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Old 03-12-2017, 08:15 AM
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Default Maserati A6GCS: Panel Seams in Detail

Seen at the Stuttgart show was this 1954? Maserati A6GCS body undergoing restoration by Reklus, a company in Argentina. I tried to photograph all the body seams as well as some of the internal structure (tube frame). I think there's a lot of 'learning' here for someone who takes the time to consider the placement of each seam.

https://www.rekluscars.com/

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Thanks for taking the time to post them. Ray
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Great stuff, Bill. Lots better than pretty paint.....

Thanks for posting.
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Thanks for the photo shares, Bill.

If anyone starts thinking this work is "standard" quality for Italian coach builders ("carrozzeria") -
No, I do not think it is, at all. This is rough work, bottom of the scale, in my experience.
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I was thinking there must have been a lot of filler on that body.

What did they use as filler for alloy back then?.

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I was thinking there must have been a lot of filler on that body.

What did they use as filler for alloy back then?.

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I'm not aware of any specific trade name, but Rolls used something in the UK, and down in Italy something else was popular. Sort of like plaster or spackle, "pasta fazool," was what Italian metal guys called it.

And the rough work kept the suppliers in bidness.
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Bill, I'm looking at the hood latches and can't figure out how they work. I don't especially like them, just confused.
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Kerry,
Those are common on a lot of Italian cars from the 50s and early 60s. You see them on a lot of racing Ferraris. They have a spring underneath the part that attaches to the fender. You put a finger in the loop and pull up and rotate the loop to open, and do the same to close. The spring tension keeps it down.
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Thanks for the photo shares, Bill.

If anyone starts thinking this work is "standard" quality for Italian coach builders ("carrozzeria") -
No, I do not think it is, at all. This is rough work, bottom of the scale, in my experience.
I will second that ....... why? I worked at Ferrari and I can assure you they where not that rough
Peter

PS Ferrari and Maserati where built more or less the same way. Also note ......the welds are too close to the return, also all of the NON ORIGINAL WELDS where not beaten down......................
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