Mangusta front trunk - sheet metal

What is under the carpet in the front trunk (sheet metal)?

Does anybody has a picture (without the carpet)?

front trunk - but no sheet metal

 

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Steve

Bill Gaino sent me this picture - I'm missing the sheet metals (arrows). The first picture (yellow car) is my car under restoration. I have no sheet metals...

front trunk bill gaino

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Chris

The new forums make it easier to upload photos, with no prior editing required. Multiple photos can now be added to a single post. But the photos are not automatically embedded into your post as they were previously. Once the photos are uploaded two quick and simple extra steps are required to embed them. So I’ve performed a bit of editing to your posts. I clicked on the link under the attached photo which reads "insert into post body" ... which gives your 3 choices for the photo’s size and then inserts the picture where ever the cursor is flashing. Then, in the left hand column, under "settings", I checked the box which reads "collapse attachment box".

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Hi Chris, your car looks good!  My aluminum trunk panels were in bad shape, I'm re-using all solid sections but replacing the corroded areas.  Interestingly the steel stiffener on the bottom of the main trunk panel was fine, so was the spare tire bulge & reservoir cover.  The reservoir cover is the only complicated piece (note pounded relief for the speedometer cable, etc).  Hope these help...attempting to attach multiple images.

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Those spare tire bumps came in somewhere in the 9xx to 10xx cars from what I see in my picture collection.   I don't know if anyone has ever tried to put a spare in the front boot?????  There doesn't appear to be any tie down features in any that I have seen pic's of.  Do they even fit?   Rear wheel??? 

 

Steve

Chris,

Answer to your two arrows on the picture above (black car) where the heater tubes are visible in the middle of the trunk.

It would appear that the black car is an earlier car than yours.....it has the look of such by the fact that there are two pieces of metal blocking the air flow from going down this "tunnel" and into the car via the shifter gate hole!!!!

Your car has a different design at the point where the heater tubes exit this tunnel and turn downwards.  You don't need a cover here at this area as the newer design eliminates the need for it.

You will still need a small cover for the top section.  Without, as I mention, air will enter this point, and when you are driving with the windows down, air will blow up this tunnel, now heated by the heater tubes, and will warm your cabin....plus blow up the shifter if the boot has any cracks or gaps.   Look for evidence of prior holes to mount a simple cover with.....

Also, over by the pedal box, look for ways to cover points that would allow air to come up and into the cover for the pedal box area.  Around the speedo cable....brake lines.....  You will want to seal these areas off with some of that metal tape with the thick goop on it used on air conditioning pipes.... or similar. 

If you don't, hot air from the radiator can blow up these areas, into the foot box and back down on your feet!   Turns a Goose into an oven very quickly!!!!  "Roast driver's feet"........not good!  You may also find an air leak in the center of the steering shaft!    Mine was hollow!   I stuffed a small piece of foam in mine to stop from roasting my knee!  There was air coming out of my upper u-joint area!!!

I've posted pic's of my "closed cell foam" creations..... various thicknesses used, slots where things need to pass.... generally made the pieces a bit over sized so that friction holds them in place. 

Doing this cut down on heat coming into the cabin by about 90% or so.  You can't quite seal it off 100% because you need openings in the foam for your activator rods and such....BUT, you can cut down the airflow by doing this, or similar.

One note on the big yellow parking brake pulley at the front of the black car......  I had this on my car and always thought it was something added later..... I think the parts book says it was sourced from a Fiat 500 or so....... and I figured that mine broke....and someone carved this up out of fiber board or such plastic..... Nope! That's Italian original! 

Steve

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One note on the big yellow parking brake pulley at the front of the black car......  I had this on my car and always thought it was something added later..... I think the parts book says it was sourced from a Fiat 500 or so....... and I figured that mine broke....and someone carved this up out of fiber board or such plastic..... Nope! That's Italian original! 

Steve

That is my experience with many parts on the car. Each time I discover a shade tree fix which I'm certain was cobbled together on the side of the highway... Nope. OEM DeTo all original. Keeps me busy though.

 

mangusta posted:

Those spare tire bumps came in somewhere in the 9xx to 10xx cars from what I see in my picture collection.   I don't know if anyone has ever tried to put a spare in the front boot?????  There doesn't appear to be any tie down features in any that I have seen pic's of.  Do they even fit?   Rear wheel??? 

 

Steve

a spare in the front will be dangerous. it's more safe to install the spare in the back of the car.

Spare in the front- I am certain that configuration is possible (saw it pictured) but not certain what sort of modification is needed. Seems like a win for weight distribution, but I share GTS1972's safety concerns- specifically the concern would be that the spare gains some momentum and forces the hood open.

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