I worked at a well respected car restoration shop and we always replaced rusty metal as if it was new again.
Rust you say? Boy
have I got a job for you!
I'm not looking forward to all the wire I'm gonna have to burn to get Ol'Blue looking like her old self. The '64 I have now suffers the worst case of rot that I've experienced out of all 6 60's GM trucks I've owned to date -- and I'm on the west
coast. We haven't used salt on the roads until the last couple years.