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Made me smile when I read 'delicate adjustments' and noticed the mallet on the floor!
Look like genuine factory tools to me .

Good to read that this issue is sorted!
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Love to know what some working dimensions are or more details on your efforts. I'm not above some percussive adjustments if it makes it so I can shut my doors with the seal in.

I'm worried about moving the door though as the main chamfer body line is perfect.

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bigmart/bostonbertone, Pete has said in this post that dimensions on these cars are tight, I also don't believe measuring my door gaps will help and would hate for you to use someone else's measurements on your own car, especially as I have new door skins and sills, I"m afraid its a "suck and see" job, as we say in UK, I do wish you good luck ,and if you need any other help this is the place. thanks chris
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bigmart/bostonbertone, Pete has said in this post that dimensions on these cars are tight, I also don't believe measuring my door gaps will help and would hate for you to use someone else's measurements on your own car, especially as I have new door skins and sills, I"m afraid its a "suck and see" job, as we say in UK, I do wish you good luck ,and if you need any other help this is the place. thanks chris
What about a measurement from a half dozen cars to see if there is a large +/- difference ??? From one specific point of course.

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Fair enough. I expect at least a year of ironing out details like this but for the moment have bigger issues to address. Hopefully I can get that sill down lower. Come to think of it I didn't install screws under the seal (just on the inside sill) so perhaps i can pull it down tighter.

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bigmart/bostonbertone, Pete has said in this post that dimensions on these cars are tight, I also don't believe measuring my door gaps will help and would hate for you to use someone else's measurements on your own car, especially as I have new door skins and sills, I"m afraid its a "suck and see" job, as we say in UK, I do wish you good luck ,and if you need any other help this is the place. thanks chris
Hi Chris

Im in the UK so sucking it and seeing is fine for me

Ive just put a complete new front chassis/inner wings/front x-member/front panel on mine. Im moving onto complete new sills/floorpans/ A & B panel lowers next.

My car will be like 'Triggers broom' when its done!!

I have taken my own measurements. I was just curious to see if they varied from car to car. Mine varied 5mm from right side to left side!

really nice work btw
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sorry not been on for a while, to many jobs going on. I'm looking at the bonnet/hood prop and wondered if any one has taken one of these apart, my one does not stay put, and will bang you on the head!
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Hi Chris,

the one on my car was brpken so has been replaced with a homade d, but I seem to remember that the same unit was used on a sunbeam rapier. might be wrong , but worth a look
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They were known for failing even when relatively new. Alfa issued a tech document explaining how to fit the later sprung arm on the LH side of the bonnet. Worth refitting as a sign that yours is an early car, but I'd add the later support.

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thanks Ian and Alex, I would like to keep it on the car adding a prop/support maybe the answer, I did wonder if anyone has taken one apart, I wont pull it apart if it breaks the plastic or anything inside. thanks chris
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just posting latest pics, I'm hoping to drive this car before I'm too old!!
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She looks great, love the color.

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yes I was very pleased to find out it was that colour originally. thanks
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I have a new problem ,my car has the early grey dash ( right hand drive), I need to find the section that is under the left hand part of the dash , it is part of the dash but can separate from the front ,it is below the glove box. I know I looking for a rare part but you never know. thanks Chris
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I have a new problem ,my car has the early grey dash ( right hand drive), I need to find the section that is under the left hand part of the dash , it is part of the dash but can separate from the front ,it is below the glove box. I know I looking for a rare part but you never know. thanks Chris
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