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#1 Spitfire Engineering

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

Can the forum member who was kind enough to let me have an old shim a while back please remind me who he was.

I have a present for you   :)

 

It was just one person before you all start!

 

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#2 Aerodynamic

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:27 PM

Do you have a Picture of the gift for him?  :-)



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

I'm Spartacus!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:46 PM

Was it Elmo?



#5 Spitfire Engineering

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:50 PM

Do you have a Picture of the gift for him?  :-)

 

I will on Thursday when I recover them from the finishers. S355 steel and finished with a zinc epoxy resin (93% zinc solids).

Significantly harder than OE (if and when they are available) and far, far better protected.

Oh, and cheaper.

 

Around £15 each or £28 a pair.

 

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#6 Spitfire Engineering

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:53 PM

Was it Elmo?

 

Not sure, I guess I will have to trawl through Messenger .....

 

Considering the average names on here it's probably Thwassybollockboy or crazybluewongaperv etc

 

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:34 PM

Could have done with these a few weeks back!! :P

 

Oh, and it wasnt me...



#8 Spitfire Engineering

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:54 PM

Could have done with these a few weeks back!! :P

 

Oh, and it wasnt me...

 

Are they available again then from Lotus?



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:37 PM

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

 

Could have done with these a few weeks back!! :P

 

Oh, and it wasnt me...

 

Are they available again then from Lotus?

 

 

Didnt get new ones. Mine werent too bad to be fair. Just slathered them in Duralac and refitted...



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

Do you have a Picture of the gift for him?  :-)

  I will on Thursday when I recover them from the finishers. S355 steel and finished with a zinc epoxy resin (93% zinc solids). Significantly harder than OE (if and when they are available) and far, far better protected. Oh, and cheaper.   Around £15 each or £28 a pair.   :)
Gutted! These come available AFTER I've had the subframe off replacing mine. :rolleyes: Not a job I want to repeat.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:42 PM

 

 

Do you have a Picture of the gift for him?  :-)

  I will on Thursday when I recover them from the finishers. S355 steel and finished with a zinc epoxy resin (93% zinc solids). Significantly harder than OE (if and when they are available) and far, far better protected. Oh, and cheaper.   Around £15 each or £28 a pair.   :)
Gutted! These come available AFTER I've had the subframe off replacing mine. :rolleyes: Not a job I want to repeat.

 

 

ditto. 9 months too late for me :(



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:14 AM

I'll take a pair of these when they're available! Been putting this off for ages, seems like that was the right idea.

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:19 PM

Made from 2mm (OE 1.2mm)  S355 for maximum deformation resistance.

They have been blasted just prior to spray coating with a 93% solid Zinc epoxy and slow baked to fully set.

This is about as good as it can get, there is no harder steel available in this thickness and the protection is the best available.

 

The only bad news is these should really be utilised before the chassis corrodes, not as a repair.

Chris is sending some nice corroded chassis pics later along with some info on how to check.

 

If you think the shim plate is bad in these pics you should see the chassis!

 

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Not easy to picture the deformation caused by the expansion of the corroded metals.

 

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Edited by Spitfire Engineering, 15 February 2018 - 03:25 PM.


#15 The Batman

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:32 PM

Was it me? I sent some somewhere lol

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:26 PM

This is about as good as it can get, there is no harder steel available in this thickness and the protection is the best available.

In case you ever want stronger (approx 3x) and consequently harder steel in 2.0 mm ;) https://www.ssab.com...ical_properties

#17 Spitfire Engineering

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:10 AM

 

This is about as good as it can get, there is no harder steel available in this thickness and the protection is the best available.

In case you ever want stronger (approx 3x) and consequently harder steel in 2.0 mm ;) https://www.ssab.com...ical_properties

 

 

Quite correct, I should have qualified my statement   :)

There is no stronger steel which is readily commercially available at a cost which is reasonable considering the application.

 

As good as it gets does not allow for £50 per shim  

And this is before the brittleness of such a product is investigated......



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:44 AM

http://www.vx220.org...rame/?p=1920267

 

That original thread should point you in the right direction and also maybe give you the sender's details (Garyk220?)



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 11:24 PM

http://www.vx220.org...rame/?p=1920267

 

That original thread should point you in the right direction and also maybe give you the sender's details (Garyk220?)

 

Yes I found it thanks though he has not been online here since last year   :(



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:57 PM

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