We had this Fulvia in for an inspection. There is a lot of work required, but rather than pull the full back to bare metal resto switch, we will instead be working with the customer and his budget to take the project in stages. We agree the first stage would be to get a better idea of the works required, and then simply Lanoguard the car to buy some time before attempting the resoration in stages next year.
For now marvel at the wonderfully compact V4 Narrow angle engine (yes this is the one VW copied for their VR series)
Stage 1 – Underbody Inspection
We’re going to look at some pictures from the initial inspection, then we’ll see how she looks after we’ve cleaned up the underside..
Stage 2 – Pressure Wash and Wire Brush
Stage 3 was to Lanoguard the underneath of the Fulvia. This photo was after the second coat of Lanoguard and it was eye opening how well the first coat had paused corrosion.
The next job is to remove the front subframe and repair. The idea is to take the restoration in stages and keep the car running. I suppose you’d call that a rolling restoration.
If you use Lanoguard before major corrosion sets in, your car will last a lot longer. Whilst there is clearly a lot of work to do on the Fulvia, things could be worse, bear in mind the Fulvia is nearly 50 years old and then take a look at this 2009 Honda..
check out the next Fulvia installment with repairs to the subframe