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Old November 29th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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I'd like to have some items galvanized and wonder if anyone can direct me to a good galvanizing shop close to DC. Will have the cap rails done -- any suggestions on other items to take in at the same time. I don't have the bandwidth to deal with bulkhead removal now, but suggestions for other items to have done would be appreciated.

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Old November 29th, 2007, 01:21 PM
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how much of a hurry are you in? I'm going to do my 90 frame and bulkhead, door frames, and cappings sometime probably within the next 6 months.

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I'd like to have some items galvanized and wonder if anyone can direct me to a good galvanizing shop close to DC. Will have the cap rails done -- any suggestions on other items to take in at the same time. I don't have the bandwidth to deal with bulkhead removal now, but suggestions for other items to have done would be appreciated.

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Old November 29th, 2007, 01:42 PM
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I'd like to do it sooner rather than later -- what's your schedule like? In intitial calling, there appear to be three places near us: Baltimore Galvanizing in, well, Baltimore, Southern Galvanizing also in B'more and Virginia Galvanizing in Ashland. Baltimore Galvanizing isn't interested, I've left a message at Southern and VA will happily do it, $250 for up to 600lbs with a 4 day turnaround.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:38 PM
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if you can get all the support brackets for the radiator and grill at the same time ... something to think about.

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Old November 29th, 2007, 02:58 PM
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Good call, Pat!

Southern seems like a good bet, they don't quench, were happy to do small lots, will even clean the items in their tanks for an additional charge. In describing 2 complete sets of body cappings, he thought that with the stripping it would be @ $225 or so.
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:14 PM
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Old November 29th, 2007, 03:37 PM
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My brother Cabell used Southern in Ashland 10yrs years ago. They lost his 2a grill- said it melted in the tank. The finish of the galvanizing was great on the larger parts- windsheild frame etc was great. His advice was-don't send them small parts.

Fitting that you would have to go back to Ashland Anthony.......
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Old November 29th, 2007, 04:25 PM
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Fitting that you would have to go back to Ashland Anthony.......
The guy I spoke with there did sound slightly like an rmc valedictorian, I'm not surprised the "grill melted." Keith @ Southern in Baltimore took 20 minutes to discuss options, processes etc. with me knowing it would be a small order, they will most likely get my business.

Seat base is a combination of steel and alu, right?
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well, need to:

strip the body off the frame

weld on the tdi engine mounts

strip everything off the firewall

weld up the firewall (redo front top edges and close up holes in top strip-footwells and posts are fine)

strip the doors

strip the cappings off the body

shock towers

what else?

Im off to Hawaii on the 23 of dec, back on the 9th.

Wrench party in NJ??? in January?

Oh, taking the 109 up to Maine in Feburary for the winter romp and for some special welding. With "fly by night" electrical jobs + rover prep for the romp things get pretty tight, but it would be doable if someone has a trailer to haul my **** for me




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I'd like to do it sooner rather than later -- what's your schedule like?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 05:02 PM
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So I can schedule a dropoff for Monday then?

A weekend wrench party would be a hoot. I'd think we could get a good number of people up there for it.
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The guy I spoke with there did sound slightly like an rmc valedictorian, I'm not surprised the "grill melted." Keith @ Southern in Baltimore took 20 minutes to discuss options, processes etc. with me knowing it would be a small order, they will most likely get my business.

Seat base is a combination of steel and alu, right?
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Old November 29th, 2007, 07:01 PM
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Trae, I think I wouldn't like to get your thoughts on Hampden-Sydney . . .
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Anthony,

I was thinking of having some stuff done on the 110 like the seat box, shock towers, etc. Let me know when your'e going to do this.

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Shall do -- I'm considering stripping the cappings the week after Christmas and taking them in soon after. I was pretty sure that the seatbox is mixed metals which would mean no galvanizing. Can anyone confirm this? (I'm too lazy to go find a magnet and walk out to the driveway)

When would you be ready with parts, Doug? Trae, you interested in getting in on this?

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Affirmative ! Seat box is all alloy but the battery tray is steel.

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Tony, I'm interested too. You surely can't be close to 600lbs of stuff.

Dave, did you say all this wrenching will occur in NJ? Dang...


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yeah, unless someone knows of a place where i can safely store and wrench on a vehivle over the course of several months here in the DC area. currently my pile of stuff is at a friend's place up there.

hmmm...maybe I should start my own thread for that idea instead of continually hijacking others'...



edit: tony I have a set of 109 rims I want to have done. did they say they could remove paint?



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Tony, I'm interested too. You surely can't be close to 600lbs of stuff.

Dave, did you say all this wrenching will occur in NJ? Dang...


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Old November 30th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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More the merrier, Charles! You can help me pull the bulkhead off of the 90, too!

Dave, they can indeed, though they charge a slight premium. You're welcome to use my blaster if you want to blast them yourself.
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