Do Third Generation Frames Rust Out??? - Team Camaro Tech
New Member Introductions New here? Please introduce yourself.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 06, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2
Do Third Generation Frames Rust Out???


I need some objectivity...

My $100 investment has steering issues. At a local garge the "kids" (mechanic helpers) made mention of holes they saw rusted through the frame. I remember back in the day that frames were thick... but I am old. I wasn't there when the car was racked. It doesn't seem feasable even though I live in Hawaii and the car has set for two years.

I haven't had a car for 9 months since my Volvo turbo wagon went to Swedish Heaven after 215,000 miles. Now I must retool for American muscle and run a continuing battle with my condo Board Of Directors to work, "play", and enjoy my third generation Camaro...

It's an '85 so it will need everything. I'm not stressed I just don't like throwing good money after bad.

I could blow it up or flip it for a movie scene, I am the president of JCJ Productions or I can fix it up and give it to a Production Assistant and have the satisfaction that I own the former car of a grandmaster witch on the Island of Oahu. That appeals too what little of my Catholic sensibililites remain.

Respectfully With Aloha,
Jmaes C. Jones

1985 Berlinetta
4speed Auto
Condition Fair
Body straight except for rt. front fender

purchase price $100.00
battery $100.00
tank of fuel $ 50.00

To update the registration it will be $350.00

Respectfully With Aloha,
James C. Jones is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Nov 11th, 06, 05:05 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Lost in the 60's's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Stillwater, MN
Posts: 2,345
Re: Do Third Generation Frames Rust Out???

To answer the original question...yes they do. Now, you didn't state if it was the front sub frame or the rear unibody "frame". It is a 21 year old car and it is possible for them to rust out. There are a few other members on here in HI....don't know for sure which island, but I would suggest asking if they can look at it or take the car to a reputable repair it mechanical or body, and getting a professional opinion on the condition of your car before sinking anymore into it. The third gens are in no-mans land for aftermarket restoration parts....isn't much available yet....and the Berlinetta has a number of unique features that are even more challenging to find used or new.
Good Luck
Lost in the 60's is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rust !!! POCKER Body Shop 10 Aug 1st, 06 05:26 PM
How much Zero Rust needed to coat my body inside and out after dipping? Chuck78 Body Shop 2 Apr 2nd, 06 08:17 PM
Epoxy Primer vs Zero Rust vs Rust Bullet ???? Chuck78 Body Shop 1 Apr 2nd, 06 07:46 PM
So I guess rust is just a fact of life...... Infamous Bench Racing 6 Jan 31st, 05 07:19 PM
rust bubbles and surface rust powerplay Body Shop 2 Dec 19th, 01 02:31 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome