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Well they don't make them like that anymore.
I noticed there wasn't a union rep in sight, no maskes in the spray booth.
And they were filing back the lead they soft soldered on lol.
But the product was probably higher quality, just the workers would die at 50yo.
 

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just the workers would die at 50yo.
Probably didn’t help that they were smoking on the job too! There really was no thought given to safety back then.
 

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And then the half-completed bodies were put on a train to be finished off somewhere else, after sitting in an open holding yard for how long.
My HK was built at Pagewood, and as it was a rust bucket after 5 years, I suspect it sat around for a while, half finished.
But, also it spent all of its useful life not in a garage.
 

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Painting on compound.
 

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Imagine how angry some of those blokes were. All that lead all day.
 

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And then the half-completed bodies were put on a train to be finished off somewhere else, after sitting in an open holding yard for how long.
From what I’ve heard that’s why Alfa Romeos had such a bad reputation for rust. Wasn’t anything to do with dodgy Russian steel, the cars bodies just sat around too long unpainted. A lot of the time it was due to strike action that the bodies sat around for ages before being painted.
 

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I didn’t realise the dip process has been around so long.
I've been watching a guy on YT (minute of dangle) and he acid dips cars.
He showed after the alky dip and the acid dip he has a rust prevention dip.
Then he recommends a special type of coating I think there's E-coat and D-coat.
It looks like powder coating when done.
I think the rust prevention coat is to stop it rusting while the panel beaters do all the bare steel work.
 

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I didn’t realise the dip process has been around so long.
I've been watching a guy on YT (minute of dangle) and he acid dips cars.
He showed after the alky dip and the acid dip he has a rust prevention dip.
Then he recommends a special type of coating I think there's E-coat and D-coat.
It looks like powder coating when done.
I think the rust prevention coat is to stop it rusting while the panel beaters do all the bare steel work.
E-coat bites into the steel really good, and gives the primer something good to stick to.
Also protects against corrosion.
Primer sticks to e-coat better than it adheres to bare metal.
 

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Is e-coat the same process modern chassis are put through? Dont they put a charge on the chassis and the epoxy sticks to it that way as well as it being dipped?
 
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