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  1. swift53

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    Tony, my guess, is by May, we should be about finished with the metal work, unless further requests for
    items pop up.

    I will then have to import the paint from Guatemala, as here, all the good brands are history.

    Dino will return to original silver, would be great to have a sample.

    Regards, Alberto
     
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    On another note, I got fed up looking around for the seat adjuster knobs, which by the way also fit '65 Alfas, so perfect in my case.

    As I don't know diddly about casting plastic, went to my friendly dentist, and his mold maker taught me how.

    I think the first result in 'Dentist Pink' came out rather well, next week we'll try out the black version.

    Regards, Alberto
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    Wonderful, these handles has been NLA for as long as I can remember and what a great result!
     
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    I believe these handles may be the same as on the fiat dino. And what material did you use for the black.
     
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    The same, except tinted black.

    By the way, we dropped the pink one from 8 feet and it just bounced all over with zero damage :)

    Regards, Alberto
     
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    [​IMG]nice car. Wish you the best with the project
     
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    Thank you!

    Here is some more...starting to reset the trellis. Thanks to a dear friend and mentor, we located all the metric tubing required for the trellis.
    That, was really crucial.

    After, we'll remount the nose, then start rebuilding it,
    and pretty much dry fit most of the car, and then we'll just keep on...just like a big puzzle, but more fun.

    The rust pile will then grow considerably.

    Regards, Alberto

    PS. Tony, the roof is a lot better :)


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    looking good, cannot wait to see those indicators modified.
    Just wish I was near you to help out even if it was to just make the tea:) Would love to learn those metal working skills
     
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    Thank you Tony! Here, it's mostly coffee...possibly we can gain a convert?

    Realized I haven't any more 'ready to fit indicator conversions', but we'll start making more :)

    Regards, Alberto
     
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    Of course.........I can make both :)
     
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    Had to refit the bulkhead as we had put too much fibreglass on to repair all the disasters
    it had been subjected too. So....the first photo is fairly clear, I took it when I got to the shop
    that I have in my little tropical heaven. Then went out on the field and my dog (big)
    likes to go ahead of the car and we saw him stopped on a dirt road sniffing something.

    The result is ....drum roll...'Dina'. She was abandoned, and we got plenty of predators that would have
    had her for dinner tonite, as she was so small and thirsty (at 90 degrees) that survival, was nil, so now
    we have adopted her.

    My wife said that, from a mutt she has become 'elegant' in a Dino, and t the vet now, getting all the checkups.

    Raising another dog, here we go again...Hope you enjoy her and we'll see her grow in Dinoland.

    Regards, Alberto

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    Wonderful little friend....I will be forced to adopt a dog if I show that picture to my better half.

    Best Peter
     
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    Finally went to the dentist to see the mould maker, and i think they came out rather well.
    One is shinier, as original, the others need a bit of polish...

    Regards, Alberto


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    We used ink pad ink :)

    Regards, Alberto
     
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    Great find, Alberto. Both the Giuliettas and the early Giulia Spiders are lovely cars.
    This one looks like a more normal, straightforward restoration, even though you never know what lurks underneath the paint...
    Still, just starting with a complete car makes everything so much easier.
    Will become a real beauty once you are done with it, I am sure.
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    Lovely car, wished they made them like that today.
    How long will it take, at least you will know the time :)
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    I thought you said a project. This one looks wonderful the way it is. Congratulations!
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