Re: [DML] Re: Frame Flex?
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Re: [DML] Re: Frame Flex?



Thanks for the information Rich.. You have seen enough
DeLorean frames that I can trust your judgment on
them. :)

BTW, did you inspect this area of the frame on you
Buick turbo DeLorean?  The Lotus has a bit more power
than the DeLorean, and I also wonder if that has
something to do with it.

Currently working on my own high power conversion, I
started this discussion to get some ideas on if I need
to "beef up" the DeLorean frame to handle more than 2X
the intended horse power.


--- d_rex_2002 <rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Marc and others,
> 
> After having inspected and dismantled a worst case
> scenerio
> DeLorean frame for flex (DeLorean roll-over damaged
> frame),
> I believe there is very little to worry about on
> this center
> section of the DeLorean frame, shifter area or
> otherwise.
> Even on a DeLorean that had been rolled over at
> expressway
> speeds, there are little or no signs of cracks in
> this area.
> 
> Having dismantled several DeLoreans with significant
> Midwest
> RustBelt damage, this center frame area shows very
> few signs
> of rust damage, even on really rusty frames, which
> would be
> the primary way to substantially weaken the center
> section.
> 
> If enough people are interested, I may be able to
> setup a
> damaged frame display area at DCS 2006, to show of
> the good
> and bad aspects of the epoxy coated steel DeLorean
> frame.
> Setting up next to Pearce Design could motivate SS
> frame sales.
> 
> Later,
> Rich W.
>

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