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post #12 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2018, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by evermore View Post
I am amazed you noticed this. Could it be that the car has after market wings? I am putting side by side pictures with a car that sold on BaT recently...
I was just about to do exactly what you have done.
Re noticing this ... unfortunately during my cars restoration process I've now become er, very aware of the little details of these shells. But I will admit that I put down my morning cup of tea and went for a trip to my shed to have a look at the front of my 1750GTV before posting <img src="http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />


I hate being bearer of bad news but our Alfista colleague needs to know so they can decide what to do about it, if anything. Note also the openings below the grill. I suspect she has had a significant hit in the front and the panel beater has used a considerable amount of filler during the fix and either was not an Alfa Romeo expert or did not have a car to compare against as the filling was done. Somewhere along the repair process the correct orientation of the side swage was lost.

But as we all know there is no need to despair as new front panels are available or heck some reshaping of the filler will make an improvement <img src="http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
Pete

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