Another plastic car project...

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Coelhomaluco
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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Coelhomaluco » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:11 pm

Had some help today, so took the shell out of the chassis to check how sound it is. Good news, for 38 years old chassis, it's really good with only two places needing attention. One of them might be a bit tricky to sort out unless I get a new crossmember fabbed up.
I'll leave the pictures and will wait for your input on what you guys think it would be the best way to sort it.

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And a few more of the overall look of the chassis

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Re: Another plastic car project...

Post by Coelhomaluco » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:59 pm

Done some cutting of the rot, and decided to swap out the entire crossmember as it was also rotten on the other end. So that as now been cut out to make a replacement. Cleaned up some of the old paint and surface rust and gave it a quick coat of spray paint so it wont rust (more). No pics as didn't had the phone on me...

P.S. Anyone knows what was the thickness of the original metal used for this chassis?


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