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Rossano - I really love your thread. I think what I like most is how you look at assemblies with no sense of them as a whole and are willing to break them all down, rebuild them, source parts - a great spirit!

I'm very much looking forward to the time I'm at the nice clean indoor part of my restoration.

Speaking of which - can you link me to a picture of the gap between the rocker and rear quarter ? I'm sure you got this detail right and my body shop man is asking for a reference.
 

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Rossano - I really love your thread. I think what I like most is how you look at assemblies with no sense of them as a whole and are willing to break them all down, rebuild them, source parts - a great spirit!

I'm very much looking forward to the time I'm at the nice clean indoor part of my restoration.

Speaking of which - can you link me to a picture of the gap between the rocker and rear quarter ? I'm sure you got this detail right and my body shop man is asking for a reference.
Rus....you understand my approach very well. It looks like you're almost there with paint...so the feeling of working on a nice clean (almost new?) shell will soon be upon you....it's a sweet feeling.

....is this what you're looking for?
 

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Rossano - precisely, thanks.

If all goes to plan I'll have spray outs of three blues this weekend and will be sure to post color corrected pics for everyone's edification.
 

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Rossano - precisely, thanks.

If all goes to plan I'll have spray outs of three blues this weekend and will be sure to post color corrected pics for everyone's edification.
NP....blues eh?....hhhhmmmmm.....French blue one of them?
 

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Sure is. Dutch, French & Bluette with the later being the heavy favorite at the moment.
 

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Thanks for posting your progress. This will be a great looking car when finished.
Thanks...and I sure hope so!

Interior wise..... I'm now cleaning up the interior chrome that clips onto the headliner perimeter at the body flanges but I now realize that the perimeter screws need to be replaced as they're in rather poor condition (all corroded and some are broken). I measured these out and they're M2.2 x 6.5mm and M2.2 x 9.5mm (both to DIN spec7983)...however, I am not having luck finding a supplier willing to sell small quantities of these. Has anyone had success at this? or have you gone with non metric fasteners instead?.....and if so, who supplied them?
 

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I've converted to non-metric for ease of availability in the US.... SS oval heads... Size kept to a minimum dependent upon the existing screw hole...
 

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What screws? I thought that trim just pushed on??
Pete
 

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What screws? I thought that trim just pushed on??
Pete
The trim does push on over the flange along the roof line and window openings. But as the trim follows the A pillar down to the rocker, there is a small screw at the lower front corner of the doors where the front end of the trim is secured. The rear end of the trim is held in place by the U-shaped connector to the rear interior panel top trim.
 

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I've converted to non-metric for ease of availability in the US.... SS oval heads... Size kept to a minimum dependent upon the existing screw hole...
That'll be my fallback as well. I have managed to locate suppliers that have most of the correct style screws ....it's just that I'd have to buy each in box sets of 200 pcs. I'm still hopefull that someone found a supplier willing to sell in smaller quantities.

What screws? I thought that trim just pushed on??
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Bellagt beat me to the answer...

Rossano, maybe you find this excel sheet handy with all the original size and pitch of the fasteners used in the GTV shell.
Very well done....thank you.
 

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That'll be my fallback as well. I have managed to locate suppliers that have most of the correct style screws ....it's just that I'd have to buy each in box sets of 200 pcs. I'm still hopefull that someone found a supplier willing to sell in smaller quantities....
You collude develop some very close BB friends with enough left-over screws.....

:)

Robert
 

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Some screws are impossible to find. There are some which secure the 105 GT chrome door cap to the frame, which are pre-fitted with a lock washer. I had a bag of new ones (only enough for about one car), so I took them to several industrial fastener specialists over the course of a few months to to help others out, but drew a blank every time. In many cases, especially when dealing with self-tapping (sheet metal) screws, it can be folly to assume that the old sizes will still fit the holes which have been eroded to a larger diameter. Riv nuts can be the way to go, if used discreetly.
 

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Some screws are impossible to find. There are some which secure the 105 GT chrome door cap to the frame, which are pre-fitted with a lock washer. I had a bag of new ones (only enough for about one car), so I took them to several industrial fastener specialists over the course of a few months to to help others out, but drew a blank every time. In many cases, especially when dealing with self-tapping (sheet metal) screws, it can be folly to assume that the old sizes will still fit the holes which have been eroded to a larger diameter. Riv nuts can be the way to go, if used discreetly.
I finally managed to find the M2.2 x 6.5 DIN7983 and M2.2x9.5 DIN7983 tiny screws for the interior stainless trim from a German e-bay seller. :smile2:

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This enabled me to finally and I mean FINALLY.....fasten down the B & C pillar trim pieces.

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During the metal work stage of the project I needed to welded up about half of the original holes because of rusted out screws....these new screws are stainless and should last a lifetime.

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The interior is beginning to take shape...slowly.

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Link to said German e-bay seller's site? Please.
 
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