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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2016, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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GT Rear Inner Fender Double Skin Repair

For my 1966 Sprint GT Veloce project, I purchased the following repair panel:

ST028 Inner Right Double Skin Repair Section (Behind no.4 section)

I then noticed what's left of the piece on the car is different (reference photo).

Question:
-Does anyone sell the correct repair panel for my car? Based on photos from BB'er "Sketchl" appears to be pretty basic. I could make one myself....

OR....
-Is there a general consensus that the revised panel ST028, which is larger and more robust, is the preferred repair panel for GT's?
-Would a show car get docked points for using this incorrect panel?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-26-2016, 12:03 PM
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Sully,
The piece you have purchased looks like the section between the spare wheel well in the boot/trunk and the rear guard at the very bottom. Classic Alfa's reference in their description 'fits behind the no.4 repair section' and their photo of that no.4 repair panel gives the clue - ST028 definitely belongs behind and below the rear wheel.

I haven't seen a different style of inner skin than that, tho some cars had water drains built into the bottom lip, while some didn't, but I can't quite tell what your photo shows. Looks like it is perhaps above the rear wheel?
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Hi, The piece you have purchased is the panel that goes between the outside of the spare wheel well and the inside of the rear fender under the trunk floor and spot welds to the underside of the trunk floor at the top and spot welds to the inner lip of the fender at the bottom and to the fender well seam at its front. It creates a cavity that is very good for collecting dirt and moisture and growing rust.

It is also the only type I have seen and would provide more strength than what you show if in fact what you show is located in the same place as I described above. Other than to collect dirt that plate is there to transfer trunk load to the lower chassis and interestingly Alfa did not do something similar on the other side.

It could be that early GT chassis had your version and this stronger, longer version was an update. The 1967 GT, GTC, GTA parts book is silent on that part as far as I can see, so some one with such an early GT chassis as yours may chime in.

As to whether a concourse judge would catch such change, I would doubt it, Most will not know the cars that well, nor will they want to get grass stains on their white pants crawling to look, IMHO.

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Thanks for the responses. Yes, the panel is the support brace for the trunk between the spare tire well and right rear fender. It's interesting to learn about the minor variations between models and build dates. My car (build date May 1966) seems to share more details with the 1965 models.

Now to decide- Install the superior panel or fabricate an inferior panel in the interests of originality??
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interesting thread,
I've a very early chassis no sprint gt that is very original and it doesn't have this panel at all.
it must have been an add on due to weakness in this area


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interesting thread,
I've a very early chassis no sprint gt that is very original and it doesn't have this panel at all.
it must have been an add on due to weakness in this area


cheers ian
So maybe there was a transition from nothing to the "square" piece with big hole , to the longer piece that is found on all late GTV's, GTj's.

We need input with chassis numbers to figure this out.

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1964 Sprint GT, B-Sedan in 70's
1970 Giulia Super (CDN Spec)
1976 1600 GTj (Italian Spec)
1966 Harley Sprint (Aermacchi) 250
2000 Catalina 320, Hull #765 Northern Dream
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