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28 July 2017 11:15PM
Repairs under the rear seat where het rear springs are attached.

This is new for us on coupés without rear collision damage. A leaf spring requires that a bar is mounted above it. I have wirtten where that bar starts. It runs to the mounting point for the shackle at the rear of the spring and continues to become the bumper mount.

That bar is missing under the rear seat from the shock absorber mount to the sprng mount. Instead the forces make a detour through the double wheel arch and the inner sill. This is where the deformation starts when the car is hit from the rear. The weak point might thus be there by design. We have seen deformation there before on berlina, coupé and Zagato as the result of accident damage. On Zagato's also as the result of metal fatigue as the body of the Zagato does not add any to the overl strength. Now we see it also on coupé.

Also you can see there was no effort at all to restore original strength.

The car was "restored" by the previous owner. Looked very pretty with new paint. Fortunately it was not driven as the engine has a blown head gasket and the new owner trailered it straight to us.
The rear part of the subframe had also all but rusted away. Paper thin steel wrapped around it to pass inspection.

Even with a brand new steering box and a brand new Hardy disc the handling would be BAD.

You think this is an exception? Every two months one comes in like that. Most straight from Italy. Buy prices ranged from 5.000 to 30.000 euro. Does not make a difference.

I know Andrea's cars very well. Well kept is an under statement. No overdue maintenance at all. Play on the steering would be solved by a single adjusment or single replacement of a part.

On this coupé we are now working on? A trillion new steering boxes would not solve the handling problem. We overhauled the steering box already. Was not too bad actually. Still have to check the cardanic joints in the steering shaft. With such bad sills and bad subframe outriggers the subframe may have been pulling the car by the steering shaft. That is too much for the cardanic joints.

Huib



Lancia Fulvia specialist.
Netherlands - Niederlande
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Fulvia coupe handling concern

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