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I recently purchased another 71 spider. The car spent most of its life in Nashville, TN. The floor pans and rockers are solid leading me to believe that it has spent some time under a roof. The interior is completely dry rotten. The car came with an extra engine (Complete) as well as tons of 2A parts. The rear took a serious blow at some point, as there are slight bends at the rear fenders. It is so slight that a body tech may be able to straighten them without straightening the frame. Is it possible to straighten a spider frame?:)
 

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... It is so slight that a body tech may be able to straighten them without straightening the frame. Is it possible to straighten a spider frame?:)...
Not really certain what you mean, as Spiders don't really have a "frame" in the traditional sense. :confused:
 

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Nicola is correct, the spider does not have a separate frame. All the 105 series cars including the spider are "unit body" construction. Just like almost every modern small or midsized car. So I'm sure it could be fixed, but the cost could be more than you want to put into the car. But that would be up to you of course. It could'nt hurt to get an estimate.
 

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I noticed you have the exact Alfa I have, '74 with Spica most likely. I am into a full restore on her and I'm curious if you have any comments or suggestions on issues you may have come up against.

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Lance, I'm going to assume you were talking to me, because neither of the other posters on this thread have a 74 Spider. If so, drop me a PM and I'll chat that way. (I prefer not to hijack another person's thread!)
I agree, new to the site I just don't know how to get personal on this forum.

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I agree, new to the site I just don't know how to get personal on this forum.

My email is [email protected]
We're an easy going bunch and the easiest way to get personal is to play on our conservative politics and anti-socialist, anti government worker leanings :D (sorry Gordy, the devil made me do it)

Actually, welcome Castano! The 74 is probably the best one to start with and a new thread with photos would be a good way to start! And yes, Gordy is one of the most knowlegable. My two are both carb's, so I don't have a lot to say for stock FI, except that it is the more valuable way to go in a restoration.

I recently purchased another 71 spider. The rear took a serious blow at some point, as there are slight bends at the rear fenders. It is so slight that a body tech may be able to straighten them without straightening the frame. Is it possible to straighten a spider frame?:)
Here again, a few photos might help, but as stated, it sounds like the cost may exceed the value. This especically if not able to do the work at home. Might look for a good body to use your parts in though!
 

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If the 71 proves beyoand restoration - don't forget that there are many of us (well, me!) who might be interested in some of the parts.
Any idea how many miles might be on it?

I'm flirting with the idea of a transmission to drive with while I learn about the magic of replacing 2nd gear schyncros, for example. :cool:
 
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