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Hi, Just purchased a 1967 Alfa Romeo Roundtail 1750. In need of some light to medium resto. Anyone got any recommendations as to garages people they have used and obtained satisfactory results? Thanks
 

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Congratulations on your purchase. I drove over to the grocery store and a couple people came over to look and bestow compliments. Get ready on smiles.

Is it a 1750 originally, a late roundtail, or a 67? The late 68's starting with the 1750 engine were the best. If it is really a 67, it is a 1600. I turned mine into a stealth 1600 with a 1700 conversion.

Start by getting yourself some Euro headlight buckets if you want to have headlight covers and properly put those headlights behind the front cowling. Those headlight buckets were unavailable for many years and now you can get new ones.
 

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Congrats! I have been looking for a 1967 or 1969 Duetto for some time, I am even considering a conversion on my 1988 Graduate to a Round Tail. Good luck with your restoration, anyone on this side of the Pond, USA with a restorable Duetto or a Rear Body clip please let me know. David laRuse.
 

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Congrats! I have been looking for a 1967 or 1969 Duetto for some time, I am even considering a conversion on my 1988 Graduate to a Round Tail. Good luck with your restoration, anyone on this side of the Pond, USA with a restorable Duetto or a Rear Body clip please let me know. David laRuse.
If you go that route, please keep us all included with pictures. That sounds like an expensive, but very fun project.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase. I drove over to the grocery store and a couple people came over to look and bestow compliments. Get ready on smiles.

Is it a 1750 originally, a late roundtail, or a 67? The late 68's starting with the 1750 engine were the best. If it is really a 67, it is a 1600. I turned mine into a stealth 1600 with a 1700 conversion.

Start by getting yourself some Euro headlight buckets if you want to have headlight covers and properly put those headlights behind the front cowling. Those headlight buckets were unavailable for many years and now you can get new ones.

Wes, there are actually lots of 1967 1750 Spiders, GTVs and Berlinas. 1967 was the first year of the 1750.
 

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I learn new things all the time on the board. Yes, I see that on Fusi.
I wish they had made a V6 factory roundtail, LOL.
I suspect this one was repatriated to Europe based on the headlights.
 

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Couple of questions.
militalia: what is your VIN on your firewall stamped?
Brian, why does FUSI call it on the list as a "Guilia Spider Duetto" ? Is the Guilia name correct?
 

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Couple of questions.
militalia: what is your VIN on your firewall stamped?
Brian, why does FUSI call it on the list as a "Guilia Spider Duetto" ? Is the Guilia name correct?
Hi, Thanks for the reply. This is a US import. I am still waiting for the UK registration documents. I will update you with the VIN once I have these.
 

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Congratulations on your purchase. I drove over to the grocery store and a couple people came over to look and bestow compliments. Get ready on smiles.

Is it a 1750 originally, a late roundtail, or a 67? The late 68's starting with the 1750 engine were the best. If it is really a 67, it is a 1600. I turned mine into a stealth 1600 with a 1700 conversion.

Start by getting yourself some Euro headlight buckets if you want to have headlight covers and properly put those headlights behind the front cowling. Those headlight buckets were unavailable for many years and now you can get new ones.
Thanks for the reply,where can i get those Euro headlight buckets from? Thanks
 

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I wonder if it came from Canada.
Classicalfa, OKP.de, Alfa-service, Highwood Alfa, Alfaholics, many suppliers. Some I don't know of.
These were unavailable for many years, until right after I restored my buckets. You can cut off metal around USA buckets and they will fit behind the sheetmetal, but it is a painful geometry to get at the headlight alignment screws after.

Here is a picture: LT109 HEADLIGHT BOWL WITH REMOVABLE BACK COVER SPIDER 105

These buckets were made to do what you want, mount behind the sheetmetal. It also looks like the clear covers are sucked in looking. They are supposed to fill the well.
 

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i'll second that for Ian Ellis, . i follow him on social media and the work looks excellent. great to see another round tail, cheers Ian
 

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Couple of questions.
militalia: what is your VIN on your firewall stamped?
Brian, why does FUSI call it on the list as a "Guilia Spider Duetto" ? Is the Guilia name correct?
Hi, Here are pictures of the serial numbers i found. there is:
AR00562 22492
AR 664384
19503


Can i determine the exact model type from these?

Thanks
 

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so its a 1600 67 duetto. i think that motor could be a 502 motor so 1600 sprint gt just hard to tell from the photo, that is quite rare.
cheers Ian
 

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Light to medium resto....
Be careful. It is quite the slope that is well greased and you will be wearing teflon shorts.
Car looks nice. If this is your first go-around with an Alfa or classic car I always recommend to drive the car a bit before making changes, then devise a plan for what you want the car to be.
Lots of help here on the AlfaBB, and also advise from the supporting vendors. They have given me courage and knowledge to attempt many jobs.
Enjoy!
 

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10503 664384 shows it on the Fusi attachment as a 1967 year 1600 Guilia Spider Duetto as I am reading it, but the engine number doesn't make sense as a 1750 motor.
 
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