Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Gipsy Chassis and body

Dismantling continues, the rusty body and bulkhead are in six parts now.

Engine and gearbox are out of the car
Look at the amazing condition of this bare weld inside the chassis! Cutting the chassis showed pristine welds inside. Amazing, there's no rust at all on the welds inside the chassis. As if the weld was made yesterday. Even more amazing as the Body tub and bulkhead were rusted through!
I took about 300kgs of scrap metal to the scrap man. That would mean I have kept almost a tonne of spares from this car. Wheels, axles, engine, driveshafts, gearbox, transfercase are tucked away in a pleasantly re-organised shed.