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Old 11-20-2003, 10:20 AM
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Powdercoated frame, what if...

Hey folks...

While trying to figure out my buildup... I want to get the frame powder coated. My question is what happens if I get it done, then determine I need to do more work to the frame?

For example, drill holes to mount items, or heaven forbid... needing to weld brackets, etc.

Anyone have knowlege or suggestions on powedrcoated frames?

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Old 11-20-2003, 10:38 AM
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If you are going to the extent of powder coating you really should have the car "built", meaning "all assembled and drivable" before you do any finish work... Once you get it to that stage with all of the wiring and plumbing done you then blow it back apart and do the finish work.
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:28 AM
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Mark is correct, car should be fully assembled, all body panels installed, engine & trans, everything then take it all apart for powder coating or painting.

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Old 11-20-2003, 01:56 PM
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That's what I thought I'd hear. The reason for the question is I'm considering chassis and body from Gibbon, and one of their options was powdercoat. I have checked locally... but wasn't sure if it would be a time saver having it done by them.
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I would not get them to powder coat it. I just received a rolling package from Gibbon and I am going to relocate my booster/master cylinder rearward to gain more clearance for exhaust. This is going to require welding on the frame.

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Old 11-22-2003, 05:54 PM
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I have to agree with Vince. Unless you are getting a complete package, ready to drive, you will likely find something in the wrong place when you go to put it together the first time. That means that you will have to mess up the great looking powder coated frame. You need to fight that strong urge to see it all shinny, until it has all been fitted together.

Then you get to take it all apart and have it done.
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Old 11-25-2003, 02:42 PM
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with patience and alot of care you call drill after after coating but welding is a whole different ballgame.
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