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VA7ZD
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Frame Galvanizing

#1 Post by VA7ZD » Mon May 07, 2018 9:04 pm

Does anyone know of any places on Vancouver Island that galvanizes boat trailers etc. I'm pulling my 110 of the road for a major. Rebuilt 300TDI, rebuilt R380, rebuilt tcase, rewiring and the list goes on. Figured while I was going this far I might as well bite the bullet and treat the frame to some tlc.
OR do I have to subsidize BC ferries and go to the mainland.
Thanks
Ian

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#2 Post by RamblerRob » Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 pm

Ive been wrestling with the same question myself. I've tried internet searching for anyone who does it but have come up empty for anything on the island so far

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#3 Post by mepham55 » Mon May 07, 2018 11:09 pm

Sadly there’s no hot dip galvanizers on the island open to the public. The DND has their own but you won’t be able to sneak a frame in. You’ll have to go to the mainland. I used silver city to do my Land Rover parts, there is also Ebco metal finishing close by silver city.

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#4 Post by VA7ZD » Wed May 09, 2018 8:46 pm

Well that sucks. I guess I'll have to give MV Spirit Of The Wallet Sucker some money this summer.
Have any of you fellow Land Rover nutcases used any galvanizing outfits on the main land and how dear is it to do a 110 frame?
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Ian

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#5 Post by mepham55 » Thu May 10, 2018 9:20 am

You pay by weight of zinc used. I was quoted roughly $400 an 88” Land Rover frame so figure a little more for a 110

Matt

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#6 Post by RamblerRob » Sat May 12, 2018 12:50 pm

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=9738
If anyone else on the island is thinking about galvanizing a frame take a loook atcthe post in the van isle section

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#7 Post by Troll Hunter » Sun May 27, 2018 7:43 pm

Being centrally located, ten hours drive from Calgary or Vancouver, I went to Spokane,, only 4 hours drive, last autumn to have my 110 chassis, bulkhead, full-width brush guard and a lot of other bits, totaling 52, hot dip galved. It cost a total of Canadian $535. I thought that this was very good value.

Mike

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#8 Post by RamblerRob » Sun May 27, 2018 9:46 pm

The galvanizing will likely be the cheap(er) part. Cost of transport is looking to be about 400$ per trip. so 800$ minimum by the time we drop off and pick up. Splitting that a few ways could go a long ways to making it affordable

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#9 Post by Bill E. » Mon May 28, 2018 11:23 am

Silver City is the place to go for sure.

I just had an entire boat trailer frame and the rock rails for my 110 done. including tax, out the door $184.

Avoid disappointment. Make sure all the loose scale and rust is removed. No paint or welding slag. Their acid dip will only take care of very slight surface rust/oil/dirt.

Drain holes are a must, bigger the better and in all locations that will stop the molten zinc from escaping. They will check and reject you if you haven't enough drainage. Threaded holes will need to be re-tapped after dipping.

I've never had anything done in under a one week turn around but they are sympathetic to hobby builders and will do their best to squeeze you in between bigger jobs.

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#10 Post by troy » Tue May 29, 2018 12:44 pm

Mike what was the name of the place in Spokane you took your pieces to ?

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#11 Post by Troll Hunter » Tue May 29, 2018 10:51 pm

Troy,

It was Spokane Galvanizing Inc, at 2727 S. Garfield Rd., Airway Heights, Wa., Phone: +1 509-244-4073.

It took a couple of weeks, but could probably have been quicker if I had needed it. All the pieces I took had been grit blasted and I had drilled a number of drainage holes in the chassis, but they said they would drill additional holes if necessary. All in all, they were very good to deal with, and I think that I had very good value.

Mike

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#12 Post by Koopsy » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:54 pm

Troll Hunter wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 10:51 pm
Troy,

It was Spokane Galvanizing Inc, at 2727 S. Garfield Rd., Airway Heights, Wa., Phone: +1 509-244-4073.

It took a couple of weeks, but could probably have been quicker if I had needed it. All the pieces I took had been grit blasted and I had drilled a number of drainage holes in the chassis, but they said they would drill additional holes if necessary. All in all, they were very good to deal with, and I think that I had very good value.

Mike
Mike, did you have smaller parts dipped too? I've taken all of the trim off of mine and want to have them all redone but I was concerned about warping of the thin small parts. Do you have pictures of how they turned out?

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Re: Frame Galvanizing

#13 Post by Troll Hunter » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:13 am

Sorry, Koopsy, that I haven't replied sooner, but I must admit that I don't come on every day. Anyway, I had a lot of parts galved, including a number of thin metal sheet bits, including the bulkhead and the waistline cappings. Fortunately, nothing seems to have warped. I did re-enforce the bottom of the bulkhead with an angle iron from edge to edge, but nothing else. Perhaps I could/should have done more, but at least what is done will outlast me!

Mike

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