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Do you know where I can find a 6-bar grill heart for my '65 Giulia Sprint GT?

Okay, so I know they're impossible to find, but ... if you know of a place that reproduces, or correctly modifies the common 7-bar grill heart, I'd be okay with that option.

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Do you know where I can find a 6-bar grill heart for my '65 Giulia Sprint GT?

Okay, so I know they're impossible to find, but ... if you know of a place that reproduces, or correctly modifies the common 7-bar grill heart, I'd be okay with that option.

Thanks,

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I made an offer on one with damage on this forum recently and was not able to get it. I also have a 1965 sprint Gt. The 7 bar grill with the top bar removed would give you the right appearance however the top does not fit the body very well at all. I am still looking for one with a good bottom section as mine has broken off completely. Also saw one on eBay last year with all the bars in poor condition. Good luck in your search.
 

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I made an offer on one with damage on this forum recently and was not able to get it.
Yes, that was this thread: For Sale - Sold 6-Bar Giulia Sprint GT Grille (Scudetto)...

I also have a 1965 sprint Gt. The 7 bar grill with the top bar removed would give you the right appearance however the top does not fit the body very well at all.
But would the spacing of the horizontal bars would be right if you just removed the two, top half bars from a 7-bar grille? Seems that the remaining top bar would be too far below that cylinder that supports the emblem. See photos below of the 6-bar grille that was offered in the thread referenced above and Classic Alfa's repro, 7-bar grille.

I'm not convinced that the exterior shapes of the 6-slat and 7-slat grilles are different. I have a 7-slat grille in my '66 Sprint (that I believe left the factory with a 6-slat) and it fits fine. Also, the Classic Alfa listing for their repro 7-bar grille says "will also fit Sprint GT models".

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Jay,

I agree. My understanding is the outline of both grille hearts are the same, but the spacing of the bars is different.

What I don't know is how much work is involved cutting the seven bars out and re-spacing/replacing them to match the spacing in the 6-bar grille heart. Since there always seems to be demand for these grille hearts, I'm surprised someone isn't doing it already, but I don't know enough about the conversion.

From your picture, it looks like the cross bars in the 6-bar version have a more squared-off profile, but never having seen one up close, I can't be sure.

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What I don't know is how much work is involved cutting the seven bars out and re-spacing/replacing them to match the spacing in the 6-bar grille heart.
Walking out to my garage, and looking at the 7-bar grille on my Sprint, it looks like removing the two, top half-bars would be easy. You'd be left with mounting holes on the cylinder that supports the emblem, but you'd have to kneel down to see them. Re-spacing the remaining 6 bars would be much harder; they fit into cast-in-place receptacles on the heart-shaped, pot metal surround.

Since there always seems to be demand for these grille hearts, I'm surprised someone isn't doing it already, but I don't know enough about the conversion.
I'm surprised that no one offers a repro 6-bar grille. I wouldn't think there would be a lot of demand for reworking 7-bar grilles into 6's, since the 7's are also becoming scarce.

From your picture, it looks like the cross bars in the 6-bar version have a more squared-off profile, but never having seen one up close, I can't be sure.
The bars on my factory 7-bar grille have that same squared-off profile you are observing in the photo of that 6-bar grille which was for sale. So I don't think that "rounded vs. squared-off" is a difference between 6 and 7-bar grilles; I think it may be a difference between factory and reproduction parts. But without seeing the Classic Alfa grille in person, it's tough to judge the profile of its bars; we may just be misinterpreting the photo.
 

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Chiming in here before I post in the forum:

I have a 6 bar grill for sale. I would say it's in good condition—with the exception of the top of the bars, which could use a good polishing/buffing. PM me with any questions if interested.

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Chiming in here before I post in the forum:

I have a 6 bar grill for sale. I would say it's in good condition—with the exception of the top of the bars, which could use a good polishing/buffing. PM me with any questions if interested.

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Looks pretty good, bars appear straight however damage to side . Would consider this one fair condition and would be willing to pay around 300$ plus shipping to 97351 should fit in one of the usps boxes. I would have at least 300 more in repairs and chrome. These are scarce and some one could put it on their car as is. Let me know what you think is fair. Regards. Jay
 

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Looks pretty good, bars appear straight however damage to side. Would consider this one fair condition and would be willing to pay around 300$ plus shipping to 97351 should fit in one of the usps boxes. I would have at least 300 more in repairs and chrome. These are scarce and some one could put it on their car as is. Let me know what you think is fair. Regards. Jay
Appreciate the offer, Jay. Personally, $300 seems more than fair—however—it's clear that the market for these is scarce as I'm received some very impressive bids already.
 

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differences are subtle but there is definitely a difference in profile and around the badge. I have a NOS 7 bar in the shed so I will see if I can do a side by with the 6 bar. I did do a thread about 10 years ago showing it, but can't find it now.
The OCD crowd love these details! I never thought I was but I do enjoy learning about the subtle differences.

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Appreciate the offer, Jay. Personally, $300 seems more than fair—however—it's clear that the market for these is scarce as I'm received some very impressive bids already.
Looked at this again on my computer and it’s way better than it looked on my phone. I’m willing to come up to 600. I’m also looking for a door card for the stainless strips only. 38” and 39.5” 65 sprint gt
 
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