FEBRUARY - 2010
A good month, with the chassis stripped down I managed to get it grit blasted. Mel, a West Sussex MVT club member, has the use of a grit blasting and spraying facility (if you know what I mean). After a phone call from Mel late on a Friday evening, I was able to scramble Nigel and Joseph (towing vehicle & camera man) to get the chassis over to Mel’s works on the Saturday morning. As you can see, the chassis was loaded onto rollers that took it automatically through a grit blaster, coming out the other side almost clean. It was taken through to a spray / cleaning booth where we left Mel, to what I thought was to lock up the works and go home. To my surprise at 3.00 pm the same day, Mel phoned to say it was all completed, on his roof rack & ready to drop off. During the 3hrs from when we had left, he had hand blasted the chassis, applied a hot zinc coating and a sprayed it with red oxide. Once I helped Mel unload the Chassis off his Landrover, I could see straight away how well the chassis had come up. There is virtually no corrosion to the main chassis. There are only two parts that will need to be replaced. First is the front o/side shock support (probably rusted / worn due to being under the battery and years of acid dripping on it). The other part being the front n/side upper gusset, as you can see it’s had a smack at some point, twisting and splitting it.
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