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Subscribed. Best body work I have ever seen.

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hello, many thanks psk.
here the finsh from the floors. all panels handcrafted.
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Thanks, Bernhard for taking the time to post the pictures. I enjoy watching your progress.
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That is fabulous craftsmanship Bernhard. Zer wunderbar !! I hadn't even realised this model was of Superleggara construction, but I guess in hindsight am perhaps not surprised.

I look forward to seeing how this project continues on towards its completion, I am sure it is going to be superb.

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Bernhard,

This is truly inspirational work. I own #10321, the younger sister to the car you're working on, and which will also need some bodywork/fabrication to correct poorly executed repairs done on the car decades ago. Sadly Los Gatos is very far from Graz.

I'm curious what method you used to strip the paint from the aluminum. I assume you used chemical stripper? I imagine that sanding or abrasive blasting would surely destroy the aluminum skin.

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hello,
we clean last time aluminum with dry ice and soda.
the next project - cisitalia we clean the body and frame with new special high pressure water methods in italy.
this firm work for the ferrari-factory and another high class alloy cars and has experience in the sensitive handling of the alloy.
fine cleaning and finish all with hand.
you can not work so much on filigree thin old alloy with machines.
does not break hardened alloy you must work with a clear head and tricks
if you've never worked with aluminum better then the fingers away.
you can irreparably destroy the body in the assembly.
the transport from usa is no problem.
price tour- retour from los angeles usd in container 3500 USD.
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In aircraft work it became popular to use soda stripping as it was much quicker than chemical. However, we learned that this destroyed the pure-aluminum coating on the alloy underneath. This pure aluminum coating is to improve corrosion resistance, as the common alloys are much more prone to oxidation/corrosion of various sorts, even though they are much stronger than pure aluminum.

The type of corrosion that forms on aluminum can be quite varied, depending upon the nature and quality of heat treatment and alloy. Generally, the corrosion doesn't begin to be easily apparent for many years and even decades. This may or may not be impacted by dry, warm storage, as some of the corrosion can be purely a function of heat treatment gone wrong + stress. Excessive working of aluminum can speed up these types of corrosion (which is almost an incorrect term), so as Bernhard notes, if you don't know what you're doing you should keep your hands off.

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59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

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Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

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64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


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