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Yes Alfaholics have the handles and buttons, but they sell them with keyholes in both buttons! original was keyhole in just the driverside!? if im right?
You need a key in both buttons. Original GTA's only had a key in the drivers door button, but how they locked the opposite door I don't know.
I bought Classic Alfa's kit, with only one button with a key hole.

After scratching my head for several weeks to see if I could fabricate something to make the lock work on the non-drivers door, I gave up, and bought another full kit, then sold the buttons with no key facility. Painful way to go, but turned out alright in the end.

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Also bought a grill!
Im absolutely not an expert but can it be a stock GTA grill?[/QUOTE]

No, that's a Giulia saloon grille, and it's way too thick (deep), It can be made into a GTA grille by slitting all the way around it's width to make it about just over half that thickness.

I did exactly the same thing, with exactly the same grille, after carefully marking around it.

Did it with a cutting wheel in the Dremel, turned out very good, and about half the price of a repro, monkey metal lightweight GTA grilles available now.

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Giulia Super grilles cannot be turned into perfectly fitting GTA replica grilles. I have a couple of real ones, NOS, not cheap ..........


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You need a key in both buttons. Original GTA's only had a key in the drivers door button, but how they locked the opposite door I don't know.
I bought Classic Alfa's kit, with only one button with a key hole.

After scratching my head for several weeks to see if I could fabricate something to make the lock work on the non-drivers door, I gave up, and bought another full kit, then sold the buttons with no key facility. Painful way to go, but turned out alright in the end.

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You should be able to fix that with the Giulia saloon rear door mechanism.
You lock and the door from the inside by moving the opener forward.
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Giulia Super grilles cannot be turned into perfectly fitting GTA replica grilles. I have a couple of real ones, NOS, not cheap ..........
That's exactly why I went down that route Alex !

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The gap is only noticeable if you realllllly know what you're looking at. By and large it makes no difference at all, but these details can become important. Sorry for the slight thread hijack.


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Also bought a grill!
Im absolutely not an expert but can it be a stock GTA grill?
No, that's a Giulia saloon grille, and it's way too thick (deep), It can be made into a GTA grille by slitting all the way around it's width to make it about just over half that thickness.

I did exactly the same thing, with exactly the same grille, after carefully marking around it.

Did it with a cutting wheel in the Dremel, turned out very good, and about half the price of a repro, monkey metal lightweight GTA grilles available now.[/QUOTE]

How thin are they supposed to be? I thought the giulia sedan grilles had a different cut in the bottom, and that they have like slots on the sides and was about double height then this one?



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The gap is only noticeable if you realllllly know what you're looking at. By and large it makes no difference at all, but these details can become important. Sorry for the slight thread hijack.
Do you have any pic showing the difference between a modified Giulia saloon and GTA grille?

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Re seat belts. As far as I'm told fixing points for seatbelts didn't come until around 1967/8. But it might not be correctly.
My ex Spider 1750 S2 1970 had fixing point standard. It had no belt when I bought it in 2005. I bought a set from one of the British classic Alfa parts shops - the box was marked Austin Allegro - my body shook (I was once an Austin etc dealer).
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Re seat belts. As far as I'm told fixing points for seatbelts didn't come until around 1967/8. But it might not be correctly.
My ex Spider 1750 S2 1970 had fixing point standard. It had no belt when I bought it in 2005. I bought a set from one of the British classic Alfa parts shops - the box was marked Austin Allegro - my body shook (I was once an Austin etc dealer).
Weird, my '63 Giulia Ti Super Rep started life as a CKC South African 1600 Ti from new, and has original seat belt mountings.......

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Maybe it variates according to marked. My Spider was build and first sold in Italy in September 1970.
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