Thank you very much for your thoughts and comments. Let me tell you what I did. It fits to your suggestions to a hundred percent.
When frustration is at maximum, it is a good thing to step back and try to evaluate the situation from a more distant stand point. Sometimes it is not the work that is not good enough, it is the standard you apply for evaluation. When I had a look at the car today, I could only agree to you Richard. E.g. the surface is really good and not bad at all. Obviously I lost my clear view. There are only two more panels of this section to be made, ridiculous compared to the work already done.
Your analysis of the story puts it in a nutshell, Don. Considering the history of the Bugattiwagen, how I came to own it etc. a better car from Italy would not be the same thing in the long run.
Ian, the panels are not cheap, the front mask for example is 1k Euro and still in Italy. The most difficult part is close to being finished. My positive attitude is already coming back, will push this by driving the convertible a bit more. Besides, I had the front wing in my shop right at the beginning of the project, but took it back to the seller, I´d say that that decision was right and is still valid.
Marc, it is as you say, I will end up at your end.
Back to the technical issues. Some new hammerheads (made out of plastics) for the planishing hammer have arrived. Maybe they will bring the final touch.
The spare panels shall help someone else getting his Coupé back on the road, I will take the ones from DIY.
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Flaminia GT 3C, Flaminia Convertibile 3C, Flavia Convertibile 1.8, A112 Abarth, Flaminia Coupé 2.5, Fulvia Sport 1.3S, Unimog U900
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