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Fox Body Mustang Restoration: 1979-1993

A-Pillar Rust

Have you ever seen this problem in a Fox Body Mustang?

I have. It's A-pillar rust on the passenger side, underneath the door and front fender. It was the main reason I ended up getting rid of my 1989 Mustang LX SSP. It was going to cost a boat load to repair and it was hard to find someone who would even touch it. Looking back, I should have just repaired it, but hindsight is often better than foresight.

Chapter 3 of Fox Body Mustang Restoration: 1979-1993 is all about body repair and it addresses these sorts of problems that are characteristic of third gen Mustangs. While these cars have much better anti-corrosion treatment from the factory than the first gen cars, their metal is also more prone to rust and when it starts, they go downhill fast and this is the kind of serious cancer that results.

You should see the rust on my 1987 LX — and it managed to develop it with only 14,000 miles on the odometer. Photo: Jim Smart.

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