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Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« on: 29 May 2019, 10:51:02 »

...not totally bad yet but I was a bit afraid of the the situation when changed rear shocks yesterday. It has been talked here that those spare parts "spare cups" are not available. How to repair if spares are not available?
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #1 on: 29 May 2019, 18:55:49 »

You could use the CAD[Cardboard Aided Design]method to make some plates up to weld in.
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #2 on: 29 May 2019, 18:57:37 »

Had this on a 94 saloon. One of the rear shock suddenly ripped through the top of the «tower» and moved freely inside the boot. Solution was to cut out the tower from a car on the scrapyard and weld that in. That was a couple of years ago and car is still in daily use.
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #3 on: 29 May 2019, 22:47:53 »

It happened on a 2.5 saloon I owned. After advice I scrapped the car. I believe saloons are more prone to this problem that estates.
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #4 on: 30 May 2019, 09:22:56 »

It happened on a 2.5 saloon I owned. After advice I scrapped the car. I believe saloons are more prone to this problem that estates.
Thats my impression too. Have seen this on two saloons. Meanwhile one of my estates was so rusty underneath that you couldnt keep the spare wheel in its well because most of it was gone. Both rear wheels could be seen from inside the load area and one of the chassi rails was rusted so it had broken in two. Shocks was still fine:p
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #5 on: 30 May 2019, 11:00:25 »

It's not a difficult area to copy from what's left/reverse engineer from the other side, using common and cheap materials. Not a nice job to do but the main reason not to bother is that if a robust area is so bad, what is the rest of the car like?
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #6 on: 31 May 2019, 08:09:17 »

Thanks for comments, So doable I unerstood but not very nice place to weld. The rest of the car is  reasonable, rear arcs and bottom parts of all doors needed soon. In the area where I live quite much salt is used for de-iceing in winter time. Should have done something like corrosion protection 15 years ago when I bought the car but never did anything.
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #7 on: 01 June 2019, 09:05:20 »

Obviously, in the UK, scrappng/replacing is more viable, seeing as Vauxhalls are worthless and can be picked up for next to nothing. If you can find any - because there is nothing else out there that can replace an Omega on comfort, space, equipment etc.

In Euroland, where they are worth more, repair is definitely more viable :)
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #8 on: 02 June 2019, 19:29:00 »

It happened on a 2.5 saloon I owned. After advice I scrapped the car. I believe saloons are more prone to this problem that estates.
Given that estate shocks bolt into the floorpan area I bet no one has ever checked!
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Re: Corrosion in Boot Where Shocks are installed
« Reply #9 on: 03 June 2019, 22:06:00 »

It happened on a 2.5 saloon I owned. After advice I scrapped the car. I believe saloons are more prone to this problem that estates.
Given that estate shocks bolt into the floorpan area I bet no one has ever checked!
They bolt through the rear chassis rails and are away from all the shit thrown up by the wheels.

The saloon shocks are inside the wheel tub and collect everything. Time and vibration cause the boot on the base of the top mount to rub and remove the paint. The rest is self fulfilling...

I have a picture of the damage time causes to the area, but it's easily checked by dropping the shock and cleaning the muck away ;)
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