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G/Afternoon everyone, a Ferrari customer of ours dropped of a 1967 105 Spyder for total restoration, we need everything. That being said, is there a vendor we can obtain everything from (?) that would be so much easier than bouncing around. Thanking you all in advance.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I'm not sure what you need but there are a few vendors for you to choose from:

Some of the European vendors use DHL to ship so things usually arrive within a week or less.
 

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a Ferrari customer of ours dropped of a 1967 115 Spyder for total restoration
Not to pick on you - I know you're not an Alfa specialist - but a '67 would be a 105 and not a 115 series car. This might matter when you are specifying what model you are ordering parts for.

6alfas' list of parts vendors is good. Note that Vick Autosports is sort of the Walmart of Alfa parts suppliers. You might want to read some customer reviews here on the Alfa BB before proceeding with Vick.
 

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I have seen reference data that says both 1600 and 1750 models manufactured in 1967. The 1600 is a 105.03 model and the 1750 was 105.57. Should be a plate on firewall that tells you what you have assuming no one has swapped an engine.
 
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The other English supplier is: Alfaholics

Will be a dead simple restoration if funds are plentiful. Most everything body shell wise can now be purchased. The hard part will be all the little trim details, as I know getting all the correct trim, fittings and finishes is a big deal for the Ferrari crowd, as it is for Alfisti, but often our budgets are smaller so we can compromise instead of having an OCD crisis
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Thkx Jay I know it's a 105 I don't know how or why I typed 115 that don't make sense. Sometimes I get dyslexic & reverse a couple ALFAbet characters, but never on numbers! Oh well, 1st time for everything.
 

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Don, I was merely pointing out he stated nicely to be wary of one supplier, without being offensive or slanderous.
 

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.....and maybe the glorious auto-correct turned a ‘well’ into a ‘will’, making Vabene’s reply read a little wierdly, yes?
 

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Thkx Jay I know it's a 105 I don't know how or why I typed 115 that don't make sense.
Well, "115" makes a bit of sense; that was the designation of the US-delivery, 2L cars introduced in 1972. Some components are common across the 105 - 115 series, but some aren't. So I didn't want to see you order a "115 door handle" (say) and get the wrong thing.
 

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........, we need everything......
That is a tall all inclusive endeavor .. For starters, you will absolutely require a parts manual and generic Alfa service guides, or factory shop manuals. Cardisk (sic?) can get you going in that direction. The period car you are doing still had excellent parts manuals that id'ed everything down to a washer. Aftermarket items can create more problems than they are worth and most items come from the same source regardless of the vendor so be wary of that fact. Sometimes it is better to repair and refresh than to go that route. Good luck.
 

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That is a tall all inclusive endeavor .. For starters, you will absolutely require a parts manual and generic Alfa service guides, or factory shop manuals. Cardisk (sic?) can get you going in that direction. The period car you are doing still had excellent parts manuals that id'ed everything down to a washer. Aftermarket items can create more problems than they are worth and most items come from the same source regardless of the vendor so be wary of that fact. Sometimes it is better to repair and refresh than to go that route. Good luck.
Good point, the Duetto Register has those online: Original Parts Manuals
 

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FWIW, if you are embarking on a restoration, and intend to purchase a load of parts, Classic Alfa will arrange a 'restoration' discount. Not sure of the other vendors.
That is a very good point! I just re-did the Duetto that I first 'restored' in 1984. CA discounted my, largish, parts order because, while I was compiling my 'wish list' of all the parts I would need, they completely changed their website and my list was lost! (CA+DHL= Amazing, if Wuhan hasn't made a mess of things)
Other vendors will probably offer a discount as well, if you are spending over $500 -likely several thousand dollars on parts. With a credit card and an internet connection, it is much easier now, to get old Alfa parts, than it was 35 years ago.

Another possible supplier for difficult to locate rubber parts is Cicognani. I have not ordered from them yet and their website is difficult to navigate but they were the OEM supplier for many of our car's rubber bits. One part I need for my Duetto was found by Osso, under the Giulietta Spider heading(?):

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Thankyou everyone, we've placed the 1st $3,000.00 order with classicalfa. They have almost everything except the antenna of all things!
 

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They have almost everything except the antenna of all things!
That's not so surprising. The lore is that all cars left the factory with no radio; the dealers installed radios, antennas and speakers so there was no standard brand. Therefore, Classic Alfa can't offer an antenna that would be any more correct than something you could find on ebay.
 
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Oh gosh. Sounds like Pantera. None left factory w/radio/antennas. thanks Alfajay for the tip. Now searching out a company to redo all instruments including screening numbers on dials, all work just horrible faded.
 

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One supplier not mentioned here is ReOriginals in Texas.
I've only bought one thing from Matt and it was over a decade ago.

 

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Now searching out a company to redo all instruments including screening numbers on dials, all work just horrible faded.
I'm a fan of North Hollywood Speedometer, though admittedly they're relatively local for me. In fact, they currently have my Duetto tach and speedo. They are even more backed up than usual - of course Covid is the excuse - but all gauge shops seem to have long lead times. My Duetto gauges don't need re-screening, but North Hollywood did a nice re-screening job on my Giulia Sprint gauges a number of years ago.
 
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