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Hey Everybody,

I went and did it, I just picked up a 67 Giulia Super, I already have a Spider and thought this would be a fun project. I need some help.... I'm looking for the chrome strip that runs down the center of the hood, a new or used good front bumper, and the top of the dash. Can anyone help me out? Thanks!!
 

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I buy rust repair panels from Classic Alfa in England. Great quality !!
 

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I buy rust repair panels from Classic Alfa in England. Great quality !!
I just recently made two separate orders to Classic Alfa and just can't believe how fast the orders get here. How do they get the packages from England to Seattle in 2 days!

Cool looking Super. I sent you an email about a front bumper.
 

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Nice ride...I did the same thing, just got sheet metal parts from classic, yesterdaythey use DHL(air freight) and the stuff is here in 2-3 days...there customer service is the best I have ever had:smile2:
 

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I can get parts from them in around 5 days and I`m much further away. Most of the UK and European parts providers are as quick and efficient which makes me wonder about the US suppliers who also usually quote MUCH higher freight prices yet are closer. I have stopped even looking at them and use the Brits or Germans and Dutch. Is the US system inefficient or is someone ripping us off over there?
 

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Between Centerline, Mr Fiat, Vicks, AlfaParts, Re Originals, and then Classic Alfa and Alfaholics, not to mention the others... shipping becomes one factor and then finding the "guy" that has the part with acceptable quality is another. Currently I've pulled the motor, sent the carbs out, am putting a 2 liter in with all the 1600 parts, intake, webers, single pulley, and original 5 speed box, and converting to hydraulic clutch, radiator has been cored and cleaned, gas tank is being cleaned and lined, the Speedo, tach and clock are at N Hollywood speedo company....
I've even got the original aluminum pelenium and air cleaner. The cars at the bodyshop now, sandblasting everything, and then the repaint.

Even with the internet I need a front grille, and the chrome strip that runs down the center of the front hood, the chrome handbrake pull with black button, These are the things I'm suffering over... Would you pay a little extra for shipping if you were able to locate these?? hmmmm Of course theres the heater box fan and core... wiper motor... the top of the dash.... Sometimes I feel like its a treasure hunt, Germany, England, Netherlands, but with 500,000 of these cars made you'd think there'd be a junkyard of parts, look at us here in america, our junkyards are filled.

Wheres the alfa junkyard in europe??? Someone's gotta know.

Now, Fedex and the post office share the same planes, dont be fooled by using fedex and higher prices, USPS is tons cheaper and just as fast.
 

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I've pulled the motor, sent the carbs out, am putting a 2 liter in with all the 1600 parts, intake, webers, single pulley, and original 5 speed box, and converting to hydraulic clutch, radiator has been cored and cleaned, gas tank is being cleaned and lined, the Speedo, tach and clock are at N Hollywood speedo company..... The cars at the bodyshop now, sandblasting everything, and then the repaint.
Based on your first post, you have had this car since October 17th, which was 14 whole days ago. Is this is all you have done? :wink2:

But seriously, even if your Super isn't quite finished by tomorrow, you might swing by the swap meet area at Woodley Park - that's as good a place as any to find parts like grilles and hood trim. Also talk with the people exhibiting Supers - many will have parts stashes they might be persuaded to part with.

http://www.franceanditaly.com/
 

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I know, tell me about it, 2 weeks and this is all I've done, haven't even got to the underside yet..... I met the Upholstery guy yesterday, seems I'm already behind just trying to keep up, I'll be at Woodley tomorrow with my Spider, and yep, meeting "Larry" Alfa Parts Exchange....
 

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It's been nearly 40 years since the last Giulia sedan was built; I wouldn't expect too many in junkyards anywhere.
Larry Jr is a good person to know. Classic Alfa and other UK/Euro parts suppliers have more Giulia-specific stuff than US suppliers.
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I don't want to be rude, so if you don't want to answer I'll understand but I am curious what if any is your expected budget for doing this car? I only ask because I one day want to undertake a similar but maybe far less ambitious Giulia project, (ie. start off with a far better though more expensive car).
Also expected time frame?
and vision of it finished - mostly stock, or far from stock?

Thank you for putting up with my intrusion.
 

