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Post by Mvtgs1 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:06 pm

Hello,
I make a compilation of the all the writings found on my SE4C chassis.
The chassis had never been separated from the body.
The painting is the original one, blue with red antirust underneath.
Sorry about the pictures bad quality.
Before stripping
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There were things written by hand on the painting beneath the adhesive foam of the frame on the supports of the fuel tank.
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There is a marked chassis number under the painting, so it is a origin mark's made by the factory (425046). I had to scrape the original red antirust in the holes of the marking.
The marking is very light and the square tube was distorted by a hammer. Was it a test ? (I know all the coupe gurus will said it's not from origin)
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There's an S make by solder on the left radiator support.
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That's all.
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Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:44 pm

that looks in remarkable condition
However , be mindful that the Coupe chassis is prone to rusting from the inside out !


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Post by Mvtgs1 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:51 pm

Hello Steve,

The restoration of my chassis is finished for 2 years, today it is black.
I redid the front parts at the lower arm attachments, I redid the 4 outriggers,I changed the two back arms supporting the tank which was completely rotten and refilled a fews small holes.
I put wax inside all the hollows body and I closed the holes with plugs screwed with a seal to start again in the future if it is necessary.
I inspected it with an endoscope and it was very clean without rust.
Actually I started another car, I do not work on the scimitar anymore. The work remaining to be done on the crate makes me a little afraid.
I have to change all the steel parts that are embedded in the resin, completely strip the paint, prepare it for repainting.
A beautiful challenge !

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Post by Coupe Racing » Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:57 am

Personally I would not plug the holes , I would let the chassis breathe and let any moisture out .

I will leave that point open to debate


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Post by Mvtgs1 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:14 am

You are right.
I have drilled new holes that are easily accessible when the crate is in place to facilitate inspection and to redo anticorrosion if necessary.
I left the original holes outlets since they have preserved the frame for 50 years.
The ancients knew ...
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