The Fish Mini Resto

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Paul Weeding, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. I'm actually picking up a spare set on saturday morning... hopefully that'll sort my dodgy bits!! But I'll shout you if not :)
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2015
  2. davidoft

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    no worries, i decided to remove them from my van and weld up the holes so its just gathering dust, who are you using for the dipping etc, seems there is a place in nottingham than can e coat too i think
  3. davidoft

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    this is the place says phosphate coating

    but maybe im missunderstandng phosphate coating

    Stage 5 – Phosphate Coating

    A phosphate seal is applied to all surfaces which ensures corrosive protection of the steel, and leaves the surfaces in a normalised state prior to painting.

    Phosphate coatings are used on steel parts for corrosion resistance, lubricity, or as a foundation for subsequent coatings or painting.[1][2] It serves as a conversion coating in which a dilute solution of phosphoric acid and phosphate salts is applied via spraying or immersion and chemically reacts with the surface of the part being coated to form a layer of insoluble, crystalline phosphates.[3] Phosphate conversion coatings can also be used on aluminium, zinc, cadmium, silver and tin.[4]

    if they use an immersion method to apply the coating then it sounds very goo, probably worth a phone call :)
  4. Phosphating is generally a spray coating... but like you say, worth a call :)
  7. davidoft

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    spoke to pro strip today. im interested in having my tipper done, anywho
    its £925 plus vat for dippin
    £975 plus vat for phosphate coating, he says they do a combination of dip and spray so sounds like a win
    2 week turn around

    i spoke to him asked about bleeding etc, said this is a different process to acid dipping so there isnt the same issue.
    also said if they dip it you take it away weld it all up they will re-dip and phosphate coat for the £975 plus vat. unless its been stored in the sea for the time its away

    £2280 sound a pretty good price to me, im waiting for an email on the details
  8. That is a pretty good service... the other place I was looking at could only strip the body, no after protection other than an etch prime... that was due to the size of the body
  9. davidoft

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    yeah i spoke to that place your talking about before, they used to farm out the after body protection and were waiting for an alternative solution, but that was at least 2 years ago.

    prostrip seem excellent, the guy was open and helpful, explained the process the testing they had been doing etc, i will be taking my van there. i may pop in to have a chat on my way past one day.
  10. I've done bugger all of late :(

    Been absolutely flat out with my other job, and when I've not been there I've been on my mates 51 bug, or some other vehicle...

    But I do have an early christmas present coming for her... A nice new (2nd hand) gearbox!!

    Oh yes, I got myself a Porsche 911 (915) gearbox!! WIN :D
    Should be here shortly all strapped down on a pallet :D
  11. It is!! :D

    Proper stoaked that I've managed to get one, well under what I budgeted to pay as well!! :D
  13. davidoft

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  14. Limited slip differential

    sorry guys
  15. Won't know until it gets here.... bonus if it is though :D
  16. Did an hour or so after dinner tonight...

    decided as the new box was here, that I'd better take the old box out... ;)


    nice hole to fill ;)


    I shall be sorting that mess of wires when I make the new loom!!

    The new box... the insides are out of it as I need to buy a couple of new gears for it.... but makes it lighter for mock up purposes!! ;)

    Next job is to make up the nose mount for the box, and the captive nut plates to weld into the chassis for the nose mount!!
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  17. so tonights update :D

    started making the gearbox mount today and the captive nut plates... I've still got to add in the center plate that the box bolts to, but that's made and bolted to the box ;)


    roughly located...

    more tomorrow :D
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015

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