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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

With Added Body - Part VI

And now - a bit more.

As with so many Fulvias, the back panel was rotten at the bottom; Martin my sculptor friend, having seen the original Fulvia sketches from 1963 thought that a panel more curved than standard would be just the thing. I wanted round rear lamps anyway, since I believe that in almost every case, round is best. So the old panel was cut out and a new more curved one made. Very tricky without a wheel to make a compound curve and the panel was made mostly on Martin's knee. As the picture shows, a lot of bashing and filling had to follow the fitting!

Also, the picture shows the construction of the lower rear wings (more bashing and filling). I did away with the rear valance since I considered it to be unnecessary weight and just an air dam and mud trap. Curiously, seven years later at Fulvia 40 in Turin, I met Flavio Manzone, the designer of the new Fulvia. I suggested he look at the back of my car and upon doing so he exclaimed "It's just like mine!" Alberto, my interpreter replied "No - yours is just like his!"

I have added a couple of snaps taken when the car was nearly ready; I was pretty pleased with the results; it was the first time I had painted a car and the finish is "straight from the gun".

More next time.

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