Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: jackson, michigan
About a year and a half ago I sold my '01 F150, I bought it brand new and loved that truck. It had 185k on it and still ran great. However, the frame was shot! I bought a brand new '17 F150, aluminum body, so I don't have to worry about body rust (I know, I know, aluminum "corrodes"). I too sprayed the frame and any other metal underneath with Fluidfilm, we'll see how it holds up. Cars/truck are much better prepped from the factory for rust prevention these days. We have an '07 Corolla we bought new and did no rust preventatives. There is a little bit starting on the bottom door edges, which I don't think is bad for 12 years.
69 Mach 1, 351W, T5, owned for 31 years, 03 Mach 1 Azure Blue, 65 fastback, 289, C4 (son's), 67 fastback, 289, C4 (wife's)