Meest bezocht: Belangrijk bij aankoop Nieuw! Belangrijk om te weten
Many of you probably went through how painfull it is when you car is denied access to the road by the inspector during the yearly examination a painfull but simple conclusion of the inspector when the beams of the chassis are rotten.
An easy way out to solve the issue is welding a plate over it and you get through the examination.
That is not bad one could say, but what's really going on under the plate is depicted on some photos of
What is really wrong and what en how it needs to be repaired is also shown, and do not settle for less because the next examination the problem pops up again but only worse.
Not to mention the safety risk you are taking.
The advantage of the job well done is that it does last for years and surprises at examiniations stay away.
When building the Renault R4 the constructors used 0,8 mm material and on the spot where the back axis is attached and on the jack points they welded an extra plate of 0,88 mm.
It looked like a good idea but it created a spot where moisture got settled and the corosion process starts.
The baems are constructed very well but the factory did forget that they also had to attach the bottomplate.
Vibration of the bottomplate against the baems and moisture getting in between causes an early
When you decide not to do the repairs yourselve but to involve a restore professional ask if he wants to make pictures of the work performed throughout the project.
A good one will be happy to do that as his skills and efforts are hidden underneat the car and because of that often do not get the appreciation they deserve.
Important ! use tectyl or an other additive to protect and not to hide the rust.
Lots of succes!!
(Here are pictures of a car that recently past a examination but nevertheless ended up in my workshop.)