The Rust Killing Blog

When the book was written there was some interesting material that was left unpublished. New material is also continously being added so we have decided to publish new additions in the form of a blog. Some blogposts will be quite substantial whereas others will be kept shorter.

We do this primarily to address particularly important and interesting moments in the often difficult art of repairing bodywork without leaving any visible traces of the work that was done.

Video: Shaping of an Alfa-Romeo 2000 Berlina chassis detail using a beakshaped stretching tool

Careful removal, template creation

If the structure is complex, a camera and pen and paper can compensate for a short memory

Alfa-Romeo front end repair

During the years many Alfa-Romeos have passed through the workshop. Nice cars but rust prone. As usually rust is the reason for the visit of this car in the workshop. At this car at the front end. An area with frequent rust problem on Alfas from mid 50´s up to late 70´s. All Alfas from that period have the same designs with small variations.

Panel Beating Doctor Bengt Blad

At this point in my life when I was about three quarters through the medical schooI I discovered the English wheel and the Eckold machine, and, one thing leading to another - no more time for med school.

More about the book

This book, with around 1,500 pages of reader-friendly text and about as many illustrations, is a summary of 40 years of working with vintage, collectors' and racing cars.