1968 Alfa Romeo "Scalino" Restoration
In this blog, the complete restoration of our 1968 1600 Giulia GT Scalino will be constantly updated. The updates are in reverse order, so that the latest developments are listed on top of the page.
Interior, trim, badges, etc.
Fitting the first trim pieces
Doors fitted, front axle and brakes
Car has been painted inside and out and is ready to be assembled
Final coat of primer applied. Car is now ready for painting in its original colour Bianco Spina
Body in epoxy-primer
Gearbox and engine taken apart
Stripping the engine while the bodywork is being prepared for painting
Checking panel alignment bit rubber seals and trim fitted on the unpainted car
Bodywork finished. Rust protection and paint applied from underneath
Adjusting bumpers, scudo, indicators
New front, sills, rear valance. Replacing the rear spring support on one half-axle.
Front end, outside panel alignment
Welding the new floors in.
Now that the basic structure and hidden corners are almost finished, we can turn to the larger and outer panels.
Inner sills, rear window surround and substructure.
Working on the boot section...
This is where the bottom of the boot used to be...
Bodywork is actually quite ok for a GTV. It will get most of the outer panels, but the general structure is not hopeless, unlike on most others. Compared to other projects, it is a fairly easy task.
Body is back from blasting.
Axle parts back from sandblasting and coating, more zinc plated parts
More rusty stuff. But also some zinc coated and painted parts coming back...
Front axle and suspension parts back from blasting and paint. Radiator, heater etc. going out for overhaul.
Inox parts polished, now preparing other trim parts, heater, dash etc.
Car dismantled and completely stripped. Sent away for blasting