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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Newbie here - need guestimate on parts

I've got a lead on an Alfa, and was wondering if you guys could give me a general impression of what is needed based on the attached photo. I'm pretty good with cars, and realize that it's normally much worse that the photo lets on, but here's hoping.

I have heard that these are unibody cars, so I'm not sure how much of the front is bolt on, and how much would be cutting and welding. I'm also at a loss for a parts source, just for general prices. I'm assuming at the least I'd need a hood, front clip, bumper, and probably both front quarter panels.

Are these parts pretty easy to come across on this board, or from some after market company? I'm in the DC / Virginia area.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 01:00 PM
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The bumper, the hood, and the headlights are bolt-on... everything else is welded. There is some bracing and some other panels inside the nose area that'll probably need replaced as well. Can't tell from the photo whether the unibody is misaligned or not. You're talking some major work & $$$
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just my other nickles worth... That's a border-line parts car
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 01:05 PM
 
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Upper Nose cone will cost $289.50 at International Auto Parts. Bumper, don't know.
Paint for nose, hood and bumper-Macco quoted me $804.00 to 're-finish' my hood, bumber and nose, but I have filler and paint cracks and small dent ob side. I am naturally looking around.
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really? He said it runs great, that the accident did bump, but not break the radiator.. I'll know more when I go see it, but I was thinking it wasn't too bad. What do you think it would be worth if the front was repaired, and had around 60K miles on it? Maybe 4K? Its an 88 BTW
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It looks like a Quad which means the front valance will be very expensive IF you can find one!
None of the fenders nor front end is "bolt on". Cutting and welding will need to be done, unless it has some sentimental value or it was otherwise a show piece or free I would have to go with the parts car.......

Nice ones sell for around $4000-$7000.

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jack, how did you find that part? I'm on IAP's site now searching through the body parts section, but cant' find a thing...
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wow, thanks guys, I was gonna give the guy $1500 for it.

it's an 87 with 77k miles on it (I was wrong in my earlier posts).
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jack, how did you find that part? I'm on IAP's site now searching through the body parts section, but cant' find a thing...
Page 63, item # E5, of their catalog
Oppsss, that is for 91-94....sorryyyy, what year is his?
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-06-2006, 02:29 PM
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Terry,

If you're in the DC area you may want to check out www.alfaclubdc.com. There is actually a chapter meeting in Silver Spring, MD tonight. You might go and find out some of the local shops that could look at a car for you. If you can't make tonight's meeting there might be some links on their website. If it isn't rusty and the unibody alignment hasn't been compromised then it may be worth restoring. Decent used hoods are usually less than $100. If what fetta78 says is true about Quad front valances, you may want pass on this one - or at least make sure about the availability of the part before buying. We don't want your first Alfa experience to be with a parts car!

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fetta78's value guesstimate is about right...I would have estimated 5500.00 - 6000.00 in pre-accident value.

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IAP stocks parts that aren't in the catalog. Give them a call if you don't see it. Ya never know!
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