Re: [DML] Body and engine removal
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Re: [DML] Body and engine removal



Travis

It's nice to hear that someone is at the exact same step of restoration as I 
am! I just stripped the frame of... well... everything! ;) I was surprised 
to find how light weight the frame is. I was actually able to lift the 
entire frame off the ground by myself! Wow!
So, I decided to put the frame on a scale to get some real numbers. Here it 
is:

Bare frame weight: 103kg (227lbs)

The differences are that you are a lucky man to have such a nice lift 
available! I'm green with envy ;) I had to use a floor jack, some muscle 
strength and a whole bunch of concrete blocks.
When it comes to damage... I didn't touch the diagnostic plug but I have 
broken a number of bolts. I will replace them with stainless ;)

Good luck on your rebuild!


Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 (in Poland!)
Google earth: 52°25'17.30"N 21° 1'58.00"E
dmctom@xxxxxxxxx
www.deloreana.com


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Travis Graham" <tgraham@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 5:17 PM
Subject: [DML] Body and engine removal


> Hey everyone,
>
> This past weekend I finally had a chance to make notable progress on
> my restoration project.  I started on Saturday morning with an
> intact, yet non-running DeLorean and by Sunday afternoon, I was down
> to a frame without an engine and transmission.  I have seen plenty of
> DeLorean rolling chassis over the years, but never my own!  This is
> my first time doing either of these procedures, so it's been
> educational (slow).  So far, the only unintentional damage was the
> diagnostic plug (might be repairable) and the flywheel plate that it
> connects to (< $5).  I can live with that!
>
> Here are some photos of my progress, or lack thereof:
> http://tinyurl.com/3bqmk8
>
> Clearly, this is just the tip of the iceberg, but at least it's
> finally progressing.  The goal here is to strip it down to a bare
> frame, which will then be powder coated.  Then after that, I have to
> figure out how to put it all back together and then move on to the
> rest of the car.
>
> Just wanted to share.
>
> Travis
>
>
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