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  1. door leaks

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, have been studying water ingress on an Alfa 164 for some time now. Currently looking at wet floorpans and the potential to ruin the front jacking points from the inside. Have also been doing this by endoscopic views inside the sills, via drilling holes but to begin with here is a basic, with...
  2. 164 sill construction and access

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, After having a couple of jacking points welded up, one front one rear, have been trying to coat the welds from behind by pumping/spraying anti-corrosion stuff in - without much success. For the rear took out the side carpet in the boot and the sound proofing piece of sponge, fitted into...
  3. 164 - structural rust war

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, With a rear jacking point vanishing into the bodywork and a front repaired jacking point bending upwards, the structural integrity of my 164 has to now be called into question. Ironically all the main panels and doors are rust free, as is the rest of the car. Advice from garages has been...
  4. Galvanising subframe

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have seen someone galvanise a 164 rear subframe on another site. Has anyone here tried it? Was wondering if the process could distort the shape.
  5. Spider sills and fender corner repair?

    Car Restoration
    I have a full set of second hand patch panels, made in Canada so I'm guessing Wolf brand. I see where some of the criticism comes from, one middle sill is dimpled but the other is not. I will make up a set of dies and do them over. Most of the parts are evident where they go but couple need to...
  6. 1750 GTV as long-term daily driver - Costs?

    GT (1963-1977)
    Dear sirs, I am considering the purchase of an Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV (ideally Series I but not picky) as a long-term daily driver. I am currently 25 years old and by long-term I mean keeping the car until petrol is no longer sold or I can no longer drive it. The reason for my posting on this...
  7. 164 corrosion

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Being zinc coated under the paint, most 164s look totally rust free from above. Have now started seeing implications of serious underside rust on a 1996 24v 164. At the rear it seems that, once the original underseal starts to age enough to peel and then trap water, the wheel-arch liners...
  8. 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV - Restoration Begins

    Car Restoration
    1973 Alfa Romeo GTV - Restoration to Street Racer with GTAm Inspiration The good: -I own the car -Suspension is new -It has wheels -It has fender flares GTAm Style -It has brakes -It has window winder hardware inside the doors still -Rear differential is there and is LSD -9/1 - Update, to I...
  9. Parcel Shelf Rust

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I took off the parcel shelf today to add a fire extinguisher mount and discovered that some rust had started near the passenger side seat belt mount. I haven't really had to deal with any rust yet so I'm wondering what would be the best course of action here?
  10. HUGE Rust Nightmare - front cowl area- wiper area

    Car Restoration
    Guys, Just got my new 71 Alfa GTV home. funny thing is it has minimal rust but in the expected places like the lower front wings and spare time well. It had some rust at the bottom of the front windshield and the cowl is pretty well rusted. BUT when I got the car home I took off the...
  11. 1985 GTV6 Build (Rest-o-Rod) Thread - ZaXxon

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    It's a privilege to post here, it's been a goal of mine to own an Alfa someday, and I have attained that goal. I come from the Nissan Z community and have spent the last couple of years building a monster Z that I love to death. It's time for the next project, and I am eager to tackle it...
  12. Advice on rust-'87 Spider

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Any suggestions on an easy how to deal with the rust on the top frame base around channel (?) rear of it. See attached Thanks, Glenn Patron Miami, FL
  13. Need to replace floor pan in NJ

    Car Restoration
    I have a 1974 Alfa spider. Over the winter I decided to remove the carpet and see if I had any rust, and how bad it is. Unfortunately, the driver side floor pan is spent - and everything else could do with a patch. My father is a retired welder, and had volunteered to help out with the...
  14. Looking at a GTV6, isolated fender rust?

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Hey everyone, Quick introduction here, my name is Xander. Engineering student and relatively old hand at playing with various car and motorcycle projects but new to Alfas. Always loved Alfas and got into the GTV6s for performance potential but now really dig the looks as well. I'm going to look...
  15. 78 Spider Intro and Rust Shots

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hello. New owner of a 78 with 45,000 and some driver's side floorboard rust problems. Was under the car prepping for motor mounts and tranny mount when I came upon rust underneath floorboard. Same BS that I dealt with on my old Benz... Ohio cars:mad: Chipped away the material covering the...
  16. Worth trying to repair this door?

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    Here's my conundrum - do I do a half-assed job with this door and just fiberglass it, fill it and paint it, with the expectation I'll totally replace it with a solid door once I find one, OR do I repair it? One estimate from a shop was $500, WAY more than I'd expect to pay for a replacement. I...
  17. Foam in cavities

    Car Restoration
    Just in case there's presently any doubt out there, foam in cavities does not keep the water out and the rust away :rolleyes: This is the outer and middle rocker panel on my Montreal 20+ years (I think) after the rocker panels were replaced, left without much in the way of rust protection and...
  18. Should I or not? (not 56k friendly)

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi again, So, I'm looking into buying a Spider. I looked at one local to me today, and drove it a little. There is some rust on the front jack points. And some dents here and there on the body. Other then that cosmetically it looks good. When I started it, it took one or two turn overs and...