Thats great thanks. I didn't realise that the chrome strip went along the top of the upper console wood veneer as well as down the sides.
The colour of my original wood veneer is lighter than in Papajam's before photo. Is the colour of the replacement veneer in the after photo as it would have come out of the factory? Apart from the fading, my dash veneer is in reasonably good condition. The console veneers have peeled and have couple of cigarette burns so need replacing. If the replacements are going to be a similar colour to Papajam's I guess I will have to replace the dash veneer as well.
Do the four screws that attach the top brackets in the console to the dash just self tap? Mine won't grip and just turn in the holes.
Actually, that is not a chrome strip at the top of the console. It is a slightly flexible semi-hard (and semi-gloss) plastic (or rubber) that is black in color. What you're seeing in the pic is the reflection of the flash.
The original veneering was actually quite dark and had a tint of red. Over time, being exposed to sun and UV, the venner will lighten and eventually turn blonde.
Although there are four holes in the console top bracket, I've only ever seen two of them used. If the dash holes have been stripped or are too large, a machine screw with a washer and nut on the top will work just fine.
Never tried replacing the veneer with the dash in situ. But having replaced countless dash veeners I think it would take FAR less time to simply remove the dash and work on it on the bench. At issue is the number, and location, of the trim retaining pushnuts. The pushnuts for the 1750 badge for example require removal of the glovebox. Dash removal takes about 30 minutes.
This last weekend I attended the Alfa Club event a the big Willow track. I had not been on this track since the mid 1990's.
I entered my 1974 GTV, I was there for both Saturday and Sunday. We had a Alfa only run group, with around 8 cars.
A few 4c's a Guila, and 4 other GTV's, my car was the...
I'm replacing a lot of stuff on my 72 GTV and having the car re-painted. One of the pieces that is in crappy condition is this fiber board piece that goes behind the parcel shelf. See pic. Any suggestions for what to do about this? How to fix or replace this?
Here we go again
Haven't yet finished the restoration of my Alfa GTV6 https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/alfetta-gtv6-1972-1986/405777-alfa-gtv6-alfetta-gt-restoration-story-pakistan.html
that I am knee deep in the restoration of the Alfa GT mentioned in the GTV6 post. Somehow I cannot access...
Continuing to work on the GTV restoration completion today and noticed after pulling back the carpet that a couple of the seam areas at the firewall had been covered in Bondo. I shipped it a way to discover a couple tiny rust holes, which I'm going to weld and repair properly. However my...