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Snuck out in to the shed for a few minutes work. End result after putting the door on and taking it off again I think 4 times: I'm happy with the front of the door "door gap":

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Get to work. Want to see that one out on the road, looking really pretty. What color will it be?
 

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Yellow ocher, unless my wife threatens a divorce ... lol. She wants it to be red but originally it was yellow ocher.

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NZ requires cert for rust repairs too.

Unfortunately quite a few years ago there was a very bad accident and the car just fell apart due to sub standard repairs. Since then NZ has been very particular about vehicle body work repairs.

If I had maintained the cars registration, instead of letting it lapse, I believe I would not have had to do this but I did AND bringing her back into NZ required an inspection and the inspector stuck a sticker on her saying RUST needing repair, etc.
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Wow, I thought California was restrictive!! I get the sentiment behind it but my wannabe cowboy spirit chafes at the thought...

Absolutely lovely work, BTW!!
 

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Your work is impressive! I'm not a body guy (I can mig rust panels, but that's about it) but I have worked with a few, on many Alfas. One thing that I have learned (you may know this), before you begin to apply final paint, install all weather stripping and check for panel fit. Much easier to correct before final paint!
 

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Don't feel bad it took me 17 years to get my Spider on the road. Cool ALFA sign!
 

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Your work is impressive! I'm not a body guy (I can mig rust panels, but that's about it) but I have worked with a few, on many Alfas. One thing that I have learned (you may know this), before you begin to apply final paint, install all weather stripping and check for panel fit. Much easier to correct before final paint!
Yes a trial assembly is a must and will happen.
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Bottom of door gapped. This side is done, until final paint prep, straightening, etc. On to the other side.

Yes I think it looks beaut with even door gaps! :)
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You're getting there Pete! What metal work is left to do?
[EDIT, adjusted to be more positive :)]Just the left door, rear of front guard and correction of bottom front of rear guard (I stuffed this up when much younger).

The front, rear and drivers side are now all completed, metal work wise. Getting closer :) :)
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Okay I miss-spoke, I've found some more rust to remove on the drivers side :(

First one removed, and some other spots I've found:
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Does that need to be cut out or just touched up?

Thanks for the updates (and hope you are doing well).
 

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Cut out IMO. Maybe you could stop it with some Rustroy, or similar, but I'm here and it will be removed.

What I dont want is to finish her and then after 2 years off fun driving, a rust bubble appears 😮. Hate rust 🙂

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Btw, just bought an old single phase Lathe 🙂

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Every little bit counts!

Are you taking orders for custom fabrication with your new lathe yet?
 

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Every little bit counts!

Are you taking orders for custom fabrication with your new lathe yet?
Not yet, lol. While take a bit of TLC before it will turn again, but got it cheap 🙂
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Got my lathe today and in better condition than I expected. It can fit a 5" radiused item 👍

If the electric motor works, I think I could be turning things very soon ... but I think it would be wise to check a few things, and my priority is to build the shell tipper.

Returning to the lathe, some of the auto feed gears have been broken, so my first bit of machining might be making new gears 🙂 ... but maybe I should wait until I need that function to operate ... focus is to finish 1750's shell asap!
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