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  1. 105
    02-01-2013 07:34 AM - permalink
    105
    Hi, I PM'd you. Not sure if it got through. Anyway I'll do my story again. Really big fan of your work, most impressive. I've just started repairing some of the severe rust on my alfa, however most of the panelling is falling apart so badly it is really difficult to make out the geometry. So while trying to find out more about the sills I happened across your thread, I saw your proficiency in this area and proclaimed love for it. I was hoping you could help me out with sending me those homemade templates. It would be a great help and although I can hardly offer you anything from half the world away, I can promise a stream of photos and restoration posts.

    Thanks,
    Dominique
  2. Blue Flame
    02-20-2011 04:09 AM - permalink
    Blue Flame
    Hi Craig.
    Sorry for late reply, i missed to alert email.
    A light rear hit should be relatively easy for a good bodyshop to repair but it would need to go on a pulling bench to make sure all was realigned okay.

    I do get my cars stripped, some acid dipped, some media blasted.
    For a 105 series car my prefered method would be to have the shell plastic media blasted at low pressure (to avoid warpage). They are then keyphos coated to prevent further oxidisation whilst being repaired..
    I use a company called Austec Stripping here in Sydney, don't know anyone in Brisbane.
    Perhaps you could call them and enquire if they have any recommendations in Brisbane.
    Good luck and if you have any questions click the links on the website.
    I'd be glad to help.
    Cheers
    Tim
  3. Craig_m67
    02-11-2011 07:03 PM - permalink
    Craig_m67
    Hi,
    Hope you don't mind me contacting you directly, i was chasing up data for my '66 Duetto as i'd like to have bodyshop check it. It appears to have been shunted lightly in the back creating some slight creases in the rear arches (and ruining the lower boot lid)

    This took me to your website, which looks great, well done As do the quality of your restorations. The Duetto is off the road for a complete resto now. Unfortunately after twenty years in Canberra, i'm now in Brisbane, so probably a bit too far away, i'm also keen to attempt some of it myself and have bought in new floors, nose, nose bump, door and boot skin. Quite daunting.

    Rambling, sorry.

    I note that you have a few of your restorations acid dipped. I'd like to do this to my duetto.. do you get this done locally, do you know of anybody up this way that can do it? (i did find a mob in SA)

    All/Any help appreciated
    Craig McLeod

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