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I have seen George's production prototypes they are perfect. Stainless is a great improvement over the rust prone originals. Especially if the originals are missing or broken.

I used to make my own out of heavy brass with a stud hard silver soldered on. On a good day I can make 4 in an hour and a half. Now that superior ones are available I'll just order them.

Thanks George!

Bill Gillham
Jefferson Oregon
 

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Thanks !

Bill
Thanks for the kudos !
These stainless steel (inox) parts will solve the problem of that tell-tale rust stain, dribbling down on the paint on the sill of a light colored Spider.
That's a sure sign that the plate is rusted and will eventually fail to hold the sill spear.
The usual sources may sell a cheaper plate in mild steel .. but why not use a permanent fix - stainless steel.
 

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Heads up Sports fans !

Two days left to buy your Giulietta - Giulia Spider stainless steel sill trim fasteners and get Free Shipping !

Send a PM and order yours now.
 

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NOTICE

To all those who have purchased my items - I thank you.
This message is to inform others that, at present, the supply on hand of these stainless steel sill trim plates [Part # 101.03.59.015.00] is temporarily exhausted.
However .. production of additional plates is underway and should be available for distribution within a week.

Orders will be accepted and fulfilled in the order of receipt of payment.

Price will be maintained at $50 per set of 4 stainless steel plates + $5 shipping
 

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Latest Newsflash ..

Back in Stock

Inventory of stainless steel sill spear plates (Part # 101.03.59.015.00)
has been replenished. :thumbup:

All current orders with payment received will be shipped this week.
New orders will be shipped promptly - normally within a day or so of receiving the order.

Note: as with any stainless steel thread, some form of anti-galling lubrication should be used when installing.
http://greensladeandcompany.com/wp-content/themes/greenslade-theme/pdf/articles/problem-solving/Problem%20Solving-Stainless%20Steel%20Galling%20Solutions.pdf

$50 per set of 4 stainless steel plates + $5 shipping within USA
PayPal works well.
To order:
PM or email: GTDolak a t G mail d o t com
 

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Fit and function

Buckeye Spider

The sill spear plates fit into the leading and trailing ends of the sill trim by sliding the forked end of the plate into the hollow backside of the spear.
The forked end allows for clearance of the welded body flange. The sill trim is then pressed over the flange .. allowing the barbed clips (6 per side) that were previously evenly spaced along the length of the flange .. to grip the flange and clip the trim securely to the body.
Simultaneously, the threaded stud of the sill trim plate fits through the hole in the body as pictured below .. washer and nut are attached from inside the wheel-well and this secures the trim at the fore and aft ends - without driving a sheet-metal screw through the trim !
 

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George - I received my order (SS side spear sill plates) earlier this week. Beautifully made, rust proof, permanent solution for attaching the side spears. Many thanks!!!

Jim Caldwell
1963 Giulia Spider
Coralville, IA
 

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A Clarification ..

This post is meant to clarify what is being offered and what a buyer should expect to receive when ordering these sets of stainless steel sill spear fastening plates for an Alfa Spider.

The standard plates will be supplied with the threaded stud welded in place and the plates will have a matte finish as shown below.
The type of nuts supplied can be specified - nyloc or keps (K-nuts) - shown below
If none is specified the set of four plates may be fitted with either one of these types.

The head of the screw will be welded at no less than two points - this has proven to be more than mechanically sufficient.
Variations in the welds are to be expected and will not necessarily look exactly as those pictured below.
Some small irregularities along the edges may occur - these will not compromise the function of the hardware.

Price: $50 + $5 shipping = Total $55 for one set of four stainless steel plates with washers and nuts.
Shipping cost stated is within the USA; for international orders please message for shipping quote.
Order at: GTDolak at gmail dot com

Optional finishing is available - see next post
 

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Optional fastening

Optional fastening of screw to matte finish plate using silver solder pictured below - this results in a very uniform appearance.
The additional cost is due to the expense of jeweler quality silver solder.

Price: $60 + $5 shipping = Total $65 for one set of four stainless steel plates with washers and nuts.
Shipping cost stated is within the USA; for international orders please message for shipping quote.
Order at: GTDolak at gmail dot com
 

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Another option

Optional polished finishing for Alfa Spider stainless steel sill spear fastening plates

Optional silver solder fastening and polished finishing of stainless steel plates pictured below.

Price: $75 + $5 shipping = Total $80 for one set of four polished stainless steel plates with washers and nuts.
Shipping cost stated is within the USA; for international orders please message for shipping quote.

Order at: GTDolak at gmail dot com
 

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Can't visualize how the bent ends are going to slip into the chrome spear without interference.. but you must have thought that through .. albeit the originals are flat.
 

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Our recollections differ ...

.. albeit the originals are flat.
Pictured below is a salvaged original clip alongside a stainless steel re-pro on the RIGHT.

The slight angle at the tips of the fork allows for easier insertion into the sill trim and provides a fulcrum for securing the trim - as originally designed.
 

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Optional polished finishing for Alfa Spider stainless steel sill spear fastening plates

Optional silver solder fastening and polished finishing of stainless steel plates pictured below.

Price: $75 + $5 shipping = Total $80 for one set of four polished stainless steel plates with washers and nuts.
Shipping cost stated is within the USA; for international orders please message for shipping quote.

Order at: GTDolak at gmail dot com
Hi, I would like two sets of these if still available.
Thanks
Pino
 

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Pino
Yes, I have the sill spear attachment sets in stock.
Please send an email to GTDolak at gmail.com
or
send a Private Message.

Include your mailing address and method of payment.
PayPal is suggested.
 

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