Bulkhead look like this?
Or like this?
can fix that for you.
your original Bulkhead has many advantages; most of all, the fit when
re-assembling your restoration project. Plus, it lends itself to retaining some originality
for your Series or Defender.
to mention... it's more cost-effective than purchasing a new bulkhead!
and epoxy-primed bulkhead.
Depending on the
condition, we may have to get the bulkhead Acid-Dipped in order for us to be
able to work on it and clearly determine what areas need to be replaced or
repaired. We cut out all seriously corroded
pieces of the bulkhead.
Replace what is required, (standard
pieces like door pillars, feet, footwells, upper corners), along with any
custom-fabricated pieces if needed.
Either Epoxy Prime followed by Seam Sealing all weld joints preventing corrosion
where it typically starts; or,
Send it out
for galvanizing, (see our note on galvanizing below).
What does it
This depends on what your Bulkhead
will require, and if there is any need for custom-fabrication to bring it back
to it's original form.
As a good example, if your bulkhead
only requires replacement footwells;
the cost for a completely restored,
sand-blasted, epoxy primed and sealed bulkhead would be around $2,600.
Bulkheads needing replacement
footwells, center panel, door pillars and mounting feet, completely restored would be around $3,200.
Any custom fabrication, (like a
replacement gearbox tunnel cowl), can add another $500 to $1000 to the
restoration and would be specifically quoted prior to any
work being started.
Shipping / transportation costs, if
required, are of course extra.
A Note on Galvanizing your
Yes, we can do it; but we would recommend against this. Most of us
would like to see the bulkhead in the same colour to match the outside body
and the inside the cabin. Painting over the galvanized finish not only
requires special preparation, but defeats the purpose of the zinc coating
itself. The corrosion protection that galvanizing gives is based on the zinc
material electrochemically oxidizing which prevents the steel it is covering
from oxidizing. Essentially, the zinc is a sacrificial coating. Ever notice
the white powder that easily washes off an older galvanized finish? By painting over
the galvanized finish, the zinc isn't allowed to oxidize, reducing it's
Our recommended coating procedure
coats of a two-part epoxy primer, seam
sealer to seal all weld edges, and a few coats of final paint. The result is a
bulkhead that will last for many, many years.
Send us an email, send us some photos of your
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