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105 GTV 2000 Before and After

After 9 years of rolling restoration she is finally ready for many miles in her new configuration.

I have done many modifications to make her more comfortable, safer and reliable ride while keeping the essence of the 105 model. Took two of my 7 grandkids for a ride today and the look on their faces was so warming.

Some of the changes made are: A/C and battery in Boot, Relays on lights and starter motor, Electric aerial, Electric Radiator Fan, Later GTV side mirrors, Bonnet (Hood) and Boot (truck) release levers on RHS, Berlina centre console with Voltmeter/Clock and A/C outlets.
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Nice job, Tim!

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An inspiration. Thanks for sharing.


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Great colour change!

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Verrrrrrrrrry nice !!! Where did the seats come from??

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Great job, inside & out!

Looks spectacular...

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Congrats! That’s really sweet, and I must say the centre console works. The purist in me is arguing but it really does, love the way you’ve used that to incorporate the A/C vents.

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Thanks for the kind words guys. Regarding the seats they are the original ones restored using a high quality vinyl and using the same original stitch pattern.

The arms rests are the original ones, I just peeled off the old red leather and underneath were brand new looking ones.

I tried to keep any mods as Italian as possible hence using a Berlina centre console that used air vents from a Super Nouva, alfa clock and the fours switches are from 105s. Only the Volt meter is non Italian as I could not find one that matched the rest of them. I still have the original centre console so the next owner can change it if they wish.

Tried to use the A/C switches from a 116 GTV but it was too big and did not look right so I used the one supplied with the after market A/C system.

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That looks fantastic, can you show photo’s of the battery re location, I’m about to do the same thing and any tips or suggestions are most welcome
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But, ‘where’ did you get the seats from? Or rather, the seat covers. Thanks!

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But, ‘where’ did you get the seats from? Or rather, the seat covers. Thanks!
A few sources for seat covers....World Upholstery...Classic Alfa....Esposito Tapezzeria.


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love the interior and 2 tone door panels... so nice !

Does the a/c compressor bog down the engine or do modern compressors not consume much hp. Is it nice and cold ?
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Outstanding - enjoy!

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Thanks guys. Regarding the seats these were covered by a local auto trimmer in Perth so they were not bought covers. I did the door cards in two tone because I liked having the lighter colour interior to make it feel roomier but made the lower section in black as this area gets more scuff marks and black is better to hide these.

The A/C does not rob power that I really notice. It idles well when it is on with no extra revs required, lowers the revs a bit but my newly built engine with plenty of torque seems to handle it. Pretty happy that it does cool the car even without the windows tinted which can make a bit difference. I now do not worry about the weather when taking it out and the one in the passenger seat enjoys it as well!

The first task I did for the A/C conversion was to fit the battery in the boot, I did a thread on this "Battery in Boot then A/C" I made my own battery tray similar to that used in factory AC cars, put a fuse on it for protection and routed the cable down the transmission tunnel.
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Tim,
Nice job. Colors are great. And those seats!! I’m ready to jump through my iPad and sit in your car!!!
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