Frame Strip & POR15
March 19, 2017

 

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Now we begin at HMS and the chassis, with everything being removed and
stripped and wire brushed as Erik begins preparations for the application
of the POR15  Rust Inhibitor and Chassis Paint.

**** Viewers are warned that if they attempt any mechanical repairs or modifications,
or follow procedures referred to here, they do so at their own risk, and no liability will
attach to either myself or Her Majesty's Service, Inc.****

For those who were wondering, this is what a TR6 looks like without it's
wheels, tires and suspension and brake systems.

No extra charge for all of the extra dirt, grease and surface rust accumulated
over the past thirty four years.  Soon it will all be gone and nice and clean.

Starting at the right front wheel well.

Back to the right rear.  The factory or dealer undercoating held up well.

Another view from down under a bit more.

Over to the left front wheel well.  Things look pretty good for 34 years old.

And the left rear wheel well.

I said earlier on, thank goodness for British car oil leaks. 
Now is where they really become a pain after being a blessing in disguise

The oil really accumulates in here and maybe that was a good thing after all.

After affects of a leaking pinion seal and outer axle seals.

Just good old engine oil up here.

It's amazing how much oil can collect from only 54,000 miles of driving.

After hammering the entire frame, there was a pin hole in the center
of this corner of the frame.  Erik cut it completely out and boxed it back in.

Let the scrapping and the wash down begin on the right front.

Over to the left front.

Back to the left rear.

Floor pans and frame rails.  Everything is scrapped, cleaned and ready
for the Marine Clean wash down prior to the Rust Inhibitor.

This is where the wire brush work begins down to the bare frame.

Much easier without the oil film of 30 plus years.  But it did save it!

Looking good for the cleaner and inhibitor.

The Marine Clean and Rust Inhibitor has been done to the entire frame.

It looks ugly, but it does the job before the POR 15 goes on..

Those final flakes of paint were removed before the finish was applied.

Starting from the left rear, looking into what once was the grease pit
of the differential and the rusty surface of the spare tire well.

This is the dreaded rust out area of the "X" section of the frame.

Pictures during the process help to show the spots that are missed as you go

Left side under drivers door towards engine.

This is two full coats after a week of drying time.

From the center of the frame to the rear, less the differential.

This was the area shown before that was full of grease up through the driveshaft tunnel.

Left rear frame prior to painting the undercoating that remained in the wells.

Left front frame after POR15 and painted well, but before steering rack rebuild..

This was after cleaning and painting of the greasy differential area shown above.

Right side frame and pans looking forward.

Right front fender well painted and frame coated.

Right front frame and pans looking to the rear.

Just another view over the center.

Left front wheel well and frame from the front.

Mr. Differential back at home, all nice and clean.



The next phase of this project will be the installation of the
new suspension and brake systems at Her Majesty's Service.
 

40 Industrial Road
Cranston  RI 02920 
(401) 352-0888
hermajestysauto@gmail.com

 

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