Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Brisbane, Australia
To be fair to my car, it only had minimal rust under the battery tray or throughout the body, the real issue was the raised rear floor behind the seats. It’s a double boxed construction and traps water.. rusts out taking the rear inner sills with it. It’s made of unobtainium and had to be reconstructed by “my guy”.. I chose him because he can make anything from sheet steel, frick’n artist
There was much older accident damage to the very front of the rail and radiator support which had been very, very poorly repaired (rivets, bondo, silastic).
In the end I decided to redo the body as it left Pininfarina, sans any patches or rusty untreated steel - it was taken completely apart on a jig and anything that had damage or rust was removed and replaced with OE metal or repro if OE unavailable (all sills and floors, etc.,) exactly as it had been originally fitted .. then media blasted, treated and sealed for life, everywhere.
Hilariously, those inner wheel arches were still bright shiny steel when we removed the rear clip.. never painted or protected, just hidden (except for their bottoms which were rusty as #uck)
We’re sitting and analysing where to add extra strength now.. gussets to the frame rails etc
I’m also mulling colour choices, which is hilarious given I’m colour blind
I should probably start my own thread (sorry)
'66 1600 Duetto | '73 1600 GTJunior | '03 156 1.9JTD Sportwagon | '11 Giulietta QV (wow, revelation) | I really don't need this many Alfa's...
Last edited by Craig_m67; 06-07-2019 at 06:45 PM.