We have made significant progress on Giulietta Sprint Veloce E06611 since last posted. We are now moving along to the outside skin and inner fenders.
As of December 30th, we have logged a total of 130 hours on the car since we started all the metal work. Here are some photos depicting the additional work.
First photo: Carlos is adjusting the lower valance I made with the English wheel to fit the vehicle contour. Apparently, I put a little too much crown on the piece.
Second photo: Checking all the gaps and trunk lit to conform with the vehicle’s contour.
Third photo: The exhaust pipe opening was reconstructed to the original shape. Previous owner cut an oversize hole in order to fit the exhaust pipe from the resulting engine modification.
Fourth and Fifth photo: All damaged metal was cut and ready to weld new patches.
This series of photos depicts the process of metal replacement using an oxyacetylene torch to perform the welding and reshaping of the panel to its original form while the metal is hot. This process is better known as planishing the metal.
Oxyacetylene is the preferred method for panel replacement due to the inherited flexibility and workability to shape the panels to their original form and thus, significantly reducing any filler.