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3/12/14 2:43pm - Original Message: 'frame rust'
Razrock77
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Bethpage, TN - USA

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1977 red on red T-top

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I have a 77 with 80k miles, its in really great shape, but i was doing some work on it and found some rust in the frame. Its not a lot but i am concerned. With out doing total restoration is there any thing i can do to stop it from getting worse ?I know at some point i will have to make a decision on this but it wont be for awhile. any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
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3/13/14 8:45am - Reply: 'Re: frame rust'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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1981 Red Interior White exterior

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We has a discussion about this a while ago when I asked the same type of question.  I used this stuff, it's easy to use and looks pretty good.


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3/13/14 11:44am - Reply: 'Re: frame rust'
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Kimberling City, MO - USA

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I have a 76 and when I power washed the inside of the frame, I found 98% dirt! So I used Eastwood" Internal Frame Coating for the inside. It converts, encapsulates and seals the surfaces. Phenolic resin with Zinc additive. All to many rust issues for these cars...and since I was  doing a frame "ON" restoration, this was my best choice to treat the inside...Good Luck.

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3/13/14 2:07pm - Reply: 'Re: frame rust'
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Bethpage, TN - USA

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1977 red on red T-top

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thank you for your help, its good to know your not alone out there, I love my car but some times forget its 37 years old and it will have a few things wrong, its prefect in my eyes..
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3/14/14 11:53am - Reply: 'Re: frame rust'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Minor surface rust is not an issue. Rust that comes off in flakes IS.
Where is the frame rusty? Can you get some pics? The most common area for rust, and damage from rust on these cars is just in front of the rear tires, on the frame....most accurately IN the frame. Where the rear trailing arms fit up into the frame is a major rust trap.
Some pics of your rust would help determine how bad it is, or if it's nothing to be concerned about.Wink


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