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That is absolutely fantastic Mark!!

How long has it roughly taken to get to this stage?

What a brilliant project.
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thanks Edward,its great to get positive feedback.it took me a couple of months of Saturdays and an odd sunday to get to that point.the big bits get done quick but its the small tastey bits that take the time.ive probably been at the whole project well over a year so theres loads more pics to come....and it does start to resemble a 33 again...soon
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Did you actually need a P4 as the basis for the project, or could you have used a normal S3 33? With what you have made use of from the Alfa, there doesn't seem a great deal that are specific P4 parts that are being retained.

Knowing what you know now - could you have made do with a standard series 3 33?
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well....originally I was just planning on putting in the engine and possibly a dog box,but none of it would hold up to the power,i even thought about turning a Porsche boxer engine and shoe horning it in.the only advantage of using the p4 is the log book 4wd before and after.i didn't feel so bad about cutting up a p4 because the sills and jacking point and floor pan were pretty bad.and I owned it years before this idea came into my head.
but a standard s3 could have been used no problem at all as theres no major difference in the floorpan of either.
also the reason the front grill and lights looked so messed up to begin with,somebody tried to wedge the reverse opening bonnet open with a bar....very bright they were
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Which leads me onto my next question….

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also the reason the front grill and lights looked so messed up to begin with,somebody tried to wedge the reverse opening bonnet open with a bar....very bright they were
I've some spare panels in the attic if you need replacements when the time comes
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Wow…!

Great concept. But a huge effort.
Look forward to seeing the finished result & what obvious differences there are to an Alfa 33 when its done.

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Hey guys,just trying to sort out photos through photobucket,hopefully it works....give me a mini grinder and welder anyday!!
Hopefully the only main difference form the outside is going to be the arches...and of coarse massive brembo brakes and a deep grumble
It is a lot of work and a lot of effort to go to,but it's enjoyable!!
And fluffy duff,I managed to save the 16v front grill and a friend of mine had a 33 going cheap for parts so I salvaged the lights and bonnet and plenty of other bits off it
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Also if there's any of ye handy at posting pictures,is there a better way to post them rather than links to photobucket?i seemed to have used my upload memory for alfaowners:-(
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Once I had the sills lined up and measured I folded them up and welded away,some of the underneath welding will be tidied up when the car is put on a spit later on.
Next I braced up my old front inner wing mounts and slam panel and cut off what I didn't need,using my wings as a good measurement of where it all should sit
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What are you going to badge this beast. Can I suggest Alfaru.
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Id throw 15 inch steelies with original 33 hubcaps on it and put a 1.3 badge on the bootlid
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Ha it's funny you should say that,some of my mates in oz were saying the same,very auzzie,the alfaroo
Plenty of bracing to make sure nothing flexes out of place,just a tack here and there for now to make sure everything lines up
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A total sleeper would be great,but il never fit it under standard arches especially with the brembos and wheel offset....but you'd be suprised what fooling a 1.3 badge would do to the untrained eye
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Left hand drive - or right hand drive….. or perhaps both?!
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Maybe both for a bit of crack
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some more strengthening and mounting rails for the wings and front panel.
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everything that's being done on this side is then template and mirrored on the other side
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slight kink cut and welded in to follow the contour of the inner wing.
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The bonnet was never going to close with the strut tops,so I drilled out the spot welds and chopped them down and rewelded.
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There was no need to drop the struts as much as I did,but this looks the neatest afterwards
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Amazing, wish I had those skillz! You are very brave.
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….and the time

Will you need SVT at the end of it all?
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Ya the time is the big one!!projects like this are still a bit of a grey area in Ireland,but Itl definately have to have an engineers report.im trying to keep it factory looking so that should help....unless the engineer happens to be a big 33 fan either way once the work is up to scratch there shouldn't be a problem
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Let's hope then that he doesn't spot the slight difference in wheel base and the curvature of the arches against the wheels. Saying that - pretty quickly he is going to see that it is two cars in one. It will be interesting to see him walk around and try and work out where the join is, initially. I guess it is a bit of a shame in that regard, that both cars were not the same colour, with just the join painted to blend the 2 together.

Are you using the Subaru steering column? I guess you have to really….
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Well at the moment you wouldn't notice the joinings,sill to sill looks very factory,and will look even better once it's sealed primed and everything the one colour.even under the bonnet looks good,I have tackled and tidied the inner wings
As for the wheels against the curvature of the arches,I have that sorted too so as it stands at the moment it just looks like an Alfa on steriods
Il use the subaru column,it sits in pretty well with the dash,I may shorten it an inch or so!! And il be using the subaru clocks and indicator/light stalks for ease of wiring.also the clocks are linked to the gearbox and ecu and vehicle speed sensor etc. but the clocks are pretty retro and there's nothing too modern about looking about them so it's all good
Iv had a few friends around and iv had to explain that the white floor pan is from a scooby
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