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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-22-2009, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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First part of restoration

OK, here is my first part of restoration, the tail lights from my '58 Giulietta Sprint. Anyone have a line on the rubber boots over the wires/housing?
Two before shots in the trunk as found, two after shots after "touching up."
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after working on them

GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!! Can I just solder on the new wire to the lightbulb contact? One socket came out of the housing. Now I just need to fabricate the metal piece that matches the housing that goes on the inside of the trunk.
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Well, you have to start somewhere. As for the rubber, you may have to fabricate your own. When I re-did my Super, I had the same issue with one of my front turn signal units, ended up modifying one from a GTV.

Keep us posted on the rest of your progress.

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Wow, looks like you have your work cut-out for you... and a long way to go. Keep us posted.

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Restored Lucas taillight assemblies

Here are some photos for restored Lucas assemblies with correct Alfa Romeo period wiring, dust boots on a cadmium plated housing. I do have these available for sale. Also with re-chromed outer trim.

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Lionel,
I used the pictures you sent me earlier as a basis for my tail light "restoration." Can you supply just the rubber boots, or do you know where a source is at? Thanks for the inspiration.
I'll post a photo of my complete assmeblies, housings, trim, and lenses later today or tomorrow.
Thanks again Lionel! I am still planning on your wiring harness!

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You are not alone Tis quite a task you have undertaken, I tip my hat to you, good luck, good work, and keep the photos coming!
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Dan,

I like your approach -- start at the very rear and work your way forward. We're all waiting for the day when you attach the headlight rings!

Let me know if there's a time when you need some help. I've had my spider for over twenty years so I might have some background that's useful. Am I right that it's about two hours from Atlanta to your neck of the woods?

Also, there might be some interest in the local club for attending Petit LeMans this year. It was great to watch the Pugs and Audis mix it up last week. We'll see what folks think.

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Mike, I was at Hartsfield-Jackson last week. What a crazy place! We are 2-2.5 hours from the airport, and roughly the same to Road Atlanta. I would love to meet up with some fellow Alfisti at the race. I haven't been since 2002, but just found a 2006 Superticket, new and unused in my nightstand (long story). Please let me know about any more plans, I still have your number and your wheels!
Thanks a bunch, look forward to meeting up.

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Regarding correct SVC wiring, isn't it originally all cloth black with painted ends? I looked at Laurences original harness and that's how it was.

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Regarding correct SVC wiring, isn't it originally all cloth black with painted ends? I looked at Laurences original harness and that's how it was.
For the most part, all 750 series vehicles furnished with the six fuse block had all cloth as you described. I have seen 1st series Sprint with vinyl wire harness as well. In fact, I own a 1st series '58 Sprint that have the original vinyl harness still in the car. Most likely, you will not get a replacement harness as you described from anyone who make these unless it is a special request. Specially, with all the different Sprint harness variations.
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Dan,
How did you get those so clean? I have a 65 SS that I'm starting on. Did you use a shell casings polisher on them? They look great, and it gives me a good idea on where to start....
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Steve,
I used a brass brush on a cheap-o rotary tool to clean the gunk off, then sprayed 3 coats of aluminum paint on them. Presto! Good enough for me! Please PM about living in GA.

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