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Fist post of what no doubt will be many pages.
Here she is in her new home. The car sat for 29 years in a dry metal building and didn't roll very well. Fortunately I had spare rotors and calipers so I can now roll it around. The rust was understated but what else is new. It's straight and doesn't appear to have had any shunts, a good canidate for someone who has always wanted a Berlina.

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Looking good. Congrats on the purchase.
 

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A fair amount of work

 

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Still digging in. I was told the inner sills just needed patching, HA! More like they don't exist. In for a penny in for a pound. Not impossible but it will take some time and coin, I've got plenty of the first :)
My inspiration on the left.


My first bit of metal work..


sorry for the camera movement


The area right aft of the rear door, good time for the future rust abatement.






Not quite finished on this one.
 

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Three Alfas...

Looks like you have a winner there gigem. And a whiner once you do some of your famous head work on the motor! Keep the photos coming, we all LOVE photos.
No wonder the cops in Italy used these cars- their high reving motors and nimble handling in tight situations made them a natural choice for chasing bad guys.
 

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Considering nothing was there before and I'm an amateur beater a new wheel well wing, middle and inner sills at the angled end is progress. The front angled in sill portion and floor pan are next. I finally used up the sheet metal I bought 5 years ago and have another sheet ordered. Then I can do the middle section and install the new rocker panel. I guess I'm lucky in a way because for some unknown reason the areas around the glass, taillights, and gas cap door are in really good shape.
I'll use the hole to shoot anti rust in when the rocker is on and then seal it.

 

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Oh MAN!!!!
 

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I had asked about the inner sills... "just a few patches"... so the statement about being on concrete now must be taken with a huge grain of salt. The boot and front crossmembers are in excellent shape, go figure.
 

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Just about ready for the pan.

 

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I had asked about the inner sills... "just a few patches"... so the statement about being on concrete now must be taken with a huge grain of salt. The boot and front crossmembers are in excellent shape, go figure.
Northern road salt
 

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I think I can repair the rears. The only metal I've found for the Berlina is outer rocks, front jack points, and front pans. I'm having to make everything below the doors. Considering there was nothing there before I gotta be happy with the middle sill here. I'm going to use what had passed for outer rockers for the middle section of the middle sill because it has a nice curve to it. I've got new outer rocks. The floorpans are not a perfect fit as the profile along the trans tunnel is completely different and to wide.

 

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Time to add the middle sill.

 

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A little light at the end of this tunnel. The metalwork underneath is not factory smooth but it is sound. The outer rocker in a test fit looks good though.



 

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You're moving at a pretty good clip.

Thanks for showing your work.

Bob
 

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Thank you. To tell I wasn't sure this was within my abilities.
 
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