TVR chassis suffer badly from corrosion yet many owners are blissfully unaware as their cars can look pristine above. Chassis suffer mainly along the outrigger tubes and wishbones, which get hammered by road debris thrown up from the wheels. Also in the engine bay the top chassis tubes lose their coating due to heat from the exhaust manifolds and then corrode. Due to the nature of TVR’s powder coating, once it is damaged water creeps behind the coating and corrodes the metal underneath, very often the coating can look intact until it is scraped off to find extensive corrosion damage.
Any chassis corrosion needs to be tackled ASAP before it spreads beyond visible areas above the outrigger tubes and before tubes become corroded beyond repair and need replacement.
Our Chassis Repair Process
If your chassis is in good condition with only minor surface rust we can treat this by removing damaged coatings and corrosion back to bare metal. We then apply Hydrate 80 which chemically converts any rust and forms a protective barrier. This is followed with a high zinc content primer followed by several coats of 2 pack paint and finally a coat of protective stone chip paint.
When the corrosion has gone too far we offer either complete outrigger replacement or, if necessary, a full body off restoration of your existing chassis. Alternatively we can supply and fit a complete new chassis for your Griffith or Chimaera.
We offer a free initial inspection and are happy to discuss and show you any areas of your car that may need attention. (Please note that all prices are plus VAT.)