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post #16 of 93 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,

thanks for the compliments. I live north east of Cologne.


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post #17 of 93 (permalink) Old 08-02-2013, 12:46 AM
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beautiful car. well done! does anyone know who fabricates sheet metal repair panels for the Touring Flaminia? In particular interested in some front flloor repair sections. cheers Robin

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beautiful car. well done! does anyone know who fabricates sheet metal repair panels for the Touring Flaminia? In particular interested in some front flloor repair sections. cheers Robin
You might inquire at Wolf Steel (Wolf Steel Car Body Rust Repair Panels), a specialist in Canada that makes panels for Alfas and other cars. But: i) given the low production volume and high cost of restoration, it is unlikely that anyone makes panels for Flaminias; and ii) experience in the Alfa community is that even with high-volume Italian cars, production variations make it difficult to utilize replacement panels.

Good luck with your project. I was only able to avoid this problem by searching for years and paying a premium price on a different continent for a rust-free convertible.

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Thanks Don

Luckily not really a major problem. These floor sections are not that difficult to be made by a panel beater. luckily we have some really good craftsmen in NZ. cheers
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Very nice colour combination, car - interior - soft top. Well done!
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Remanufacturing of Touring mirror

I am going to make a couple of the original mirrors fitted to the Touring Flaminias.

Anybody interested?

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I am going to make a couple of the original mirrors fitted to the Touring Flaminias.

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Hubert,

My car fortunately has its original, but the design seems so fragile I would be happy to acquire one of your reproductions as a spare.

I suggest that you also speak with Elizabeth at Omicron and perhaps other suppliers, who might wish to have some for stock. This approach worked well for parts I reproduced for the old Maserati that I just sold.

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Hello Hubert,
Excellent work again, you have a beautiful car.

I would be interested in the reproduction mirrors, I have only been able to get cheap period-style ones locally - they are OK, but these would be better. My fellow Australian Lancia Register members with Flaminia GTs would probably also be interested, I could put something in our newsletter to get expressions of interest if you like, depending on how many you plan to make.

To touch on some of your previous thread regarding colours, Glasurit have a website where you can search the colours, and some years back they formulated most of the original Lancia colours. The website is here http://coloronline.glasurit.com/index.php? and might be of help to people restoring their cars.

I read with interest your research on carpets and this will help me source correct colour and types for my car, which is Newmarket Grey with brown vinyl interior. Unfortunately, some time back (70s I'm guessing) the seat facings were retrimmed in orange vinyl with yellow piping. I would really like to get as close to the proper leather as possible, so the info on the tanners discussed above is most helpful. Further on interior trim, I managed to track down headliner material that looks very close to original through Worlduph.com - U20152R I think it was - but it's expensive at US$125/yd. I opted for something I found locally and comparing my sample at AU$20/m, apparently used on old Holdens but no longer in production.

Finally, I would like to ask again about those great Flaminia technical drawings you mentioned in your Bugatti-wagen thread. Did your friend get back to you?

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Just to add to the record on this thread, my shop found what appears to be a very accurate match for the Lancia wheel color through the Sikkens/Asko book: 430B5.

Aside from Glasurit, Lechler (a unit of PPG) has done a fine job matching historical colors for Italian manufacturers. Their Newmarket Grey seems perfect on my convertible.

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Like a professional marketing brochure !

Do your plans include the engraved lettering around the post on the stainless steel mirror bezel ? I have a specialist with equipment he designed to do this type of work, if you do not have the means.

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Thanks for your offer Don, the lettering will be there.

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Thanks for your offer Don, the lettering will be there.

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Perfect ! I should have known.

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Just to add to the record on this thread, my shop found what appears to be a very accurate match for the Lancia wheel color through the Sikkens/Asko book: 430B5.

Aside from Glasurit, Lechler (a unit of PPG) has done a fine job matching historical colors for Italian manufacturers. Their Newmarket Grey seems perfect on my convertible.

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Your Class winning car at Lime Rock yesterday deserves some accolades...another "Oh, shucks." moment for you and your car. I missed the comment about driving on the French plates.
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Your Class winning car at Lime Rock yesterday deserves some accolades...another "Oh, shucks." moment for you and your car. I missed the comment about driving on the French plates.
Thanks Rick, it was a real pleasure seeing you and your wife. But we should not intrude on Tedesco's thread, as there is a different one for my car: Flaminia debut

Unfortunately I think it will also exasperate Hubert to see that while he must deal with the TÜV, some of us in the US drive around with nothing but old French plates (they are at least original to the car).
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