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Looks excellent. Did you powder coat the subframe?
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Looks excellent. Did you powder coat the subframe?
Is it not aluminium?
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Wow very impressed, you've got me thinking about doing this now !
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Yay!! Looks amazing. How did you colour the subframe though???
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Very tidy indeed - part way through my refurb so guess I need to post some photos to compete. Kept the sub-frame silver though.
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Can I ask was there any corrosion where the subframe mounts to the body.
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All parts have been blasted & powder coated except for hub carriers which I cleaned and painted with por15
All worn parts replaced
Springs, shocks, bushes, bump stops,turrets, spring rubbers and droplinks.

With the subframe off I removed the arch liners, treated some small areas of rust, then applied cavity wax and dynax UB to the underbody
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How long does it take to remove the rear subframe intact like that?

Any major headaches doing it?

It looks the way forward for completely power-flexing the rear end.
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Fabulous job, well done I imagine very satisfying
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Wish I had the time space and kit to do it!
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Can I ask was there any corrosion where the subframe mounts to the body.
There was a small amount corrosion around bolt holes, the worst rust was found along the top of the chassis rails, fuel tank protection plate, and along front lip of boot floor.

picture of chassis rails ( this after treatment with Hydrox 80)
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rear end after a coat of new shultz
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How long does it take to remove the rear subframe intact like that?

Any major headaches doing it?

It looks the way forward for completely power-flexing the rear end.
Once the cars off the ground about 1 1/2 hr
Wheels off, loosen handbrake cable on adjuster on handbrake lever, remove back seat and lower fixings on side panels the bottom of the trim can then be eased out enough to reach the ABS sensor connectors, disconnect and feed back through floor pan, back under the car, drop rear section of exhaust disconnect brake lines at unions at the rear of the floor pan and plug, unhook handbrake cables from calipers and remove cable bracket in front of subframe
i then got a trolly jack with a plank of wood accross the two main subframe members to take weight, undo the 4 bolts fixing subframe to chassis and lower complete assembly on trolly jack then slide out from under car.
the whole job was straight forward, alot easier than struggling under the car to remove all suspension components

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Ok. I'm massively inspired and managed to get this far in only 2 hours.
I'm going to disassemble it today and wondered what I should be paying to get it all blasted and powder coated.
Any ideas before I start shopping around ??

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Mine went with other stuff for my 105 gtv and stuff for work but I think I paid about £110 for subframe, ARB, suspension arms, brake shields and odd brackets,

Stand clear of springpans when you unbolt them as they can go with some force
I bolted the whole assembly to a bench, makes undoing the tighter bolts a lot easier

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Hi Spud
I've disassembled it this morning, pans, springs n shocks powder coated already last year. I've got new ARB, uppers and drop links from Andy at 916 Autoparts at brooklands last year so I guess anything South of £100 should be good to get the rest sorted.

Thanks for the inspiration and quick response

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Car finally back together
Front suspension & brakes sorted
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Alfaholics 916 handling kit fitted
A short test drive and visit to wheel alingment center turned into a 175 mile blast !
The handling is unbelievable seem to be able to throw it into a bend at any speed with just a slight bit of oversteer which is easily corrected with a bit more throttle
It feels awesome utterly addictive (hence the 175mile test drive)
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[QUOTE=spudkey;12132882]All parts have been blasted & powder coated except for hub carriers which I cleaned and painted with por15
All worn parts replaced
Springs, shocks, bushes, bump stops,turrets, spring rubbers and droplinks.

Hi, can I ask where you got the spring rubbers from? I have tried my local Alfa dealer who informs me that they are no longer available. I'm after the ones that the turret sits in.

Have you used standard springs with the Alfaholics handling kit and are you running a Q2?

These are my likely next upgrades after sorting out the suspension albeit after I've saved some more pennies.
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I had to use the original top spring rubbers as I was unable to source replacements, the bottom rubbers and the plastic plate for spring pan were available from alfisti ricambi

The springs are Eibach 20mm lowered , I had my concerns as the alfaholics kit was developed with Standard ride height, but after speaking with Andrew at alfaholics I took the plunge

Fitted the Q2 a few months ago and it made a big improvement but now that the handling is sorted it has now all come together gives real confidence in bends
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