As the title says, I am needing a local member in the Houston area to do me a HUGE favor.
I am looking at a truck at a dealership down in Houston, I am VERY interested in it. Funds are ready and its as good as a go from this end. The pictures of the truck look very good inside and out as its been stated it been garaged all its life.
What I am needing somebody to do, is stop by the dealership with their digital camera, and a clean white paper towel and do a good look over for any rust they can find. My main concern is that it being from Texas most all its life, and maybe down along the coast...there might be some hidden dangers, so don't want to dump money into a rust bucket.
The white paper towel...can you check the engine oil, and transmission oil and wipe it on the towel for me to show what condition the fluid is, and also maybe take a picture of the dip sticks, up high, near the handle. (if there is build up at the head above the fluid level, that usually means it wasn't changed on a regular basis)
Some good spots to check for rust:
1.) would be under the hood, in the seams of the layers of the hood, and at the gaps between the webbing they use in the middle for the reinforcement.
2.) under the doors, all 4, the areas people usually do not clean/wash when they do the rest oft he vehicle.
3.) in the door jams, around the hinges, and springs etc.
4.) in the wheel wells, particularly at the tops, dead center. You might also bring with you a magnet and touch it in a few spots that are "good" and pull the magnet off so you get the "feel" of the resistance it takes, then touch it on the out side of the wheel well, top, dead center, and if it sticks, there there is some meat back there, if it don't, its usually a sign of a rust pocket.
5.) under the truck, along the frame rails
6.) rear bumper, under the back side edge where the rear wheels would kick up a lot of road debris, and the bumper would hold it.
To make it worth your while, I will give you $50.00 worth of service for any polishing, chrome plating, or powder coating work you would like done.
If your able to do this for me, shoot me a email: GR8racingfool@yahoo.com
and I will give ya the info on where its located, and what truck it is etc.
It needs to be done before December 3rd, 2011 if at all possible, sooner. When I purchase the truck, I am going to have it shipped up here, been crunching numbers with buying a plane ticket, and flying down, and picking it up in person, and driving it back, and I would only be saving $27.00 or so, and would have to drive a lot of miles back to Wichita, KS.
Thanks a million!