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post #16 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-23-2017, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Most of the links aren't working for me. Can you check and repost? I'd be keen to see how far you have got.

Are we likely to see the car on the road this year?
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Most of the links aren't working for me. Can you check and repost? I'd be keen to see how far you have got.

Are we likely to see the car on the road this year?
Ditto for that most links not working for me also

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Can't see any photos either, looks like it was held together by bog and paint

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Hi, I haven't updated this in a while because I've been moving house, once I have broadband I'll try to sort the pics from earlier in the thread.

Today I received photos of my shell after going through a electrostatic epoxy primer process, the entire car is coated, in every nook and crevice. Next steps are to fill any imperfections before paint.
















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Sean, that looks superb. Who/where did you have that done?
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Sean, that looks superb. Who/where did you have that done?


The body rebuild was done by a multi marque restorer near Skipton called SH Restorations, the ecoat was done by Ribble Technologies in Preston.

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Looking great, I'd love to have my shell in that condition. I'm about to embark on a similar project and was wondering about the hot strip process you chose. Was it a full body acid dip for rust, paint etc or some other technique?
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Sean, what kind of is the paint strip & ecoat from Ribble? If you don't mind telling.. Looks like just what I'm looking for
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Looking great, I'd love to have my shell in that condition. I'm about to embark on a similar project and was wondering about the hot strip process you chose. Was it a full body acid dip for rust, paint etc or some other technique?
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Sean, what kind of is the paint strip & e-coat from Ribble? If you don't mind telling.. Looks like just what I'm looking for
Hi, this is the company website, they've been doing this since the mid 90s and have refined their process over the years.

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Cost wise I think it depends on the condition of the shell, and how many cycles the car goes through, mine went through a strip, then back to the restorer, then once all welding work was complete back to Ribble for a final strip and coat.

They are good guys, they had other parts going through the same process at the time so put my shell through with them which drastically reduced the overall cost. I think if that hadn't happened I'd have been looking at somewhere in the region of 3K, but I think I paid around a grand less.

It's a fairly big investment, but my key concern for this car was to ensure the integrity and quality of the restoration of the shell, it's the most important aspect for me, so that's where most of the budget has gone.

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... once all welding work was complete ...
Not wanting to criticize but wondering what is going on with the passenger front guard near the scuttle as not correct and also not at all like the other side. Maybe its the photo angle or there is more repair work to come.

I always thought that black coating was removed before painting and it was just used to ship new panels ... ??? I always remove it. Guess I'm wrong, again
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Hi, this is the company website, they've been doing this since the mid 90s and have refined their process over the years.
Thanks a lot Sean, gave them a call and it sounds like a great process.
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Not wanting to criticize but wondering what is going on with the passenger front guard near the scuttle as not correct and also not at all like the other side. Maybe its the photo angle or there is more repair work to come.

I always thought that black coating was removed before painting and it was just used to ship new panels ... ??? I always remove it. Guess I'm wrong, again
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Not sure tbh, I don't know what it should look like, out of the two it's the left side that has been modified because when the panel was offered up there was an additional finger width of gap, I'll be going over to discuss what the next steps are so I'm sure everything will get sorted out, I trust the guy doing the work.

You can see more of his stuff here on his Facebook page

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Hi, Looking quite good. Like Pete I notice something that may not be quite correct, if being correct is important or being paid for.

I note there seems to be a large drain hole absent, left side, rear foot well, unless there is a camera angle blocking view. I can see the right side hole.

As you have chosen a multi marque restorer it is not surprising that he might miss some Alfa GT details. Obviously you would want to catch these before paint.

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Hi, Looking quite good. Like Pete I notice something that may not be quite correct, if being correct is important or being paid for.

I note there seems to be a large drain hole absent, left side, rear foot well, unless there is a camera angle blocking view. I can see the right side hole.

As you have chosen a multi marque restorer it is not surprising that he might miss some Alfa GT details. Obviously you would want to catch these before paint.

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That's a patch done by previous owner, didn't know there was supposed to be a hole there. Is it actually functional as a drain? This isn't a concourse build, but it's going to be a nice car when finished. Are they supposed to have some sort of grommet in them?

I had every other floorpan panel replaced, but I've been moving house whilst this has been going on so it was inevitable something would get missed, it is what it ism and i'll never see it.
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