My eyes are the only decent part left so I try to be nice to them....mostly.
@FloridaFJ80 at Land Cruiser Heaven helped me find several in Colombia, but I finally settled on this one. Frank had his people fly to where it was and check it out.
Hopefully Frank is working with you, if he is going to trust his people are proficient enough to make the proper repairs they should have been capable of finding some of this stuff on the 55. It wouldn’t be fair to expect someone to find everything but they should have found enough to advise you to take a hard pass on this one.To say that I'm beginning to get bummed out is to engage in understatement.
The galvanizing process would be way too hot; would warp all the sheet metal. You can have bodies dipped and e-coated. I looked into it. I think it would be very effective but you're probably talking $10k to get a pig done.Would it be possible to dip that thing in a tank of protection solution when all the metal work is done. Maybe galvanize the whole thing!