Lancia Motor Club Forum Banner
05 July, 2020, 08:32:03 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Need to contact the Forum Administrator? e-mail forum.admin@lanciamc.co.uk, for Database Administrator e-mail database.admin@lanciamc.co.uk      -      Copy deadline for Viva Lancia is 12th of each month.      -      For Events e-mail events@lanciamc.co.uk      -      To Join the club go to http://www.lanciamc.co.uk/join.htm
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Register  
Pages: [1] 2   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: My restoration efforts...  (Read 3698 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Kevin MacBride
Lapsed
Megaposter
*
Posts: 451



« on: 14 May, 2009, 04:26:48 PM »

My B20, bought back in 1999, was taken off the road in Dec 2005, and was to have a quick rub down and paint job. It was Sep 2007 before it was back on the road, in France at the St Goueno Hillclimb.
I'll post a few pics at a time, they more or less speak for themselves. I'd collected various panels over the year when funds allowed, sills, front and rear wings, door skins etc. Having these to hand made the job a little easier. The shell was seam welded along the way, so will hopefully last.
Some of you may have known the previous owner Barrie Crowe, who had the car resprayed back in 1988.
The photos are in no particular order


* P1010032.JPG (55.63 KB, 640x480 - viewed 225 times.)

* P1010009.JPG (211.73 KB, 1280x960 - viewed 217 times.)

* P1010034.JPG (58.37 KB, 640x480 - viewed 231 times.)

* P1010036.JPG (58.25 KB, 640x480 - viewed 228 times.)

* P1010048.JPG (59.43 KB, 640x480 - viewed 221 times.)
Logged

B20 4th series (having a 'facelift')

2000 sedan
Fiat Multipla
Fiat Cinquecento
fay66
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 5832



« Reply #1 on: 14 May, 2009, 05:16:43 PM »

Certainly a lot of hard work!  does you credit. Grin

What was the registration number when Barry owned it?  I might have some photos of track day at Goodwood.

Brian
8227 Cool
Logged

Own 1966 Fulvia 2C Berlina since 1997, back on road 11-1999.Known as "Fay"
1999 Suzuki Wagon R+ GL, now my daughters
2006 Renault Megane 1 5 Dci Sports Tourer
Dedra Technical Adviser
chugga boom
Non-LMC Seller
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1754



« Reply #2 on: 14 May, 2009, 08:37:19 PM »

any more pics as you progressed? would be interested to see as we also have a b20 that will be moving up the restoration ladder soon  Roll Eyes
Logged

1935 augusta lusso (chugga)
1935 belna saloon
1935 augusta lusso
1938 ardenne
1939 aprilia lusso
1958 appia s2
1963 appia s3 
195? appia camioncino
1972 fulvia 1600HF
1976 fulvia coupe
194? ardea SUV  "THE BEAST!!!"
ncundy
Lapsed
Rebel Poster
*
Posts: 980



« Reply #3 on: 14 May, 2009, 09:23:43 PM »

Great stuff Kevin, looks like a full job !
Logged

1969 Fanalone, Mazda RX-8, Fiat Multipla
eyore
Guest
« Reply #4 on: 15 May, 2009, 07:22:23 AM »

Having seen it at last years Classic Cars Live in Mondello I must say it is a superb car and a credit to Kevin. Really lovely.
Logged
Kevin MacBride
Lapsed
Megaposter
*
Posts: 451



« Reply #5 on: 15 May, 2009, 11:06:20 AM »

The original (UK) reg no. was 97 DXP. I have a lot of old photos of the car 'in action' but more would be appreciated to have as a history file.
At a hillclimb in 2005 I broke a shaft in the clutch housing. I took out the gearbox to have a better look, and decided to tackle the body at that time. I stripped the car to a rolling shell (left the engine in place) and began stripping paint. With a combination of paint stripper and a heat gun, and a lot of elbow grease, and working mostly in the evenings and the odd weekend I had the shell back to bare metal. On the surface it didn't look too bad, but I knew there was a few horrors hiding away. A friend of mine, who has a bodyshop (he only does classics and works alone) took the car to be lightly blasted to assess the work required.
After blasting what was revealed was a cauldren like state. Not that bad considering how old the car was and how it had been used over the years, but still requiring a lot of work. He then gave the shell a quick paint with primer to keep it from rusting further. then the cutting began...


* P1010063.JPG (55.99 KB, 640x480 - viewed 199 times.)

* P1010033.JPG (55.08 KB, 640x480 - viewed 186 times.)

* P1010035.JPG (59.75 KB, 640x480 - viewed 216 times.)

* P1010049.JPG (57.42 KB, 640x480 - viewed 217 times.)

* P1010012.JPG (197.08 KB, 1280x960 - viewed 226 times.)

