even more that can't easily be captured through the camera. If you keep it don't even worry about restoring it, use it as a custom. If you have the time I recommend you immediately start stopping the rust. Grab some sandpaper, a grinder, wire brushes, screwdriver -- what ever it takes -- and some rust conversion paint and STOP THE RUST! Any metal that is ravaged by rust just break off. You want to stop the rust from *advancing* so be sure to scrub and cover the area surrounding the rust. Pull paneling back, remove old and worn padding (since it traps moisture) and really investigate the whole metal structure. I had some rust in my baby and, even though I really didn't want to, I scrubbed the whole cargo area and painted it to keep the rust from continuing (http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Speedway/1641/, see blurb about Corroless). After you stop all the rust you will then have a good indication on whether you want to keep it and if so where the work needs to begin. Toby Erkson firstname.lastname@example.org <-- Please use this address for email '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, ORPCA member Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/ >-----Original Message----- >If you say this car, would you laugh and walk away? or would you go.. > >Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.