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Old February 27th, 2014, 02:01 PM
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Last year I bought this 1985 Defender.
The previous owner started the restoration, but halfway he gave up.







It didn't look bad at all!
It was my intention to put everything back together and start driving.
A few days work.
But after a extensive inspection I wasn't satisfied with the quality of the restoration.
So one day later...







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Old February 27th, 2014, 02:13 PM
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The chassis and bulkhead were sandblasted.
Some holes appeared.
Here's a small collection !






After some welding and replacing the footwells I decided to have them galvanised.





And after that powdercoated!



------ Follow up post added February 27th, 2014 01:18 PM ------

In the meanwhile the axles will be completely rebuilt.
The axle housing, radius arms etc. will be sandblasted and painted several times.

The yellow shocks will be painted black !



One down, one to go!
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Old February 27th, 2014, 02:22 PM
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Very nice!
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Old February 27th, 2014, 03:39 PM
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I'll be interested to see how well the powdercoat stays on the galvanize. Considering that myself.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 03:47 PM
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I'll be interested to see how well the powdercoat stays on the galvanize. Considering that myself.
The galvanised chassis was sandblasted again before it was powdercoated.
I'm not worried.
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Old February 27th, 2014, 03:48 PM
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The galvanised chassis was sandblasted again before it was powdercoated.
I'm not worried.
did the sandblasting remove any of the galvinizing from the exterior? or did it rough up the surface so the powder coat would adhere better?
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Old March 1st, 2014, 02:17 PM
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did the sandblasting remove any of the galvinizing from the exterior? or did it rough up the surface so the powder coat would adhere better?
It roughed up the surface.
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Old March 1st, 2014, 02:52 PM
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There are methods such as duragalve that are designed to colorize galvy surfaces and retain the protection galvanization provides. .

http://www.duncangalvanizing.com/primergalv/
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