Chassis assembly information request

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durhamsmudger
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Chassis assembly information request

Postby durhamsmudger » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:30 pm

Hi
I have took the plunge and decided carry out a complete restoration of my Series 1 TD underpinnings. After completion of the rear axle & suspension( waiting to be installed ) I have started on the rear section of the Chassis.

I'm now looking for information about the chassis itself. I am ripping out a shocking previous chassis repair in the vicinity of the Front hanger of the Rear suspension . specifically where the cross member spans the two chassis rails (on both sides of the car) at this location I cant tell if the lower section of the cross member sits above or below the inner chassis flange.
thanks in advance if you can help - are there any chassis drawings anywhere ?
Cheers
Alan

RichardWallach
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Name: Richard Wallach
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Re: Chassis assembly information request

Postby RichardWallach » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:29 pm

Alan,

Contact Chris Prince, I have found him really amenable to helping out with obscure information. He is also willing to send images too which may help consolidate your understanding.


Richard
Melbourne

durhamsmudger
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Re: Chassis assembly information request

Postby durhamsmudger » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:40 am

I will do , it is an avenue I hadn't considered
Cheers
Alan

RichardWallach
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Re: Chassis assembly information request

Postby RichardWallach » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:44 am

Alan,

One of the advantages of our hotter and drier climate is the reduction in corrosion. My TA21's chassis is untouched and still has the original paint.


Richard
Melbourne

Peter Martin
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Re: Chassis assembly information request

Postby Peter Martin » Sat Mar 04, 2017 3:24 pm

Alan
On my TA the bottom plate of the crossmember is butted against the closing panel of the chassis rail and welded, not very well, along its length, maybe a historic repair?. On my TE the bottom plate of the crossmember is sandwiched between the chassis closing panel and the underside of the top hat section of the rail and again welded along its length.It does not look as though the crossmember plate extends far into the chassis as the chassis closing plate is only distorted at its edge.As far as I know the TE is original.

Peter

durhamsmudger
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Re: Chassis assembly information request

Postby durhamsmudger » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:51 pm

Thanks for the help, , As I have stripped the corroded steel it appears that the weld bead on the cross-member is along the line where the upper top hat section is welded to the bottom plate , so that all 3 parts are welded together , Makes sense!
thanks to Peter and the rest .
Cheers
Alan

RichardWallach
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Re: Chassis assembly information request

Postby RichardWallach » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:48 pm

Alan,

Is it possible to post some images especially before you seal the box sections? Images and commentary will certainly assist others venturing down that path.

All the best.


Richard
Melbourne

durhamsmudger
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Re: Chassis assembly information request

Postby durhamsmudger » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:24 pm

Will do
Cheers
Alan


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