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You may have seen my note about daughter wrecking her 164B in Feb snow event. She is still mending her C7 fracture with a neck brace.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/974901-post20.html

You may not believe it but car still started up fine when I attached a new battery as one in car was slung across the highway when the tree tore off the left rear C-pillar and battery box, etc.

Slowly I am working forward from shortened rear end the trees tore off to the good parts left up front of rear seats.

I dropped rear cross member, gas tank, brake and fuel lines and removed mid muffler today and then sawed off about 4 feet of floor pan from from rear cross member to rear passenger foot well.

Slowly I move forward toward something I can reuse.
 

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Steve, that's impressive work. What are you using to cut metal and what type of blade?
Thanks much.
 

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Steve, that's impressive work. What are you using to cut metal and what type of blade?
Thanks much.
Just a Dewalt Reciprocating Saw like this with various length metal cutting blades: Reciprocating Saw DW311K 13.0 Amp Reciprocating Saw Kit | DEWALT Tools

My wife got me this saw 15 years ago for my second house remodeling project and it has been a work horse for both house and car work.
 

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Thank you for this valuable information. At 13 amps that's one hefty saw. I see that there are several DWs that are less powerful but have opted for the same.

Have you thought about contributing to the food network with all your slicing and dicing skills!?
 

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Thank you for this valuable information. At 13 amps that's one hefty saw. I see that there are several DWs that are less powerful but have opted for the same.

Have you thought about contributing to the food network with all your slicing and dicing skills!?
I do get to cook supper but moost of the meat is already cut to size I burn.

I got $9 for that floor pan and remains of right quarter I cut off, today. It was a 100 lb payload.
 

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Bearing down on the good pieces now!

Got some time to work on salvaging today, so removed hood, fenders, bumper, and windshield remains

Not all the way there yet but closer.
 

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Wow while you're there you could change it into a ute (pick-up).
I still don't get why are you cutting it away piece-by-piece? Why not just rip out the parts you want? Surely you don't need the body structure sheet metal?
 

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Wow while you're there you could change it into a ute (pick-up).
I still don't get why are you cutting it away piece-by-piece? Why not just rip out the parts you want? Surely you don't need the body structure sheet metal?
I need the training and the space so easier to rid myself of pieces instead of full monty body. My little trailer only hauls away so much at a time.
 

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Now I can see the power plant and sub frame

My Dewalt saw-zall chopped off front clip today. there is a method to my madness.

I plan to leave entire engine, tranny subframe and steering rack and suspension as a complete unit and just remove rest of body and dash away from it.

I hope to disconnect Fuel Injection and engine wiring and pull a/c evaporator and hoses loose from fire wall along with new blower motor and heater core.

I plan to save dash as it has new stepper motor assembly and the infamous brass ring on air drum.

I noticed timing belt has 28K on it now since I did heads, water pump, tensioner, etc.

I write date and mileage of belt change, etc on timing belt cover.

We got 50,000 miles out of this car before daughter had her wreck.

You might notice on right side that I have a 24v radiator in this car so I used a GTV6 coolant hose tee off lower radiator hose outlet to hook return hose from coolant tank and heater core under alternator and had to run long lead from thermal switch over top of radiator.

Another reason you can never have to many spare parts when keeping an Alfa rolling.
 

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I might get one of those DeWalt saws seeing as I will eventually have to cut up the residual donor 164L so that my junk dealer can collect the pieces in his pickup.
Around these parts folks need the cash so I donate all scrap metal to a local fellow who is always very grateful.
I was going to use my angle grinder....now I finally have an excuse to purchase one of those reciprocating saws...
 

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I have been getting my own $0.09 per pound for now "Qwik-less Silver's remains. Give me beer and lunch money.
 

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I have been getting my own $0.09 per pound for now "Qwik-less Silver's remains. Give me beer and lunch money.
With summer coming you might just spend it all on the beer and snack pauses. All that work makes one thirsty.:D

How does that piece of trim that runs the whole length of the air vents near the windshield come out? Mine came cracked in the middle and the ends are lifting up. When I go over cobble, the ends rattle against the glass. It will take a while to find a replacement at wrecker's yard.
 

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With summer coming you might just spend it all on the beer and snack pauses. All that work makes one thirsty.:D

How does that piece of trim that runs the whole length of the air vents near the windshield come out? Mine came cracked in the middle and the ends are lifting up. When I go over cobble, the ends rattle against the glass. It will take a while to find a replacement at wrecker's yard.
It just pops out. I managed to save the one from Sara's car as it hadn't any cracking in it.

We keep a dashmat on it to keep the sun off it so I guess that helped.
 

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Maybe you can make a V6 engine test stand out of the the rest? ;)
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Maybe you can make a V6 engine test stand out of the the rest? ;)
Charles
That and a top gear stile coffee table with a shiny v6 under it.:D

Just so it doesn't take more space in the garage, of course...
 

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any chance of posting a pic of the dashmat in place and w/o??? I wanna order one but am not sure I'll like the look and will just keep her present setup as it's pristine. Your wife must have huge wings. Too fun this site!!! Chris in Italy
 

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Alfa 164 Dash Mat

any chance of posting a pic of the dashmat in place and w/o??? I wanna order one but am not sure I'll like the look and will just keep her present setup as it's pristine. Your wife must have huge wings. Too fun this site!!! Chris in Italy
Here are some pix of velour mat I have install. Some in my car and some on dash of cut up car with out windshield.

Hard to get a good pix with windshield.
 

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Thanx a zillion, my credit card is now 40 bones lighter and the dau will drag it with her next week when she comes to see me. Thank you again.
 
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