Re: [DML] Frame Flex? (weight of galvanising)
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Re: [DML] Frame Flex? (weight of galvanising)

I have an '83 Esprit Turbo.  It spent most of it's life in the upper midwest,
mainly the Chicago area before moving to Michigan for a couple of years,
then Minnesota.  The galvanized frame looks pretty good for it's age.  I 
drive the car for three seasons (rain included).  I have seen the same 
vintage cars from California and the southwest, and their frames look 
almost brand new.  Galvanizing is definitely a better way to go than
the epoxy coating.

There is no protection against scratches other than the frame is tucked
up into the bodywork somewhat.  It's not likely to get scraped by
speed bumps or even road debris unless you are pretty careless.

-------------- Original message from "John Dore" <dmcjohn@xxxxxxxxxxx>: -------------- 

> Hi Marc, all, 
> My friend recently galvanised his DeLorean frame - it came out 
> fantastic, absolutely no warpage. I'm getting ready to do mine still - 
> hoping to have it done in the next few weeks so that I can have the 
> car back together for Eurofest... I'll update the website 
> soon with what has been going on with my 
> restoration. 
> Anyway, I thought you might all be interested in this fact - 
> galvanising added 40 kg's of weight to my friends frame. This does 
> not inlude any weight addition to the control arms, just the bare 
> frame. He has decided not to powdercoat over the galvanised surface. 
> How do Lotus Galvanised frames hold up after a few years of use? Do 
> Lotus use anything to protect the galvanised surface from 
> chipping/scratching? 
> Regards, 
> John 

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