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Galvanized 156 or not

the roof pan and the floorpan (to my knowledge !) of 156's are not galavanized...
You see a lot of rusted floorpans on older 156's (pre 2004)
Can anyone give the verdict !?
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The roof on mine has a couple of rust spots (due to the previous owner not fitting roof bars correctly )
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Out of interest, why do you say pre-2004?

My 2005 has a tiny rust spot on its roof.
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My 2004 wagon had a few rust spots on the roof. I didn't think they would rust so I let them fester for a bit too long before treating them. Very annoying!
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I have seen 156's with rust on just about every panel.

However they do tend to look ok on top, but get rusty underneath where you can't see it easily.

156's certainly seem to rust more than GTV's 164, and 166's.

Maybe someone has cottoned onto the fact that if they made them last forever, no one would need to buy new ones.
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Floor and roof not galvanised. They galvanised all the pretty bits, but not everything else. Exactly the opposite, was my Ford Puma. Rear arches rotten, front wings bubbling up, bottoms of doors bubbling up, but the floor and sills - you could eat your dinner off it.

Think I'd rather the Alfa way though, roof is easy to keep on top of just with a treatment of some sort & touch up stick, and the floors can be welded when needed. Paintwork and repair panels is hassle I can be doing without.
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I've had rust in the roof and floor, but no sign of rust anywhere else. Mine's a 1998.
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My floor has rust and some around the front edge of the roof.
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Ours (early one) has had rust repair welding on the floor but no visible rust.

Our 155 was the opposite, with the rear wheel arches getting scabby but no structural rust (only other real rust was around the screen, which I suspect is someone being careless changing a screen and wrecking the rust protection)

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