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02-24-2019 01:19 AM
franjo mokina To expensive production for me,sorry.
02-23-2019 03:52 PM
xitsurf Franjo- have you had any more luck with making of your grille pieces yet?
Damien
09-02-2018 04:06 PM
xitsurf Here is the Stainless option from Alfaholics.
Must admit it does look a lot better than the non- chrome Alloy.
08-26-2018 09:09 PM
exhausted Can they chrome plate the aluminium grille parts?
08-26-2018 04:53 PM
xitsurf Thanks for being honest.
So classic alfa sent me some pictures.
Theirs is alloy - no chrome so not exact copy, Not as shiny price $1300 USD
Alfaholics stainless ( yet to get pictures).
any opinions on stainless or alloy?
08-26-2018 02:36 PM
franjo mokina Sorry but after chrome stripping,sanding and sandblast it will be bad
08-26-2018 02:32 PM
xitsurf Still Looking...
I have obtained a small right piece at a fair price ( $100 AUD) in good polishable condition with very small pitting.
So still looking for other pieces.
There must be someone out there with one piece they want to get rid of ( 3 needed now).
Even if i can get the left piece i may have to go repo for the centre two.
08-12-2018 06:42 AM
exhausted Franjo they look Ok to me, if there is a little variation in the size I don't see a problem.
Tim
08-12-2018 12:58 AM
franjo mokina
Gt 1600 grille- 105

Rotten pot metal is a nightmare to rechrome,copper usually get bubbles due to low electric conduction.My test with silicone mold not good-it expand at high temp. so repo is also larger
08-12-2018 12:45 AM
xitsurf
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Originally Posted by exhausted View Post
Those lattice grilles are zinc die cast and then chromed, I understand that they are difficult to re-chrome, .....
So going on that ( regarding the Lattice grilles), if i found a old one in poor condition it may be hard to rechrome anyway
So if purchasing a new one would you get the alloy version or stainless ( i have never seen either in the flesh), has anyone?
cheers
08-09-2018 10:44 PM
xitsurf Al
my appologies, i must have missed your message.
i presume it was emailed ?, will go back and find it.
regards...
found them- just sent you a email.
08-09-2018 07:37 PM
Bavman25 I have an original center grill...but sent you photos of a front bumper a few weeks ago and never heard back....so maybe a deposit for photo's? Takes a little effort as I live in the woods with no internet or smartphone...maybe I will just trade this grill for a can of beans or sardines.

Thanks

Al Taylor
08-09-2018 07:27 PM
exhausted Those lattice grilles are zinc die cast and then chromed, I understand that they are difficult to re-chrome, the center heart is also a die cast part I think the actual slats on the six bar version are chromed brass, while the later seven bar version has a stainless steel bar. I think that this grill could be made in plastic and chromed like many modern cars.
Tim
08-09-2018 03:27 PM
kuni123456 I think that the center grille is stainless steel and am not sure of the side grilles, but I used to own a 1967 Duetto and all of the grilles were stainless steel.
08-09-2018 03:15 PM
xitsurf I know they are very expensive new
For interest has anyone purchased one from Alfaholics or Classic Alfa and compared to an original.
Alfaholics is stainless- Classic Alfa is alloy.
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