1961 Land Rover 88" Restoration; Galvanizing
Published at : 17 Jan 2021
Hot Dip Galvanizing is a process where steel is immersed in a tank of molten Zinc at about 800deg F, and the Zink bonds to the metal forming an extremely durable protective layer. This is the process for chain link fences and many industrial applications that require the ultimate in corrosion protection. It's also used in automotive applications, including Land Rovers. For Series vehicles used this process for the cappings on the alloy panels, windscreen frame, and numerous brackets. When restoring a Series Vehicle it is common to either buy a new Galvanized frame, or galvanize the existing one. But what about some of the other parts such as the bulkhead and front grill panel? Lawrence Romanosky discusses his choices with the 1961 Series 2 88" that he is restoring.