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HA! I'm older than you Ray! AND I've had my Ausca spider from NEW!
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Sorry for the off topic but I LOVE Chris's work!!!!
 
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Next, you'll be bragging about having a shop foreman who's covered in feathers!

Chris's work is incredible. I wish he had videoed the entire process; it would have made for great relaxation just.to watch it.

We need to see if Ken Burns would do a film on restoring classic Alfas:p

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He would LOVE Chris's work! MUCH more impressive! Custom coachwork at it's best!
 

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Just am amazing set of pictures reflecting artisan skill and commitment. Wow.
 

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Raimondo,

In the 80s, we had the idea, with a few people, to make a copy of the bugatti atalante.
We wanted to make a perfect copy, with all of the original flaws the car had when it was built. That is to say, make a car with the technology of the 1930s without "upgrading" it.
We wanted to offer this car as a tribute to the model. The idea was that we could have driven it without fear of damaging it since it was not an "original" one. But we would have had all the feelings and the joy of driving a "real one". This didn't happen and the project was left behind.

So I 100 % agree with you on your thinking.
 

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Chris, I would have loved to have seen, and ridden, in such a replica, though I don't think I could have driven it without fear of damaging it, original or not!. And, yes, there would have have been wonderful feelings and the joy of driving a "real one".

Personallly, I would contend that people would have been gaga to see a wonderfully-replicated 1937 Bugatti Atlantic, or a Talbot-Lago Type 150 CS, or if dreams really come true, a 1932 AR 8C 2300 Spider. It would have to be a deep, dark blue one with a warm, camel-colored leather interior with gleaming chrome wire wheels!
I know they would have paid good money just to drive either of them for 15 minutes and have their picture taken while behind the wheel of it!

When my really-big money comes in, I'll be giving you a call, for sure!

There needs to be an international car show for identified, but not so perfectly-executed, replicas; whether of donor-car origins or completely scratch-built.

BTW-Your repair of the DS air inlet flap and handle, is the only one I can ever remember seeing since joining the BB.

Ray
 

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In plus, Ray, the inlet flap was diificult to take out of the car. But I couldn't leave it in this state.
When we restoring cars, we restoring EVERY parts of the car (even the little one).
This is why it's long and difficult to really restore a car.

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After following your work here, I think that I may need to change the title on my pitiful restoration thread.

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I don't think it's necessary 🙂
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Front and rear bumpers are new (inox).
 

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Discussion Starter · #95 · (Edited)
Yes Thierry, we have a lot of chrome parts... Sprint, spider, 1900, bertone... :)
 

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Hi Chris

Amazing work, and extreme fast progress!!
I'm so impressed:)

I'm in the middle of a Sprint -55 renovation, and missing the lower door strikes as on attached photo.
Do you happens to have an extra pair (they differ compared to a Spider)?

br Bjorn
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Hi Chris. What are these? My '65 Spider Veloce does no have them.
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Looks like an anchor point for a luggage strap?
 

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Luggage strap for 1900 CSS.

@ Bjorn,
on the spider, the lower door strike is "inside" the pillar
on the sprint, the lower door strike is "outside" the pillar

Not sure if I'm clear ?

I think I have one or two for sprint. I must "dive" into my shelves. If you're not in hurry....
 

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Luggage strap for 1900 CSS.

@ Bjorn,
on the spider, the lower door strike is "inside" the pillar
on the sprint, the lower door strike is "outside" the pillar

Not sure if I'm clear ?

I think I have one or two for sprint. I must "dive" into my shelves. If you're not in hurry....
Thanks for quick replay!
Yes you are right, the Sprint version is "outside" as on my photo.
I need a pair, take your time.
I cross my fingers ;)

//Bjorn
 
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