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OK, I may grow to regret this as I have way too many hobbies....

Just bought this.

1974 GTV. Not much for now, I think it was red new. Rusted but does run & drive ok.

Dash is not cracked. Glass looks good. Complete car.

I plan on doing some of this myself, and have a $25,000 budget. Paid $4,000.
 

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Pics of the Rust. Already started the tear down. The front floor is more solid than the giant hole in the rear. Wife has already complained about leaking oil in the driveway. Little does she know what is coming.

I've worked on cars, but never something like this.

What I liked about this car is I knew what I was in for. The rust has never been patched or hidden. (hopefully) Trunk doesn't have any rust. Only covered rust was from a fender bender on the right rear quarter.
 

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Rust not as bad as expected. Appointment with body shop in 3 weeks, so need to get this thing torn apart. I'm taking my time, labeling things so I know how it goes back together.

Placed order with Alfaholics today for body parts, wheels, interior, etc...

Excited about the GTA 15x7 wheels I ordered.
Think I need to raise my budget to $30,000 now.
PHP:
 

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Think I need to raise my budget to $30,000 now.
PHP:
I realize that you (like many here) are probably a glutton for punishment... because you know you could have bought an exemplary example for $29-30K right? Oh well, you'll have more into it than that when you are done, but also lots of memories shared with your son (priceless!). Keep up the good work and keep posting photos! Bring it to the National Convention in 7 months!!!
 

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I could just have bought one. That's no fun. I have 3 others cars I just bought. I want to get my hands dirty... I open the hood to my BMW M3 and can't even see the engine.

This one will be mine, the way I want it, and I'll enjoy doing it...

Think I'll paint her white. original was red.

Don't remember where I grabbed this picture from but it's hanging on the garage wall for inspiration. Anyone know who's this is. I would like to know the tire size.
 

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Here is my garage space. It's a nice December day in Kansas city
 

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Cars I like to give me ideas
 

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Front doesn't look too bad
 

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Dwatsonkc, Good luck with your restoration and welcome to the ABB. Good choice in rims, I just bought the 15''x7'' Superleggeras with 29mm offset last year. The white GT in post #9 is a good looking car with a nice stance and wheel tire combo. It has been posted on the ABB in the last year and there was some discussion on tire size on that thread. They look to be a tall chubby tire if the rim is 14''x 7'' I think the tire is 195/70 or fatter.
 

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Anyone know what this round relay is for? I have figured out most everything else.
 

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I could just have bought one. That's no fun. I have 3 others cars I just bought. I want to get my hands dirty... I open the hood to my BMW M3 and can't even see the engine.

This one will be mine, the way I want it, and I'll enjoy doing it...

Think I'll paint her white. original was red.

Don't remember where I grabbed this picture from but it's hanging on the garage wall for inspiration. Anyone know who's this is. I would like to know the tire size.
They look like period racing tires

Jorge
 

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DWatsonkc, best of luck with your GTV. It will be a great father/son project. Let me know if you need help/parts. I'm just over in St. Louis, and have some extra stuff from 1750 and 2000 GTV projects.
 

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DWatsonkc, best of luck with your GTV. It will be a great father/son project. Let me know if you need help/parts. I'm just over in St. Louis, and have some extra stuff from 1750 and 2000 GTV projects.
Thanks. I may take you up on that. I'm feeling ok for now on the body/rust/interior thing. The engine does run ok but may just have it all redone, and may need some help with someone who can do that. I understand there is an active Alfa club in Kansas City that I need to hook up with this spring.
 

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Have the car about ready for the body shop. Started to clean and polish trim. Looking good with a few steps.

1. Clean
2. Sandpaper. 2 grits
3. Wet sand 600/800
4. Clean
5. Buffing wheel 2 polishes
6. Hand apply metal polish


Now just need to keep them from getting scratched over the next few months

Photo shows one just cleaned ready for sanding, 2nd is the finished product. Can't touch them cause it leaves fingerprints.....
 

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