[DML] Re: Continued: DeLorean Frames
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[DML] Re: Continued: DeLorean Frames



More than likely as you said they (DMC) would have used something 
different on the frame(or a different material for the frame),and 
since DMC had a one off pre-production car with a Stainless Steel 
frame,(the one that was at the auction that Espey wrote about)that 
would have been most likely a option in the same manner as the twin 
turbo would have been.

Claude

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "David Teitelbaum" <jtrealty@...> 
wrote:
>
> I didn't say you couldn't build a frame out of galvanized sheet 
metal,
> I only said there are enginering compromises which must be made. 
Later
> model Lotus Esprit's all have galvanized frames. The zinc coating 
adds
> weight and cost. It also costs more to weld. The tips on the
> resistance welders must use a much more expensive materiel and they
> have to be dressed and changed more often. There are also toxic 
fumes
> that must be controled. The welds must be retouched after welding 
to
> repair the zinc coating. You have to keep in mind that the costs of
> building the car kept going up and it was taking them longer than 
they
> had planned to get the first cars off the line. For all we know the
> epoxy coated frame was only used to get things going and future 
plans
> would have been to perfect the EPRM or maybe galvanize the metal
> frame. What we have is really 2 years worth of production with a  
lot
> of it in the beginning rolling prototypes! On most production lines
> the product matures. They get better and better and cheaper and
> cheaper to build. DMC did not have that.
> David Teitelbaum
> vin 10757 


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