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Thanks guys, its coming along nicely. Currently cleaning up the carello rear licence plate lights. I was going to use some off a spare GT Veloce bumper of similar vintage but they are slightly different. I might take some pics to demonstrate. I've misplaces my NOS C pillar badges too, boy I hope they turn up as the repros just aren't as nice.

Christmas is getting in the way but I should have all the external trim on in the next couple of days. Then its time to vinyl paint my headliner, lay some dynamat and get the interior in (just the old stuff for now). Although the engine bay is calling!

Robert I am sure you pricked many ears with the mention of a NOS grille! I have a spare broken one that I have thought of putting on the wall with family pics in the headlight rings. Somehow I don't think it will make it into the house...
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:08 PM
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Actually I think Gavin is right at least for the Australian market. I checked a few period ads/road tests and they have the crossover air filter and the bag is behind the battery. This might be a post 67 thing as the road test was for a 1968 Junior. I'll be putting mine on the RHS.
Just found this 1964 Wheels magazine road test of a Sprint GT and thought I would throw it up on my thread to show the washer bag on the LHS. Perhaps Aussie market only but definitely done from early on. Notice the rare hood prop too.
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Hey alfa2go (Derek).

I have had a few enquireies on the NOS grille already.
Looks great where it is for now.

Derek,no holidays for you.
I expect lots to read about the progress on your car when I come back on 16th Jan.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all

Robert
**** how did I miss this post from Robert, as I still am on the hunt for a long early grill for my project. I thought I had got onto one via Franjo, but I couldn't afford it, as he was only prepared to sell it as a restored item. His work is fabulous but my very slim budget couldn't stretch that far. So guys if any one has one, that could be available at a not too expensive price please don't forget me. I realise they are rarer than hens teeth hence I guess the sort of money they seem to command. My brother has a spare one but he won't sell it to me, grrr !! The only other alternative is to use my later grill/headlight rings set up as per '68 onwards design.

BTW Derek love how your Super is coming together, I was wondering why given all the work you are doing on your car that you are not installing a new headliner, afterall they really are not that expensive in comparison to everything else you have been doing on this restoration. I have my C pillar badges, somewhere (hope not lost) they are repros which I bought many years ago. They seemed fine to me, though I havn't seen them lately to really compare to originals.

You know you will have to at some stage restore the interior, but from experience I know how expensive this too is. Been there with mine.

Oh one last thing, can anyone give me the directions to the place in Byron Bay (cafe) re Alfa 105s/Giulias etc, it is just that I will be up that way between the 11 Feb and 18th. If anyone is around also in the area and wanted to catchup for a beer/coffee, alfa natter etc it might be possible.
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Dave, it is a financial thing not to do the interior completely right now. My headliner is good except for a 1cm tear towards the back that wont be very noticable once it is redyed. It is stained around the edges but other than that will be more than sufficient for a while. I do have plans for a complete retrim but that can come later. It might still be this year but not til the end.

Ben M (italiansedanman) is the one with the restaurants in Byron. St Elmo Dining is a great bar/restaurant with awesome booze and tapas and the huge Caribinieri Giulia parking lot image on the wall behind the bar, and Targa is his Italian restaurant with an stylish italian car theme. I had a great breakfast and coffee there. Google them as the both have websites. Unfortunately I think you will miss him as he will be in Melbourne then.
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Well, I've been away and look at the fun I've missed out on!

Great work Derek, the super is looking well - SUPER DUPER! Are you using the dynamat as well as any other floor media or on its own ?

Those funky style hood props must have had a design flaw or where just too expensive to make as they were (from what I have investigated) only on early GT's. I know of two NOS ones if you need.

And David, those one piece super grills are commanding a lot of bannanas - even in an unrestored state - recently saw one for 700eu +
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Believe me Derek, I really understand re the costs. I only asked re the headliner as I bought mine from Classic Alfa (a few years back) and from memory it was only about $100-150. I might be wrong re this and they may have gone up in price. Anyway I am sure painting yours should be ok, I have seen this done before and it came up well.

Thanks for the advice re Byron, will do my best to check them out. Should be fun up that way. Not to worry re Italiansedanman being away, these things happen. It was worth asking.

Ah yep Pancho, regrettably I know what you mean. The one I had offered to me by Franjo was actually for a really good price (250 euro unrestored) but to have it restored was going to end up around the $1000 mark and I simply couldn't afford that, irrespective of how great his work is. As I said he felt he could afford to sell it un-restored.

