Neo SC-19 ... Rust in Piece?

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Neo SC-19 ... Rust in Piece?

Post by bloodhokuto » January 12th, 2019, 1:59 pm

Received a SC-19 from Ronnie yesterday.

The Good:

Tube is great, lovely picture.
Hood is in good shape too.

The Bad:

4-Slot is faulty - not sure that we found someone in the UK to fix these, fortunately I already had another 4 Slot.
Some ugly dents on bottom corners of cab and some holes too.

The Ugly:

There is SEVERE corrosion around the rear inner top edges of the cab going down one of the corners, there is also severe corrosion internally on the cab floor and other areas, including under the paint at the back of the cab.

It is likely that a new piece of metal will be needed along the top and perhaps a new floor will also be required. The key issue is how much rust has eaten away at the rest of the internal supporting structure. I have yet to remove the monitor to fully inspect it.

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Before I take out the monitor I note that there does not seem to be any quick disconnects for the leads going to the monitor chassis.

I can see that there are a number of plugs on the chassis, but it doesn't seem feasible to disconnect these before removing the monitor, as they are difficult to get at. At the same time I doubt the wires will stretch to allow me to disconnect them after I have lifted it out.

I confess that I have not completely inspected the loom and all the power connections inside the cab, so hopefully I can remove the cables from plugs at that end.

I thought I would be getting a nice project cab, if it was the case that I was dealing with some surface rust and a few holes to be patched, that would be one thing, but this is going to be a massive job, and I am quite close to conceding that the shell is a write-off.
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Re: Neo SC-19 ... Rust in Piece?

Post by yosai » January 12th, 2019, 2:19 pm

Luckily it doesn't look bad from the outside. :) ...and the hood looks intact. :thumbup: :awe:

Replacement of internal metalwork shouldn't be too much of a problem and if the structural integrity of the outer shell isn't weakened it may be better to just clean it up and treat the rust.
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Re: Neo SC-19 ... Rust in Piece?

Post by bloodhokuto » January 12th, 2019, 3:25 pm

Yeah that's the hope!

It was looking grand till I started to take bits off. :wtf:
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Re: Neo SC-19 ... Rust in Piece?

Post by geotrig » January 12th, 2019, 4:11 pm

yeah what yosai said rust is treatable and at least there is a template to work with and unlike car sills and the likes shouldn't be too complex. Is it crumbling? Weaken From what you've seen?
There is a lot of great products for treating rust these days so might be beneficial to try one or 2
It can be harder deal with some awkward dents at times than rust and at least the hood is good. Looking forward to seeing the progress. :)
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