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post #1096 of 1798 (permalink) Old 01-26-2019, 08:18 PM
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spent the ENTIRE day changing lower control arm bushes and lower ball joints on the 04 Tacoma prerunner. LCA weigh 23 pounds EACH. Ball joint is 7 or 8. what a job ! makes working on the spider feel like a minature model (which I guess it is really), My body is beat. time for cold suds and hot shower

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Do you still have the Mono-butterfly Spica system? Converted my 1981 to the individual throttles a few years ago and seems to run much better.
I do still have the single throttle system.

I sort of feel a need to keep this one as close to stock as possible, as so many Spica Spiders (especially the red headed stepchildren, the Monofarfalles) get converted to carbs or otherwise.

Of course, the sickness will hit, and I'll do something to change that, but for now, I just want to get her on the road.

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New Coco Mats

I received the custom made Coco Mats that I ordered for my car. The pictures aren’t that great in my dark garage taken with an iPhone. But they look awesome in person. I ordered black and red to go with the red carpet in my Quad. I’m really happy with the quality. They are a heavy mat with a nice ribbed rubber backing.

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I received the custom made Coco Mats that I oredered for my car. The pictures arenít that great in my dark garage taken with an iPhone. But they look awesome in person. I ordered black and red to go with the red carpet in my Quad.

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Hi Doug,

Where did you order them from?

They look great.

cocomats.com or Auto Sport Catalog?

Thanks

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Hi Doug,

Where did you order them from?

They look great.

cocomats.com or Auto Sport Catalog?

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Thanks. I ordered them directly from cocomats.com

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Thanks. I ordered them directly from cocomats.com

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Did you have to make a template with your floor mats for them?

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Did you have to make a template with your floor mats for them?
I ordered them online. You put in your make, model, and year information on the order form. Etc. The next day they emailed me that they have had some trouble with fit on Alfa Spiders and told me that they were sending me paper templates so that I could get an exact fit. I received the templates and actually had to add some paper to their templates to make them a bit longer. I then traced the mats that were in the car making a few changes to make the fit better. I sent the templates back to them, and had the mats about 10 days later.

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I ordered them online. You put in your make, model, and year information on the order form. Etc. The next day they emailed me that they have had some trouble with fit on Alfa Spiders and told me that they were sending me paper templates so that I could get an exact fit. I received the templates and actually had to add some paper to their templates to make them a bit longer. I then traced the mats that were in the car making a few changes to make the fit better. I sent the templates back to them, and had the mats about 10 days later.

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They seem to fit perfect based on the photos.

If I ever decide to get them also, I should just ask them to use your template.

My car is a 92, but it would be the same as yours also I think.

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They seem to fit perfect based on the photos.

If I ever decide to get them also, I should just ask them to use your template.

My car is a 92, but it would be the same as yours also I think.
I’m sure that would work if they save them. I would think that the foot wells on our cars are the same. If they don’t save them, I can always trace them onto paper And send them to you.

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I took my Spider for a ride to the Social Security office to sign up for Medicare.

From there, I went to a Private DMV office and titled and registered my new 78 Alfetta.

It's Giuseppe's giubos, not Guido's guibos, on my 78 Spider and Sport Sedan
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I just look at the clean underside of your car and see the various colored bushings and the frame stiffener, and think how awesome the handling must be. Then I think of the 'g' loads and my eye balls rollling across the dash board. Cooooooool ����

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Changed the fuel filter and dusted off the rear axle and suspension.
I just look at the clean underside of your car and see the various colored bushings and the frame stiffener, and think how awesome the handling must be. Then I think of the 'g' loads and my eye balls rollling across the dash board. Cooooooool ��

And thanks for the towel tip. Crazy, but the attachment you used is what caught my eye, and thought that the how easy that was. Then I wondered about the 'fender protector'. Awesome, as I have cabinets full of micro and waffle towels. I never thought of using them and getting the benefit of low scratch chances.

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I just look at the clean underside of your car and see the various colored bushings and the frame stiffener, and think how awesome the handling must be. Then I think of the 'g' loads and my eye balls rollling across the dash board. Cooooooool ��

And thanks for the towel tip. Crazy, but the attachment you used is what caught my eye, and thought that the how easy that was. Then I wondered about the 'fender protector'. Awesome, as I have cabinets full of micro and waffle towels. I never thought of using them and getting the benefit of low scratch chances.

Thank you, u all have inspired me to change my Avatar!

I got all my poly bushings from Andy at Performatek.
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I received the custom made Coco Mats that I ordered for my car. The pictures arenít that great in my dark garage taken with an iPhone. But they look awesome in person. I ordered black and red to go with the red carpet in my Quad. Iím really happy with the quality. They are a heavy mat with a nice ribbed rubber backing.

Doug
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