As I continued my G-body rust inspection that first day, I was very pleased to see only surface rust in the exposed areas around the door. The lower door seams were very nice considering the age but as can be seen in the photo, it is minimally present.
The rockers were in great shape, but each side had some spots that felt thin. No visible rust on the rockers but I will probably have the rockers replaced later. The quarter panels, fenders, and wheel wells did not show any visible signs of rust either. Of course, there was more to find once I started to disassemble the car.
Visual inspection of the rear frame rails was encouraging also. The frame rails were basically rust free and solid.
The interior seats of the car were removed to facilitate floor pan inspection. Again, not disappointed! This car has very nice floor pans.
Continue to visit periodically for updates, as I will show you how one may think this Regal is shot after I found hidden rust, and what I did with it.