K/M Series Body Construction


mdc

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 03:51
Anyone know what the K2-K1000 and MX-MG bodies were made of, metal-wise?

I'm assuming they're die-cast aluminium, but if they were, surely they wouldn't suffer from brassing?

K10D

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 06:04
Have a read through this. link

Best regards

mdc

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 06:10
Unfortunately that's for the LX, and specifically says that the alloy used is unique to the LX; whether that means that the older bodies are steel, brass, or just a different aluminum alloy isn't clear

gartmore

Link Posted 29/03/2012 - 10:19
mdc wrote:
Anyone know what the K2-K1000 and MX-MG bodies were made of, metal-wise?

I'm assuming they're die-cast aluminium, but if they were, surely they wouldn't suffer from brassing?

I think you may be confusing the body with the top and bottom covers. The body is like a chassis and is internal, the top and bottom covers are brass with a satin chrome finish
Ken
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mdc

Link Posted 30/03/2012 - 03:42
I'm referring to the chassis itself, specifically what material it is under the leatherette. I know it's been given a lick of black paint, but when I strip that off, am I likely to find aluminium, steel or brass?

EDIT: On certain bodies I've seen brassing through the black-painted rear door, which is yet ANOTHER component made of an unknown material.
Last Edited by mdc on 30/03/2012 - 03:44
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