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post #16 of 132 (permalink) Old 12-02-2018, 08:58 AM
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I'm with you Rich.. I OWN ONE. If I had your expertise and facilities I might be in your play pen too... rescue-ing or billing out for my time .. but as long as there are cars (and there are many in the category) that don't need a make-over that I don't have to resurrect. I would just as soon go in that direction. I'm learning more on how "un-bullet-proof" even these cars really are, by the day and it can quickly put one underwater.. which has never been my experience in this past-time in 40 years.
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post #17 of 132 (permalink) Old 12-02-2018, 09:31 AM
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I’ve always preferred th S2’s, of them all. Of course, I was an Alfa dealer parts manager when this series was new, and admired them for their purity and all around good behavior. Of course, some prefer the boattail, but I always thought the Kamm improved the looks.

We tend to discount the Spiders these days, as there was just so many of them. In 10 years, a low-mileage S2 that’s been brought back to new, and documented as good work? I reckon it would return the capital at that point, and possibly some of the labor.

And metallic silver is a winner.
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59 102 Touring (first Alfa $500 running)
65 Sprint GT (2nd Alfa, $500 daily driver)
102 Sprint (never did anything with it, but wish I had)
74 Berlina (first new car - now certainly rusted into oblivion)
61 Giulietta Spider G-Prod Race Car (where is it now?)
84 Spider Veloce (rarely drove it, so sold it)
86 Quadrifoglio (Dull car - no more 115s for me)
1971 Montreal "The Full Monty". Fair winds and following seas

Current Alfas
59 102 Touring Roadster - restoration complete, enough Alfa for any rational man. Or irrational, for that matter
Oops. Add to the "present" list, 10204 01488, 2000 Touring Roadster project

And past...
Two 1946 Stampe SV4C (c/n 294 "Rocinante" - wife's favorite airplane. RIP), and c/n 235 "La Bon Temps Femme" (gone to a new home, but never forgotten)
Zlin 50LA (+9 -6 gees, titanium spar, 1200 lbs, 260HP rumored to now be in Brazil)
1946 Luscombe 8A
Starduster Too (recently spotted at the Nevada City, CA airport - over 20 years and an entire continent separating it from our stewardship in Binghamton, NY)
1955 Cessna 170B (wife taught me to fly tailwheel in this)

And present...
64 Mooney M20E ("Rambo". My faithful steed for over 40 years) Over 55 years old, and just returned from a trip to Argentina in him
Newest in the fleet
1967 Piper Super Cub on Wipline amphibious floats (a true "all terrain vehicle")
2010 Triumph Thunderbird


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Nooooo!!!! These are great cars IMHO. Detuned motor and fed bumpers aside, these spiders steadily improved And since they aren't "classics" so to speak, there's no guilt in modifying them. Motors are easy to hop up, replace the bumpers with stainless, upgrade the wheels & tires, go nuts on the interior...

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Thanks Rich ...I was on the same track, BTW love the paint on the Spider ...would you mind sharing the paint code? All in I am at about $10k car and parts including the Alfaholics Burgandy Top, lense covers, and Euro Bumper conversion, sheet metal listed at the #1 post.... all new calipers with prefomatek pads. (not including my labor) and when completed I know what I have. And yes, I already have the headers, smog going in the parts pile, keeping the spica with a mild tune and cams..that's the plan. Over time I will add lightness(as per Colin Chapman)...
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Great project and I fully agree with the encouragement above. Here's a couple of pictures of my "78 in 2012 and in early 2018, essentially a twin of yours but with three times the mileage and a more sorrowful, initial appearance. If the '88 Spider was not silver, I would have followed your plan to stay with the original or near original color.
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Thanks Rich ...I was on the same track, BTW love the paint on the Spider ...would you mind sharing the paint code?...
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Keep the faith! STAY ON TARGET... STAY ON TARGET.
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Worst is over, all 3 sills to be replaced.
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I'm gonna name it Arrugginita.... very solid structurally no movement, cross-braced welds into the door before removing this section....ooofff!!!
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You are clearly in for the love of it.. enjoy the love.

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You are clearly in for the love of it.. enjoy the love.
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BTW

I've always loved your signature, my stories elude that way too!
Continue the good work.

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I just looked in here and stopped dead when I saw that sexy silver spider. Wow.
I showed the pic to my wife and she had the same response.

I mentioned that our S2 was originally silver before the PO changed it to red. Hmmm....Both of our gears were turning thinking of a repaint/resto. Amazing when you know we just brought another car home from paint only 1 week ago.
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I'm gonna name it Arrugginita.... very solid structurally no movement, cross-braced welds into the door before removing this section....ooofff!!!
Wow, ouch. Which way am I looking here? Is that the passenger rear door jamb above?

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wow, ouch. Which way am i looking here? Is that the passenger rear door jamb above?
drivers side --passenger side ok, not a rat's nests...go figure..sectioned in the front inner sill, to A pillar, the sill was toast, will reinforce the A pillar which was in good shape.
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