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



Hi john,

Over here in the UK the Esprit frame holds up quite
well apart from where there are large amounts of heat
like around the turbo.  This can cause the coating to
flake off leaving them to rust.

Dont forget Lotus used Epoxy Coating on the Elan M100
chassis.  These hold up just aswell as the delorean
frame.

Dan

DMC Ltd.

(Ex Esprit and Elan Owner)


--- John Dore <dmcjohn@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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 
> http://www.delorean.ie 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
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "malevy_nj"
> <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> >
> (SNIP>
> > WHEW!  With all of that said, I guess this is not
> a problem that 
> > anyone has seen in the DeLorean..  Having just
> looked at the Lotus 
> > frame, I see it is galvanized steel.  Looks to be
> a bit thinner 
> than 
> > the DeLorean frame (weight consideration?).
> > 
> 
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