We are deep into the body restoration of this Triumph Italia at this point. Once all the lead and bondo was stripped off, we found lots of rust lurking underneath. For the body restoration, we turned to Hank Van Gaale of SLO Works. SLO Works is located right next door to us and we are very lucky to have access to such a great shop. Hank is an expert metal worker and did an amazing job of hand fabricating all of the panels.
Once the car was mounted on Hanks jig, we found that the driver’s door post had been pushed in more than three-inches due to prior accident damage, and the driver’s front fender was almost two-inches higher than the passenger fender. The whole car was literally twisted. With lots of pulling and beating we were able to get the car back straight and sitting just like it should. Bellow, you’ll find we’ve documented the entire process Hank has gone through to get this car looking like it does now. It was a long, tedious process but we could not be more pleased with the finished product.
The car is now off to the paint and body shop where they will be doing all of the fine detail work to ensure an excellent paint job that will last. Please be sure to sign up for our feed or check back often to see the progress on this rare Triumph Italia.