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I cant wait to see this project finished !!!

although I dont get online too often, I think of this project as watching a new episode of "Prison Brake "

....you dont have the wiring and structure of your car tattooed on your back, do you ??
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Your turn to start your engine Philip
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Engine starting will have to wait - the priority is to get the body ready for paint and another little job has been started by welding a patch into the scuttle where the wiper spindle goes, and another one underneath in the corner. Both fiddly and need finishing!
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thats a week point Philip. Even my white sprint , which relatively doesnt have that much rust, is rusted there

Do the patch up as best as you can. Not an easy access point if it shows up again
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may I ask, how much steelwork is original now fair play, this is really coming along
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may I ask, how much steelwork is original now fair play, this is really coming along
.....What's left is all original...
and I've added big lumps of original Alfa 164 as well...

Anyway I've now welded up the other windscreen washer scuttle area and started the filling/blending process.

.... But the post man has been and I am now proud to be an honoury part of the Cypriot Sud/Sprint/33 crew - Many Many thanks Supercharged 16V
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nice to see you got it Philip and nice to finally put a face on the name

looks good on you
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With the fuse box moved it was easy to see a couple of holes!! So out with the snips to cut patches, clean up and weld in place, zinc coat, underseal and spray - job done .
The bracket for the bonnet release rod was not attached to anything! It is now
One of the holes was where the wire to the side indicator unit goes through. On the 6C they didn't have this - so I won't either. However i will keep the wires and bulb unit under the bonnet just in case I change my mind.
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Here's a thought Philip !

Why dont you close up the hole of the heater in the front ?

I dont think you're ever gonna need a heater in that car with the engine in the back anyway !
except for defrost maybe
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With the fuse box moved it was easy to see a couple of holes!! So out with the snips to cut patches, clean up and weld in place, zinc coat, underseal and spray - job done .
The bracket for the bonnet release rod was not attached to anything! It is now
One of the holes was where the wire to the side indicator unit goes through. On the 6C they didn't have this - so I won't either. However i will keep the wires and bulb unit under the bonnet just in case I change my mind.
Sixnut, does this mean you're deleting the side repeaters? if so, how old is the car? because after a certain year they had to be fitted under construction and use regulations, the year I cannot remember, but i'm sure someone on here will know.
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Hi Berlina
- the car is registered as a "D" reg and I would like to go without the side wing repeaters - the first 6C didn't have them but the second one (long rear hatch) did!
If needed I can always put them in -or go modern and insert them in the wing mirrors???
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I will be keeping the heater unit as it can blow cool air and will act as a supplementary radiator for cooling if needed.
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oh yeah ! I forgot you dont have our summer temperatures

I dont think anyone will notice the side repeaters missing ! Are your MOT's so detailed ?
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looking forward to seeing the finished article it will be a awesome car when it is finished .
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My A reg (1984?) 33 rally car hasnt got the side repeaters and it hasnt been a problem so far.

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Re: Sprint 6C build up

Normally the MoT doesn't refer to the C&U regs - that would only happen if you had to submit the car for SVA (or IVA as it is now known) - then the full weight of the regulations is thrown at the car.

If the car is already registered (which it is) and there is no obvious evidence that side repeaters were fitted, you might be OK. I can't remember when the side repeater rules came in either, but the compulsory rear foglight was 1982, about the time the final Cortina was phased out (which didn't have side repeaters).

My MoT man is quite fair with the Nova, but did refuse to pass the car without exterior rear view mirrors, even though legally I wasn't obliged to fit them (I was hoping to rely soley on the telecam), because in his opinion the car was unsafe to drive without them.

I think it is unlikely that the car will fail on such a minor point, but the tester does have the authority to do this if he feels it necessary.

You could always slip a flush mount repeater into the front bumper trim if they get insistent!

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Thanks all for the repeater advice
- progress is being maintained!
Working the rear windows into the rear panel and further filling/blending.
Welded up the trim fitting and mirror holes in the door.
Then skimmed and smoothed.
-----Then a quick primer filler spray!
PS - the front wing is not yet fixed in its correct position!
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Thats going to look treally good in yellow

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Its not going to be yellow! Its going to be in Martini livery
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.... and here we go again
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well since it is going to be yellow we have to discuss what kind of yellow it should be then.... Musttard yellow, lemon yellow etc etc..
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Back from "Holiday" on the Temp AO site!

Well it's always nice to get home - even after a good holiday...And congratulations to Rafe, Mrs Rafe and their new daughter!
Anyway more work has been done on the 6C:-
More patching and filling so the A post/wing rails are finished on both sides.
The sections behind the rear arches are plated at the bottom and round the back behind the bumper.
The inside LH bottom corner of the windscreen surround is done
The floor section behind the drivers front wheel is patched and the sill cover has an extension fitted so will now also cover the length under the sill/inner sill floor section.
Then I started to bolt my replacement doors in position....... As these are complete at the bottom - they now catch on the sill covers!!!! So there has been a lot of fiddling with hinge positions and "adjustment" of clearances.
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I thought you were finished with the sills

I would love to see this car finished with all the bodywork
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The sills have been replaced but I have been using the 164 plastic sill covers over the top to give more protection and lower/alter the side profile.
Anyway the car has hit the road today - well - on a trailor to go to the sprayers unit! . it is the first time that I've seen it from a distance and it looks..........But I had no time to take a picture!
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The sills have been replaced but I have been using the 164 plastic sill covers over the top to give more protection and lower/alter the side profile.
Anyway the car has hit the road today - well - on a trailor to go to the sprayers unit! . it is the first time that I've seen it from a distance and it looks..........But I had no time to take a picture!
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