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  1. J

    Clearcoat T1N before rust starts

    Long time lurker, 1st time posting here. I have a unicorn that I'm building out and I want to be sure to take all necessary precautions I can. 2006 T1N 118" WB with only 30,000 miles, engine replaced on warranty at 24,000 miles. Only front and rear door windows with roof rack so its like a...
  2. S

    T1N Windshield Weatherstripping Causing Rust

    Hello everyone, got a 2006 118” with the om647. Observed that many have issues with rust developing just below the windshield weather stripping. As far as I understand the cause of the problem (the weatherstripping) is there for cosmetical reasons since the Windshield is glued to the body of...
  3. nickelnoff

    Rust on new Sprinters

    I read a lot of 'this and that' saying that Sprinters are very prone to rust. What's the actual low down here? I live no where near any coast line, hence no salt in the air and the car I currently drive which is a BMW tourer has picked up a spot of rust in the past 10 years. As for...
  4. leviallen

    Roof Rust Nightmare. Repairing seams once and for all

    Here is an image of what I plan to do: https://imgur.com/9aKJzWP Would love to have some input before I bond this thing together. I've had this van for 3 years, and since day one I've had roof leaking issues at all the seams where body panels meet on the roof. There's been various temporary...
  5. N

    Rust problem on floor between seat area and body

    Hey everyone, I've got a 2004 140" big boy and as you can see in the pictures I attached, there's this separation between the front seating area and the main body area where the metal flooring overlaps that got really rusty under the previous owner. The rust is real bad here and actually...
  6. I

    Rusted Hole Between Front Seats. How bad is this?

    Recently bought a 158 2006 dodge, old fedex van. Theres a sizable hole inbetween cross members between the seats. About .5x1.5ft. It was patched and sealed with a now rusty piece of sheet metal. Over that were a few of metal fedex signs screwed into the floor. All this was under the...
  7. J

    Minor sprinter cracks

    I've seen the horror stories of crazy rust... this is not like that. However, I bought my 2008 170" high top 2008 Freightliner Sprinter used, and whoever took the graphics off of it did so with a nice flathead and cut into the outer coating of the white, leaving lots of opportunities for tiny...
  8. Carminooch615

    Driver and passenger door sills- rust and rot

    As the title states, I finally got under the plastic door sills on the passenger and drivers side and yikes... I looked around a bit underneath and didn't see any rust but I'm now realizing that the rust doesn't seem to care if theres underbody rubberized coating or not, it's still going to...
  9. J

    Removing Rusted Calipers

    Hey All! I am trying to change the rotors and pads and they are seriously rusted! I have got the calipers off but I am struggling with (I am not sure the name) the bit that is a frame around the pads. There are two bolts, 19 mm that are on the inside of the part facing the vehicle. I have...
  10. D

    Custom wiper arm configuration

    The sheet metal around the passenger side wiper arm post rusted apart, such that the post is now floating disconnected from the body. Since I can see where the wiper arm posts are meant to go on left-drive (UK, Japan, etc.) vehicles, I thought it would be possible to develop a custom wiper arm...
  11. A

    Roof rust repair. Insane idea #1: Rebuild the roof

    I have a bad case of roof rust that I posted about here. (Added images) The rust on all three seams is bad enough that it'll probably be a big job to fix it. And even then, because of the LINE-X on the interior, I imagine it's going to be a long battle with rust. This led me to thinking of...
  12. E

    Rust on fuel filler neck...

    We have a 2016 Sprinter 170" Cargo with 4700 miles on it and we are just now seeing rust on the fuel filler neck. Van is running perfectly, no issues. Getting between 23 and 27mpg consistently. Can anyone explain what is happening here? Should we just wipe the rust off and continue driving...
  13. S

    Rust spots on new arctic white 2016 cargo

    I know this topic has been covered to the point of exhaustion, but has anyone seen rust on their 2016 cargo vans? I noticed little spots, which come of fairly easy with wash, clay bar, and polish. However, seems strange to have these spots appearing since I bought it new last November. Some of...
  14. B

    Rust question on a possible purchase

    Looking at a 2008 3500 170" WB. 194K miles. The vehicle seems to have a bit of mechanical work done recently (see below), but it has some rust (it lives in Minneapolis). Most of the rust seems to be in the doors, which, worst case, could be replaced (see pics). I've read a bunch on here...
  15. S

    Tommy gate removed, now dealing with rust behind bumper

    So my van had a Tommy Gate hydraulic lift on the back when I bought it. The plastic corner pieces had be cut to accommodate it, and the installers had bolted it top supports to the van body, above the taillights (see photo). I found a local shop - Advance Motive Systems in Jeffersonville, IN -...
  16. D

    Rust options

    My 2008 Dodge is starting to show signs of rust. Mostly just spotted paint but definitely below the paint in one tiny spot along the windshield trim. I checked and blue book value on these things seems really low. Replacement cost seems are really high. Not to mention that the replacement would...
  17. G

    Too much rust?

    I'm not sure how to judge the growth and propagation of rust on a T1N (other than know that they seem to be prone to it). These are some photos taken of one that is for sale. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1bxQmu70rIOalZOQmxPZ09PTGM Assuming that this was the worst visible rust and I...
  18. J

    Water in storage box under slide out winibego 24J

    My Mercedes Winnebago 24J gets water in the storage compartments under the slide out I found two panels just riveted to the sides with open gaps no sealant to keep water out. I contacted Winnebago industries and was told to take it to dealer .I decided to apply sealant for trip back to Houston...
  19. J

    Rust on front assembly, is this a problem

    The images below are on a 2005 Sprinter 3500 that came from Wisconsin. I noticed some rust here and there, but not as bad as I'd expected. I did noticed some underneath, specifically where the front assembly attaches to the body (forgive my lack of knowledge of the technical terms). I'm...
  20. J

    Rust on front assembly, is this a problem

    The images below are on a 2005 Sprinter 3500 that came from Wisconsin. I noticed some rust here and there, but not as bad as I'd expected. I did noticed some underneath, specifically where the front assembly attaches to the body (forgive my lack of knowledge of the technical terms). I'm...

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