I'm now in 4th gear with power to spare!
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Essex/Suffolk Boarder
VdubS - Build thread. 2006 D40 Outlaw
I thought I would start a bit of a build thread for anyone interested. I don't PLAN to be doing anything too extensive to the truck but hopefully lots of subtle changes that will make the difference!
I've owned the truck about a month now ,
The work carried out so far is as follows.
Biggest job so far which I was hoping and praying I wasn't going to have to face was the dreaded chassis rust on the NS chassis!!
Having read a thread on here and seen some horrific looking pictures of very rotten chassis's I stuck my head under the wheel arch and low and behold found a section maybe 5" of what looked like a crack in the chassis - it was actually just rotten away. My heart sank after seeing the pictures previously online..after a day or two being thoroughly pissed off with the thought that I could have a ruined chassis I got her up on a ramp and had a very thorough scrape around the chassis. Thankfully it was just the small section on the side of the rail and a bit underneath the chassis rail also all on the same section on the NS.
That was it for me- truck off the road. I did some head scratching and some research on rust preventors/ killers.
I came to the conculsion that ditrinol rc9000 seemed to be the best option to load the inside of the chassis with followed by a good waxoyl inside and then coat the outside of chassis to help prevent any more corrosion forming.
Wind forward a couple of days and I had the truck up in the air, tub removed ready for a good old clean up of the chassis.
One of the guys at work made up a plate that was made to replicate the piece of chassis we had to cut out and welded it in.
I could then proceed to undercoat the whole chassis from right at the back all the way up to the front . I ended up using a Teroson product that is actually a rubberised coating that things like stones etc bounce off of and it doesn't chip away.