Frame Strip & POR15
March 19, 2017


About our TR6
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1980 TR8
5 Vane Water Pump
Convertible Top 2013
Exhaust Manifold 2013
Voltage Stabilizer 2012
Space Saver Spare
Trafficator 2012
Parts Sale 2011
BobbyD Fender Blanket
Fuel Pump 2011
Brake Adjusters 2011
Heater Valve 2011
Console 2010
Dyno Day 2010
95 Amp Alternator
CV Axles T/A Repair
Fuse Panel Conversion
Miata Seat Conversion
Hardtop Restoration
Hardtop Carrier
Luggage Rack
Gauge Calibration
Gauge Refurbishing
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Repainting 2008
Dash Replacement
Machining Block 2008
Machining Head 2008
Cam Bearings 2008
Thrust Washers 2008
Engine Assembly 2008
Engine Installation 2008
Silicone Cover Gasket
Fuel Pump Rebuild
Damper Rebuild
Throttle Pedal Rebuild
Ratco Cable Linkage
Air/Fuel Ratio Meter
PDWA Rebuild
Rheostat Rebuild
Alternator Swap
Frame Parts & Coating
Frame Parts Assembly
Frame Before Stripping
Frame Strip & POR15
Brake Restoration
Cylinder Head Swap
Triple Carb Rebuild
Triple Carb Installation
Roadster Factory Tour
Spring 2007
Dyno Day 2007
Engine Restoration
Paint Detailing
Glass Replacement
Bumper Rechroming
Distributor Overhaul
Clutch Replacement
Carpet Replacement
Differential Overhaul
Heater Overhaul
Past Improvements


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 2017

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