Thanks for the heads-up. Is that black expanding foam inside the chassis member? Any rust inside there or is it just on the outside?
My black Spider seems to have a few cosmetic rust problems on its left-rear corner. Around the radio antenna there are odd-shaped blisters in the (original) paint (see pic). There is roughness in the paint at the bottom where it joins the bumper. Also, there is rust in the seam to the scuttle top panel, which is a little annoying on a ten-year-old car (not the type of rust usually seen in NZ these days). I won't worry unless this all gets worse, but I do wonder if the Pininfarina-built car had some built-in rust under the paint. Wouldn't be the first time!
'00 GTV V6, '08 FIAT 500, shell and parts for a '71 FIAT 850 Coupe
After removing the tork screws on the scuttle cover there are six clips also holding the scuttle cover in place. The six holes that these clips fit into have rubber seals in them. Water tends to get in behind these rubbers ever o slightly.
As I was checking for rust under the scuttle cover I also pulled these rubbers out and checked inside. There was not a lot of rust but enough for it to be flaking off in spots. Especially when I put my little finger in and poked around. I killed it with rust converter inside and out then filled this hollow area behind these rubbers with a rust preventative wax spray. Similar to Waxol that you Brits often write about on this forum.
Be careful with how much liquid rust product you use. I pumped too muh into this area( behind the rubbers- under the windscreen) and it eventually came out on to the fuses under the steering wheel.
At least there will be no rust under the wind screen for a while and the GTV lives on.
I've got some rust at the bottom rim of the left door (drivers side, left hand drive) and a bit of rust on the bottom rim of the bootlid, just below the logo. Both probably caused by an earlier repair when the car was not in my possession. Underneath the car all seems very nice. (1998).