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Old 06-06-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I'm an auto enthusiast. I love working on older cars and trucks, but I HATE rust. Growing up in Pennsylvania I learned every miserable trick to removing rust bolts, patching rust holes and so on.

Since moving to Arizona I've learned just how incredible it is to have the underside of old cars look brand new. No rust, all bolts turn out by hand.

Does anyone have a reasonable diagram of "the rust belt"?
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'm sure you realize that the term 'Rust Belt' refers predominantly to areas of the Midwest and Northeast that were once manufacturing/industrial powerhouses. The term 'Rust Belt' came into common use in the 1980s due to the deindustrialization and collapse of the manufacturing industries in the U.S.

Anyhow...

Here is a diagram of the areas most commonly associated with the 'Rust Belt' :

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Old 06-06-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I'm sure you realize that the term 'Rust Belt' refers predominantly to areas of the Midwest and Northeast that were once manufacturing/industrial powerhouses. The term 'Rust Belt' came into common use in the 1980s due to the deindustrialization and collapse of the manufacturing industries in the U.S.
ha! honestly I had no idea, I actually thought the term was coined due to a high moisture climate that causes metal to rust.
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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ha! honestly I had no idea, I actually thought the term was coined due to a high moisture climate that causes metal to rust.
Haha no, not at all. That's just an additional coincidence/ downside of the region!
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