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Original from 1964 and new. Original was beige.
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Original worksmanship, was sewn.
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As a test I carefully cut the tubing off all the way around the door seal and now the door closes perfectly.
Thinking of making my own ....
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For reference, I'll send this sketch to Cicognani. Not expecting much though.
 
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Be aware that the original is over 40 years old so would have lost it's shape by now

Great sketch BTW!
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Be aware that the original is over 40 years old so would have lost it's shape by now

Great sketch BTW!
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Yes, the tube has turned into an oval.
 

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I have the exact same problem with the doors on my 66 Super and these seals. I know its not the on door seals for me as I used 4 NOS seals. I think I might have to try the trim approach too. I was going to just but the later rubber ones but from reading a previous post it looks like they are wrong too...:(
 

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Hi George, on my white Giulia, the one residing in San Diego, owned by Avid test now, I used velvet rubbers from the UK, the number 81 doorseal. Furflex Door Seals - Draught excluders
I saw no noticeable difference with the original rubber, and together with repro on door rubbers the doors shut really nice.
Price was quite a bit less as with the usual suspects.

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JC
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Big THANKS JC, that looks great. I will order it.
I did find McMaster Carr has one that works but only in black plastic. Need 45 feet to do all doors. I installed it for now, but I do want the beige velvet.
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The McMaster strip fits 3/16 edge with 3/8 tube. Would have been perfect if flocked.
 

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For the time being....backup until Furflex arrives.
 

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Need a reliable plating shop, preferably in Florida. Anybody ??????
The original grill needs some dings removed and plating.
 
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Yes it's slightly magnetic so stainless!
But after lightly sanding some greenish corrosion it's copper looking in the area of the slats. So i don't know what's going on.
 

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Photo?

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After sanding with 400 and seeing green on the sandpaper.
 

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I took my grill to a polishing shop, they called me 30 minutes later: “we can’t do anything with this, it’s chromed”. Apparently only later ones are stainless and early ones chromed...

Excellent progress by the way, comming together nicely!
 
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In 2013 in Padua I bought the 5-piece grill you see in the picture from Eric Thijs. It is one of the first and is in chromed brass. This one I took is obviously to be chromed ...
 

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Ready for a drive....of course had to clean the DCOE 27s inside.
Oil p just over 55 , water at 175, and no grille.
Idles smoothly.
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Original plenum base hiding under those filters, with a custom plate on top....or something else?
 

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You got it
 
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