Left Nose Repair - '71 GTV - Opinions Sought! - Page 2 - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 12Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cabikefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 954
I have rounded the corner! No awards for speed here, that's for sure.

Gene
'71 GTV 1750 USA SPICA
cabikefreak is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 05:06 PM
PSk
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tauranga New Zealand
Posts: 11,556
Send a message via AIM to PSk Send a message via Yahoo to PSk
Tidy patch

Pete
IanB likes this.

'71 1750 Series 2 GTV:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
156 Series 1 v6 ... and remember it's all just opinions
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSk is offline  
post #18 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 07:00 PM
Senior Member
Gold Subscriber
 
gigem75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Texas
Posts: 6,313
That sounds like a brand name, you should trademark it
JJr and IanB like this.

The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.

currently
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale
1972 GTV
1974 GTV
1974 GTV
1977 Spider
1974 Spider
gigem75 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #19 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cabikefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 954
Got to use tge Eastwood panel clamp today. Worked great. Here is how it looks after another hour today. Now on to the next piece!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk
JJr likes this.

Gene
'71 GTV 1750 USA SPICA
cabikefreak is offline  
post #20 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 08:21 PM
JJr
Registered User
 
JJr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Reno NV
Posts: 321
Garage
Looks good, please keep the pic's coming.
JJr is online now  
post #21 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-25-2017, 01:24 PM
Registered User
 
SFoggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Canaan, CT
Posts: 100
Aha, you are teaching me how to do this. And the bag spoken of is that old habit of bag of shot for shaping and stretching metal into the right shape. The cylinders are magnets. The clamp is from eastwood for doing this sort of work. the panel repairs are all butt welds with no overlapping metal? Please, more suggestions, ideas, or techniques!!. I have a '74 that re-rusted from not being protected behind the shiny side after a restoration in 1990. So much for paying for it..., and needing floors, too. Lotsa work, but so what.


I put my cars with lotsa work to do on a spit to put the work at a comfortable height. I would suggest making one, or buying one. Especially for the work on the floors..

Steve
SFoggy is offline  
post #22 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-26-2017, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cabikefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 954
Yes to the bag except mine has sand. Yes to the rest including the butt welds. My car is on dollies as it is currently alk together as a roller (no gas tank, dash is out). Floors are good but I haven't stripped the rockers yet so who knows what is to come.

Before modeling after me though better to see how this all works out! There are many, many much better examples of metalwork on the alfabb!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk

Gene
'71 GTV 1750 USA SPICA
cabikefreak is offline  
post #23 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-26-2017, 07:23 PM
JJr
Registered User
 
JJr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Reno NV
Posts: 321
Garage
Have you though about using any lead filler? Eastwood has a great video with a old pro doing the work, really cool, looks fun too! LOL
JJr is online now  
post #24 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 12:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: pawleys island south carolina
Posts: 33
Enjoying the thread. Part way through a similar project on a 73. The Eastwood clamps look familiar. Used passenger fender from APE and cut patch and English wheel(first time) for top of driver fender. Most of these fenders appear to have thinned metal from early adventures. Looks like you are headed in the right direction. Help from the community college body shop in the SW where it generated interest as the first Alfa for some skilled guys.
bob fabrey is offline  
post #25 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cabikefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 954
I have looked at their filler and will consider it if needed. Otherwise I will keep on with the patches. Hoping to get faster!

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk

Gene
'71 GTV 1750 USA SPICA
cabikefreak is offline  
post #26 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cabikefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 954
Only limited time this weekends, plus an 8 hour power outage but I got the second patch done. I had to cut out the first welds in that forward part so I could push the patch out some. I am getting used to small amounts of rework when I don't notice something before going to the next step. Slow is fast with this stuff I guess. The next cutout is ready and doesn't look too hard.

Gene
'71 GTV 1750 USA SPICA
cabikefreak is offline  
post #27 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 01:27 AM
PSk
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Tauranga New Zealand
Posts: 11,556
Send a message via AIM to PSk Send a message via Yahoo to PSk
Curious as to why you have cut out a further bit? Rusty? I would have thought with some careful hammer and dolly work you would have been able to achieve a nice flat result ... maybe The secret is to not stretch the metal by hitting hard against the dolly.
Pete

'71 1750 Series 2 GTV:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
156 Series 1 v6 ... and remember it's all just opinions
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PSk is offline  
post #28 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-01-2017, 08:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 176
Hammer and dolly is your friend...if you can weld and shape you can hammer...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
IanB is offline  
post #29 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-05-2017, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cabikefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 954
The dumb a$# previous owner (flipper) brazed a new nose on this car. I am finding it easier to cut and weld in patches than trying to melt out the brazing material than trying to fix all the botched metalwork along the seam and either side of the seam. This way I control how much to replace in each section.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Tapatalk

Gene
'71 GTV 1750 USA SPICA
cabikefreak is offline  
post #30 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-05-2017, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
cabikefreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
Posts: 954
[QUOTE=cabikefreak;7604770]The dumb a$# previous owner (flipper) brazed a new nose on this car. I am finding it easier to cut and weld in patches than trying to melt out the brazing material than trying to fix all the botched metalwork along the seam and either side of the seam. This way I control how much to replace in each section. If you zoom in on the last pic you can see what some of the seam looks like.
IanB likes this.

Gene
'71 GTV 1750 USA SPICA
cabikefreak is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome