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Model Technical and Interest => Flavia => Topic started by: AndyofYork on 29 September, 2019, 10:02:08 AM



Title: Vignale FPM 926C
Post by: AndyofYork on 29 September, 2019, 10:02:08 AM
Good afternoon,

I thought I would post a bit more info. on what I know believe to be Yorkshire's only Vignale!
I am hoping to tease out a bit of FPM's history to spur us on over winter with the aim of getting the car back on the road in late spring.

FPM obviously started life in Sussex, but ended up in Yorkshire in the 70s.
At some point it changed from white to red. I wonder when and why that might have been - other than just choice? The car has a blue vinyl interior.

Over many years FPM was on the receiving end of a patchwork quilt of repairs, now rot - that is proving hard to extract - but we will get there.
In Yorkshire the car was run pretty extensively but ended up out of commission in the late '80s. It is currently incorrectly on the DVLA register as a Lancia Beta 1800.

As far as the restoration is concerned,  we are at the tipping point question of just how far do we go with this?
The front end (apart from where we slightly damaged it loading it onto the truck) is OK, the back end is far worse. So we can get to some of the worst bits, cut out and repair, the simplest route would be to take the rear quarters off. Now I know this could be expensive (it already is) but is there anyone making panels for Vignales? Rear quarters would really speed things along.

Thanks for your time and advice in advance and I hope the documents might shed a light on the cars previous life down south when it was new and sparkling. It will be again. Andy


Title: Re: Vignale FPM 926C
Post by: lancialulu on 29 September, 2019, 10:35:12 AM
One for the Vignale register!


Title: Re: Vignale FPM 926C
Post by: fay66 on 29 September, 2019, 09:18:32 PM
Good afternoon,

I thought I would post a bit more info. on what I know believe to be Yorkshire's only Vignale!
I am hoping to tease out a bit of FPM's history to spur us on over winter with the aim of getting the car back on the road in late spring.

FPM obviously started life in Sussex, but ended up in Yorkshire in the 70s.
At some point it changed from white to red. I wonder when and why that might have been - other than just choice? The car has a blue vinyl interior.

Over many years FPM was on the receiving end of a patchwork quilt of repairs, now rot - that is proving hard to extract - but we will get there.
In Yorkshire the car was run pretty extensively but ended up out of commission in the late '80s. It is currently incorrectly on the DVLA register as a Lancia Beta 1800.

As far as the restoration is concerned,  we are at the tipping point question of just how far do we go with this?
The front end (apart from where we slightly damaged it loading it onto the truck) is OK, the back end is far worse. So we can get to some of the worst bits, cut out and repair, the simplest route would be to take the rear quarters off. Now I know this could be expensive (it already is) but is there anyone making panels for Vignales? Rear quarters would really speed things along.

Thanks for your time and advice in advance and I hope the documents might shed a light on the cars previous life down south when it was new and sparkling. It will be again. Andy
Not sure if anyone has panels off the shelf, but I would have thought Bill Lewis or the other person, sorry I can't remember his name, might well be able to make what you require, although he would need to look at a good Vignale panel(another members car) to measure up.
Brian
8227  8)


Title: Re: Vignale FPM 926C
Post by: DavidLaver on 30 September, 2019, 07:08:22 PM

Its worth joining the consortium in addition to the LMC.

http://www.flavia2000consortium.org.uk/home/


Title: Re: Vignale FPM 926C
Post by: AndyofYork on 01 October, 2019, 02:44:58 PM
Thanks for replying Brian, I am trying this route via the consortium. I also have some Italian contacts on the search.
I have spent some time in Italy,  and there seem to be first class small fabricators of just about any shaped metal you could ever desire - but try finding someone who makes Lancia body panels!


Not sure if anyone has panels off the shelf, but I would have thought Bill Lewis or the other person, sorry I can't remember his name, might well be able to make what you require, although he would need to look at a good Vignale panel(another members car) to measure up.
Brian
8227  8)


Title: Re: Vignale FPM 926C
Post by: AndyofYork on 01 October, 2019, 02:54:20 PM

Its worth joining the consortium in addition to the LMC.

http://www.flavia2000consortium.org.uk/home/

Thanks David, I have - and they are on the case.
I am wondering if the complexity of sourcing parts makes this more rewarding.....or not?
I was working with an MGC owner yesterday, and someone said the beauty of this car is we can get any part we want online and delivered tomorrow.
Discuss!
 


Title: Re: Vignale FPM 926C
Post by: fay66 on 01 October, 2019, 04:44:26 PM

Its worth joining the consortium in addition to the LMC.

http://www.flavia2000consortium.org.uk/home/

Thanks David, I have - and they are on the case.
I am wondering if the complexity of sourcing parts makes this more rewarding.....or not?
I was working with an MGC owner yesterday, and someone said the beauty of this car is we can get any part we want online and delivered tomorrow.
Discuss!
 
Yes,  but not half as much fun as when you find the part you've been looking for, in my case a rare piece of trim only fitted to early Fulvia Berlinas, took 17 years :o
But to be fair nothing else has taken that long.
Brian
8227  8)


Title: Re: Vignale FPM 926C
Post by: lendickins on 09 October, 2019, 09:49:31 AM
contact Stef at http://www.proietti.co.uk/ he has a man that can, mention my name, good luck