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Dave Gee
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« on: 03 December, 2014, 11:38:50 AM »

Retirement was looming and although there were plenty of other projects (of a far less attractive variety) such as building the barn doors etc, this little beauty arrived! However, I know nothing about Aprilias, and as you will see from the pictures, a few parts are missing. I have the engine and gear box but if anyone has any other Aprilia parts surplus to requirements, plus any technical information - handbook, parts book, etc, I would be very interested. It will probably be a year before I start work on it as the other projects have just got to get finished. However, it does mean I have a chance to really plan the restoration and acquire the appropriate bits.

The overall state of the structure is very good, especially the boot floor. Bill has already made two front floor pans for me as he was producing some for someone else.

Will come back when I have further news on her progress.

Pictures are attached below.

Best wishes

Dave


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« Reply #1 on: 03 December, 2014, 02:08:01 PM »

Lovely bootlid!
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« Reply #2 on: 04 December, 2014, 02:37:38 AM »

Dave,

For information there is a lot in this section of the forum. Also I have a small website with some Aprilia publications that might help:
http://narrywoolan.com.au/lancia-aprilia/aprilia-publications.html

Do you know what year the car is? There were numerous changes over the period of production so if you have the chassis or construction numbers we can work it out.

Noel
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« Reply #3 on: 04 December, 2014, 03:08:46 PM »

Never realised before how close the tyres sit to the sliding pillars.
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« Reply #4 on: 17 July, 2020, 01:01:13 PM »

One of the benefits of lockdown has been the opportunity to focus on unfinished projects. Most of the welding of the Aprilia is now finished, with new floor pans and sills fitted, and the bottoms of the doors have also been welded up. There is the boot lid to sort out, but that is for another day. Meanwhile, I have been stripping paint......and there is a surprising amount of it. I am still looking for running boards and no doubt there will be many other bits needed as I progress.
Dave


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« Reply #5 on: 17 July, 2020, 01:04:19 PM »

Two more pictures of progress so far with the Aprilia.
Dave


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« Reply #6 on: 20 July, 2020, 07:44:10 PM »

Progress made over the last few days has been in two main areas - the floor has been painted in red oxide. The next stage will be to spray it in under body sealer.
The second thing I wanted to do was to extract the suspension bushes, but it wasn't quite so simple as I initially needed to make a tool with which to do it. I will add pictures of the extraction tool. Once I had made the tool, the task was very simple.

At some point I will need to make a new loom for the car. Looking at what I have removed, which resembles a plate of spaghetti, I think it can probably be considered in three main parts - the engine bay, front to back and the wiring for the boot. Has anyone made a new loom or had experience of replacing any parts of the loom and who could give me some guidance? I want to keep it at 6v. This will be a very new type of task for me, so any advice, no matter how basic would be very welcome.
Dave


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« Reply #7 on: 21 July, 2020, 08:56:16 PM »

Good to see progress, I am working on our Aprilia at the moment. I suggest you speak to Winston Teague for a loom, he has done at least one Aprilia and I believe could supply from the information he holds.
He is in the VSCC list or I can supply a contact number. Mike
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« Reply #8 on: 30 July, 2020, 07:59:24 PM »

I am looking to do a trial fit of the wings now the body is structurally sound. A lot of the tapped holes are the worse for wear. Has anyone had any success using riv nuts, or can suggest any other method?
Dave
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« Reply #9 on: 30 July, 2020, 08:50:53 PM »


I think it might have been James Parry who swears blind by these to hold wings on.  I'd want "nut and bolt" but these (are said) not to come loose with vibration.

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« Reply #10 on: 31 July, 2020, 09:44:40 AM »

Of course Kevinlincs has just used rivnuts to replace the captive bolts attaching the bottom of the front wings on his Y10 thread. It's a lot more modern, maybe the Aprilia's great grandson, but it's still a small lancia.
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« Reply #11 on: 31 July, 2020, 05:30:46 PM »

Do you know you can also get rivstuds? Fits the same way, just leaves a threaded head ready ro a securing nut.
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