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That's a very relevant question Maser-dude. With only several hundred Giulias here (300+ some listed on the register with perhaps 2x-3x more than that??, and with several variations in trim), there are not many parts cars or some parts here. There are more parts on Euro sites, mostly mechanical and body, but far less much in terms of trim, gauges, etc. Knowing a plethora of European vendors like the obvious ones*, plus all the specialty vendors like Paolini, etc. is essential. Or a local upholsterer if originality is not an issue. Guys and shops in Europe have stashes and parts cars, but you have to know who and negotiate language and exchange. The margin does not provide much motivation to pack and ship stuff and hassle with Customs, etc.. It will take time to cultivate and find contacts and cost a bit. So getting a decent and complete car is really important.

Classic Alfa, OKParts, Alfaholics, Highwood, Bertlesbeck, AlfaService, AreseTrade, Victor Parts, Parts Collector, etc.
 

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I started off thinking this would be pretty straight forward.... And being that the Giulia's are far rarer than GTV's got me thinking this would be a fun project, with a car that would hold its value in the long run. You kind of have to re-think the process, not what your budget is, but what parts do I need?, Then say "what do I want to spend?" or am willing to spend, What level of restoration am I trying to achieve, You may think "I'll wait to find a better car to restore" you may have to wait and pay top dollar for a car thats already been gone thru. Remember, these are Alfas, the suspension needs new bushings and tie rods, springs, shocks, etc. They may look pretty on the outside, but, these cars are about 50 years old, we can't expect them to handle and perform without bringing them back up to spec, most are worn out by now. And there goes the budget.... I pulled the interior, and the gauges, I didnt know the state of the gauges, but knew they needed cleaning and testing, well they needed everything, and the clock too... there goes the budget, and the gas tank... needs re-lining.... there goes the budget. So you start to ask then, what quality of car do I want. Alfas are pretty easy to take apart, I had to fix our kenmore washing machine this afternoon, it needed a coupler, looked just like the donught on the transmission , and I'd rather of changed the one on the Alfa.... I think you need to budget 10-20 grand depending on the state of the car, I want to keep the red door panels.. they don't make red door panels.... I need to make them, I need the top to my dash, they dont offer them, just a "slip cover" that goes over the old foam, would really like the chrome strip that runs down the center of the hood.... I got a price of $300 bucks, ouch!... So, do a little research and make sure the car you want has these parts, and get your "guys" in line, the upholsterer, your body shop, the shop for all the mechanicals, order your parts early, I do believe that what you put into it, is what you'll get out of it, cut corners and it will show.
 

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I have a handbrake lever, plus a grille piece, both new old stock, plus a lot of other parts which you might find useful. Browse the link below my signature or PM me for further details, thanks.
 

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Another option is to make it a rolling resto project. First, get is safe and reliable (much of the work you have been doing for a sitting car* - carbs/fuel, hydraulics, susp, essentials). Give it a good cleaning, rub out, and polish. Then drive it and take on the projects over time. It's not going to be cheaper but at least you will get some incremental enjoyment. Unless you want to do it all in one fell swoop since you have the nice Spider. It looks pretty complete but pretty tattered.

* I resurrected my 69 Spider from sitting for 7 years, making it safe and reliable with some PM, and it alone cost $12,000 done out.
 

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Soo, Who's got a source for these?? I think I just need the lenses. I've been looking around, I've seen the taillight lenses with orange but not solid red... Maybe mine have just changed colors over the years.
 

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US spec cars had red-red rear taillights (Euro, et al, have orange/red). US spec cars came with inner fog lights (vs. H4 high beam driving lights) and MPH gauges.

Some of the Euro/UK vendors (and Euro e-Bay sites) sell the whisker side directional repeater lenses but there are both Carello and Altissimo and they are NOT interchangeable. Know what is being provided, usually an unmarked reproduction. The rear taillights and front turn signal lenses also come randomly in Carello and Altissimo, not interchangeable.
 

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Watch out also for reproductions of these lenses that are poor quality !

Carello or Altissimo only!!

I would contact OKParts in Germany. They have an incredible stock of NOS parts.
 

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You guys are great!! Thank you for the tips on lenses, should of known, orange is europe, like our spider taillights, I followed the bay link too, You are a gentleman and a scholar!! Thats another item knocked off the list, and now I'm learning italian, Grazie

Ok, Chrome hood strip, watch out, I'm coming for you!!
 

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It's not chrome, it's stainless steel.
 
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