Re: [DML] Re: Rotting Deloreans
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [DML] Re: Rotting Deloreans



The forces exerted on the chassis as a whole when up on axle stands are 
exactly the same as the forces exerted on the chassis when it's on its 
wheels. The only difference is the load points are moved from the top of 
the shock towers to the bottom, ie removing the load form the shock 
towers. The rest of the chassis remains the same.

Steel doesn't change property over time unless it corrodes.

I too have felt the weight of the chassis, having removed and restored 
three, and assisted reassembling a 4th. I'm also heading towards the end 
of my first year mehcnaical engineering degree which placed a fairly 
heavy (heh!) emphasis on materials selection.

Having said all this, I always use blocks of wood on top of the axle 
stands to spread the load with something that won't damage the epoxy.

Martin


cbl1739 wrote:
> If you are talking about a NEW frame --maybe--and for SHORT term storage... You can do that...but in 2009 on a original frame that has typical use(ie:wear and tear) and is not a trailer queen--and storing for more than the winter season...not a good idea...



------------------------------------

To address comments privately to the moderating team, please address:
moderators@xxxxxxxxxxx

For more info on the list, tech articles, cars for sale see www.dmcnews.com

To search the archives or view files, log in at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnewsYahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/

<*> Your email settings:
    Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dmcnews/join
    (Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:
    mailto:dmcnews-digest@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    mailto:dmcnews-fullfeatured@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
    dmcnews-unsubscribe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:
    http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/



Home Back to the Home of PROJECT VIXEN


Copyright 2006 ProjectVixen.com.  All rights reserved.

Opinions expressed in posts reflect the views of their respective authors.
DMCForum Mailing List Archive  DMCNews Mailing List Archive  DMC-UK Mailing List Archive