Thoughts on galvy chassis? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Thread Tools
Old October 17th, 2003, 09:49 AM
dmarchand's Avatar
Status: Offline
David Marchand
'97 D90 SW Arles
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: New England
Posts: 2,862
Question Thoughts on galvy chassis?

Just was doing some research on a galvy swap. I know a few of you are doing complete build-ups. One thing I was wondering, if anyone has any significant experience/understanding with hot dip galvy and how it bonds to the steel frames.

Reason I ask is, I was curious as to how the galvy stands up to the slight tweaking and twisting of the frame.

Also, how long (ballpark) would you expect a galvy frame to last? Can you drill into the galvy and it still retains the rust preventative properties?


Edit: looks like I can answer most of my own questions:

What's the going rate for a NAS frame in good-mint condition?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old October 17th, 2003, 12:38 PM
Chris Cox's Avatar
Chris Cox
Status: Offline
Chris Cox
94 D90 SW, 300tdi
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 355
The company that did mine said that the zinc chemically bonds to the steel, and that it won't chip under flexing. I expect my galvanized chassis to last as long as I do, and I am only 25 . If you drill into the chassis, I would make sure to clear all of the metal shavings, and spray with a galvanizing paint, or waxoyl or similar product. Everywhere I have drilled into my chassis, I just coated the hole heavy with waxoyl when I installed the bolt.

Reply With Quote
Old October 17th, 2003, 02:09 PM
mikeslandrover's Avatar
Status: Offline
Mike Hammond
110 200Tdi and a 2005 Scorpa SY250
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Oxted, Surrey, England, U.K
Posts: 1,756
Galvanising is generally a good thing if you get all your chassis modifications done before the galvanising. I had an 88" with a galvanised chassis. Brilliant, no rust, no worries, but then I wanted to add bits, side sills etc and as it was a non standard frame mounts would have to be fabricated. How to fix them on the chassis? In the end I sold the truck and got my 90. Slightly rusty but I could and did weld the hell out of it.
Just my two penneth worth!
Mike Hammond
Diesels.....great when they're going and so easy to work on.
Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tasty 1984 300tdi D90 with galvy chassis on ebay UK evilfij The Flea Market 5 December 13th, 2009 02:21 PM
FML just missed a great deal on a tdi galvy chassis 83 110 evilfij Misc. Chit-Chat 4 July 8th, 2009 04:35 PM
1984 Land Rover 90 TDI w/ Galvy Chassis Buyrovers For Sale - Vehicles 11 April 14th, 2009 01:34 PM
Euro Spec D90 200TDI Galvy Chassis brn24whl The Vendors Loft 4 August 15th, 2008 10:01 AM
1967 Series IIa 95% rebuilt with Galvy chassis Dfndr90 For Sale - Vehicles 1 July 12th, 2007 01:27 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 AM.