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Re: I did it again ... this time it's a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2021, 17:29:57 »
Awesome work - I am jealous that you have the time to play.   I admire the work you have done.  Well done.

Back when I had just got out of University and went and got married (early 90's) a buddy of mine had a neighbor with a back yard full of Italian cars.  The neighbor had passed away and the widow asked my buddy and his bother if he or his friends would like any of the cars before she had them towed away.     

There was a Lancia Fulvia in need of rust repairs,  a relatively new 4wd Lancia Delta that rolled and was missing the windows (but had a roll cage) and a pristine Alfa Guilia (4 door).   All free for the taking.    Damn I wish I had storage space then.   The Alfa ended up sitting in his parents back yard for 4-5 years and finally he gave it away.    I don't know why but I wasn't interested in any of them at the time.   Fast forward 30 years and what would I give for any of them.    Especially that 4wd Delta.  I'm sure I could have straightened it out / painted it white with a few stripes..... 
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Re: I did it again ... this time it's a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2021, 01:20:04 »
Yes Ian, we probably all have memories of cars now very desirable that we could have bought way back when. I had a Alfa GTV 1750, my very first car, that I bought for the princely sum of $250 when it was less than 10 years old (already leaked a lot of oil though).

Well I just spray painted the shell - armed with more tips from a member of the Lancia forums and my extensive experience, having painted the Volkswagen 411 earlier this year and then the various Fulvia parts where I made a few mistakes, I managed somehow to avoid those and I am looking at an almost perfect paint job 'straight out of the gun' now curing slowly. I ended up using the entire 5 quarts of Tractor Red paint on this little car, so it's definitely enough. I have just a few small runs but those I should be able to remove relatively easily. I have 3M's 'one-step' system for wetsanding and polishing on the way, so after some more elbow grease I expect to have a really, really nice result. All in all in materials (paint, primer, reducers, sandpaper, masking paper and tape) I spent about $500:

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Re: I did it again ... this time it's a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2021, 02:31:05 »
Great job Cees. Nice colour.
 I just love that model of the Lancia.

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Re: I did it again ... this time it's a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2021, 20:54:13 »
Since the paint went on I've enjoyed the 'cleaner' jobs of installing many new parts, mainly all light fixtures, grill and various other assorted bits. Also got the  front and rear winscreens back in place and dismantled the entire engine. I checked and measured everything against the technical data specifictations and earlier this week ordered all the engine parts I need from a supplier in France - they are on their way. It does not need much: new valves/springs/guides, connecting rod bearings, oil pump, piston rings but the pistons themselves, still standard spec, are in great shape and so are the bores, the crankshaft and the main bearings. Also installed all the trim, the rear side windows and window seals. I did have 3 head bolts shear off and had to get those drilled out by a specialized machine shop.
It's coming along well, I have still a lot of jobs to do but there is light at the end of the tunnel for sure. Getting the paint on so well was a big milestone.
Also had the magnesium wheels straigthened and powdercoated. One of the photos is just to get an idea of what it will look like once done.

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1973 Datsun 240Z (son's daily driver) white
1990 Ford Bronco II 2WD colonial white

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Re: I did it again ... this time it's a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
« Reply #54 on: December 19, 2021, 20:58:25 »
Some more pics:

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1969 Mercedes 280 SL automatic cream white
1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe 1.3 rosso corsa
1971 Volkswagen 411 'squareback' shantung yellow
1968 Triumph Spitfire MK3 1.3 primrose yellow
1973 Datsun 240Z (son's daily driver) white
1990 Ford Bronco II 2WD colonial white

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Re: I did it again ... this time it's a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
« Reply #55 on: December 19, 2021, 23:11:04 »
Absolutely awesome, Cees!
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Re: I did it again ... this time it's a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe
« Reply #56 on: December 20, 2021, 06:13:45 »
That's high-quality work on a neat-looking car. I like the faux woodgrain dash!
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