Alfa Giulia 1967 Step Nose Resto Mod Build

Alfa Giulia 1967 Step Nose Resto Mod Build

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Dexter67

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67 posts

13 months

Wednesday 10th May 2023
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We carried out a look over the shell now its in the raw...making a plan on what panels would be needed including my strategy that if it needs to be done its once and properly. With this in mind it was super important to me that JH has a proper chassis jig and the shell would be bolted to this and tied in to all the suspension pick up points until all the repairs / replacement panels are fitted.
As part of this the chassis will have weld on strengthening plates added to the inner chassis rails inside and out side the engine bay which is a know weak point when you start loading this area with sticky and larger width tyres, its also where the steering box and idler are mounted, the shell is also going to be fully seam welded.
Its also going to have a full cage which will be removable but will be tied in to additional locations on the shell, in an effort to save weight where we can I am going with a carbon Boot & Bonnet from AH, we looked at the carbon doors but decide this was a step too far......
There are 2 types of window mechanisms for the front doors a scissor type with steel bars that articulate the window ( read heavy ) and the later type which have a Bowden cable ( read lighter ) for window movement so I have sourced a pair of these later doors which will be reskinned which in its self save weight by removing large sections of sound deadening stuck to the skin by the factory in the process.
So its off to smash up some piggy banks & look under the sofa ......

Until next time

RicksAlfas

13,422 posts

245 months

Thursday 11th May 2023
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Looks a great project and the shell looks a very good base to start from.

I have an unused set of these if you want to make me an offer!
https://www.alfaholics.com/race-parts/105-series/p...

arguti

1,776 posts

187 months

Thursday 11th May 2023
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RicksAlfas said:
Looks a great project and the shell looks a very good base to start from.

I have an unused set of these if you want to make me an offer!
https://www.alfaholics.com/race-parts/105-series/p...
Rick ping me a pm either through here or aroc

Dexter67

Original Poster:

67 posts

13 months

Thursday 11th May 2023
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RicksAlfas said:
Looks a great project and the shell looks a very good base to start from.

I have an unused set of these if you want to make me an offer!
https://www.alfaholics.com/race-parts/105-series/p...
Thanks - I am already the proud owner of some of those but thanks for the offer

RicksAlfas

13,422 posts

245 months

Friday 12th May 2023
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arguti said:
Rick ping me a pm either through here or aroc
wavey
I have sent you a PM through here.

Dexter67

Original Poster:

67 posts

13 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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So now with a plan in place the shell was bolted down to the chassis jig and the fun begins, starting with cutting off the old sills.

Alfa designed this car to have these in 3 parts and all 3 will be replaced along with new floor pans for a kick off.








Pepperpots

371 posts

166 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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Muito interessante chap.

Nice to see the metal underneath is in good nick. What colour are you going to paint it?

Dexter67

Original Poster:

67 posts

13 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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Pepperpots said:
Muito interessante chap.

Nice to see the metal underneath is in good nick. What colour are you going to paint it?
Its got to be Red......

RicksAlfas

13,422 posts

245 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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Dexter67 said:
Its got to be Red......
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

But as long as you like it.
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Dexter67

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67 posts

13 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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RicksAlfas said:
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

But as long as you like it.
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Gave a side on picture to my graphic designer mate who could change the colour on the screen, we tried everything including some old Porsche colours but it kept coming back to Alfa AR105 RED, understand there are a few Red one about - but not in my garage and when was the last time you saw one of any colour on the road ?

It will be ok I promise.........

P5BNij

15,875 posts

107 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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Red is a great choice, but please, please, please consider yellow ochre.... wink




Dexter67

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67 posts

13 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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P5BNij said:
Red is a great choice, but please, please, please consider yellow ochre.... wink

JH the guy who's doing the shell restoration wanted to paint it that colour when he had plans to build the car for himself so your in good company was it the Motor Show display colour - long time ago but remember him saying that was one of the reasons he liked it.

Is that your wide arch car ?

RicksAlfas

13,422 posts

245 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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Ochre was the brochure colour for the 1750.
I am biased, but I think it’s the best colour for the car.
They also look good in white, dark blue, light blue, grey, silver, green….
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P5BNij

15,875 posts

107 months

Monday 15th May 2023
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Dexter67 said:
P5BNij said:
Red is a great choice, but please, please, please consider yellow ochre.... wink

JH the guy who's doing the shell restoration wanted to paint it that colour when he had plans to build the car for himself so your in good company was it the Motor Show display colour - long time ago but remember him saying that was one of the reasons he liked it.

Is that your wide arch car ?
I wish! Sadly not my car, it's just a photo I found on pinterest ages ago. It's such a great period colour though, similar to Porsche / Aston Martin Bahama Yellow and not that far of BL's Bronze yellow which was popular on Mk3 Minis in the early '70s...



Best of luck with the restoration of yours, I wish I'd bought one ages ago, there are still plenty around now but the £20k - £30k cars that were advertised for sale a couple of years ago are often well over twice that now, at least as far as asking prices are concerned. Like an idiot I turned down a good solid one for £5k at the NEC show not that long ago, it was a lovely useable 1750 in red with a black interior that just needed recommissioning, had I bought it then I'm sure it would have been a keeper wink

This one appeared fairly recently on car&classic with an asking price of just under £60k, it's now sold...


Dexter67

Original Poster:

67 posts

13 months

Tuesday 16th May 2023
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P5BNij said:
I wish! Sadly not my car, it's just a photo I found on pinterest ages ago. It's such a great period colour though, similar to Porsche / Aston Martin Bahama Yellow and not that far of BL's Bronze yellow which was popular on Mk3 Minis in the early '70s...



Best of luck with the restoration of yours, I wish I'd bought one ages ago, there are still plenty around now but the £20k - £30k cars that were advertised for sale a couple of years ago are often well over twice that now, at least as far as asking prices are concerned. Like an idiot I turned down a good solid one for £5k at the NEC show not that long ago, it was a lovely useable 1750 in red with a black interior that just needed recommissioning, had I bought it then I'm sure it would have been a keeper wink

This one appeared fairly recently on car&classic with an asking price of just under £60k, it's now sold...

Yep the one that got away i have a few of those .....not keen on the wide arch look myself,the look like a Stratos type design wheel ?

Rodd Nock

2,068 posts

262 months

Tuesday 16th May 2023
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Beautiful car, and sounds like a great restoration. Please don't paint it brown, it's giving me horrible flashbacks to my first car, a "Sand Gold" Austin Allegro biggrin


RicksAlfas

13,422 posts

245 months

Tuesday 16th May 2023
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Dexter67 said:
Yep the one that got away i have a few of those .....not keen on the wide arch look myself,the look like a Stratos type design wheel ?
The GTAm wheel is the same design as the T33.

Dexter67

Original Poster:

67 posts

13 months

Tuesday 16th May 2023
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Rodd Nock said:
Beautiful car, and sounds like a great restoration. Please don't paint it brown, it's giving me horrible flashbacks to my first car, a "Sand Gold" Austin Allegro biggrin

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Don't worry your safe here wink it wont be going brown of any shade ........

Dexter67

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67 posts

13 months

Wednesday 24th May 2023
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Meanwhile......








Dexter67

Original Poster:

67 posts

13 months

Monday 29th May 2023
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More good progress on the body shell

Adding chassis plates, new rad support and front wings and step nose panel removed