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Author Topic: Fulvia Berlina cavity Rust Proofing  (Read 2337 times)
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« on: 14 August, 2019, 11:16:35 AM »

Does anyone in the club have a guide to cavity rustproofing for a Fulvia Berlina.  I've just bought my first Lancia, it's very solid and I'd like to Dinitrol the cavities.
Which cavities should be treated?
Where to drill to access?
All help appreciated.  Thanks
Richard Fridd
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« Reply #1 on: 14 August, 2019, 01:18:06 PM »

Perhaps sills, double skinned section in front footwells, rear spring hangers, door bottoms? The subframe has holes in the top surface but no drain holes in the lower part, so maybe drill some drain holes. Any photos to post?

Richard Nevison Fridd                                                                      Happy Lancia, Happy Life
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« Reply #2 on: 14 August, 2019, 08:00:36 PM »

Thanks Richard.  I'm struggling with photos and this forum.  I'll try one small one now.

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« Reply #3 on: 14 August, 2019, 10:06:43 PM »

Thanks Richard.  I'm struggling with photos and this forum.  I'll try one small one now.
Sorry I can't locate it on my laptop at present, but if you go to, another forum many of us use, look in the Library and download a copy of the Fulvia Berlina rustproofing diagram in the Fulvia Section.
It's also worth looking at some of the places Richard suggests as the diagram isn't exhaustive, but only what dinitrol considered necessary.
Very interested to know more details of your Berlina.
Any possibility you will be attending the AGM at the weekend, I shall be there on the sunday with my 2c, Justin McArdle I think will be there with his LHD 2c, and Vince DeAnglo with his GTE, that he drove from home from Sicily a couple of years ago.
8227 Cool

Own 1966 Fulvia 2C Berlina since 1997, back on road 11-1999.Known as "Fay"
2006 Renault Megane 1 5 Dci Sports Tourer
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« Reply #4 on: 15 August, 2019, 10:22:11 AM »

Hi Brian, very useful, thanks.  I've found the doc on Lancisti, have logged in as a user but can't download the document.  There seems to be lots of useful stuff here, maintenance, bodywork diagrams etc.. I've asked the Lancisti admin to allow downloads for my account so will get access soon I'm sure.

I will be coming to Kenilworth on Sunday but not with the car as it's not yet UK registered.  The club is helping with with a 'date of manufacture' letter at the moment.  I'm only in Stratford Upon Avon so would welcome anyone interested to come and have a poke around the car to advise on what may need doing.

I bought the car in Lavello, Southern Italy on 9th July this year and drove it back to Stratford Upon Avon in 36 hours.  I slept in the car the first night at a motorway services and managed 45 minutes sleep on the second night on the ferry.  It seems I did the whole trip with the passenger side front brake not working at all as the flexi hose is completely blocked.  It's and early series 2 car with Dunlop brakes and a 4 speed box.  I've had all the Dunlop calipers refurbed and am just waiting on the front flexi hoses from Omicrom to get it back on the road.  It's my first Lancia, having been mainly into old Citroens.  I'm amazed at the build quality but well aware that cars from a hot climate don't live well in the UK unless they are well protected.

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Justin McArdle
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Fulvia Berlina 2C

« Reply #5 on: 15 August, 2019, 12:35:19 PM »

Hi All

I won't have my 2C with me at Kenilworth as it is being rustproofed and bodywork touched  up and wont be ready until next week.
I have left the rustproofing up to the guy I use; he also did my 2000HF a couple of years ago.

From the pictures your 2C looks very clean - and the drive back from Italy verifies its mechanical good health!

Hope to see you at the AGM and we can talk 2C!

Lancia 2000 HF Coupe
Fulvia Berlina 2C
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« Reply #6 on: 27 October, 2019, 06:25:00 PM »

Every box section needs rustproofing, and also the roof pillars, header rails and cantrails.
Just donít use waxoil, something like Dinatrol is much better and doesnít smell.
Make sure it is very thin, so that it can seep into all the joints. Dinatrol comes in different viscosities. I use the penetrating oil.

My coupe also came from Italy and is completely rust free, so keeping that way is a priority.
Underneath I havenít used thick gloop, as this is messy and you canít see whatís going on beneath the coating. Instead I use ACF 50, an oil, that needs re-applying every now and then. Itís good stuff though.
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