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JonathanT

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Not in kitchen but on work desk in garage where my kingdom is. :)
Another adventure begins my friend !
I have just caught up with this news
What a great project - my girlfriend wants one for her floristry deliveries
 

petak

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You are completely right.....another crazy adventure on horizon.

Similar idea is crossing my mind. Find local pizza restaurant and do deliveries around town with yellow F4.
That would be fun!
 

petak

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Mean while i got few more pictures of the chassis

All crossmembers are in place and welded
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Floor is next in line
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But before floor inside of crosmembers need to be protected
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If everything goes well sometime next week chassis should be finished and ready to be delivered.

Also have done some test zink plating in my bath

Here you can see left part of the tube frame which is zink plated and left side that is not
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Here is same peace where lower part is zink plated and upper part was plated earlier and wire brushed
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And here is same piece. Left side is freshly zink plated and right side is wire-brushed zink plated surface.
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Surface quality could be better and for sure would be better if it was done by professionals.
But surface will be painted any way so i am only want to get some extra rust protection.

Still thinking send small bolts, nuts and spacers to professionals as they won't be painted
 

petak

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They are standard jack brackets but freshly made from metal plate.

Today got some more pictures

Anticorosion 2K epoxy primer is on the chassis.

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After epoxy dried black paint is put on.

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Now i need to talk to transportation when it will be in Zagreb where i will pick it up and bring back to Vodice.

I am ready
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petak

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Yesterday picked up brand new chassis made by Andrej Mlinar from Slovenia.
It came to Zagreb in big truck and then i tie it down to my "construction" tight as ham ready to be smoked.
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It is sitting in front of my house now.

Hopefully it will go to my garage friends on stands and wait for other parts to bolt on.
If that won't be possible then it will be stored for while until other parts are ready to be bolt on.
 

petak

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A lot of small (but still big jobs) are done. Very dull and boring but must be done.

First i put paint striper on different brackets around car and left for an hour
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After that sandblasted in my small sandbox.

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After which i get smoot and clean surface ready for galvanising

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In my home made galvanising bath

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After which i get nice and rust protected piece of metal

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Next step is antirust primer

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And 3 coats if black paint and 3 coats of varnish.

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Hope all this will be anought to last for next 20 years :)
 
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