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Been tidying up a bulkhead ready for Galvanising. I've done a few other bits in the past and all have warped a little. As this is a going to be part of a tidy , read expensive!, build i want it as straight as possible once done ready for paint.

Where would the best place be to be to make a mounting frame connect onto the bulkhead? or would a wire / bolt system be better.

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If I were you I'd get a piece of 50x50 box section drilled at the same centres/hole size as your bulkhead outriggers and then bolt it to the bulkhead and send it for galvanising

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Usually it's the bottom people stuggle with (I think) because the bulkhead has got the gap for the tunnel

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warping is pretty much down to the handling of the process , I took mine to the galv people and had a word with them , and had no problems at all. Just west of Brum Wedge

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My dad took my bulkhead to Wedge, East Angling Galvanizing Ltd. Did not have any problems with warping with no bracing.

Jad

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If you brace it, bits of it won't get galvenized - don't!

There a place Walsall way does bulkheads, friend's had a few done. They know how to do the job and warping has been minimal.

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so what if it distorts a little you can soon get it back into shape when it comes to bolting up, plus there is a country mile in tolerance in land rovers so having it perfectly true will be as much hassle as fitting a crash damaged item.. (slight jest)

Little less conversations and a little more action - (ment in good humour)

Done a few never had a issue.

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its a tdci bulkhead, don't want distorsion in the bit you can see. i can bash the hell out the bottom if i need to persuade it :ph34r:

times upon me as i'm off on my travels soon, tomorrow actually, with work. it'll wait.

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Hmmm interesting, been thinking about following the 50x50 route myself...

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Here is mine as it came back from the galvanisers. I added the eye bots to give them something to hang it from so it went in vertically as I thought that would lessen distortion compared to it going in flat.

It worked anyway. The thing bolted up without so much as a tiny bit of jiggling

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going by the diagonal lines running across it, isn't that showing that they hung it from one corner?

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Here is mine as it came back from the galvanisers. I added the eye bots to give them something to hang it from so it went in vertically as I thought that would lessen distortion compared to it going in flat.

It worked anyway. The thing bolted up without so much as a tiny bit of jiggling

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Does it matter that the galv wont have got on the section between the box section and the bulkhead bolt points? This is the only thing that stops me doing what you have done because as ejparrot says, there will be little bits that dont get galv'd

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Na, just paint the places where no galvanising or just smear grease on it. I've got some big-ish sections where the galvy was ripped off the lower chassis rails on my chassis due to her previous life as a mud buggy, I just paint it from time to time with something silver looking, and cover it with waxoyle.

What are you expecting to happen?

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No problem. We worry too much about continuous coverage. You could bolt a lump of zinc to the panel and it would stop a lot of the rust. It does not need continuous cover to work.

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No problem. We worry too much about continuous coverage. You could bolt a lump of zinc to the panel and it would stop a lot of the rust. It does not need continuous cover to work.

Hehe - I've got a lump of magnesium somewhere I was going to attach to something appropriate to see if that help anything...

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My plan was a bit of box across the feet as above and ask them to dip it upside down (i.e. hang it from the box/feet).

The only place there wouldn't be zinc would then be the bolt tubes in the feet, and as these are covered/occluded by the chassis bracket and/or bolt when in-situ I can't see this being a major problem! It's the internal cavities and footwells that rust as we all know so they should all get a decent protection.

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