He has offered to keep an eye out for another one for me, so who knows perhaps sometime I might find one. At least I do have my original '69 grill setup and I can restore this to make it look ok. It is just that given I am restoring my Super and making it look like an early one, complete with early 1600 engine, seats, doors, instruments etc, the early grill would complete the look.

Oh well will just be patient.
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Are you using the dynamat as well as any other floor media or on its own ?
I'll use use dynamat with some sort of underlay on it I guess. Just gotta work out how many sq. ft. I need as dynamite is pretty expensive if you need lots of it.

Dave, gotta say that vinyl dye is potent stuff! Lucky I can hold my breath for a while as it'll knock you out pretty quick in a confined space. I need to give it one more coat and it should look pretty good. Then on go the fuzzy door seals, dynamat, carpet, etc.

Spent this arvie talking Fiats with a guy in my area. I've managed to get him to part with his first car that he bought in 1988. Need a bit of love but very little rust and all the original bits in great condition. Unfortunately not coming to my place but I have convinced my brother to add a 124AC coupe to his garage as well! Boy if I had the room I wouldnt have told him about and and added it to my stable!
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Hey Derek

I have a 124 AC sitting at the back of the shop here.
I had one as my first car.
So unreliable and breakable,but did love the lines n curves,so I bought another one.
Just got the 2 Litre Berlina going,took it to the farm to let my 2 boys wear out the clutch.
Was the first time my 2 boys,14 + 15 ever drove a car,and a manual .
So much abuse as you can imagine,but lasted,and im going to get it back on the road with club plates.
So many projects,and not enough time,but the Berlina made my day.

I am enjoying your restoration Derek.
But then someone has to mention other cars,like the Fiat 124 AC
One car at a time Derek,or you will end up with over a dozen projects like me.
Keep the pics comming,and the enthusiasm.

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Heh heh guys, thanks for the memories. Yes spraying in a confined space, eeks no fun at all. Hey Derek you do know you should be wearing a mask, and a good one at that. Hope it comes out really well.

I am not surprised re your reaction to the AC, well done on convincing your brother, I hope he enjoys the experience. My AC which I still have was my second car, the first being a 124 sedan, which I tidied up and sold. I had always wanted an AC afterall.

Gee Robert, all I can say is that my AC was virtually unbreakable apart from a few minor things, which I sorted out during its first major restoration. Mine was incredibly reliable, and on par with my GTV. As for my 2L Berlina, well lets just say it did have a few problems, even if I loved it hugely.

Glad to see you have got one of your Berlina's going again. And I too know about having too many projects on the go at once. I suspect it is life time habit for many of us .
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Heh heh guys, thanks for the memories. Yes spraying in a confined space, eeks no fun at all. Hey Derek you do know you should be wearing a mask, and a good one at that. Hope it comes out really well.
Yep Mask and googles. Still only sprayed for a minute at a time and got out to take a clean breath.
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Hey super 1600.

Getting a bit off topic here,but Derek is cool.

Fiat 124 AC = 3 broken axles while taking off too fast.
Rust
chassis rail bent + rust.
jumped out of reverse.
Etc etc etc

Anyway,back to the subject of Giulia Supers.
Grille needed a change of place,so its in my office now.
Can look at it while on the computer.
Needs another polish,so will take it home again soon and polish it while watching TV.

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Hey Rob, all I can say in reply to your off-topic conversation re ACs is (a) either I have been very lucky or alternatively (b) you were very unlucky.

My brother's AC before he took it finally off the road had done over 300,000miles without many major problems (one engine rebuild) and some repairs to the front cross member and the firewall, where the clutch cable passes through. Oh and a tidy up of the interior and at least one re-paint. Sure it had rust, so did mine but both of our cases the rust was relatively minor. But then again he used to take his car where only 4WDs normally go, goat tracks on the west coast of Tas etc on kayaking trips and to the mountains on ski trips. That car was virtually indestructible.

Derek sent me some pics of the AC (x2) that his brother is getting, should be a really good project.

But back to Supers, **** it all Rob, that grill is pure Alfa porn , after its next polish it will look so , my Raybans probably wouldn't be enough to cut out the glare.
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mmm nice grille! Set up for a Ti Super.

ACs definitely can rust well. We passed on this third one thrown in for free as it seemed like a little too much work to bring it back to show condition
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Surely that would buff out

Could be good for spares, given how unobtainium they are. The rear bumper looks good, all glass, ditto I would assume perhaps the ultra rare grill and/or front bumper, some interior trims etc. You never know with these sorts of things.
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Free is always a good excuse Derek, even if it's for trim bits and pieces that can be restored. Garage space to store the 'free' item is another issue entirely.
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