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post #121 of 131 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 05:40 AM
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I think I'm with Pete on this one, but it depends on what you want. A "concours" car? Rip it all out and start over, spend lots of money and end up with something that is too expensive to drive hard and enjoy.

Want a driver? Make it work as it is today, drive the wheels off it, garage it when not in use and you'll get through many, many years without worrying about that fender. If it ever does rust again, you can always then spend the money to rectify it "properly".

As long as it is all metal, rust-free, sealed and not driven on wet&salty roads every day, it is going to be fine.
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Totally agree with some of suggestions that some of the body work could have been done a bit better.

Easy for me to say after I spent 3-4 painstaking years going through the same process. Often it was a similar decision around whether I should spend the time/money/effort to redo certain panels - in the end I took the principle of 'I've gone to through all the effort so I might as well do it properly'.

All cars require a bit of bondo to shape and create all the correct lines, but your car will require more than a little bit of bondo.

Having said all that, this is your car and if you're happy with it then that is what really counts. If you are looking to sell the car in the future, I would think that this might be an issue for a potential buyer especially looking back to this thread.

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post #123 of 131 (permalink) Old 03-09-2017, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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if you're happy with it then that is what really counts. If you are looking to sell the car in the future...
I do hope that I will never need to sell this car.

I'm showing the car to a very reputable body and paint shop tomorrow and will hear what they have to say about the amounts of filler needed when they see the actual car in front of them. I would prefer to finish the car and start enjoying it with my Dad before its too late... but, we would also like to do it right.
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You've done really well mate, especially when you consider you started last year.

I can totally understand the desire to get the car done so you and the old man can enjoy it. Good luck, I'm sure she will turn out beautiful...can't wait to watch it progress
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James , if you are showing the car to a quality body paint shop, they should be straight with you on what route to take. I'm guessing your story has been repeated out there more than a few times. My 66 is almost ready for primer paint, but its been a LONG 1 year road of very skillful work being applied to it. I have virtually visited the shop once per week every week to stay on top of every detail. You want a car that you will be driving long term , hopefully the NEW CREW will do the job you want!
I'm guessing it will look good in the South African sun later this year, Good Luck.
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Wheels after final coat of paint with Opalescent silver.

Thinking of giving it a more matt finish with Krylon dull aluminium though...
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Looks like you will need to go down to the inner sills and build out.
Thanke your time and get as original as possible pieces, they re out there.
Stay away from the flat repo rockers sold, makes the car look funny.
The widest part of the car is the curved rocker and door so you must
match those lines.

I have the factory 1313 pARTS BOOK OIF YOU EVER NEED ANY NUMBERS
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Hi VeloceRosso,

Great thread and great work on your GTV. I just bought GTV last week so I'm super excited. I'm missing a gas tank drain plug. I was wondering if you know what the size is the plug?

Good luck!

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The 1313 alfa GTV parts book shows the tank plug but gives no
description of siz/thread. However there is a part number of
105.00.32.135.01
Perhaps some supplier out there has a crossover?
Or find a junk tank and take the plug out.
Sorry I do not have any more information.
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Thank you for the info, Austin. I think the size is M16x1.5. I just ordered a plug. I let you know if it fits.
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looks great
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