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Old 29-07-2008   #16
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Re: Ritmo Abarth Convertible Renovation

24 July 08.

Finally I'm now ahead on this forum.. from now on I can tell you how all is progressing as it happens.

These pics were taken, now the car is waiting for the first coat of paint.
As I mentioned before, it will be in black to be able to see if the surface is uneven.

After this we'll move on to the next stage in the renovation.
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Old 29-07-2008   #17
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Last 5 pics from 24 July
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Things are slowly moving forward now.
Got other things to do.
However the doors has been removed in order to carry on more hunt for rust. Sadly there was some found when the door was removed.
But won't be a problem
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Re: Ritmo Abarth Convertible Renovation

wow that looks like it's going to be a great project and be great when it's finished. keep up the good work!
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Yes fantastic work your doing and great to see someone taking the time to document it all.

Can I ask though why you haven't removed the roof to check all the metal underneath or do you intend doing this at another stage. I ask because I haven't started to my car yet and intend to strip it to the shell for it's restoration. I'm wondering how big a job it is to remaove the roof.

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Hey......looks great...cant wait for the next update.

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Yes fantastic work your doing and great to see someone taking the time to document it all.

Can I ask though why you haven't removed the roof to check all the metal underneath or do you intend doing this at another stage. I ask because I haven't started to my car yet and intend to strip it to the shell for it's restoration. I'm wondering how big a job it is to remaove the roof.

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Hey there!

Thanks for the encouraging words!

The hood will be removed later on, as soon as the time permitts, in order to make sure the bodywork underneath is taken care of.
The carpet inside will be removed and taken to the cleaners
only coz the car had to be left outside without the doors fitted.

as soon as the job progresses I will keep it updated.. right now it's very slow.
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Re: Ritmo Abarth Convertible Renovation

The update continues.

Sorry for the late replies.. there's alot to tell now.

first of all.. the right hand door is in very bad shape.
we decided to buy another one.. however no convertible doors can be found, so we bought a regular one.. that the fram will be cut.
This is a 105TC, in very good.. no rust condition
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I also needed a new hood.. as the old one was in bad shape.
Found one in no rust condition
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Re: Ritmo Abarth Convertible Renovation

These 5 pics shows what happend after that the car has been left outside and was taken in again.
It's now time for it to strip the hood off, in order to find out what's behind
It wasn't as bad as we thought it might be.
However the right hand side passengerdoor window is not working 100%
That needs to be fixed.
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The edges on both sides of the hood has now been fixed.
Aswell the back corner of the edges where the wing meets the back.
Pics from both inside and outside.
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It was now time to strip the interior of the car.
The carpet needed to go to cleaning since it's been outside without door.
Stripping it wasn't the easiest thing to do.. but once you got the hang of it.. it was a piece of cake.
One VERY intresting thing was the cross in underneath.. was really amazed how well buildt the convertible are.
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At the same time we stripped the interior we also did some outside work.
The front wings needed to be removed, as we knew there was some work to be done underneath
The Wings itselves are in very good condition...
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The Front wing tower

aswell as releasing the hood from the back
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