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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-17-2019, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Canadian 73 GTV Resto

Hi all I am in London Ontario Canada and am in the process of restoring my 73 GTV , the car was purchased about 7 years ago and stripped down for a complete restoration .... then life happened (all positive) .... so without going into further details I am now able to dedicate the time needed to get back to the task at hand . I had been posting a few pics when I signed up to the Alfabb and have decided to start a new thread just for the resto , I will try and get pics up as soon as I can but still trying to figure out how to upload photos , the first couple of photos are as purchased , cheers ! Sean.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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And the project began .
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Started with making a simple rotisserie then on to the R/H rocker panel , "A" and "B" post bottom repairs
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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New outer rocker fitted after inner rocker and "A" and "B" post bottom repairs completed.
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Door reinstalled to check gap before permanent installation of outer rocker.
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Spent a couple of weekends modifying my rotisserie as I need to do some work around the rear bumper attach point and the trunk floor (witch the rotisserie was attached to) , made fixtures to attach to the rear suspension attach point and the engine mount points at the front , worked out well and very secure.
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Now on to the trunk floor , it is generally pretty solid except under the battery tray.
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Good work.

Glad your door still fits well ... I was too chicken to cut the guts out of my shell without reinforcing the shell first, but then I replaced floor, inner and outer chassis rails.

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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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The car is pretty much structurally sound "luckily" . A couple of photos of fitting the front fender repair panel.
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Finally able to get back to work on the Alfa , took a short detour to help my son get his 1977 Datsun ready for the summer , passenger side rear quarter work under way.
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-17-2019, 12:29 PM
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Your making great progress. Looking forward to seeing it all done.

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Apologies if you already know this, but door fitment is a nightmare on these Alfas. It is vital that the doors are trial fitted INCLUDING the (new) door seals before the rocker/sills are welded in, otherwise you will have a disaster assembly issue with the doors not closing properly.

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Hi Pete , I appreciate any advice , I luckily didn't have to disturb the inner or middle rocker on this side so the location of the door seal hasn't changed from original and I did re-install the door before welding the outer rocker panel in place . At that point I made sure the bottom door gap was perfect (well as perfect as I could get it) and later I will be doing metal work to the bottom of the door at which time I can fine tune the door gap all the way around with some grinding and welding. I will be doing a middle and outer rocker replacement on the drivers side at which point I would love all the advice I can get . Stay tuned !
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Thanks Frank , It's a labour of love and you have to love it as everyone I know thinks I'm nuts , hope to have it on the road next summer !
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Totally missed this thread on start-up...till now. Good luck with the build...though it looks like you've got a good handle on things.


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