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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:26 pm 
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I love JNC. The average person would think you'd be crazy to even consider doing anything with that car besides scrapping it and here we are talking about how it could be salvageable. 8)


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Here's another JNC that spent thirty years in a river. This river was a little more "rambunctious"... :P

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Bonus points if you know what it used to be... :wink:


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Toyota Drown?

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saving it would be challenging but imagine the reward if this feat was pulled off! I bet you would be all over the internet


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datsunfreak wrote:
Here's another JNC that spent thirty years in a river. This river was a little more "rambunctious"... :P

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Bonus points if you know what it used to be... :wink:


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datsunfreak wrote:
Here's another JNC that spent thirty years in a river. This river was a little more "rambunctious"... :P

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Bonus points if you know what it used to be... :wink:


I'd guess a 4 door 510. I think a cliff did a good portion of the work, then the river did the rest :wink: Of course you have to factor in what ever sent it over the cliff in the first place. That would be a feat of love and lots of talent to save that one. (I'd be pretty proud of my work if I were the guy to tackle that and successfully get it back on the road)

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Camshaft wrote:
Toyota Drown?
:lol: :lol:

Happens that the most recent episode of Car Talk had a caller that wanted to salvage a 1994 Mustang that had been in a river for 10 years. The upshot was that the minute you got it out of the water, oxygen in the air would make it start rusting. So best case scenario would be to start tearing down the engine immediately or better yet, take the head off underwater :)

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ben wrote:
Camshaft wrote:
Toyota Drown?
:lol: :lol:

Happens that the most recent episode of Car Talk had a caller that wanted to salvage a 1994 Mustang that had been in a river for 10 years. The upshot was that the minute you got it out of the water, oxygen in the air would make it start rusting. So best case scenario would be to start tearing down the engine immediately or better yet, take the head off underwater :)


Hahah, thats why they are called Ruststangs :shock: :wink:

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a 94 mustang? why bother? unless it was a 94 Cobra.. at least it had a 5.0..


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a_fc3s wrote:
datsunfreak wrote:
Here's another JNC that spent thirty years in a river. This river was a little more "rambunctious"... :P

Bonus points if you know what it used to be... :wink:


510...


I second this :tu: :mrgreen:

kinda makes me want to go diving to see what i can find :lol:


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I remember a tank being pulled out of a cold, muddy lake and being restored but of course its got thicker metal than a 70s Japanese car.

Not Japanese but check out this VW Samba recued from a lake.

Dumped into lake in 1974 after a gearbox failure. The optimistic owner is think of a restoration

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=372048

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oh no my bus!!! and its a 23 window :cry:

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we're all car people... hahahaa. 23 window is the first thing that hit my mind, too. those are expensive..


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my biology/fencing teacher had a 23 window bus lol. Thats the only single reason I know about em.

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Wow! That VW looks like the rotten Whale that blew up in Taiwan!! (But I like it)!!

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You guys are kidding right ?? Salvageable I highly doubt it :?

That thing would be rusting from the inside out and then the outside in. The primer used on the innards would have become porous and deteriorated within weeks on being submersed. Anything can be saved but what are you actually saving once you replace the door pillars, roof, rear quarter panels, doors, chassis rails etc ! Without pulling off intergrated panels to treat the inner cavities, you'd have continuous rust and hidden structural problems caused by rust. You may be able to save a few bits from that car that arent made of metal but that's about it. A mate owned 2 of these Celica's and they both had bad rust issues without needing to be pulled out of a lake, just day to day use was enough for them to rust away especially in the A pilars and firewall cowl.


Rust slows under water due to relative lack of oxygen.

Case in point: Monster Garage
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That bus looks not that bad if you go through that thread and look at the "after" pics. :tu:

And it runs now. 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnoocQyJ ... _embedded#


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Nobody remembered me posting the '75 Celica dragged out of the Detroit river last year? :lol:

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moral of these stories, if you want to restore a VW or Celica, go fishing..


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