View Full Version : Preping the chassis.....
29-09-2003, 08:04 AM
I've been slowly slowly cleaning up the CJ Chassis - but it STILL seems to have a fair bito crud which isn't easily accessible to the wirewheel.......Just wondering is there a nioce quick cost effective way of cleaning up a chassis to prepare for painting (eg acid dips etc) of do I just continue the nightly routine :?:
29-09-2003, 10:42 AM
Wooders you are kindve in luck, I am a stripper, sorry to get you excited I should say paint stripper. I strip furniture and metals and specialize in jeep stripping heh heh. For us to stip and rust treat a chassic you are looking around $120-150. Now that is paint stipping rust removal and phosphating.
Now you should be able to find a striiper up there in the yellow pages under paint removal. I would stay away from getting it galled and look into something like POR15.
If you have any problems give us a bell
29-09-2003, 11:09 AM
BTW I wasn't thinking Gal'ed - but more of a stripping dip (if there's such a thing).....
POR15 is probably what I'll paint it with - if I can get s nice cheap source....otherwise I was thinking some sort of hammertone finish.....
edit: BTW before I shoved it into 12months of storage (about 18months ago) I painted the entire thing in fishoil - and I'm keen to get it all cleaned off was well as the rest of the oil/grease/dirt/rust/crud - so you thinks for say $150 I could get that done? Cool -time to hit the yella pages 8)
29-09-2003, 11:30 AM
I am a dip stripper ,I have 3- 20000lt tanks of chemicals, I can strip car bodies.Also stay away from sandblasting as it makes the chassic pouress,which then will atract rust.
29-09-2003, 11:36 AM
try vodka wooders. seems to remove/stip clothes off chick pretty quick.. and no expensive too :mrgreen:
29-09-2003, 12:11 PM
OK MC - any places you can recommend in Syd....I've just rung 5 different places - 4 don't do this sorta thing and the other one quoted approx $500 :!:
29-09-2003, 01:37 PM
Shit Ive gotta put my prices up. Wooders I dont know any places in Sydney ,you might have to ship her down to me.
29-09-2003, 02:22 PM
I'm gonna keep ringing around tomorrow - but there's no frikken way I'll pay $500 to get it done....that half as much as I paid to buy the bloody thing :oops:
29-09-2003, 10:56 PM
Wooders, Strap it to the top of any driveable thing that will take it and get it down here for the best (and gentlest) treatment.
C'mon! You can drive to Goulbourne just to burn down a cabin, what's a drive to Smellbourne???
remember - Just Empty Every Pocket!
30-09-2003, 08:00 AM
Ok I'm not goign to rule out sent it down to ya MC - Obviously I'm in no dire hurry - so I'll make some calls today and then if I get no success I'll start looking a shipping options.....
30-09-2003, 12:03 PM
Wooders chop it up into little pieces and send it in those mailing tubes :mrgreen:
Yeah, can reccommend MCs services has saved me $hitloads of time and drama with stuff from timber window frames to Iron lace to jerry cans, and its always interesting to see the other crap that other people are restoring.
My trailer is on the list of things to still go in the tanks, but its just too usefull as is.
So where to I start? The old '44 GPW needs some body love if it is to possibly pass roadworthy...so what's the best way, it's mainly surface rust, and I'm just wanting to get it a RWC for this round...full body off resto can come later (ie $$)...so is it a case of attacking it with a grinder and some strip pads? What's better, those fancy new plastic looking things or those wire brushes?
Do I strip the lot, or just the bits with rush? Smooth the bumps out and then spray the lot with OD? Any tips? Any good restoration sites anyone can recommend?
MR EXTREME JEEP
24-09-2007, 11:33 PM
Ben i suggest if you have a panel that is need of serious work take it off and strip it. Weld it up and gofrom there. Also recommend MC4x4 stripping. He does a pole dance and all. :lol:
25-09-2007, 08:08 AM
LOL fast forward 4 years and I still haven't finished that chassis - just stashed it away again ;)
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