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



Hi Dan,

Yes, Aaron still has the dies, I'll be getting him to make me the 
same panel too as I've also removed mine.

Yes, it really did add 40 kg's of weight to the frame, and you'd 
really notice it when you try to lift it/move it.

40 kgs sounds like a lot I guess, but 40 kgs of extra weight on top 
of a car which already weighs 1232.73kg is only an increase of 3%, 
and if you ask me, a small price to pay for the results achieved. I 
don't think the weight would make the car noticeably slower...

This does not take into account any weight saving by removing the old 
epoxy - the weight difference was measured from just before 
galvanising onto a completely stripped chassis, to just after, with 
the zinc coating applied. Anyone know how much weight of epoxy a 
typical DeLorean frame is carrying?

Regards,
John

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Daniel Shane <daniel.shane@...> wrote:
>
> Hi John,
> 
> I'm very impressed with the Chassis.  Did Aaron keep the dies he 
made for
> stamping the panels ?
> 
> Also did it really add 40 Kgs to the weight of the chassis ?  
That's a lot
> of weight to add
> 
> Dan
> 
> DMC Ltd.
> 
> 
> On 8/3/06 09:02, "John Dore" <dmcjohn@...> wrote:
> 
> > Hi S & others,
> > 
> > I put some pics of Aaron's galvanised frame on the Irish DeLorean
> > Owners website. I think you'll agree after seeing the pics that 
Aaron
> > has done a really good job so far. Some of the work shown includes
> > how he replaced 50% of the metal in the front frame extension, and
> > fabricated a new plate to go under the engine cradle.
> > 
> > goto the website:
> > 
> > http://www.delorean.ie
> > 
> > and click on technical section, restoration logs, and choose 
Aarons
> > DeLorean restoration to see the pictures.
> > 
> > I don't think Aaron has email, but if you want to send him any
> > comments you can send them to me, and I'll give them to him at the
> > weekend when I see him.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > John
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "S" <theborderisopen@> wrote:
> >> 
> >> After looking at the pix, it looks as though Mr. Dixon's Delorean
> > once 
> >> had a seaside driveway.  I hope he got a good deal, that's a lot 
of
> >> cancer.
> >> 
> >> --S
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "John Dore" <dmcjohn@> 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 >
> > John
> >>> 
> >> 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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