Alfa Giulia 1967 Step Nose Resto Mod Build

Alfa Giulia 1967 Step Nose Resto Mod Build

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coetzeeh

2,652 posts

237 months

Tuesday 30th May 2023
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Thanks for the updates - a lot of work going into the car!

Dexter67

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13 months

Tuesday 30th May 2023
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coetzeeh said:
Thanks for the updates - a lot of work going into the car!
Thanks yes its getting the full treatment

Dexter67

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13 months

Wednesday 7th June 2023
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Latest update
Shell inner bracing added and new floor pans installed, we looked at Carbon doors but in the end JH was not keen as its difficult to tweak a carbon door if it doesn't fit and the budget this would save could be left for other parts......however in the theme of reducing weight where we can, I sourced a later set of doors in good overall condition to be re skinned, the early doors had a very mechanical opening mechanism which was like a set of big steel scissors and heavy...the later doors are the same physically but use a cable arrangement to open and close the widows so lighter + removing the door skin also gets rid of a large Alfa Romeo period sound deadening stuck to the inside face - so double win. The last job will be to fill in the handle apertures so we can fit the GTA style - more on this later












Dexter67

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13 months

Sunday 18th June 2023
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More progress on the body shell










Dexter67

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Monday 26th June 2023
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So while the body is having some love I have been busy stripping down the axle and getting it powder coated. The diff housing is currently off being aquablasted and then its off with the Alfahlolic's LSD to be built up with new bearings .










Dexter67

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13 months

Friday 7th July 2023
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Next up time to take the steering box apart and clean it up check for wear and general overhaul






velocemitch

3,820 posts

221 months

Friday 7th July 2023
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Very prone to cracking those boxes, need to check very carefully, mainly around the fixings at each side where the column attaches.

Dexter67

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Friday 7th July 2023
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velocemitch said:
Very prone to cracking those boxes, need to check very carefully, mainly around the fixings at each side where the column attaches.
Yep heard that mine is perfect under all the grime, its been completely stripped now and the aluminium casing has been aqua-blasted looks a treat.

200Plus Club

10,814 posts

279 months

Friday 7th July 2023
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Dexter67 said:
Yep heard that mine is perfect under all the grime, its been completely stripped now and the aluminium casing has been aqua-blasted looks a treat.
This is the stuff you want now for your steering box rather than the original gunk that leaks out.

https://www.holden.co.uk/p/penrite-semi-fluid-stee...

Dexter67

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Monday 10th July 2023
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200Plus Club said:
This is the stuff you want now for your steering box rather than the original gunk that leaks out.

https://www.holden.co.uk/p/penrite-semi-fluid-stee...
Yep that's the stuff I have bought lots of good reviews

Dexter67

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13 months

Tuesday 11th July 2023
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Back from aqua-blasting what a difference, these work with steel balls which run in a course track and both were in excellent condition, the steel top plate is of being plated then i can get on with putting all back together with a new seal kit.






Dexter67

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13 months

Wednesday 19th July 2023
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Continuing the steering box theme here's on of the first rebuilt parts ready for when the shell is completed, along with getting the main aluminium body aqua-blasted all the steel external items have been plated and the main shaft support tube powder coated.
There is a steering idler unit which sits on the opposite inner chassis rail which will get the same treatment, more updates to follow.......




Dexter67

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13 months

Thursday 27th July 2023
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Few more progress pics from the shell restoration

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GTSJOE

340 posts

154 months

Thursday 27th July 2023
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Really enjoying your restoration thread, always expect the unexpected when taking apart an old Alfa, on a positive note this shell seems to be in pretty good condition.
I’ll watch with interest as am also about to start a stepnose project! Not sure what to expect when the car is dismantled. Only thing going in the car’s favour is the time it spent in Western Australia, 40 years in a dry climate will hopefully have been kind to the shell!
Best of luck with your special car!

GTSJOE

340 posts

154 months

Thursday 27th July 2023
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Dexter67

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Thursday 27th July 2023
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GTSJOE said:
Thanks never sure what your going to get but I had a good idea when the paint was still on it that there were some interesting repairs underneath.

Is your car still in Aus ? looks like its in good company is that a Shelby /GT Mustang in the background ? what plans have you got for yours ?

Dexter67

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13 months

Saturday 5th August 2023
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Quick update striping the front suspension down ready for powder coating - got to go back before you can go forwards




Dexter67

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Monday 14th August 2023
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Going to hang this in my garage as a good reminder


Dexter67

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Thursday 24th August 2023
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Meanwhile just picked this lot up from the powder coaters should keep me busy.......



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MTW

453 posts

41 months

Saturday 26th August 2023
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Great work so far! I will watch this thread with interest. This is definitely something I might end up doing with my Giulia in a few years a time.