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1967 Alfa Romeo GTV Giulia Metal work and paint restoration

We at The Metal Surgeon are currently restoring this wonderful GTV.The owners uncle bought the car from new and had the dealership paint the car in the current red we see,the original colour is Navy blue,of which it will originate back to.
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Prior to dis-assembly ....
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Subscribed! Looks like a nice car as a foundation.

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Subscribed! Looks like a nice car as a foundation.
thanks for subscribing, it is a nice complete car,but we always expect a few things to lay lurking under the paint......
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dis-assembly begins,100's of photos along the way,even the headliner for info/detail to go along side with original headliner pattern for the interior guys.
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continued,ultra careful to keep the original headliner in tact.
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off to blasters with instructions attached.Plastic for sheetmetal and media for structural.
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That sound deadening material on the underside of the hood and trunk lid - shown in the picture below, looks a little like a corkboard. When I restored my '66 about 10 years ago, I too left it intact (I see your "do not blast" sign on it), wanting to maintain that original look.

A few years after the restoration and 50 years after the car was built, the stuff began to dry out and lose adhesion. Every time I closed the deck lid (usually with a good slam because of its new gasket) another chunk would come off. Heat from the engine caused it to come off the hood. Eventually I scraped off the remainder, and replaced it with textured undercoat (which doesn't look original, but does stay on).

So give some thought as to whether you want to keep that old sound deadening. I would view it like keeping the old weatherstripping; yes, it's factory original, but it may not still be functional.


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That sound deadening material on the underside of the hood and trunk lid - shown in the picture below, looks a little like a corkboard.
Great thread themetalsurgeon. Subscribed!

I would also be interested in hearing about this material and a possible replacement. I've removed it from my car too and was wondering if its possible to find a product that would look similar to the original.
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.....and back from plastic and media blasting....

Jay ,thanks for the note.Everything seemed glued very well and nothing disturbed,but i will give another once over to be sure.
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Great photos and more importantly a great place to have your "metal-works" redone and restored - especially if you're in the mountain region of the US. This is actually my car and I hand-picked The Metal Surgeon to do this work - I wanted it done right so that the car can enjoy another 50 years of life - all in my family. This was originally my dad's car from new. He sold it to my uncle after about two years of ownership - as my uncle was tired of listening to his older brother (my dad) rant about getting a "real Italian sports car". My uncle was a Porsche guy and as such, he told my dad that the only car he wanted was my dad's '67 GTV (I suspect he didn't think my dad would take him up on his offer). My dad had 13 different Alfa's - this one being the only one he ever bought new.

The good news is the story continues - the car will undergo a complete restoration of the body / paint, mechanical, electrical, interior, etc... All but the body and paint are being undertaken by my oldest son and I. My son is really my inspiration for this car - he is an absolute car fanatic and it's my sincerest desire to see the car in my family for another 50 years. We're currently rebuilding the gearbox and other than something wrong with the 1st gear portion of the rebuild (it won't spin freely after reassembly for some reason), we're really enjoying getting our hands dirty and learning something new every day. It's quite rewarding and enjoyable to intimately learn so much about the car.

All for now...

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Oh, and I feel completely honored to be a part of this great BB community - especially being in the Denver, Colorado area where I know a number of the BB members reside. I'm especially fortunate to know Karen MacGowan - who my dad did business with for at least 30 years and who I now count on for advice and her infinite knowledge about Alfas.

Lastly, I highly, highly recommend Jon at The Metal Surgeons (he's the owner). His craftsmanship is second to none, he's fair in his business dealings and most importantly, he does what he says he's going to do - when he says he's going to do it, he always keeps you informed on the progress and is a pleasure to talk with. Use him - you won't regret it.

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A nice project! Should be quite the looker when done!

Make sure to keep us informed as to the cost of this project as it goes along. Most here have no idea what real quality work costs and this would be quite a nic e service to the BB !

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I can do that - keep track of costs that is. Going in, I guessed that it would be $20k - so, I doubled it for a budget of $40k (for the complete restoration). This assumed that metalwork, body prep and paint were all contracted out with all other restoration work done by my son and I (so, only the additional cost of the necessary parts). Time will tell - however, I'm quite confident that I haven't underestimated the costs!

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