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Old 06-09-2005, 07:08 AM
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removing rust on the inside of frames

does anybody here know how to clean and pain the inside of a boxed frame?i'm having rust issues, think there coming from the inside. this makes me sad.
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About the only way to clean it would be to acid dip it.............or get a small scraper on a long stick. Not very efficient, that one.

Painting would be another story............
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hmm, the wierd part is that its a comanche, the cab is uni, the bed is frame, can you dip these? i already have 10g into the truck, i'm not not finishing it properly
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Hmmmmm....toughie.

You can dip anything if you find a big enough tank.

If I were you, I would spray oil in there the best you can and hope for the best. But, thats just me...................
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Hmmmmm....toughie.

You can dip anything if you find a big enough tank.

If I were you, I would spray oil in there the best you can and hope for the best. But, thats just me...................
I would thing in terms of cosmoline as it is real sticky use a squirter with a long nozzle to reach in there with...

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its to late from preventative maintenance, alas..

thanks for all the advice though!
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Replace metal time

Well sad to say break out the tools and repalce the metal..and who knows how much more there is to do on that thing once you open it up..

The cosmoline thing I picked up from the guys doing museam restores on old aircraft..they drill holes in tubes and such and pour spray or fill the cavities with the cosmoline to preserve those things..

Soory as I ffel the pain when you woudl rather be out at the rod run..

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hmm, the wierd part is that its a comanche, the cab is uni, the bed is frame, can you dip these? i already have 10g into the truck, i'm not not finishing it properly
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10 grand?

I think you should be looking for a southern US, or western Canada body.......................&%$#%^%$ Ontario winters.
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tell me about it...its very hard to find a good bodied comanche without going to california, found one in alberta, wanted 7g, little to much knowing i'm gonna rip it apart.

random though that just crossed my mind, and probably a really, really dumb idea, could i open up the frame around the seem, and blast the inside, replace steel, as OMT was sayin? then weld 'er shut again?
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Sure...if you have the tools and the skills...anything can be repaired.
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not real sure where yo live but there is a plac ein FL. that will dip the entire car. i know that one as we had a car a few years back done that way t work. but if you do a serch on googel for car stripping or car dipping you can find another place.
also you might loo in to getting ahold of some one that dse media blasting and see if they can do t in thier shop if you have it tore apart then you put it on a spit. and flip it upside down. ten they could blast that out of there.

but i think i would have it fixed after that then off to a powder coater to make sure it wont come back easily.

good luck
any way you do it wont be a cheap way to get it done.
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well, i'll update, since i'm to pissed to think logically Right now, the seem is rotted out from the firewall to the 1st box mounting point. i have found 1 on auto trader in Ontario, for 2200, then of course i would have to put in the interior from my old truck, and make it 4wd, swap axles, all the fun stuff again! grr.... thinking tube frame, might cost the same and take more time, but it would be new and clean, and not rot out like every other car that lives on my yard
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First dip it in acid. Then run around to all the neighbors', stealing all the Fisher-Price toys. Melt those and dip the frame in that. Those toys stand up to the abuse of pre-schoolers; nothing you do is going to be tougher.
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I know rust, living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is one of the toughest areas for corrosion, road salt capital of the world. How is the rest of the underside? Your tube frame idea might be the best way to go if this thing is a keeper. Otherwise start out with a clean body and have the underside blasted, epoxy primed, painted and rustproofed with a wax based coating- but even then if this thing is subjected to road salt it'll only last so long. You could build your own unibody rails stubbed into the front section out of heavier boxed tubing but it'll be a lot of work. People down south don't know how easy they've got it. Bob
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the rest of the underside is good, fixed that last year, when i still had a frame/unibody rail. i was thinking stainless maybe if i end up building a new frame, i know its pricey, but i'm sick of rust. anybody know how one would go about building a uni frame? new territory for me

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