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« Reply #90 on: 01 November, 2012, 10:29:22 PM »

Rare verbal update from the restorer today - hidden structural work complete, doors re-hung and outer panels loosely tacked in for fit. Just the final joining of these outer panels and then a few gaps  to be welded up and he says it will be ready to collect at the NEC weekend - yippee! Pics to follow.

I'm going to take a punt on the quality of this, as yet unseen, work and bring another car over for the treatment when I am collecting this one. May as well be hung for a Zagato as a Sedan ....

On a related (Fulvia) note, I de-engined the Zagato this weekend in preparation for transporting it to the UK as mentioned above? I have de-engined quite a few Fulvias but this was the first time, apart from the 2C which is probably rarer than the Zag, that I have had to be really careful on account of the delicacy of the bodyshell and the importance of not damaging anything that might be hard to replace. In the end the front corner of the subframe did mangle the front valance a bit on its way out but the valance needed work anyhow. Seems a tighter arc on the Zagato valance than on the Coupés I've de-engined before.



Funny to think of the engine for this alone being worth more than I paid for the whole car in 2005, not to mention the gearbox. Well its sitting outside in all its blue and yellow rocker-covered glory on a trailer down my lane now but I reckon it's safe enough under an anonymous blue tarp ...

We checked twice that we had disconnected/removed everything before lifting the car body off the subframe (pics to follow): electrical wiring, heater plumbing, rad out, clutch, throttle and choke cables, gear knob, steering column, nearly forgot to disconnect the brake calipers .... but can you spot what we DID forget to disconnect? Clue: the thing on the floor behind the engine is an angle grinder.



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« Reply #91 on: 02 November, 2012, 10:57:36 AM »

Yes.
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« Reply #92 on: 03 November, 2012, 10:21:20 PM »

Some more 2C pics just came to hand. I thought I was just needing wings and sills but as you can see the bottom/outer 6 inches all around has needed replacing in many areas. I am totally blown away by the quality and detail of the work going on here....

First a pic of the overall extent of the work - sills on, wings tacked on, repairs to inner arches, front rear valances and rear chassis legs:



At an earlier stage in proceedings, here are the outer and inner wings cut away back to good metal:



New outer sill/cover fitted to align with door gap (work to inner sill shown in an earlier post):



Pratically the whole of both rear chassis legs has been replaced, and new spring hanger mounts inserted:



Outside of lower front corner re-assembled having been partly cut away to repair interior sections (see below) and partly refabricated:



Inside of lower rear corner:



Rear bump stop mount (cutaway version shown in a previous post):



This must have been the worst corner (nearside rear) - everything in sight is new!



Similar story the other side:



Inner rear valance ... with gratuitous factory-effect circles pressed in!:



New corners to boot floor over those chassis legs - look at the curved lip around the edges of the corner sections! These sections are "free-standing" and come close, but are not attached, to the inside of the wing (so small things can fall down into the lower wing corner!):



And finally, my personal favourite - hows this for attention to detail? The left half of this section has been refabricated, including the original pressed-in "X" shape - I'm guessing Bill Lewis was involved. To be honest, I didn't even have the car long enough to know that this panel existed (floor in front corner of engine bay between wheelarch and front bumper - I don't think there's an equivalent coupe panel):


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« Reply #93 on: 04 November, 2012, 02:12:21 PM »

Excellent progress and lovely metalwork.the remains of the "X" on my scrapped Sedan wing 99% filler and rust


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Rust , What Rust !! I don't See any rust !!!


« Reply #94 on: 12 November, 2012, 09:50:13 PM »

Wow ! EXELLENT progress. Cant wiit to see it in the flesh , or mmm, in the Metal . Cheesy
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« Reply #95 on: 20 November, 2012, 11:24:05 AM »

Latest update on the 2C following last weekend's NEC roadtrip is on the Irish Lancia Club site here
http://lanciaireland.freeforums.org/crusty-t48.html
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« Reply #96 on: 23 November, 2012, 02:34:43 PM »

This is beginning to look like Old Boot, my Weymann Lambda saloon which I have totally rebuilt apart from a couple of small bits of wood.   It is now a "replica" I guess!   Keep up the good work  (What was that tale about the executioner's axe?)
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