Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by buzzyj, Feb 5, 2017.
Did any Escorts come from the factory with galvanizing of their steel? Thanks much!
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say no. I've only heard of GM Saab's having galvanizing
Thanks for your post, Pizzaman. I remember hearing a LONG time ago, that Ford was going to DIP their Bodies/ and or Chassis in tanks of Galvanized stuff in an effort to help stop, or at least slow down, rusting. I'm just wondering if they did it with all of their vehicles, and if they STILL do it?
Data as of 1985:
General Motors is already using the first-ever application of rust-resistant, double-coated galvanized steel on all body panels of the restyled 1986 Cadillac Eldorado and Seville, Buick Riviera, and Oldsmobile Toronado, with perforation warranties up to five years or 60,000 miles. Swedish importer Saab warrants its cars for six years against perforation due to corrosion.
By 1987, some car lines will be warranted for 10 years against perforation rust and five years for cosmetic corrosion on the outside of a car. Chrysler's minivans, the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager, are already built to resist rust-through corrosion for 10 years.
Quite frankly, I though all cars wee galvanized and had been for decades, and that is why car's don't rust as much as they used to.
Separate names with a comma.