Introduction, GTV restoration and thank you!
Iíve been a visitor to this fantastic forum for a couple of years now and I think itís time I came out of the shadows and introduced myself.
First off, I would like to give a big THANKS for all the incredible information that has been posted. The inhabitants of this site and beautiful looking cars inspired me track down an Alfa of my own.
Taking the advice of many I sought the best condition car I could afford as rust and body repair would wind up costing more in the long run. Knowing I would not find a rust free GTV in the North East I searched the Internet for a California car and one was discovered in San Jose. Iíve now had the car for 2 years. During that time Iíve replace the wheels, tires and shocks.
Last month the car went in for a new paint job. I stripped it down and will be replacing/restoring the trim and interior. I removed the hideous sidelights and the dealer installed bump guard. Iíve never been a fan of the í72s bumpers either so I just acquired a set of 1969 front and rear bumpers.
I have a bunch of questions for you guys but I didnít feel it was right just to ask without an introduction.
Drop off at shipping company in CA.
New wheels and tires
Lowered springs and new shocks
Fred - Now: 1966 Giulia Super -1973 1600Z Zagato -1973 Giulia Super-1983 AlfaSud 1.5 - 1968 Fiat Dino Spider, 2012 Abarth. Then: 1971 Fiat 500L-1974 Fiat 500 Abarth replica-1972 GTV
Last edited by Alfiat; 03-23-2005 at 07:19 PM.