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« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2012, 08:39:49 AM »

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« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2012, 08:40:42 AM »

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« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2012, 09:01:59 AM »

After sorting the turret, on with the bulkhead end and building up around the turret area.


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« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2012, 09:02:39 AM »

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« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2012, 09:03:27 AM »

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« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2012, 04:31:12 PM »

And last but not least a patchwork quilt to sort out the headlamp end. Simples (for some I guess!)


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« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2012, 04:31:56 PM »

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« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2012, 04:32:49 PM »

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« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2012, 04:45:40 PM »

I was lucky enough to find a new Coupe inner wing in Austria, which save me from the pain of having one fabricated. 

I weighed up the cost of the inner wing against the amount of time spent repairing it in sections and figured that it had to be more cost effective to chop out the old and weld in the new.  Your man seems to be cracking on at a fair pace or has this all happened and your posting up pics in sequence?
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« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2012, 06:52:03 PM »

I was lucky enough to find a new Coupe inner wing in Austria, which save me from the pain of having one fabricated. 

I weighed up the cost of the inner wing against the amount of time spent repairing it in sections and figured that it had to be more cost effective to chop out the old and weld in the new.  Your man seems to be cracking on at a fair pace or has this all happened and your posting up pics in sequence?

Hi Matt

All of this was originally posted in 2010 on the LMC site, just never updated it past what they did and decided it was better placed here so am transferring what I listed then. I will then follow up with the work I have done since then, which is not as dramatic and taken a much longer time. The car was with the guys to do the bodywork and painting from around end of May to August and they spent around 200 hours on it from memory.

I was not really aware at the time where to go to get/ask for parts and as such we decided to press on with self fab work which as it turned out was a good job, albeit expensive, though at the time I had the money to play with so no complaints about that.

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« Reply #50 on: October 10, 2012, 09:07:30 PM »

I had a blonde moment Peter, my apologies - I went back to the very start and read the first two posts...which explains everything.

So how far is the car along now?  Are you staying with the original white body colour?
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« Reply #51 on: October 10, 2012, 09:29:01 PM »

Hi Matt

Currently there is less in it than when the guys returned it to me back in Aug 2010, which sounds as though nothing much has happened, but I decided that as I had gone this far, I might as well go further and tidy up a whole lot before putting it back together. So I now have fully stripped out the main cabin including the dash and heater. The tank has been removed, cleaned and painted, the underneath has been cleaned and painted. The boot has been cleaned, painted and some waxoyl added. The main cabin floor and bulkheads have been painted and waxoyl has been added where I can get. One job I had done was have a windscreen installed and then realised that the trim needed to be put in first, then the screen glued in.... So out it came again, a pain, but there we go.

I had all the seats covered in leather and the door cards, console and rear parcel shelf covered in vinyl and some leather on the cards. Also replaced a lot of the electrical connectors in the engine bay and the boot.

Currently about to start putting the boot and tank back in, so the long road putting it back together starts......

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« Reply #52 on: October 10, 2012, 10:35:51 PM »

Hi Matt

Oops forgot the colour question, staying with as near to the original Lancia colour white as we can. the car when bought had what my guy called a fridge white which was a 80/90s respray and was keen to go for a more original colour. We went for base coat and lacquer finish due to some issues they had during spraying, and then polished the lacquer to give an old polished finish.

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« Reply #53 on: October 11, 2012, 07:48:35 AM »

Moving along, we (that is the Royal 'we' of course) attacked the door sills. The main area of problem is that area directly below the A post where all the water from the wheels gets blasted against the end of the sill/inner wing. Having looked at a couple of Spiders it is one of the classic places for some serious rust. The pictures pretty much say it all, a) how bad is was b) how it was built up in stages to a pretty impressive end result (to my novice eyes anyway). First up is the passenger side


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« Reply #54 on: October 11, 2012, 07:49:30 AM »

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« Reply #55 on: October 11, 2012, 07:50:15 AM »

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« Reply #56 on: October 11, 2012, 07:51:06 AM »

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« Reply #57 on: October 11, 2012, 07:51:32 AM »

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« Reply #58 on: October 11, 2012, 03:11:11 PM »

And the drivers side, pretty much the same at the end of the sill, but also there was some significant repairs needed to the upper part of the sill both back and front which required some more of the 'hand made parts' to be manufactured.

Rear part of the sill/door first


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« Reply #59 on: October 11, 2012, 03:11:45 PM »

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