[DML] Re: What to do with flaked epoxy in concealed areas of frame?
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[DML] Re: What to do with flaked epoxy in concealed areas of frame?



Chris,

That is the basic concept on the rigidity of the black body,at the 
factory they injected High density foam in the cavities of the black 
body as it was being molded to give it rigidity in the crush or 
impact or safety zone areas...but the side effect is, it put in a LOT 
of extra weight,otherwise the black body would be like a eggshell,and 
would disintegrate as in part III of BTTF, when the train hits the 
Delorean. The Only area they did not add the HDF is the rear 
pontoons,and the reason for that is because the frame is in the belt-
line of the crush or impact zone,(and the fact that it was already 
rear heavy)but they did attach a HDF "bumper" to reduce the impact on 
the rear frame rail(behind the rear fascia)same as in the front,along 
with a aluminum beam attached to those foam "bumpers"(both front and 
back)
The only true metal area on the black body is on the roof where there 
is a bolted on metal cage to support the doors and the torque of the 
torsion bars and for rollover,also it (the Delorean) has a BUILT-IN 
roll bar made of HDF that works in conjunction with the metal cage to 
keep the roof from crushing in the event of a roll over,which because 
of JZD's "borrowing" from the mid 1960's "wide track" from the 
Pontiac Division and applying it to the Delorean makes it very rare 
to flip a Delorean.In fact I have heard of only one delorean flip-
over and that was done by a bunch of drunk college students durning 
some kind of college riot or party..they flipped it onto it's roof by 
hand.There still might be a picture out there somewhere.This was like 
10 years ago.

Claude

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Shepherd <chrisau79@...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone tried getting these areas as clean as possible, and 
really DRY, then filling them with expanding foam? I'm thinking 
of "Great Stuff". It is really adhesive and waterproof.
>    
>   Chris
>   06301
> 
> cbl1739 <cbl302@...> wrote:
>           
> Did you actually find any rust or rusted out areas,or was it just 
> surface rust,if all you found was surface rust,then as long as you 
do 
> not drive it in the winter,you should be all right.
> 
> If it really concerns you about trapping moisture or water in the 
> boxed in areas,then I would suggest drilling drain holes in the 
boxed 
> in areas,so that it will self drain(as you drive) and vent air in 
the 
> boxed areas,the real major area to worry about for rust is the 
front 
> of the car,and in the area where the gas tank is,but that involves 
> removing the tank,as water/sand/debris tend to get stuck in that 
area 
> and tends to rust out the frame in that area.All delorean owners 
> should remove the tank cover at least once every five years to 
clean 
> out that area,and check for any rust buildup.
> 
> --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "sweetp01569" <paul.sweet@> wrote:
> >
> > I spent most of today chipping and scraping off loose epoxy from 
my 
> > frame, and a good sized area of soft bubbled epoxy from an old 
> brake 
> > fluid leake by the previous owner about 4 years ago. I have 
> prepped 
> > the exposed rust with the POR-15 kit, and ready to apply the POR-
15 
> > tomorrow to the rusty areas, then will touch up with the Krylon. 
I 
> > have a concern for areas where I got a finger or tool inside and 
> > flaked off huge pieces of epoxy, especially in the rear area of 
the 
> > frame in the two concealed box-like areas. The pieces just sit 
> > loose now in those areas, with no way to get them out. What do I 
> do 
> > to protect those areas now? I do not have a means to spray POR-15 
> > and am concerned about breathing in vapors as well. Would it be 
> > beneficial to either squirt the Krylon into top and bottom 
> openings, 
> > hoping it covers exposed metal surfaces, or perhaps a 
> > moisture/corrosion resistant oil to hopefully coat the metal? 
What 
> > have others done in these areas?
> > 
> > By the way, I do not drive the car in rain or snow, and only nice 
> > days in the spring summer and fall, and it remains garaged at all 
> > other times. I live in central MA. So perhaps I do not need to 
> > worry too much about a little concealed rust??
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Paul
> > VIN 10944
> >
> 
> 
> 
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