* P1010019.JPG (190.1 KB, 1280x960 - viewed 241 times.)
Logged

B20 4th series (having a 'facelift')

2000 sedan
Fiat Multipla
Fiat Cinquecento
davidwheeler
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1114



« Reply #6 on: 16 May, 2009, 08:28:10 AM »

I sometimes regret selling my B20 to a German a few years ago but having seen your task I realise it was the right thing to do.  I've got enough to do keeping up with the Lambdas the Aprilia and a Fulvia or two.  A word of warning, try fitting the doors and winding up the windows before you go too much further, it is surprising how much a shell can twist out of shape when you take out the sills (as I found with my Appia Vignale Convertibile many years ago).
Logged

David Wheeler.  Lambdas, Aprilia, Fulvia Sport.(formerly Appia and Thema as well).
GreenB20
Member
****
Posts: 76



WWW
« Reply #7 on: 19 May, 2009, 12:50:30 PM »

Good luck Kevin, your car looks just the same as mine did a year or so ago, luckily it's all done now and off to the paint shop in a couple of weeks for a few coats of Verde Ardenza! Ed. (See then & now pics)


* P2170016-1.JPG (57.45 KB, 500x375 - viewed 229 times.)

* P1000290-1.JPG (107.76 KB, 500x375 - viewed 216 times.)
Logged

Aurelia B20 GT 4th Series (1954)
Ferguson TEF20 (1956)
Land-Rover Series III (1974)
Ferrari 550 Maranello (1998)
Kevin MacBride
Lapsed
Megaposter
*
Posts: 451



« Reply #8 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:05:39 PM »

A few more...


* P3080069.JPG (58.33 KB, 640x480 - viewed 211 times.)

* P4240078.JPG (57.41 KB, 640x480 - viewed 205 times.)

* P3080068.JPG (59.79 KB, 640x480 - viewed 214 times.)
Logged

B20 4th series (having a 'facelift')

2000 sedan
Fiat Multipla
Fiat Cinquecento
Kevin MacBride
Lapsed
Megaposter
*
Posts: 451



« Reply #9 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:23:20 PM »

And one of the finished product. My car has a few mods..oil cooler plus spin on oil filter, branch manifold with the exhaust exiting in front of the back wheels, 15" rims and probably the most controversal, front disc brakes. These do make a difference, but make the car illegal to use in some competition events. I have recently aquired a complete front axle with drums, so I'll have a choice.


* B20 2.jpg (75.93 KB, 800x533 - viewed 192 times.)
« Last Edit: 19 May, 2009, 03:33:44 PM by Kevin MacBride » Logged

B20 4th series (having a 'facelift')

2000 sedan
Fiat Multipla
Fiat Cinquecento
fay66
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 5832



« Reply #10 on: 19 May, 2009, 03:44:09 PM »

Very Very Nice Grin

Brian
8227 Cool
Logged

Own 1966 Fulvia 2C Berlina since 1997, back on road 11-1999.Known as "Fay"
1999 Suzuki Wagon R+ GL, now my daughters
2006 Renault Megane 1 5 Dci Sports Tourer
Dedra Technical Adviser
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1556



« Reply #11 on: 13 November, 2009, 06:35:11 PM »

I have just found some photos of when Barry owned your car, one is on the Coronation Rally and the other is at the first Sliding Pillar Rally in 1991


* Coronation Rally copy.jpg (121.57 KB, 1028x759 - viewed 187 times.)

* SPR 1991.jpg (181.75 KB, 1518x1016 - viewed 243 times.)
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
Kevin MacBride
Lapsed
Megaposter
*
Posts: 451



« Reply #12 on: 16 November, 2009, 01:29:06 PM »

Very nice. Wonder what ever happened to the bumpers ?  I had a mad idea at the time of painting, to keep a patch of the 'original' paint, as in an area of rubbed down paint showing the various colours.
Never happened tho', all that's left to show the car was once 97 DXP is the windscreen and side window decals.
I'd like to make the sliding pillar event one day, I was at the AGM in 2003 and brought the car. Had a bit of interest from those who knew it from Barries days.
Logged

B20 4th series (having a 'facelift')

2000 sedan
Fiat Multipla
Fiat Cinquecento
fensaddler
Lapsed
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1082



« Reply #13 on: 16 November, 2009, 05:29:21 PM »

Gentlemen - when you are ready to tell your stories to the press, please let me know!
Logged

Chris Owen
13245
1987 Delta 1.3LX
2012 Skoda Yeti 112TSi 4WD
Sliding Pillar
Permanent resident
**
Posts: 1556



« Reply #14 on: 16 November, 2009, 07:12:10 PM »

Hi Kevin, glad you like the pics. Next year would be a good time to do the Sliding Pillar Rally as it is not too far for you to come and with the current euro exchange rate it is a very reasonable price, only 250 per person for 3 nights full board and all visits, roadbook etc.  Ade.
Logged

1955 Aurelia
1961 Lamborghini
Pages: [1] 2   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Contact the Forum Administrator

LMC Forum copyright © 2007 - 2018 Lancia Motor Club Ltd

Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2006-2011, Simple Machines
Page created in 0.056 seconds with 21 queries.