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Hi Guys,

I have a GTV 2000 in silver in Thailand where I live now and I recently found this project car which my friend is giving up and will like some comments whether to take it on. One of my concerns is I already have an excellent example but was thinking of having this in Malaysia to drive around when I,m back.

Another concern is the car is very rusty as it was left outdoors for years before my friend rescued it and has attempted to restore but sadly cant complete the project though I was most happy to help him with parts and advice. It probably can be patched up but the restoration cost will be high and although the car is quite complete, it will take quite a bit to get right.
When will be spending too much on a car that was quite bad in the first place?
On the other hand, will hate to see it go and end up as another botched up job as there are only about 4000 cars of this model in RHD ever built.

Advice will be appreciated, thanks
 

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Hi again,

More pictures of the work being carried out on her but will cease once my friend gives it up, will mean another Alfa leaving the world I guess or just patched up and made to run again which is a pity since some extensive work has been started on her.

Please note the doors and you will see the extent of the tin worm got onto her and no primer was applied after stripping , just been painted over with red oxide I think.

Decisions ????
 

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will like some comments whether to take it on.
It appears to have extensive rust damage so the the answer comes down to two questions:

Do you have the skills and the time to take it on yourself?
or
Do you have deeeep pockets to pay someone else to repair the rust?

If you can't answer yes to either one of these questions, leave it for someone else or strip it for parts.
 

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Thanks Brad,

I ,ve had the same qualms and even after spending loads of money it probably will not be a pristine example. Quite a few parts could be salvaged from the car if she is parted out but I,ll leave that to some one else as I,ve never cut up an Alfa and dont think I want to start doing so.

Here are some pics of my 4 year restoration project and she didnt have much rust on her though I did a total restoration on her...drives and looks sweet
 

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Yup it is a nice one. I'm intrigued by the brake boosters though, they don't seem to be Bonaldis or Benditalias.....what make are they?
 

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Do you think it would be any good as the basis of a Group S competition car down here in Australia? Being RHD and all.......
 

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Hi Allister,

The PO wants RM 15K for it at a as where as is basis as he cant complete the project and leaving the country for some work project. I,m just trying to help him out but difficult to restore the car in Malaysia. The silver one was done in Thailand and took me quite a long time., will be a pity to see the car parted out though I could do with some parts from it as spares. A nice GTV here will be about rM 60K to 80K . I dont have any idea of the prices in Australia...might make a good GTaM replica.
 

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Hi Rossano,

To answer your question, the boosters are PBRs from Australia, they look almost the same as the original Bonaldis in terms of size and overall shape plus a lot more efficient. I,ve given up repairing the originals as tend to fail often and repair kits are getting rather scarce around here.

I,ve also used them on my Giulia Super and no problems.
 

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...the boosters are PBRs from Australia....
PBRs.....? I just checked out their web site, but it looks like they don't have an online catalog set up that provides access to these parts. I guess they only market their products through their own dealer network in your part of the world.
 

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Mine was loads worse than that. 6 years of my spare time & about £6k made it a daily driver with LSD & twin spark.
 

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Hi Allister,

The PO wants RM 15K for it at a as where as is basis as he cant complete the project and leaving the country for some work project. I,m just trying to help him out but difficult to restore the car in Malaysia. The silver one was done in Thailand and took me quite a long time., will be a pity to see the car parted out though I could do with some parts from it as spares. A nice GTV here will be about rM 60K to 80K . I dont have any idea of the prices in Australia...might make a good GTaM replica.
That's around $5k AUD. A bit much to make sense for someone to ship over I suspect. In the order of $2-3k and you'd probably find a buyer.
 

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To answer your question, the boosters are PBRs from Australia
I am pretty sure they do not make them anymore... I installed them on quite a few 105s during my time. They may not look quite right (if you are doing a concours car), but they work exceptionally well and eliminate all the issues with bleeding brakes on these dual booster 105s. They have a bleeding nipple close to the outlet of the booster that allows you to get rid of the air that gets trapped there.
 
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