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I have a license plate holder for a Giulietta Sprint 101 that I want to exchange with a 750 airplane type.

The one I have is an orginal rechromed long ago, not Perfect but very good.

Will consider any condition Airplane style 750 in Exchange

My also sell.

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Alfastop & Classic Alfa have repro aluminium aeroplane castings in stock - they are beautiful.

The original Normale aeroplane was made out of Mazak alloy, also referred to as 'Pot Metal'. A cheap-n-nasty stuff that suffers from metal fatigue & has a tendency to crack & pit. They are a nightmare to repair & re-chrome.

These guys detail the process Mazak Repair | Zamak Repair | Chrome Restoration Specialist

No affiliation, just a Google search...

In your shoes I'd sell the 101 holder & buy the new aluminium one.

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Thank you for advice ;-)

Then I will sell it ;-)


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Alfastop & Classic Alfa have repro aluminium aeroplane castings in stock - they are beautiful.

The original Normale aeroplane was made out of Mazak alloy, also referred to as 'Pot Metal'. A cheap-n-nasty stuff that suffers from metal fatigue & has a tendency to crack & pit. They are a nightmare to repair & re-chrome.

These guys detail the process Mazak Repair | Zamak Repair | Chrome Restoration Specialist

No affiliation, just a Google search...

In your shoes I'd sell the 101 holder & buy the new aluminium one.

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Just be aware that the repro part is nicely made but will need some grinding work to make the glass of the numberplate light fit (at least it would have needed that on the example I got sent), needs the screw holes tapped and most importantly it has not got the recess for the little Alfa Romeo badge at the nose which was maybe too difficult to cast. Nevertheless this can be probably machined somehow. I returned the Aluminium repro, which was not a problem and later found a NOS Carello part to replace my cracked original.
 

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Did you buy it in England or Germany ? maybe there is different makers ?


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Just be aware that the repro part is nicely made but will need some grinding work to make the glass of the numberplate light fit (at least it would have needed that on the example I got sent), needs the screw holes tapped and most importantly it has not got the recess for the little Alfa Romeo badge at the nose which was maybe too difficult to cast. Nevertheless this can be probably machined somehow. I returned the Aluminium repro, which was not a problem and later found a NOS Carello part to replace my cracked original.
 

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They were all made from the same mould in the UK a few years ago, part of a run commissioned by one Alfista for the correct aluminium part for his Lightweight

Classic Alfa have them here --> 750-114 REAR NUMBER PLATE LIGHT HOUSING - 750 & EARLY 101 SERIES SPRINTS - Classic Alfa

Re-Originals has a NOS aluminium one for sale here --> License plate light assembly, NOS, complete, aluminum... - L0020X

But at nearly 5 times the price, I'll spend a little time with a die grinder & a thread tap on my one from Classic Alfa thanx !!

With the repairs to the Mazak, plus the chroming process, it'll cost as much for me to restore a Mazak one as it does to buy a new aluminium one and it won't go spotty after 18 months as the Mazak continues to suffer from internal electrolysis

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Greig I fully agree. Only the tip where the Alfa badge sits cannot be made to look correct with the means you are describing. This would need carefull machining to get the shape right so that the badge sits in it's original recess.

I was lucky to get a perfect and complete NOS part from Italy for a lot less than the Re-Originals price. Of course this included the very hard to source badge and light assembly plus the original seal. So this in my view was the better choice.
 

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Hi Sig

Agree, it will take a holding fixture (made out of left-over square tubing) and a milling machine to machine out that recess for the badge.

Well done on your NOS one - post a picture if you can

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Then I will sell it as I will buy a new "airplane" style for my 750



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