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What would expect to pay to have a D2 chassis galv'd?

How are the jobs usually priced is it by weight? I am doing to give the local galv'r a call but would like to at least have some idea what I was talking about before I do.

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I paid £180 I think plus vat to dip a D2 chassis, fuel tank cradle, rear step, x member, brake pipe brackets, arb brackets and possibly some other small items that attach to the chassis.

 

that was about five years ago maybe not 100% they made me drill lots of extra holes in the corners if you can I would take a cordless drill and bits with you.

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I paid £80 minimum charge £1 per kg of zinc i think it was. That was last year ar Forfar galvanisers.

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MG long time no hear.

I paid about £120 six years ago at Scottish Galvanisers in Glasgow. Would agree that it is relative the the cost of the zinc. 

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Talk to the plant about the cost & drill a load of 12 mm holes to let the air out.

If they've done chassis befoe, they can give you an idea.

Here in France I was qouted about €460 for an VHD 110 chassis as long as I drilled all the holes...

Them drilling holes cost a lot...

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If you know a local steel fabricator, might be worth seeing if they can get you a better rate by piggybacking one of their jobs... 

As people have said above, generally priced by weight, but they may have a minimum charge, or some other set up costs which would be lost in a larger job. 

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£895 sounds like they are charging what they think they can.

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Did you try Scottish Galvanisers in Glasgow ? (part of the Wedge Group )It sounds pretty high although it is around £1/kg of zinc deposited and there is an environmental levy now too . If that is the best price it might be worth finding a Fab. company to go through as said above  

cheers

Steve b

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£895 +VAT seems well over the top. How was it calculated?

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Cheers Simon ... That was my thoughts! It was Highland Galvanisers in Cumbernauld.

In fairness it was only an email and I have not spoken to anyone about it. All they said was it was strip the existing paint and galvanise.

Hopefully Scottish Galvanisers will get back to me soon and be a bit more realistic.

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42 minutes ago, Mean Green said:

Cheers Simon ... That was my thoughts! It was Highland Galvanisers in Cumbernauld.

In fairness it was only an email and I have not spoken to anyone about it. All they said was it was strip the existing paint and galvanise.

Hopefully Scottish Galvanisers will get back to me soon and be a bit more realistic.

Greg

The £895 is probably well on the way to the cost of a new Galvie chassis. I think with mine SG charged extra for the shot blasting. I didn't need any extra holes but what I did do was screw bolts into the threaded holes so that after the process I heated up the bolts with a blow torch to make the zinc soft before I undid the bolts. After that everything was easy.

Mine is still going strong after 6 years and I am about to put in a second engine after 6 months as I blew the turbo taking out the engine in the process. The car isn't worth it value wise but I know it is very strong. 

I take it this is a project?

 

 

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Stripping the existing paint could be adding a lot if it means taking up their sandblasting rig for a morning, or occupying the apprentice with an angle grinder for a day... well worth getting on the phone to them to discuss it and see where the costs crop up.

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10 hours ago, Simon_CSK said:

Greg

The £895 is probably well on the way to the cost of a new Galvie chassis. I think with mine SG charged extra for the shot blasting. I didn't need any extra holes but what I did do was screw bolts into the threaded holes so that after the process I heated up the bolts with a blow torch to make the zinc soft before I undid the bolts. After that everything was easy.

Mine is still going strong after 6 years and I am about to put in a second engine after 6 months as I blew the turbo taking out the engine in the process. The car isn't worth it value wise but I know it is very strong. 

I take it this is a project?

 

 

£895 is a good way towards a new chassis

chassis snip.JPG

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11 hours ago, RedLineMike said:

£895 is a good way towards a new chassis

chassis snip.JPG

Almost half way.

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I paid £300 to get a SWB Series one done at Cardiff Galv - standard fee.  They did a load of other stuff at the same time, in the price.

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Greg 

Did you get a price from Scottish Galvanisers?

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Hi Simon

No they didn't get back to me. But the plan has changed. It was supposed to be a Quick fix to get it back on the road and I could use it until such time as I could do a rebuild on the Defender. But is going to need more time than I can afford at the mo- would rather spend time and cash on the 90. So I think I am just going to sell it on - did have someone interested but they have gone quiet. Really is a shame as it is in really good condition and runs sweet as a nut.

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8 hours ago, Mean Green said:

Really is a shame as it is in really good condition and runs sweet as a nut.

But it needs a new chassis. Have pm'd you.

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