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There was a traffic collapse today due to heavy snow. Parked my car because I was unable to go up steep roads close to my home. Perfect for a day off!!!

Richard, did some gentle panel beating and careful English wheel rolling. Although working slowly and concentrated it was almost impossible (at least for me) to get the paths straight and side by side. When entering the gap with the panel tilted you may draw some ugly buckles in it.

Will take my time to do most of the fine tuning with a hammer and perhaps the pneumatic planishing device.

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Looks pretty good in the photos Hubert. I`d forgot you had that pneumatic planishing machine but can you control the power of the planishing blow? A hammer and dolly may still be the best way to go still as gentler and greater degree of control?

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The pneumatic machine can be controlled via an upstream pressure reducing valve and a fine adjustment at the hammer itself but one has to be very, very cautious. I will take it out of the frame and use it free hand with the panel on the table. If you watch the manufacturers promotion video, it appears to be very easy. But nevertheless i learnt how to sweep more than beat with an aluminum hammer in one of the seminars, and spoiling the work already done is something that has to be avoided by all means!!! Will keep you updated.

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Richard, only gentle hammering, no machines used! And I will not bore everybody to death anymore with more details about this single part, promised!

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Well done!
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I`m sure that there are more followers than me that appreciate the difficulty, and the craftsmanship of forming that large double curved panel,and with a wheel arch too within it. Superb work (on a car which truly justifies high quality work).
Love that little model too by the way. Is that to keep the inspiration going or mere decoration within a fantastic workshop and garage?

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It truly is remarkable work

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Yes, my wife, as so often, is the wellspring of inspiration. She presented me with the model, which (as far as can be expected from such a toy) has original colour combo and therefore displays the light at the end of the tunnel. The colours, white with red leather, grey carpets and black door and dash panels will be original, although there only seems to be one person around liking this (me). Will discuss in due time.

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Hubert, I bought our daily driver Alfa 156 simply because it had a red leather interior - I love red interiors. Great choice. Despite departing from original I`d be very tempted to forget the black door panels and replace with red also.
Did the white Flaminias have the Lancia cream wheels or were they painted white or silver instead?
We had a photographer taking pictures of some of our cars for NZ Classic Car magazine and he loved the cream wheels on our Flavia Coupe which is painted a Maserati charcoal grey.

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Hi Richard,

sorry, maybe I did not express it properly. The door panels will be red leather as well, but the aluminum covers above the panels and the dashboard are black on all Pininfarina Coupés, no matter what exterior color. That is what I meant.(see pic)

PG1964 has answered the question about the wheel colors in a private message. I hope he doesn´t mind if I quote here:

... fortunately the color for the wheels is always the same for the 1950-70 production, except or some coachbuilders, Touring and pF, who offered the option to match it with the color body (35000 lire) in particular Argento and Blue.
The color is Avorio Chantilly Lechler32/MaxMeyer12043, i know some sales cans called LAncia avorio ruote, and this is the same tone.
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I understand that even if the body color was bianco saratoga the standard rim color was avori chantilly, unless the buyer chose the body color for the rims as an option.

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For those unable to access Lechler / Max Meyer color references, # 430B5 seems to be the best match in the Asko Sikkens book for the Lancia wheel color.

Beautiful work, Hubert, and thank you for continuing to show it to us.

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Lot of components but a very complex panel. It is coming along very well Hubert.
Real progress.

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Die Sonne geht auf!

Sunrise!

The three top panels have been welded and the edge of this new panel has been very carefully trimmed as well as the upper edge of the main part.

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Put some more panels together. And received new tools for the planishing hammer which will have to be tested soon. (Still four or five pieces to be added to finish the side panel, drip rail mainly)

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