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post #31 of 47 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 09:58 AM
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Its been two months. Any progress on the interior installation? Like to see what you've done to it.

'78 sports sedan, '91 164L - sold, '83 GTV6 -sold, '87 Milano Verde - sold, '91 spider -sold, '69 MGB GT, '95 Isuzu Trooper, '96 Jeep Cherokee
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I've received some PMs following this question. Glenn's probably not sure how to respond so I'll just add that I told Glenn a couple months ago to not worry about the interior if I'm to take the car. Following that, there's been remaining detailing and electrical sorting (so more delays), along with a Significant Other decree that I keep one Alfa only (as I've got three at present taking another becomes problematic), and so we're back to Glenn doing the remaining sorting and selling the car, reimbursing me for the investment. I truly hope that's soon, but in any event, when Glenn is done there's no doubt that this will be a very very nice car. If I don't take it I will have not come out even but I'll know I helped give birth to another beautiful Alfa. Kind of like a surrogate mother of sorts. in the grand scheme of things, that's worth something I suppose.
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To bring us up to date, I was finally able to make a few bucks, building an engine for a sweet Balocco, and was able to buy the fresh buffing compound and pads I needed.
First though, I have to bring these beautiful original seats back to life.
It is thick, quality leather { Corinthian !! ;-}]
Though there is no real wear, they are dry from 26 years stored in a garage in Dallas.
My plan is to rub them down with saddle soap, and get them real warm for a day or two, and repeat.
Then I should be able to take them to my local upholsterer to re-stitched.
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Thumbs up What a great looking GTV6

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Your shop does great work! LOVE this one.
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Dropped in to see the progress; great build going on from a great Alfisti. Thanks for the update and keep going. Your workmanship is the highest order.
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I agree with the previous comments....GREAT looking GTV6. Can't wait to see more updates!!

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Thank you for the encouragement my friends !

I saddle soaped the seats and put them in the sun for an afternoon, the leather came to life! Very soft and supple now. They are at the upholsterer to be reinforced and stitched. Then I can start the last phase of the restoration, the final buff and assembly.
I am looking forward to test driving this in a week or two, the 3.0 is sweet, Custom intake and exhaust sound great !

I was delayed for awhile, as 2 younger guys I had helping me, when I had to ask one of them to leave, came back that night and stole all my tools. Been very difficult replacing 30 years worth of tool accumulation. Everything from screwdrivers to wrenches to vise grips to sanders and spray gun. everything. I am buying just basics now, to continue work, as I will be closing the shop in the fall.
First, to finish this beautiful black GTV6, and a sweet Balocco I am building.
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Fine Corinthian Leather [said in my best Recardo Montalban voice]

Seats now re-stitched.
This beautiful car will ready to offer very soon.
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Wow, HMA! They look new!!

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It was worth the effort JP !
Careful cleaning, and treating the dry leather to a tried and true, for several centuries, saddle preservative and maintenance staple,,

So worth it, because there is almost NO wear, on all the original leather, front seats and rear.

I'll have to use a spare seat to test drive it. They are so perfect, they scare me.
I get paranoid, triple checking for screwdrivers in my pockets and grease on my jeans.

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Not too many GTV6s around with that brown style carpet. Very cool.

Seats look good too.
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New, old, refurbished, whatever...those seat bottoms are too wrinkly. Sorry folks. Cool car otherwise. Just callin it like I see it.

What's up with the stolen tools? Sounds like there's a suspect that my drunk self could track down. Just had to ask.

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Ya, well, the seats haven't been sat on yet.
Go have yours stitched tight, and restitch in a couple years years, when they tear.
So don't buy it, I dgaf.
I don't need your drunk *** to help me with the thieves either.

I'm gonna get banned again, I just know it.

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post #44 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-21-2016, 03:15 AM
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You sure. I could get right on it after vacation.

You don't need to be banned, but I'd say lighten up. This has been a strange tale.

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Any new news on this car?
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