3 days ago in Project Cars
After a catastrophic failure, our ramp truck gets towed home and we take stock of the damage.
looking at a new toy, and it has a little bit of underbody rust, looks to be mostly surface Pictars
so what do you guys think? of the car and of the underbody?
yup, an 82 Skyline RS(just an FJ20E) but ive got an FJ20ET waiting for it suposidly has 71,000km and runs good
I'm a Charmin man myself.
DILYSI Dave wrote: I'm a Charmin man myself.
oro? is that like a brand of cleaner?
May work for DILYSI's underbody, but it may not be abrasive enough for the underbody of your Skyline. You'll need the cheap, sandpapery stuff to get rid of that rust.
My approach isn't for everyone.
I've got a lift, a pressure washer, and a raincoat. When I get started on a car project, I typically put it on the lift, grab my pressure washer, don my slicker, and crawl under it for an afternoon of frivolity.
After my grease bath, I run a few fans to dry it off.
Then I am ready to begin rust treating the underbody.
oh dang, went right over my head lol
i unfortuantly do not have a lift, nor a pressure washer, but ill see what i can come up with
i was thinking a wire wheel would do ok, but i wasn't sure if that would be too much. so your saying the best might be to clean it off and then go with sanding sponges and elbow grease? Id be getting it from canada, so an under body wash is something i really should consider
Alternate plan B:
Take it to a car wash with an underbody rinse.
Alternate plan C:
Take it to a DIY carwash (the kind with the pressure washers). Bring car ramps and a raincoat and safety goggles. Do it at a low usage time when no one will mind that you are taking extra time. Bring lots of quarters. Best car wash will have the built in degreaser.
SVreX wrote: Bring lots of quarters.
Last time I went to the carwash, they also took ATM and credit cards.
That look like a fun car to own. I have been thinking about the under side cleaning also....
Saw a posting once from a guy who'd rigged up a section of pipe to a garden hose. He drilled a bunch of small holes in the pipe, capped the end, and drive over it repeatedly. Seemed to work pretty durn well.
You can connect the garden hose to the sink for hot water.
Hmmm...that reminds me of another idea.
A mechanic friend built a rig that worked pretty well. Basically a really big "T" out of pipe. PVC would work. Drill a bunch of holes in the pipe, hook it up to your hose, and push it under the car with the holes pointing up.
He used metal pipe, mounted wheels on the ends so he could roll it under the car, and hooked it to his heated pressure washer.
Drill SMALL holes so you get some decent pressure out of it, too.
ya but the steering wheel is still on the wrong side....
sector7 wrote: ya but the steering wheel is still on the wrong side....
It'd make a wicked mail delivery car!
underbody sand blasting would work too
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