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Old 05-15-2019, 10:13 AM   #11
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I gotta ask...how's the rust situation in the tropics?
It's mixed.
Def not like the rust belt, but there are plenty of rusty vehicles here. A lot of people use their vehicles on the beach or live close to the beach. The local water here has a high salt content, it comes from deep wells all over the island.

Supposedly, if you wash your car with municipal water, it will rust. Most car wash places use rain and processed water to do cleaning.
There are no self service or drive through car washes on the island.

Rust also starts in weird places... like on roof lines, where windshields meet the roof, and odd places like the belt line on a door. There is also the usual rocker and quarter panel rust.

This Fronty has a few rust spots in the bed, but otherwise it's rust free.

I also bought an 05 Corolla, it's spotless.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:23 AM   #12
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I went to the Nissan dealer today and asked about a new key for this rig.

Hold on to your azzes...

$385!!!!!!
How much???
$385. WTF. Over.

$145 = key
$140 = program

I almost told the guy to go f himself.

Ebay (2) keys = $15
Programming can be done with 2 keys. I only have 1.

So... Anyone know where I can have a new key cut by the VIN and key code?
Problem: the original key is so worn, I'm afraid it's going to cause a problem.

I had a new key made for my Toyo... the dealer only charged $102 - still piracy, but I was willing to pay the fee. They also used the code by the vehicle VIN, so the key is fresh.

Anyone work at a Nissan dealership? I'm willing to pay for your time...
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:51 AM   #13
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It's mixed.
Def not like the rust belt, but there are plenty of rusty vehicles here. A lot of people use their vehicles on the beach or live close to the beach. The local water here has a high salt content, it comes from deep wells all over the island.

Supposedly, if you wash your car with municipal water, it will rust. Most car wash places use rain and processed water to do cleaning.
There are no self service or drive through car washes on the island.

Rust also starts in weird places... like on roof lines, where windshields meet the roof, and odd places like the belt line on a door. There is also the usual rocker and quarter panel rust.

This Fronty has a few rust spots in the bed, but otherwise it's rust free.

I also bought an 05 Corolla, it's spotless.
Interesting to know, thanks. I had heard that cars rust pretty badly in coastal tropical areas, since oxidation occurs more rapidly at higher temperatures. That said I haven't been to the tropics since before I was old enough to drive. I am lucky to live in a place where rust is that brown stuff that forms on your exhaust after 20 years. I have worked on a few cars from the salt states though...one was from Chicago, one from Indiana and another from Upstate NY. They were all pretty rough underneath but the IN car took the cake. I had to replace the transmission in it (Subaru) and even with the torch and spraying it with rust penetrant for a week I still broke about half the fasteners underneath it, including all the exhaust ones.
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I have a farm in NY State.
I also lived in Louisiana for almost 10 years.
TOTAL difference from the 2 different parts of the country.
As you know, body parts are mint in the south, although interiors take a beating, while north it's the opposite.
A 5 year old car in NY has rust on it, unless you stop driving it in October and don't resume until late April.
I have 2 barns full of weird cars that I only drive in the summer (when I'm home - which is not often)

I lived in Cali for 1.5 years too. Great out there.
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Update:
Last weekend, I bought a new hood, L fender, D21 tailgate, new windshield and pulled the rotten radio. I also bought paint and supplies to do it up.
I had to replace the alternator belt, it was crapski.
The windshield was cheap... $420!!!!!! Dammit.
I contacted David29, he said he has 2 side windows. I hope he can send them really soon. It would be nice to have a dry interior.

So, in one day, I blew $1400 on stuff. Boring.

Stay tuned, I hope to have this unit looking at least 80% fresh by the beginning of next week.
Anyone have suggestions for uploading pix?
I haven't had much luck with picture sharing sites since those aholes at photobucket went rogue.
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Old 05-30-2019, 03:12 AM   #17
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Over the Memorial Day weekend I painted the tailgate, L fender and hood.
I've only bolted the hood on so far.
I also installed 2 new tail light assemblies since one was gone and the other was trash.
I ordered a double DIN touch screen radio and install kit.
All of the hardware for the tailgate - another $125.
I also ordered an aftermarket steering wheel and adapter - the stock air bag unit has steel sticking out of the cover where it wore away. Since the air bag light is blinking anyway, who needs a stinking air bag?
The max speed limit on this island is 45 MPH. I guess if you have 2 vehicles going 45 and they head on, it could be messy though.

I'll try IMGUR for uploading pix, I have several of what I've done so far. Thanks MM

Everything on this damn island is out of control expensive. At least automotive wise.
A rattle can of acrylic primer - large - that is compatible with urethane paint?
How about $32?

1 Qt. base coat color with reducer, 2 Qt. clear coat with reactor/reducer and 3 sheets sand paper?
Ha. $222
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Over the Memorial Day weekend I painted the tailgate, L fender and hood.
I've only bolted the hood on so far.
I also installed 2 new tail light assemblies since one was gone and the other was trash.
I ordered a double DIN touch screen radio and install kit.
All of the hardware for the tailgate - another $125.
I also ordered an aftermarket steering wheel and adapter - the stock air bag unit has steel sticking out of the cover where it wore away. Since the air bag light is blinking anyway, who needs a stinking air bag?
The max speed limit on this island is 45 MPH. I guess if you have 2 vehicles going 45 and they head on, it could be messy though.

I'll try IMGUR for uploading pix, I have several of what I've done so far. Thanks MM

Everything on this damn island is out of control expensive. At least automotive wise.
A rattle can of acrylic primer - large - that is compatible with urethane paint?
How about $32?

1 Qt. base coat color with reducer, 2 Qt. clear coat with reactor/reducer and 3 sheets sand paper?
Ha. $222
Ouch on those prices. Sure hope you make a shit ton of money doing what your doing there.
What is it that your doing there if ya donít mind me asking?
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:14 AM   #19
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Yeah, island life is expensive - at least where vehicles are concerned.

I'm on assignment here for up to a year after typhoon Yutu tattered the place, 200 MPH winds can cause real damage.
I work for the government in recovery work - spelled FEMA.. I live in hotels year round.
Hotel points? Yep, plenty of those.

That's how I ended up with this Frontier. It was beat up by the storm and the owner didn't have the $$ or capacity to fix it.
Since stuff is so damn expensive, I may not make a ton of $$. I'd be happy with some extra pesos above what I spend. It keeps me busy and out of the bars.
I painted the fender and hood last weekend...
I keep forgetting to try IMGUR.

Since I bought a repop tailgate, It's only the shell. I had to buy all of the hardware and parts. I also need the inner filler panel to cover the mechanism.
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One real bonus about being on Saipan... Hope you like sushi
A bar I hang out at once in a while... The owner goes to the beach front fisherman's market and buys tuna right off the boat... literally!
He brings it back to the bar, they cut it up and serve it immediately.
So... within 2 to 3 hours of swimming, it ends up on my plate.
WORLD CLASS sushi baby!
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