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1980 300CD Where does it rust?

Going to look at one of these that looks in great shape with 243,000 km (about 147,000 miles) on it.

Wanted to know where to look for rust other than wheel wells, rocker panels.

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Going to look at one of these that looks in great shape with 243,000 km (about 147,000 miles) on it.

Wanted to know where to look for rust other than wheel wells, rocker panels.

Thanks.
Trunk pan, floor pan, check along the rear windshield seal, under the battery tray, and in the hood hinge pockets. Also, the jack posts often rust.
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Yes everywhere really! Between the front lower valance and fender and behind the rubber bumper covers. Pull on the bumpers a bit, they rot inside and disconnect from the shock absorber mounts but those rubber side prieces hold them in place.
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Door bottoms rust along the weatherstrip. Open the doors and look up.
Battery tray and passenger side lower cowl from the battery tray leaking.
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Hood hinge pockets.
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