1750 GTV – July 2013
Jul19

1750 GTV – July 2013

Chrome and stainless trim and bumpers have come back from the local polisher.  They’re all wrapped up in paper or plastic to protect them, but the parts I uncovered are beautifully done – scratches and bumps have been removed and now presented with a good mirror shine. All the stainless and chrome parts wrapped in paper for protection. Shiny. Shiny. Shiny. Shiny. Rear ashtrays. Quarter window pivots Quarter window...

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New Bits #28
Jul19

New Bits #28

A small shipment of parts from the kind folk at Classic Alfa. Fixed rear seat belts. Inertia reel front seat belts, with stalks. Rubber seals for front indicators over the bumper bar. Rear side trim...

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1750 GTV – May 2013
May22

1750 GTV – May 2013

Small amount of progress to report. Front springs and calipers are fitted, and some tatty spare wheels fitted so the car could be rolled around the workshop. It has migrated onto the hoist now. The steel fuel line is fitted, and the handbrake cable. It’s time now to make some new brake lines. The tail lights were fitted a while ago. Replica rubber seals aren’t a perfect fit, but do the job. As has been discussed at length...

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New Bits #27 – Car audio

As the GTV project is moving along again, it’s not too many more steps before we put the dash and consoles in.  I started to think again about an audio solution.  I’ve dithered on this – I definitely don’t want to cut the dash timbers to fit a classic face radio, and I don’t really want to put in speakers in the parcel shelf or rear side panels.  I almost decided not to fit any audio at all.  Then I came...

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New Bits #26

Got a shipment today from Classic Alfa.  Terrible camera phone photos, I’m afraid.  Tailshaft parts including a donut, centre support bearing carrier, and a couple of universal joints.  A set of radiator hoses, and the complicated heater hose.  A set of aluminium reproductions of the door seal channels – my originals were rusty, so we’ll give these a go.  A catch for the bonnet stay, and a pair of chrome buttons for...

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1750 GTV – February 2013 #3

Some small progress I forgot to post previously – here’s the four brake calipers reconditioned, with new seal kits, plated bolts/nuts and new bleed...

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