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Hello all, Been an avid reader on here for a few years and always found it to be a great source of guidance and inspiration so thank you all very much. I own a '97 90 300tdi that I am in the process of a complete rebuild onto a galvanised Richards Chassis. Attempted to fit the bulkhead to it yesterday.... only to find the bulkhead doesn't fit :-( The holes in the chassis are 12mm further apart than the holes at the bottom of the bulkhead A pillars. The bulkhead is the original item although I have welded in new footwells and had it galvanised. Whilst never expecti
It came to mind this week that perhaps the process of galvanising my chassis (which is preceded by acid dipping) might not be successful. A little research on Google has reaffirmed my fear that the acid dip bath prior to the galvanising process contains Hydrochloric Acid, but most wax will not be removed by this acid. (any chemists on the forum please say if you think i am wrong here). The best i can hope for is the heat generated by the acid acting on any non-waxed part of the chassis might melt the old wax that exits wishing the chassis. But the bottom line is that if the wax isn't removed t
Hi all, after some shopping advice. I have decided (after a catastrophic MOT failure) to replace the rotten chassis on my 1996 300tdi 90 for a galvanised one. In your humble opinions, where is the best place to purchase a new chassis? I'm not necessarily after the cheapest, I want one where everything I take off the old will fit straight onto the new. I will also be renewing as many parts as need it along the way, clutch, pressure plate etc, bushes and mounts and the likes. Also, I take it there will be no detrimental consequences if I Waxoyl the new galvanised chassis. I want to do this ma