Paid some attention to the driver side door today, coming to some conclusions. First of all it was a mistake to remove the most rotten part of the skin before sending the car to the blast shop years ago. It became obvious upon return of the body that the "free" edge of the skin was hit by the sand blast without having support by the surrounding panel, leading to stretching. Second, the cut off panel got lost, third the lower part of the door frame is deformed as well.
Fourth, the reference car has been restored too, and although the restorer has done a good job regarding durability, he missed some of the important details Pininfarina has put in. I have checked with the profile gauge, the lower edge of the reference car door seems to be straight instead of a very slight curve one should expect due to the overall crown of the side.
Installed some "form follows function" reinforcement to the frame and made the lower part of it. It fits well but something seems to be odd about it. There are two more doors in the barn (from the scraped blue coupé), also in bad shape, but I will check their shape as well.
And by the way, how would one call this door construction? complex? ambitious? well engineered? or simply a mess?
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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
Last edited by Tedesco; 02-23-2017 at 12:32 PM.