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Only Alfa Romeo would take one car (2000), completely redesign it to look basically the same (2600) but have virtually no body parts in common and only a few mechanical parts in common...sorry. You can probably find a 2600 convertible top frame on eBay (check worldwide).

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Only Alfa Romeo would take one car (2000), completely redesign it to look basically the same (2600) but have virtually no body parts in common and only a few mechanical parts in common...sorry. You can probably find a 2600 convertible top frame on eBay (check worldwide).

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Welllll,

I believe the doors are interchangeable..... To the extent that ANY two doors from Touring are more or less like another in the same production run.
 

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Don, the doors are not interchangeable. The 2600 doors have the structure for the vent window and, therefor, a smaller roll-up window. Also, the lower front corner on the 2600 has a radius rather than a square corner.
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The "door handles" are 'basically' the same, except the bolt for the plunger that you push on with your thumb, to open the door, is about two inches longer on the 2600 so the doors are thicker as well. The fenders are all slightly different, the hood and trunk lids are different, the hard tops are different. I suspect the windshields are different but don't know for sure, the 2600's looks more vertical or upright.

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The "door handles" are 'basically' the same, except the bolt for the plunger that you push on with your thumb, to open the door, is about two inches longer on the 2600 so the doors are thicker as well. The fenders are all slightly different, the hood and trunk lids are different, the hard tops are different. I suspect the windshields are different but don't know for sure, the 2600's looks more vertical or upright.

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Well, that's where I draw the line. The windshield and its uprights and horizontals are definitely the same for the 102 and 106. Plus, it's the same part number for the door handles, 102....

Lastly, the picture in the manual of the two doors (102/106) is the same picture. I think that the basic door is the same, including the square cut lower front corner. The different part number is because it was delivered with different goodies pre-bolted inside, such as the window regulator. It's not hard at all to drop a 106 vent window kit into a 102 door, along with the 106 side glass.

Not that any of this matters.

I am reminded of a comment I heard about English airplanes. "Designed once, modified forever". It might apply here.
 

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Not-so-square front corner
 

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Ouch, where's that picture from?
 

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Ouch, where's that picture from?
Just an image from the net that I used showing that the lower front corner on a 2600 is not rounded, but a corner, just like the 2000.

But, yes, ouch.
 

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Found it -- more pictures here.
 

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Modifications to 2600 door to fit 2000

Ouch is right; I thought these were the modifications required to fit a 2600 door to a 2000:) I do know the 2600 requires a longer bolt as I have held both in my hands...also recall a batch of 2000/2600 windshields that would not fit so I suspected they were different; perhaps not.

I still say, only Alfa Romeo would take one car (2000), completely redesign it to look basically the same (2600) but have virtually no body parts in common and only a few mechanical parts in common...

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Just an image from the net... just like the 2000.
 

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I still say, only Alfa Romeo would take one car (2000), completely redesign it to look basically the same (2600) but have virtually no body parts in common and only a few mechanical parts in common...
The Volkswagen Beetle and/or Mercedes Ponton of the same period probably would also qualify.
 

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Really Reudi? I Googled the Mercedes Ponton, a car not at all familiar but to me it is dissimilar from a Beetle. Also, is Volkswagen the same company as Mercedes or a different company all together? Porsche 356 may be more similar to a VW Beetle but that is stretching things...
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I had two doors from a 2000 roadster and I stored them for more than 30 years. A few years ago, I posted a notice on the Yahoo 2000/2600 forum (that was before everyone moved to this group) that I would give them to anyone who would pick them up in north Florida and that person could store them for the next 30 years. After begging for weeks, I threatened to throw them in the garbage dumpster and if someone did not contact me by a certain date, that is exactly what I would do! Well, a man in Miami called and said his cousin, who lives in Gainesville would call me and pick them up for him. Sure enough, he called and picked them up. I probably would not have thrown them away, but after moving from south Florida, I had almost no storage space and too many Alfa and Porsche parts.

The poor quality picture is my 2600 Spider door, showing the lower front corner. My car is an early one, #191207 and since I have never had a chance to inspect other 2600s, I assumed all of them had a rounded corner. The vent wings on the 2600 doors are actuated by a knob on the door under the vent wing. It is not opened by unlatching a lock and pushing it out like on lesser cars. The structure for that gearbox is not in the 2000 door. The structure, at the front of the door, for the roll-up side glass is missing, etc., etc. I know that any talented bodyman could build the 2000 door for use on the 2600. Hell, I could have done it myself, but it is not a simple matter. So now, someone in Miami can store them for 30 years and then HE can throw them away.
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So, a new survey is required. How many 2600 owners have rounded lower front door corners, and how many have square corners?

Once we have those two columns added up, we'll ask for what radius is your rounded corner. Any bets there's more than one radius used?

I really like it that my life blundered into the world of chaos known as Touring Alfas.
 

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I had two doors from a 2000 roadster and I stored them for more than 30 years. A few years ago, I posted a notice on the Yahoo 2000/2600 forum (that was before everyone moved to this group) that I would give them to anyone who would pick them up in north Florida and that person could store them for the next 30 years. After begging for weeks, I threatened to throw them in the garbage dumpster and if someone did not contact me by a certain date, that is exactly what I would do! Well, a man in Miami called and said his cousin, who lives in Gainesville would call me and pick them up for him. Sure enough, he called and picked them up. I probably would not have thrown them away, but after moving from south Florida, I had almost no storage space and too many Alfa and Porsche parts.

The poor quality picture is my 2600 Spider door, showing the lower front corner. My car is an early one, #191207 and since I have never had a chance to inspect other 2600s, I assumed all of them had a rounded corner. The vent wings on the 2600 doors are actuated by a knob on the door under the vent wing. It is not opened by unlatching a lock and pushing it out like on lesser cars. The structure for that gearbox is not in the 2000 door. The structure, at the front of the door, for the roll-up side glass is missing, etc., etc. I know that any talented bodyman could build the 2000 door for use on the 2600. Hell, I could have done it myself, but it is not a simple matter. So now, someone in Miami can store them for 30 years and then HE can throw them away.
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BTW, my eyes aren't resolving this picture. It appears there is a "pocket" for the stainless trim strip, and that the strip is well below the door opening.
 

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Don, sorry about the poor quality picture. I park three cars in a 24 foot wide garage and I had about 18" to try to get a picture at night without moving the car next to the Alfa. I think what you are seeing is a reflection of the garage floor in the rocker panel. The trim piece is actually very close to the bottom of the door.
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This picture shows the side of my 2600. You can see the position of the stainless trim under the door and the rounded corner of the door.
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Doors

Just for reference the picture you have found of a damaged 2600 spider is Doug Field's in the UK .He was hit by a midwife ( nurse) while driving correctly , she apparently hadn't seen him . Cost of repair in excess of £10,000!.

Re Doors My 2600 has two doors which are different lengths so I doubt if they would transfer easily to another car, A friend rebuilding a 2600 had to source two doors for his 2600 one fitted Ok . The other had a 10mm, almost half inch gap at the bottom of the door and the door had to be built up to fit.

So Yes any 2600/2000 door will fit as long as you have enough time to modify it and stay away from nurses

Back on topic , If its a 2600 soft top frame you are looking for I have most of one in poor condition which could be refurbished - postage UK to USA will be expensive though.
 
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