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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2018, 05:27 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know how the three parts of the GTV grille are held together? I just received a used grille and it came in three pieces. There is no indication of how these parts are held together; does not look like screws. Could it havebeen soldered together?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-16-2018, 06:48 AM
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hi if its a 72 to 74 gtv grill its 3 separate pieces and get screwed on the car into the plastic tabs

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OK, I have a 72 and took the old one off and it was one piece. I bought a new one and it came in one piece also. I see the holes but it does not look like there are any threads.

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Hello on my 74 gtv there is a center main grill with the alfa emblem on it, and 2 separate hour glass pieces that fit on the sides ,there should be square plastic tabs on the mounting points of the car that the grill gets screwed on, they look like license plate holders, u can pick those up at any auto parts store,if u go on centerline website they have nice pictures of the grills. ciao

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Sorry, I should have been more clear and send these pictures. I received the grille in three pieces (see photos). Somehow, they were bonded in some way when mfg. There are holes that line up but there are no threads in the holes for screws or small bolts. I tried JB Weld but that did not work. I am just trying to figure out how all three pieces stay fixed together.

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ok now i got you i totally misunderstood the question lol and i have no idea how to repair that sorry ciao

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Do some googling...seems like I saw some threads on this...

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From memory on my '73 GTV the fixings were a soft type of rivet that was pressed or squashed into place by the manufacturer to secure the 2 pieces together.

I'd suggest a soft aluminium rivet, (NOT a pop rivet, they are way too hard and you risk breaking off the tabs on the grille....), but a solid soft aluminium rivet with a countersunk head. You can cut them to a suitable length with a pair of side cutters and very gentle tapping on the cut end will deform the soft metal enough to hold them together. About 3.2mm in diameter with a +- 4mm countersunk head should do it. I've just finished a vintage single seater race car with a full aluminium body. We used lots of them to hold panels together and to add reinforcing patches to panel openings etc. Typical pre-war stuff. The rivets are really easy to work with.

If you can't source these rivets on your side of the pond, send me a PM, my local Rivco shop has them and they are quite cheap - I'll stick a few in an envelope for you

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Great, thanks everyone!

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