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post #16 of 130 (permalink) Old 08-31-2016, 04:45 AM
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Looks like it may have a bit more than "minimal rust"....... What do you think so far? Any nasty surprises or about what you expected?
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post #17 of 130 (permalink) Old 08-31-2016, 01:58 PM
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Thank you Jim. Yes, I'm bound to find a few more surprises me thinks.

Looking forward to see your posts.

I'll start cleaning the sills properly this weekend with a heatgun and putty knife and will send some more pics after.
The surprises on a 50 year old Alfa 105 series is not if there is rust, the surprise is only for those place if it's not rusted!!!!
Standard replacement of sills (outside, centre and inside), floors, jacking points, wheels arches (inside and outside) are to be considered as standard. Good thing is all of these body parts are more or less available and makes it easy to build up/ reconstruct the car again.

Anyway keep us updated and posting the photo's of your project.

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Looks very much like how my car looked when I bought her. Maybe I should not have said that ...

But as has been said you can buy really good replacement panels now

Will be watching and best of luck
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I have to admit that I'm worried that I may have to replace more of the sills than I had expected. Was hoping that I would only have to weld in new outer front and rear wing repair sections. Rust looks worse and might be extending into the middle and even inner sills esp. on the right rear.

Will know more details after the weekend I hope. All part of the fun of restoring a 50 year old Alfa!
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I have to admit that I'm worried that I may have to replace more of the sills than I had expected. Was hoping that I would only have to weld in new outer front and rear wing repair sections. Rust looks worse and might be extending into the middle and even inner sills esp. on the right rear.

Will know more details after the weekend I hope. All part of the fun of restoring a 50 year old Alfa!
Veloce rosso, just do it right straight away, and replace in case of rust the whole sill. This is part of the stiffness of the body, and most probabbly the bottom part of the A-pillar is also damaged by rust. When replacing complete sills it works much easyer and you are assured you have it done the right way. Cost wise it's also worthwhile to avoid have work. They GT Veloce has become a highly interested model within the 105 GT range. So your money is well invested.

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Veloce rosso, just do it right straight away, and replace in case of rust the whole sill. This is part of the stiffness of the body, and most probabbly the bottom part of the A-pillar is also damaged by rust. When replacing complete sills it works much easyer and you are assured you have it done the right way. Cost wise it's also worthwhile to avoid have work. They GT Veloce has become a highly interested model within the 105 GT range. So your money is well invested.
Thank you MlaGiulia. Was only hoping not to have to replace the complete sills because I have seen too many 105's where the doors and the sills don't follow the same curvature (at the bottom edge of the doors). I hope that with the new replacement parts available that would not be a problem if you pay special attention to making the doors fit perfectly.

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More pics of my progress in exploring the sills. First pictures are of the right front and the next set is of the right rear.
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Photos of the left side behind front wheelarch.

Removed sooo much body putty. Also looks like lead was used to fill up the 'seam line' where the outer sill runs beneath the wheel arch panel.
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Even some rust found on the left front floorpan
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I now have a better idea of the severity of the rust on the sills.

Both outer sills will need to be replaced and will also need the A post inner repair section as well as the A pillar repair section itself on the left.

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On the positive side....you're pretty lucky with the floors, if that pic is the worst of it.
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On the positive side....you're pretty lucky with the floors, if that pic is the worst of it.
Also just a small spot on the driver's side floorpan
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Rust extending to the middle sill and probably also all along the inside of the outer sill.

Will have to replace outer and middle sills on both sides as MlaGiulia rightly suggested earlier.
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Veloce Rosso, how are the Springboks doing? OK I think can I give you some valuable advice as I'm close to completing a 3 yr restoration on my 66 Veloce, check out my thread ...66 veloce resto Kempton. You have one of the most coveted year and model in the Alfa Romeo line, so that's a great start. Initially I knew absolutely ZEROOOOO on this car! The saviour is alfabb....the guys on the site have a TONNNNNNNN of info. There is NO chance I get my car restored properly without the members!!!!!
So if you like pm me your phone number , I can call you from skype up here in Toronto. It costs just pennies this way and its far easier by phone I think , to get any info you need. In effect I will pass on what I know. With all of the other members who have responded it should get you on the right track!
Pm me if interested. GOOD LUCK
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Don't underestimate rust. You wont know exactly how much until you blast it. As one of the guys mentioned, its standard on a plus 50 yr old to replace floor pans, all 3 rockers, rear wheel arches, jack points, so you want it ALL gone. It wont be cheap however if paint and body are not done correctly your value goes south. I'm several weeks away from getting the bodywork completed on my 66 gtv , then its stage 1 paint. Pm me if you like , I can phone you re general info.
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