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03-28-2019 06:21 AM
Andrew That one is long sold. I have another, but no hub. If you're interested send me a PM.
Andrew
03-27-2019 10:41 PM
jifremantle I havent read the whole thread so please forgive me it I am covering old ground. Im keen in the Nardi wheel for my GTV if you are interested in selling
03-27-2019 08:00 PM
Andrew Jose at Alameda Auto Upholstery on Eagle, just off Park. Used to be Hank's Trim, years ago.
Andrew
03-27-2019 07:31 PM
horsewidower I may have to give your guy a try. I'm looking for a new guy given the slaughter that occured on my GTV6 seats.
03-27-2019 07:26 PM
Andrew Thank you. And my family's from Belgium (Messancy area)!
Andrew
03-26-2019 01:29 PM
Alforno Andrew lovely car but beyond that your enthusiasm is infectious, your work rate scary, and your subliminal message: “drive them!” is landing and motivating for those of us making our way to rubber on the road (me) Many thanks for sharing!
03-25-2019 11:14 AM
Andrew Pretty stinkin' happy. I have a low-rent guy in Oakland for stuff I don't care too much about; you know, VWs and American cars. But Giulia Super and GTV seats of this era are really sculpted and take some work to get the material to fit the shape. Alameda did well. All in, material and labor roughly $1200, 3/4 of which was labor. That's about what I paid to have my Super's seats done form scratch a couple years ago (Bay Area labor rates). My low-rent guy would do it for half that, but I'd be half as happy.

Andrew
03-25-2019 10:20 AM
f4driver they sure look good
03-25-2019 06:02 AM
Andrew I pulled the seats out two weeks ago for reupholstering. They'd been done a long time ago in original style but the vinyl was cracking all over and the driver's seat was sagged out. Bought kits from Classic Alfa, gave them to Alameda Auto Upholstery. Got them back Friday, nice job. Two springs in driver's seat were broken, they replaced those and added some foam. It's super-dense and I may ask them to back off a bit on firmness. But 95% happy, which beats my satisfaction rate on most upholstery jobs.

Andrew
02-10-2019 07:47 AM
tdskip Andrew - may I be the first to add WAY late congratulations on the new find! Geez, I step away from the forum to focus on some air cooled stuff for a year and you guys go and do all sorts of interesting things...
02-08-2019 10:07 AM
PSk Yep just the last twist in his fabulous design, with no real purpose. So Italian 🙂
Pete
02-08-2019 05:54 AM
Andrew This car lacks the rubber seal there, as do most of the others I've seen. First Alfa I ever knew was a white stepnose, had the seal. I'll get one, in time.
Andrew
02-08-2019 04:46 AM
Toli0815 Hi Paul,

as I wrote it's more of a design gag/joke with a somehow legendarized & vague engineering purpose/reason explanation.

I firmly do believe that Giugiaro intended to give the front styling this last "twist" in design that will make it recognizable amongst all others.

The funny thing is that certain design clues he used for the Giulia GT also appeared on his later designs. As a good example you may compare the headlight position of the Giulia GT to the one of the VW Golf Mk 1.

Cheers Thomas
02-08-2019 04:36 AM
GTV-074 Thomas,

It was my question.... go back a post....

I had thought of the air issue but there is a seal on the bonnet there that kind of seals it.

I also think the slit is too high to hit the radiator.

Cheers,

Paul.
02-08-2019 03:08 AM
Toli0815 Hi PSK (Pete)

Why the Step in the Step Front?: the letter-box slit was designed for letting more air into the engine bay....but then it transformed in a unique design feature. At least that's the "Oh So Official legend"

Was this the purpose of your question?

Thomas
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