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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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GTV restorer's guide/book?

Should you be familiar with the "Original Alfa Romeo Spider" book by Chris Rees - which covers the Spider from the 1300 Duetto to the '93 Spider - is there a version like this for the '65 to '74 GTV's?

The Spider book not only points out the differences in left and right hand drive Spiders, but also the changes made throughout the span of the 'concave' Alfa Spider run.

In all immodesty, one of my client's cars is featured in the book. I can't say that that this book is the final word on variations throughout the series of models, but it does offer a lot of vital information both in word and picture.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2012, 02:50 PM
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Not in that detail, but the book from Julien Lombard is providing lot's of info & pics

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Thanks, rafael, I'll check it out.

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I think restoration threads on the BB are far more in-depth than any book available, plus you can ask questions, can't really beat that!

It was various threads on this forum that pushed me to do all my own resto work

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GoldCloverLeaf, I agree with you completely when it comes to asking about most details, part sources, and how-to's. However, for a restorer, it is really good to see photos of cars, especially engine bays, that are completely original (or very close to it).

Another is the chronology of changes made to a model which is not readily available here. Spider book I referred to even points out very minor items that were changed either for model year to year or during mid year.

I'll add that I've ordered the Julien Lombard book and hopefully it will answer some of my questions.

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Biba, not sure if it helps but I have and use this book from Brooklands Books to study the procedures in my car. It is a tecnical step-by-step manual that helps doing most of the work needed on the alfa. Even internal engine work.
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