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I put a thin coat of satin black on the body. Careful, not to fill in the original crinkle paint texture.

The internal parts cleaned up easily with navel jelly.
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Fabricating the missing Chassis Bump Stop

I gave up trying to find a replacement for the missing bump stop on the right side of the chassis.

Here's the part: Made from a combination of 1.5" tubing, and flat sheet metal. Forming a cone wasn't easy.

I took dimensions off the part on the left side. As you can see, there wasn't any bump stop on the right side.
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I used a short length of all-thread to hold it in place. I don't know why those holes needed to be there, but on the left side they line up vertically and so I used them.
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Velocewhippet,

This version of the vent controls has a detent "click" and the end of the range - correct? The version I had in my 68 car did not have this feature and was significantly more flimsy...
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This version of the vent controls has a detent "click" and the end of the range - correct? The version I had in my 68 car did not have this feature and was significantly more flimsy...
Yes, the version that I'm using (the one that came out of a 66 Duetto) has a definite "click" at both ends of the controller travel.
I prefer that one over the later design.

However, after my initial writeup of the later design, I did go back and inspected my 67 controller again. It looks like it does have an isolation plate between the 2 levers that should keep the adjustment of one lever from effecting the position of the other lever. But because of flexing of the sheet metal, the isolation plate wasn't anchored properly. So, it ended up not isolating the 2 levers from each other. That said, there still isn't any feature in the later design that would provide any tactile feel when you adjust the levers to the end of their range. So, I still think the early design operates better.
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What an awesome story. Can't wait to see you finish your beautiful Duetto. Keep up the good work!

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So, I'm trying to get a correct Carpet set put together and I've read that the Hand Brake Boot was sewn onto the Carpet.

I've got 2 original Carpet sets and I can't see where the Boot was sewn onto it. Should I have the Boot sewn to the new Carpet?

These first 2 pictures are the underside of the original Carpets.
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Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the bump stop if you still have them? I’m about to try to fabricate a replacement for the missing right hand one on my Duetto and don’t quite trust the measurements I’ve taken from the left side.

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Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the bump stop if you still have them? Iím about to try to fabricate a replacement for the missing right hand one on my Duetto and donít quite trust the measurements Iíve taken from the left side.

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No problem.
This is the quick sketch I put together when I measured the one remaining bump stop I had.
I didn't include the dimension of the flange at the top, but it was probably about 5 inches in diameter.

Don't make the diameter of the cone any larger than 3.75 inches at the top. Otherwise the spring seat won't fit.

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Greatóthanks very much! Iíll let you know how it turns out.

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No problem.
This is the quick sketch I put together when I measured the one remaining bump stop I had.
I didn't include the dimension of the flange at the top, but it was probably about 5 inches in diameter.

Don't make the diameter of the cone any larger than 3.75 inches at the top. Otherwise the spring seat won't fit.

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Received this today from Alfa. Not a lot of information. I wonder if the Market destination is always the port of entry?
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By 1967 AR had established their corporate headquarters (USA) at Johnson Avenue, Newark, NJ hence all East Coast delivery was via the Port of Newark, NJ.
This was prior to moving to Englewood Cliffs, NJ in 1969.

Records of distribution to dealers, then to actual buyers would have been discarded long ago.

Here's a link to a great write up of a Duetto Love Story: https://www.slideshare.net/mausala58...nch-in-the-70s

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