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Inner fender / engine bay "wall" restoration or replacement

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I'm looking at all possibilities of what I need to do with my inner engine bay RHS "wall". One of those is to buy new (reproduction part). There's only one shop apparently that lists such a part. They are Zucca Ricambi.

http://www.zuccaricambi.com/-Lamiera...ia_GT-GTA.html

Apart from the fact that it is strange that no other major shop lists such a part, they have no prices and they don't answer emails! Has anyone dealt with them?
I hope I won't have to call them on the phone as there might be misunderstandings as opposed to a point and click order.


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I have never dealt with them, but I did need to source inner wings and lower skirts from a few sources. They were all OE parts, not reproduction. Feel free to check out my rebuild posts.

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/sho...d.php?t=382921

I don’t know of any that did reproduction inner wings/skirts - so this is news to me.

I bought mine from these guys in Germany. Could give them a shot.

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I'm looking at all possibilities of what I need to do with my inner engine bay RHS "wall". One of those is to buy new (reproduction part). There's only one shop apparently that lists such a part. They are Zucca Ricambi.

Lamierati Giulia GT/GTA - Zucca Ricambi

Apart from the fact that it is strange that no other major shop lists such a part, they have no prices and they don't answer emails! Has anyone dealt with them?
I hope I won't have to call them on the phone as there might be misunderstandings as opposed to a point and click order.


Thanks
There was another thread on this topic recently. Was that you?

In any case there are at least 2 versions of those panels. Early and late. So you want to get correct one. You do not say which year and model you are fixing.

If you a nervous about dealing direct just ask your supplier of choice to get it for you. Lead them to what you found.

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They also differ LHD to RHD where lower parts mate with firewall bulkhead, as I found out. Not hard to adapt .... but best to be sure.

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My RHD passenger side inner/upper wing wasn’t available anywhere so it had a section cut from a scrapped car. Might be the way to go if you only need certain parts.

Otherwise it’s out with the metal forming tools 🤓

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Yes it was me in the engine bay pic thread.
My car is a 1973 GT 1.6 Junior with the "smooth" RHS inner wing wall with no indentations (I've seen at least three types, I believe mine stayed the same from 1970 to the end of the model run in '76). I'll check out that Rettberg shop, lots of stuff there!

There are no scrapped cars where I am, not for a few years now, apparently everything gets rebuilt no matter how bad! Forming a new one is my last resort though the damaged section is very difficult to form
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I dont think Rettberg always shows all he has, so worth contacting him to ask.

I used a lower inner wing from a saloon, which was about 80% the same, just needed to remake the front area where it met the lower front panel/valance.

My car is a '72 GT 1600 junior and is correct for the year/model - so take a look at how mine looks

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My car is the same as yours (just LHD), engine bay walls look the same both sides. I was aware of your thread but I'll have a closer look now.. thanks
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Yes it was me in the engine bay pic thread.
My car is a 1973 GT 1.6 Junior with the "smooth" RHS inner wing wall with no indentations (I've seen at least three types, I believe mine stayed the same from 1970 to the end of the model run in '76). I'll check out that Rettberg shop, lots of stuff there!

There are no scrapped cars where I am, not for a few years now, apparently everything gets rebuilt no matter how bad! Forming a new one is my last resort though the damaged section is very difficult to form
Pretty sure I have what you need, it’s original (Alfa)
Found it when I was collecting bits for my Duetto restoration
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This is the original Alfa part number that was on the panel
The gent I bought it from (Orange NSW, back of bush Aust.) had them blasted and put into black epoxy
From memory, his father had bought them decades before in Sydney

So.. Milan, Sydney, Orange, Brisbane.... Greece
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Hammer and dolly could fix that. Just takes time.

BTW there are youtube videos of utterly amazing car repairs.

What they do is remove the damaged panel, hammer and dolly with easy access to both sides, and then reweld it back in.

Remember if you stuff it up, you are back to looking for a replacement ... so nothing to lose
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Hammer and dolly could fix that. Just takes time.

BTW there are youtube videos of utterly amazing car repairs.

What they do is remove the damaged panel, hammer and dolly with easy access to both sides, and then reweld it back in.

Remember if you stuff it up, you are back to looking for a replacement ... so nothing to lose
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Pete. I was thinking the same thing. Remove fix replace. Only problem is he has nothing to compare to dimensionally.

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