Jump to content



87 ESI-R


  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 SQHP33

SQHP33

    Newbie

  • Newbies
  • Pip
  • 1 posts
  • Location:Mentor, Ohio, USA

Posted 30 October 2016 - 12:01 PM

I have been the owner of an 87 Starion for the last six years in NE Ohio. 120k, rebuilt engine, jet valves, balance shafts, ac, power steering all gone. The main issue I am now left with is a lot of rust. I'm wondering if anyone has repaired a good amount of body rust and a little frame rust, and what would be the best way to go about finding an appropriate shop for the job? Want a private outfit as to not get gouged. Main portion of rust is in back, spanning from under the doors to the rear fender lip. I can do prep work beforehand. Tips please





#2 importwarrior

importwarrior

    6 Quests and Counting......

  • Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,626 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Manassas VA
  • Interests:Boost = 2KWIK4U
    Starquests
  • Model:Conquest

Posted 30 October 2016 - 02:27 PM

I would google for restoration shops in your area see what people have to say about them.
Then visit and see what the shops you would consider look like. Research research research.

B-71 87 TSI ~ RIP
Black 87 Starion ~ Mess SOLD!!!
Proud New 89 slightly Rusted Fiji Owner !!!

The Ark was built by amateurs , the Titanic was built by Professionals.


#3 vbrad511

vbrad511

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 8,240 posts
  • Location:springfield, illinois
  • Interests:Keep the turbo spooled!

Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:43 PM

You're liable to get into more rust and more money than you bargained for. Climb under it and take a good look at all of it. You may be better off finding a cleaner shell and swapping your stuff in to. That's what I ended up doing, don't regret it for a moment.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users