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Reading Kieth Booker´s book AF Guilia Buyers Guide and he writes that if one during inspection of the mounting points of the rear suspension arms finds rust its considered to be terminal.

Why are those mounting points not repairable ?
 

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Nonsense . If you have a rotten rear floor, even then you have to weld the mounting point. Many people have done that on a regular basis. And if VERY rotten still easy to measure out and repair..

Nothing on a 105 is THAT difficult to weld. Maybe the front crossmember. That one is hard. Due to measurements. You'd need a jig for that one.

As for the rest, done it all never found it difficult, at the most dirty hard work spending lots of hours.
 

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Agreed. A friend bought a rusty Giulia Veloce Spider, ended up replacing, literally, the bottom third of the car. You can cut pieces off another car, fabricate, buy repro, whatever. That doesn't mean it's economical or sensible, but it's possible; cars have been rebuilt from all kinds of awful conditions.

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Why did he write it then ?
Because to the average DIY mechanic it would be very difficult, and to have a professional outfit undertake the work, extremely expensive, at the time of writing, probably not worth doing.
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Cars that were considered trash several years ago are now being saved. That does not mean it's sensible or wise.
 

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And, further, the economics of scale change dramatically when you're doing all or most of the work yourself. It's also one of the more enjoyable aspects of owning and working on old Alfas. If you take a look at some of the long-term projects, cars on rotisseries in people's garages, etc., it's obvious that these cars are being worked on by people who love doing both the work and the cars.
 
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