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« Reply #75 on: 18 May, 2020, 12:54:28 AM »

What colour did you paint the wheels in the end? They look great.
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« Reply #76 on: 18 May, 2020, 07:19:50 AM »

Chris, very nice!
One question: can you re-use the strip between wings and body?
Do you know if it is the same as the one which Simon Ingman has had remanufactured for the Aprilia? That would be nice, but I suspect Lancia had different versions....
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« Reply #77 on: 18 May, 2020, 07:53:08 AM »

The strip between the wings and the body on my B21S is useable Sebastien. Not sure about Simon's Aprilia strip  - I imagine he will pick this up himself and respond.
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« Reply #78 on: 18 May, 2020, 08:41:29 AM »

Looking very good, well done, looking forward to seeing it on the road again,

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« Reply #79 on: 19 May, 2020, 08:39:25 AM »

Ade,
The wheels were completely stripped before painting and the wheel centres are  Ford Alpaca beige  XSC2025A.
I had sent the painter various colours which had been suggested by Forum members and others but asked him to try to match the colour from scratch
He took that on board and after cleaning up one of my  wheels (before stripping) he  spent quite some time trawling through his colour chips which have no name or manufacturer code on them -  they have only their paint reference on them. And having found a very good match, this was the exact paint reference stipulated by Ford for their Alpaca beige.
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« Reply #80 on: 19 May, 2020, 09:48:17 AM »

Looking great Chris.

The Al strips between wing and shell were fine to re-use on my B10. Of course you should have some insulation between them and the steel when refitted - from memory this originally was a king of waxed fabric. I probably have a piece somewhere...
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« Reply #81 on: 19 May, 2020, 10:00:11 AM »

Chris, it's good to have confirmation that Alpaca Beige is the correct colour for Aurelia wheels.
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« Reply #82 on: 19 May, 2020, 10:31:48 AM »

I must admit to painting the wheel centres the same colour on the Cabrio - looks very good alongside the Burgundy-red rims, photos later !

Re trim, I have just compared them side by side and the Aprilia trim is very slightly narrower , approx 1mm (circa 10mm vs 9mm). It would certainly fit and look correct
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« Reply #83 on: 19 May, 2020, 01:05:49 PM »

Simon,
Great to know that your remanufactured Aprilia strip is also usable on the Aurelia between bodyshell and wings.
Not that I want to do that just now, but this info might help other Lancia owners to get their B12 on the road....! Wink

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« Reply #84 on: 03 June, 2020, 03:01:07 PM »

I have just ordered new front and rear screen rubbers........so we are getting close to collecting the car.
I don't have any photos just yet but the car should be back with me in early July fully trimmed and painted.
All I have to do then is renovate and reassemble all the mechanical side!
Photos to follow but I am  getting quite excited!
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« Reply #85 on: 11 May, 2022, 02:42:29 PM »

Well its been a while.....but the B21S finally arrived yesterday painted and retrimmed. All I need to do now (!!!!!) is refit the mechanicals, wiring, rubber etc and off we go!
There have been  delays due primarily to Covid and Brexit and consequent difficulty of movement within Europe  but at least I have had time to rebuild the engine, transmission and clutch and refurb various brake components.....and also get loads of other motoring related jobs out of the way in the interim.
I have also been able to use patience, not a virtue of mine,  in sourcing some good OE bits for the car such as those pretty, flush mounted rear lights, headlamp reflectors and an illuminated 'I' light for the boot lid as well as a period 'Aurelia' aluminium bootlid lifting handle
From choice I wont really get stuck into re-assembly now until the autumn after our grape harvest but I feel sure I will disappear into my garage for the odd few hours each month.
I am going to persist in fitting the original engine, clutch, front brakes and transaxle all fully rebuilt hoping that it is nimble enough for todays traffic.
Unfortunately, in a way having our lovely B12 with its larger engine, longer final drive, larger clutch and larger front brakes makes it a hard act to follow but I have a full set of B12 running gear which I can fit if the need arises.
Here are a couple of poor photos - more to come when the dust has settled.
Chris


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« Reply #86 on: 11 May, 2022, 04:57:35 PM »

Wooow Smiley
Looks great Chris!!
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« Reply #87 on: 13 May, 2022, 06:29:11 AM »

Thanks Torstein,
I am really very very pleased with the bodywork and trimming which took place in SW France with Simon Ingman overseeing the work - huge thanks are due to Simon.
It has been a pleasure to deal with the bodyshop and trimmer and their next project of mine is already with them in France which indicates Jacky and my  overall satisfaction.
In the end the B21S  had new front floors as the existing ones were thin and a little perforated but generally it was found to be as sound, straight and unmolested as I thought and hoped when I bought it.
Also it was virtually 100% complete which I have learned from bitter experience is very important....not just from the 'cost of project' but also the 'time taken to complete project' and the 'end result of project'..
More to follow as the rebuild progresses.
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