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There's a place in CT about 2 hours from me with a tank that the RRC shell would fit into sideways. I'm definitely considering it - but lots to repair before dipping it.


How do you prep the parts before going to the galvanizer? Do you remove all the undercoating, paint, rust, etc? What about inside the boxed chassis?
My place uses a heated acid tank. I don't clean anything.
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Old June 10th, 2016, 10:58 PM
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Anybody ever do a RRC or Disco body shell? I'm tired of fixing rust and just want to do it once more and do it right. I know there would be some warping but maybe not too bad. There's a few pictures floating around of people that have done it:
Those pics look like the one Dominic @ LR salvage in Ontario did for Rino Granito(?). (username "tightgroup"on D-web). They did it in pieces and then welded it back together.

I saw Rino some years later and he was not happy with it, they could never get it to seal, lots of problems with body alignment etc. One of the guys at LRM is doing one now where they dipped the whole body all at once. I think with a much better result.
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Anybody ever do a RRC or Disco body shell? I'm tired of fixing rust and just want to do it once more and do it right. I know there would be some warping but maybe not too bad. There's a few pictures floating around of people that have done it:
WOW!!! That would be amazing.
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A UK outfit's site, lot of galvy bits.

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Old June 11th, 2016, 09:56 AM
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A UK outfit's site, lot of galvy bits.

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Been buying from him since he was operating out his garage in 2008. Used to be you would call and his wife would answer, on the kitchen phone, a true case of a cottage industry business taking off. We started our business's @ the same time. Oddly that corresponded to the first year that 25 yr old defenders could come to the US, and the world went into a global recession.

He makes some truly innovative parts. On a pre 2007 5 door wagon there is a beam that goes under the second row seat box @ the front of a 5 door tub. The factory finish and location in front of the rear tire spray on this part was such that if yours lasted 5 years you were lucky. The factory part has tabs that stick up and through bolt to the seat box. Because of these tabs the only way to replace that beam was to cut one in half and then weld it back together once in place, or lift the tub off the chassis.
By removing the tabs, the yrm part allows you to drill out 6 rivets and remove the small triangle behind the 2nd row door and slide the new beam through and then the tabs bolt onto the beam. A seemingly uber simple solution to what was by then a 50 + year old problem .
http://www.yrm-metal-solutions.co.uk.../Products/053A
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I like the idea of no prep! The place in CT does an acid dip as well it looks like.


My plan would be to dip it all at once and maybe add some bracing into areas that look like they might warp. I'm sure there will be things to straighten a bit afterward, but I think it should be possible.
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That's awesome. It would take a bigger tank than what the place I use has.
Maybe dip the bottom and then the top?
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We saw a D2 loving the rover chrome look yesterday...
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Old August 15th, 2016, 04:27 PM
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Anybody ever do a RRC or Disco body shell? I'm tired of fixing rust and just want to do it once more and do it right. I know there would be some warping but maybe not too bad. There's a few pictures floating around of people that have done it:
I have only just seen this posting, you don't need a big tank, two door RR Classics are bolted together only welded last of the model year than four doors are welded.
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I am glad my term has caught on.
I think Uncle Douglas gets the credit. He started this thread...

Duncan's galvanizing just north of Boston does big stuff to.
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Here is one... Maine winters were starting to take their toll so the Beast is being rebuilt... note the body in the background.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 10:11 PM
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I think Uncle Douglas gets the credit. He started this thread... Duncan's galvanizing just north of Boston does big stuff to.
Term is mine. :-) Although Doug has galvanized way more stuff.

Google it.

That series I needs a galvy bulkhead too.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 10:14 PM
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that S1 is going to be just fine don't you worry.
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Evilfij gets full credit, he coined Roverchrome. It resonated with me and I have continued its use.

If you think galvanizing is sexy, welcome to the club, there is no support group.
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