Originally Posted by CHF
Haven't stripped the car yet but will have a close look at the fix this weekend. Just to make sure I understand this correctly the fix is not on the tailgate itself but the body of the car, right ?
How easy is it to strip the headlininig ?
Alledgely the probem was fixed by Sunwin Derby under warranty at a cost of £165 charged to Alfa UK, so probaly about 4h max of labour.
Are you gonna check that Sunwin has properly implemented the fix once you get your GT back ?
So far they alledgedly spent over £2200 for various fixes
Ok, The document that I have posted has come from Alfa Romeo themselves, it looks to me like it has been downloaded from a web site and printed out.
It proves that Alfa know there is a problem with the bodyshells of early GT's and that they have found a fix. DO NOT ACCEPT ANY OTHER FIX!
The job is supposed to take 4.5 hours as I have actually seen the job sheet associated with this fix.
The fix is associated with the rear cross member in the roof of the vehicle and has nothing to do with the tailgate or it's hinges, rubbers, bump stops or latches, don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
I WOULD NOT ADVOCATE REMOVING THE HEADLINING YOURSELF AS IT IS GLUED TO THE B PILLARS AND I AM SURE THAT YOU WILL DAMAGE IT. YOU ALSO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE SIDE AIR BAGS AND ALL THE ELECTRICALS THAT PASS THROUGH THE LINING, SO, SO EASY TO BUGGER IT ALL UP.
I have inspected my car at Sunwins request and test driven it without the headlining in place, the rattle has gone!! I am now waiting for them to reassemble the car and then I can pick it up. Due to the botch job that they originally did, they had to remove the cross member, re-weld it and resprayed the back of the car, as well as fitting the two bolts described in the document.
Looking forward to getting my love thing back.