Slow progress

Well recently progress has been slow but we are getting there. The chassis is in the progress of being rubbed back to bare metal, removing the schultz has taken alot of tools and time. But a wire wheel attached to grinder has worked wonders.

We found a couple of bits that needed repairing so we have just done them. Here are some before and after shots.









3 thoughts on “Slow progress

  1. mud4fun

    Nice progress. 🙂

    As I can’t weld to save my life I always have the greatest respect for those that can. It must be very satisfying to save the original chassis. In my case I bought a new galv’d one as I’d have had to spend a fair bit to get somebody else to do it for me. My ’60 SII needed new crossmember, new dumb irons, now outriggers and some patching of the main rails. In total it would have been about £500 in parts and welding so I thought £1100 for a new galv chassis was the better option.

    What did you use to get the schultz off? I just had a comment on my blog this morning asking the same question (albiet for waxoyl) but in my case I used paraffin and then a wire cup brush on an angle grinder with brute force and determination to remove the stuff.


    1. landyrebuilds Post author

      Hi Ian

      Its not the original chassis but its another 2a that was in better condition than ours without a body. But yeah its good to repair what we could.

      We got it off with a mix really, a wall paper scraper, chissels wire brushes, wire cup on a grinder. It was a case of go patch by patch try one if that didnt work try another. In some places you would just bash the rail with a hammer and chunks fell off, others you could get the chissels under and others just ran over it with the cup.

      We spent £25 on the cup a bosch one from b&q and its still in decent condition. Not sure if it will help with waxoyl.

      1. mud4fun

        LOL, it sounds like you had as much fun removing the stuff as I did on mine 🙂

        Those Bosch wire cup brushes are excellent. I know they are expensive but you really do get what you pay for. I tried some cheaper ones (£7-10 ea) and they spat out wires so quickly that there was not much left after an hour of work and my skin resembled a porcupine. In total I got through just two Bosch brushes to do four complete axles, Ciggys axles were also broken down into individual components and everything including the casing was taken back to near bare metal using them. I reckon I must have done about 8 hours of wire brushing with the two bosch brushes. Sadly I burnt out my old Bosch angle grinder doing Ciggys axles so had to buy a new one of those. It makes a big difference though because the red oxide and top coats have a much better chance of staying on for longer if they are onto a clean, near bare metal surface.

        What are you going to paint the chassis with?

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