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Old 02-02-2017, 02:56 PM
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Remember the entire aluminum roof skin "floats" except screwed/crimped attachment typically at door and window openings and lower attachment. I've seen canvas and burlap used to wrap the steel inner structure (which typically isn't perfectly smooth -- see other phots) and held in place with binding (cotton or ??? -- I can't remember anymore). The chassis and bodywork structures on these flexed and the aluminum skin needs to flex accordingly to avoid binding or damaging itself. (ditto for thermal expansion in the sun) It seems rather simplistic but it works given the very large size of the welded cockpit bodywork aluminum panel. Galvanic corrosion was not why they did this.

Good eye. Most people miss entirely the canvas aspect.
Likewise, I have also found cotton felt, canvas and burlap in the Touring bodywork, and brushed over with hot tar. I replaced the felt but not the burlap and hot tar - show judges are universally unsympathetic to such accuracies ....

....the burlap/tar seals out the pernicious air flows - which arrive inside the car accompanied by dirt, mud and etc. accoutrements ...... Must be nice to arrive with clean luggage ....
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Old 09-11-2018, 04:32 PM
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Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw these pictures. We have restored both of these cars!! The other one with the body off is chassis #412020 and we are currently restoring it.If you have any more pictures it would be very helpful.
Hey Mike! Congrats on the 8C2900B coupe taking Best of Show at the 2018 Pebble Beach concours d'elegance. Lots of work involved in making that happen as I learned long ago on a sister coupe.

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Old 09-11-2018, 09:33 PM
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Wow, that's quite an accomplishment. From someone who is just a peanut in the gallery, congratulations on a job well done, sir.

Very cool...
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Old 09-12-2018, 04:29 AM
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It looks really nice and elegant.
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Old 09-12-2018, 12:39 PM
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Nice resto.
And best congratulations on taking Peb'l.


I've seen that car in old photos many times. Always wondered when it would make it onto the Peb'l reviewing stand.

Same with the Flying Star that finally made it a couple few years back.


Some images of another 2900 B that made it onto the Peb'l stand some time back ...

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Engine compartment during final assy.
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Rad shell (brass) after resto and plating, before paint
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Final assy of the 2900B "Corto" (nickel plated suspension and ex-Grand Prix engine. Milan show car, 1938.)


Yeehaw. Nice to see them being restored and shown in public.
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:24 PM
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Hey guys
Thanks for the congrats. Having been runner up to best of show 3 times it sure was nice to finally win it. How ever I can't take all the credit we have a great group of guys working with us.
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Congrats!


So, are you saying that 4th time is a charm !!
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I saw a post on Facebarf regarding spanner head bolts.



Similar to this: but with perhaps a more curved head...think carriage bolt with pin drive.





The author said that such things were used as early as the late 30's.


If I can use something like this on my roadster and be period correct I probably would.


Any comments yea or nay from you art deco restorers?
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Excellent work there Mike. The award looks to be well deserved.
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