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Amazing...Quick question though, are you using Epoxy primer as the coating in most of these shots?

Do you apply before joining your metal together, or join it up and do your best applying after?

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Amazing...Quick question though, are you using Epoxy primer as the coating in most of these shots?

Do you apply before joining your metal together, or join it up and do your best applying after?

Thanks,
Ian
Ian, I am trying to get every section to bare metal before welding. I then attach a zinc paint inbetween both joining sections before spotwelding with a bit of paint overlap (just to be sure..). Afterwards, I swipe off the excess zinc paint with a brush, degrease the lot and apply Epoxy coat to the repaired section. It is a time consuming job and I have to admit that I sometimes have to stop myself from becoming too nit-picking :wink2:

I have a few shots from the recent work. I did some rust repairs to the roof, and after the inner sections are done and painted with Epoxy coat the time is ready to turn the Spider into a Coupé! I am very excited :smile2:
 

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I think I'd like your name and phone number for the time when I either want to restore/fix from an accident, or it'd be really for the time, coming soon, when I buy a great condition project. It's straight, very little rust, but a few bends here and there. The quality of the work you're doing looks as if you've been restoring Alfa GTs for 30 yrs. Beautiful and quality work.
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Thank you so much for the thoughts.
I I trying to epoxy between sheets before welding, but I have a 2 part epoxy, and to mix up the 2-part constantly is becoming a real exercise in planning!
Maybe I'll switch to the zync single stage 1-part stuff and be done with it?

Great advice, and as always, what an amazing amount of work you are doing in such a short amount of time! Car should be on the road soon right ;)
 

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A quick update, thank you for all the kind response! :wink2:

I was a bit off duty so I only managed to get the roof rust free and in primer, A-pillars structurally welded and test fitting the doors. I am now going to temporarily screw the A-pillar structure to the inner frame before welding anything. I have to very carefully adjust the doors in height to the middle sill. I took some photos for you :smile2:
 

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Very impressive!

While I am sure you know this, it is vital that you test fit the door seal before welding of the door related components.

Best of luck
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I want that jig you have your car on!
 

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Thank you for your replies, they keep me going when everything else fails :)

Have a look at the inner wheelhouse re-positioning. Later on I'll dive into the B-Pillar structure, I hope getting the gaps right for a proper door latch fit!
Appreciating all your comments and thoughts; I am just learning and very open to advices!

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I have to say, this is an amazing body of work.
Where did you get so many quality panels for the inner structure?
I am not even sure what you 'saved' from the original car?!

it's truly amazing the quality you are putting into this build and I applaud the effort.
I can barely glue on some fiberglass guards/fenders and even though that has it's own challenges, this is of a completely different skill set!

A very understanding wife/girlfriend I saw a few pages back, and I applaud her sacrifices to let this endeavor move forward.
 

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I have to say, this is an amazing body of work.
Where did you get so many quality panels for the inner structure?
I am not even sure what you 'saved' from the original car?!

it's truly amazing the quality you are putting into this build and I applaud the effort.
I can barely glue on some fiberglass guards/fenders and even though that has it's own challenges, this is of a completely different skill set!

A very understanding wife/girlfriend I saw a few pages back, and I applaud her sacrifices to let this endeavor move forward.
Thank you for your thoughts Ian, much appreciated!
In fact I am trying to re-use as many original parts of the body as possible; for example the inner wheel houses shown above are straightened, welded, acid dipped, primered and welded back on. I got a roof from another car that included the A-pillar structure, and the rest of the parts are from the usual suppliers - an expensive way, but step by step I am completing the lot :wink2:

I like the fact of you thinking this is my girlfriend. She indeed sacrifices a lot, as younger sisters usually do. :wink2: see her picture earlier in the thread, giving our 2000 engine a go! 0:)

Kevin
 

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Ok, so here we go with some news! A-, B-, and C-pillars are now straightened, fixed and welded.
I am in the process of building a rotisserie using 40 mm round tube hoops (ID 1800 mm). Does anybody know what dimensions are needed to get the centre of gravity right? :smile2:
Lots of pictures, I hope you like them!

All the best,

Kevin
 

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Constructive criticism ...

The left rear inner wheel arch looks like it needs further straightening, especially when you compare to the right rear which is perfect. Is the plan to finish this when you have the left rear guard to fit?

Trying to help :)
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Good evening Brad, and thank you for your kind words. My counter is now at ten posts so I'll give the pictures a try - might take a few minutes. Let me hear what you think :)

There is the rest of it!
My sister is a perfect helping hand:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=936050
Setting the alignment for the inner rocker:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=936058
And a picture from the current look:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=936066
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=936074
Best,

Kevin
I think your on the right track....!!!!! GTV 2000 Sold 83K + Premium see link below...

Bonhams : 1974 ALFA ROMEO 2000 GT VELOCEDesign by BertoneChassis no. AR3026745Engine no. AR01500.16765
 

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Nice GTV, never seen the vertical running grain on the dash veneer though.
 

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Good evening Brad, and thank you for your kind words. My counter is now at ten posts so I'll give the pictures a try - might take a few minutes. Let me hear what you think


There is the rest of it!
My sister is a perfect helping hand:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=936050
Setting the alignment for the inner rocker:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=936058
And a picture from the current look:
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=936066
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=936074
Best,

Kevin
I think your on the right track....!!!!! GTV 2000 Sold 83K + Premium see link below...

Bonhams : 1974 ALFA ROMEO 2000 GT VELOCEDesign by BertoneChassis no. AR3026745Engine no. AR01500.16765
Bloody hell $83k!!!
 

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What's happened to this build since Jan 2107? Any updates??
 
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