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Steven is carefully working the wire channel and rocker section off. The steel is on order to make a mobil frame support. BTW, rust is very unhealthy to breath in.


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Oh boy. What a sight but I am happy that this fantastic beauty will be fixed nicely. I saw the car at Concorso last year. How come the aluminum body appears rather straight but the rod is all underneath? Are these sections where the metals don;t touch each other?

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If memory serves me right, there was an article in Classics and Sports Cars a few years back, about a bloke who restored a Lancia Zagato like this one... Very inspiring stuff.

Is the current colour the original one?

The one in beforementioned article was a dark blue (possibly black ), and was absolutely... Stunning.
I remember a similar article from '96/'97, it had a blue car but it was a Lancia Flavia Zagato. Found it under a tree in GB, rhd car too I think.


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After welding a brace above and below the rocker. Steven cut the rocker out. Steven is using a 2.5 h.p. 10 inch cut off wheel. You don't want to ever loose control of this thing. Very scary tool!


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So it was time to make a frame for the car. We need to get it up in the air so we can reproduce the floors, rockers, sills and reinforcement rails.



Because the location points are at different heights, the resting rails are set at different heights too. This will keep the car fairly level.


And as you can see, the car is somewhat level.



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Well it's time. We started in on the complex rocker system. The rockers will get internal gusset's that will support the conduits that hold the wiring harness (just like the originals).

Piecing together what the original units looked like, was not easy. Very little of the rockers is still there. Old photo's, tech books have been valuable in this.



After the bead rolls and putting the metal in the break, one can get a feel for what it will look like.


Before we TIG weld the rocker together, we need to install the gusset's. So we tape the frame together to get the shape close.


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Did you realize when you got the car that it was going to be this major a project?
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Did you realize when you got the car that it was going to be this major a project?
Major project? From what I've seen, this is a mere cosmetic freshening for Akitaman! Awesome work!

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I sure did not expect that amount of work with this car when I checked it out in the flesh. You never know what you get.

This is an awesome threat and prepares me for the next restoration ...

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I can not lie gents. This is a very exciting job, but a complex one too. Wait unit you the next step. The metal work will be a challenge, require lots of forethought and, well, it keeps me up at night at times too. ......I'm not joking. But I'm (we the team) are honored to be allowed to do it.

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Your car is beautiful! I saw a Zagato at concorso Arizona yesterday. It was breathtaking. I can post pictures if requested.

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Please do! Photo's of these cars are not easy to find.

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Here you are. I can send high res (7.2 MP) Versions if you like.




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That looks like the rarest Flaminia Sport variant--a 3C 2.8, of which only 33 were made between 1963 and '64.

The close-up shot of the badge, though, almost looks as though the "2.8" is a different tone of metal than the "Flaminia Sport". I kinda wonder if this started life as a 3C 2.5 (of which a couple hundred were made), or if one part of the badge was just polished more, or if I'm just imagining things...

In any case, it's gorgeous, as your photos clearly show.
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Well it's time. We started in on the complex rocker system. The rockers will get internal gusset's that will support the conduits that hold the wiring harness (just like the originals).

Piecing together what the original units looked like, was not easy. Very little of the rockers is still there. Old photo's, tech books have been valuable in this.



After the bead rolls and putting the metal in the break, one can get a feel for what it will look like.


Before we TIG weld the rocker together, we need to install the gusset's. So we tape the frame together to get the shape close.

Is The banana on the working table a special tool or something???

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