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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:12 am

Doesn't look galv to me?


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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:17 am

Looks like it me - grubby, but galvanised. Doesn't have Ti mounts though so suggests a Reliant replacement (maybe one of those which failed its first MoT)? Certainly looks too good not to be.


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:44 am

scimjim wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:12 am
Doesn't look galv to me?
Yeah they do that. Ain't the grass always greener on the galva-side. :lol:

Definitely a galv car though. Chassis number 1120 as stated here


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Post by Oaksey » Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:51 am

It was definitely gals when I saw it :)


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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:53 pm

If it's 1120 it should have Ti mounts?

Note, I'm viewing on a phone without my glasses :-)


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Post by *JP* » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:50 pm

Question for several on this thread,the ones who have seen numerous bare chassis of SS1s...

Thirty years on,will the galvanising have totally protected the chassis from rust, or does a galv car still need a check for rust on possible purchase?



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Post by philhoward » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:53 pm

Galvanising is a coating at the end of the day and will have a lifespan - it's just a lot better than the mist of paint applied on the earlier cars. They will rust, just a lot slower..


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Post by reliant-reviver » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:08 pm

To be fair the galv was very clean on the other side of the rust. :roll:
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Post by Alan SS1 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:17 pm

scimjim wrote:
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:42 pm
The sills and jacking points are the worst bits for rust - and to attach new sills properly you need to either remove the body tub or cut sections out of the floor. The trickiest bits are the bits that often get missed because you can’t see them - the top of the rear tube (that the trailing arms mount on) and the top of the front tube that the sill attaches to (mud and water from the Wheels collect here and corrode) and the outboard edges of the A and B posts.
fully concur, the triangular sections above the rear trailing arms are ruddy difficult to get repaired!!! :shock:


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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:51 pm

*JP* wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:50 pm
Question for several on this thread,the ones who have seen numerous bare chassis of SS1s...

Thirty years on,will the galvanising have totally protected the chassis from rust, or does a galv car still need a check for rust on possible purchase?
I’ve seen several galv cars with surface corrosion where the galv has been rubbed off where the body tub contacts it. Now is the time to start thinking about additional treatment for your galv small sports.


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Post by scimjim » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:55 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:08 pm
Say it time and time again, but there's more to an SS1 than the chassis, and a bit of rot ain't the be all and end all.

Hand me an original low mileage early car any day of the week.
In 99% of cases, the chassis of a small sports is perceived as the most important part IMO - everything else is easily repairable and while most owners can visualise an engine rebuild, a gearbox change, a hood replacement, a respray, a retrim, etc - say replacement chassis sections and they’ll baulk.


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SS1 galvanised chassis's available?

Post by Andrewwoey » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:00 am

That's a great picture. I think i will just wait until i strip the car down to the chassis and take things from there. Yes i do agree that galvanised steal is not rot proof.

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