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Hi everybody,

I'd like to introduce myself first! Being a silent reader for quite some time I wanted to sign up and show you my current project. Driven some months after purchase as a rolling project, I had a severe accident due to deer crossing.
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Every single outer panel, glass, chrome, etc. did not survive the rather hefty impact. The inner structure however remained straight and so I decided to restore it!
Here you can see how I was tackling the problems in the last, say, 7 months.
Building an alignment bank from aluminium profile:
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Ready for sandblasting!
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Repair works..
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Somehow the maximum data limit is exceeded. I'll post a follow-up right underneath. Let's hope it works!

Happy new year,

Kevin
 

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I want to see pictures of this GTV. Hope the Alfa is repairable, you will get lots of comments and opinions once the photos appear. Good luck with the rebuild and welcome to the ABB.
 

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I want to see pictures of this GTV. Hope the Alfa is repairable, you will get lots of comments and opinions once the photos appear. Good luck with the rebuild and welcome to the ABB.
Good evening Brad, and thank you for your kind words. My counter is now at ten posts so I'll give the pictures a try - might take a few minutes. Let me hear what you think :)

There is the rest of it!
My sister is a perfect helping hand:
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Setting the alignment for the inner rocker:
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And a picture from the current look:
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Best,

Kevin
 

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You must have hit a deer and spun out and rolled it. You have a lot of work ahead. What country are you in?
 

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You must have hit a deer and spun out and rolled it. You have a lot of work ahead. What country are you in?
... Exactly. I rolled it several times, I can't remember how many.. Luckily, I got out of the car without a single scratch, could have been a LOT worse. I live in Switzerland, close to Zürich.
Now I am rebuilding the bent transmission tunnel, afterwards I am going to tack in floors and inner rockers. Step by step.. :wink2:

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Oh my. That would have been considered a complete total by most people. I admire your decision to put it back together.
 

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Good to hear you survived the accident without a scratch.

I really like your chassis jig, great use of the aluminimum profile.

All the best with the re-build and look forward to following your progress.
 

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Oh my. That would have been considered a complete total by most people. I admire your decision to put it back together.
+1.

Amazing!! Will watch with interest. I have heard of a GTV that has been totaled 3 times ...
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Excellent. I am very glad you are restoring it. That would be considered a total loss by most.
 

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Looking at the car it seems to be a miracle that you survived. Much less walked away from it.

When your done with yours. Can I send a couple of mine for you to do?:grin2:
 

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Thank you for all the responses, they are a great motivation!
Today I built a holder for the gearbox support/rear engine mount. I even milled down the top precisely to 1/10 mm, oh my.. what am I just doing :smile2: The reason for the whole operation is because the transmission tunnel and the support brackets are badly bent from the impact. I managed to source a left and a right bracket, so they are going to be welded to the tunnel and the floors later on the (hopefully) exact position. You can even see the offset from the transmission tunnel 24mm to the right! Does anybody know the reason why Alfa did this?

Best,

Kevin

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Wow. You are a very talented fellow. Why didn't you just buy another GTV and use the parts from the wrecked car? I know its a labor of love and definitely a challenge but.....time is money, no? Will follow this one with keen interest.
 

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You can even see the offset from the transmission tunnel 24mm to the right! Does anybody know the reason why Alfa did this?

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Kevin
The pinion is not exactly in the centre of the rear axle, I believe.
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I was told the offset transmission tunnel is there to give the driver more space. He pays for the car. (Too bad for you guys in RHD land)

The engine is slightly slanted. Perhaps the offset drivetrain is there to keep the head centered and provide space for sidedraft carbs. Giulietta Veloce carbs were very tight against the inner fender.

BTW Kevin this is an incredible project. Some of us like these cars to work on them more than to drive them. I believe you may fit in this category. Some of us like to drive them as much as working on them, that's why we have more than one.
 

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I was attracted by the title of your post, but when I saw the first picture I thought it was a joke. I don't know how you're going to do it, but it looks like you're well on your way. Best of luck!!
 

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Here we go, the gearbox support brackets are at the right place! :smile2: Now the edges for the floors will be prepared and covered with weld-primer, then the floor structure can be welded in.
Please tell me if I post too many photos; but I hope you like seeing some of the madness :wink2: Thank you again for all your comments, I really appreciate every single one!

Best,

Kevin
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