Triumph Sports Cars

engine swaps and other performance upgrades, plus "factory" V8s (Stag and TR8)

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tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: tbo
Date: February 24, 2016 07:50PM

I've got the body off the TR3 that I'm putting a 2.3 Ford Turbo 5 speed in and I'm wondering if??After I clean and paint the frame with black rust paint,would it be advisable to spray it with a coat of black rocker guard to really protect it form any moisture in the future?Any pros and cons on this idea?


rampant racing
gary fraser
sarnia ont,canada
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03/28/2009 02:45AM

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69 spitfiremk111 ford 347 stroker

Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: rampant racing
Date: February 25, 2016 01:38AM

rubberized rocker guard or a can of bed liner would be better. but yea it will really help it out.


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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05/14/2010 03:06AM

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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: February 25, 2016 03:03AM

It will absolutely help Tim.
But with a caveat.
Whatever coating you use, it must be 100% full coverage. Any cracks, crevices or openings will become a huge problem.
What happens is moisture will hunt down any opportunity to enter between the film and your nice shiny new part.
It will remain in it's nice comfy new home migrating at will until it has destroyed the place.
Powder coated parts are particularly susceptible to this problem.
Any damage to the film upon assembly must be repaired and re sealed.
Done well your frame will be good forever, one mistake and it's toast tomorrow.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
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1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: tbo
Date: February 25, 2016 08:07PM

Thanks guys. Just want ot say the rocker guard I'm thinking of using is rubberized. I'm thinking it will form a complete seal but I will watch for tiny cracks


rampant racing
gary fraser
sarnia ont,canada
(83 posts)

Registered:
03/28/2009 02:45AM

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69 spitfiremk111 ford 347 stroker

Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: rampant racing
Date: March 19, 2016 02:56AM

I used rubberised rocker guard on the aluminum wheel tubs in my pinto drag car . it lasted ten years without a mark and that was getting pelted by stones from the sticky slicks. it also prevented the soft aluminum from getting all dinged up .


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(220 posts)

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Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: tbo
Date: April 11, 2016 07:51PM

After I got the frame cleaned and painted with POR 15 ,it looks so sealed that I don't see a need for rocker guarding after all. The underside of the body I still plan on doing with rocker guard and then body colour on top since it is thinner metal and maybe needs more help. Just an update on that particular question.


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(220 posts)

Registered:
01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: tbo
Date: April 12, 2016 07:38PM

One more thing . A quart of POR 15 cost 112 dollars plus 13% tax for a total of 125.00 ! I'm sure its a lot cheaper in the States!



Scott68B
Scott Costanzo
Columbus, Ohio
(548 posts)

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10/25/2007 11:30AM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GM 5.3 LS4 V8

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Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: Scott68B
Date: April 14, 2016 06:35PM

Wow. I did the body work on my car back in 88-89 and back then I think I payed about $30 a quart for that stuff. I see Summit has it for about $48 a quart now. Must be the crazy exchange rate that's killing you.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
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10/12/2007 02:16AM

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71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: April 28, 2016 11:56PM

Tim, you might try shopping for a paint called "Chassis Saver" from a company called "Magnet". I've used it with truly excellent results... it's less expensive than POR15, and for me it's easier to find locally.

Tips: transfer any Chassis Saver into an empty can for storing, make sure there are no drips onto the rim, and then make sure you never tilt the can after installing the lid. Otherwise, the lid will be permanently attached and you'll have to cut your way back in. Also, use a disposable brush and wear latex gloves!


tbo
Tim Body
St Thomas Ontario
(220 posts)

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01/27/2013 06:47PM

Main British Car:
1954 Triumph TR2 stock 2 litre

Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: tbo
Date: May 10, 2016 07:58PM

Thanks for the info Curtiss. I think I'm done with rust proofing the frame . for all other minor stuff I really like Tremclad in the spray bomb. Sprays nice looks good and not expensive


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Daniel Beliveau
Manchester NH
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07/18/2015 07:41PM

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1972 Triumph Stag, 1972 Ford 302 1974 Jensen Healey, Lotus 907 stroked to 2.2 Ltr,

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Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: dbeliveau
Date: May 15, 2016 10:13PM

Anyone
Is Tremclad available in the lower 48?
Thanks,
Cheers
Dan


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: rocker guarding a frame?
Posted by: mgb260
Date: May 16, 2016 01:21AM

Rustoleum in the U.S.


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