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  1. carpet in the arches

    Alfa GTA
    just wondering is the carpet material in the arches only present in the rear arches not the front. after getting some work done im thinking did the front have it, cos i dont anymore and it looks different but can figure out.
  2. Wee-wee wheel arches

    Alfa MiTo
    Anyones else's wheel arch protectors turned a nice shade of wee? My car is only 2 months old and they were clear to start with. I'm not totally convinced that the dealer fitted the genuine ones from Alfa. They look more like the stuff from W H Smiths for covering school exercise books. A few...
  3. Check the bottom of your arches!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After undersealing all of the bottom of the car in the parts alfa hadnt bothered i thought i was going to be pretty much set when it came to corrosion protection, then i saw the bottom of my front arches. There is a good sized patch (about an inch by half an inch square) where all the paint has...
  4. Carpeted wheel arches

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    First long run in the new 159 yesterday and, after stopping at a hand car wash to get it all spick and span, it started making a grinding noise from the offside rear on left handers. I was picturing all kinds of nightmares, but it turned out that a bit of carpet was sticking out of the wheel...
  5. Tyres foul arches

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV front tyres foul the inner arches on full lock, the wheels are from a 147 so have the wrong offset, but having fitted 15mm spacers this should have more than compensated , the front tyres are 205 45 17 (rear 215) so should be a lower profile than 225's that should be fitted, doesnt make...
  6. rear wheel arches

    Alfa 155
    does anyone know if its possible to buy rear wheel arches or quater panels for an 8valve skinny thanks mick
  7. Has the facelift 147 got wider rear arches than the non f/l ??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Ive seen a few facelifted 147's on me travels recently and thought they looked quite 'meaty' from behind. I know the rear lights are different but never thought that they changed owt else. I swear the rear arches looked more extended though, I even thought not far off the GTA's stretch ...
  8. rusty rear arches

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    can anyone help i am sure everyone has come across same problem the more i take off the more i find:cheese::cry: ps tried to upload pictures but too depressed
  9. 75 front and rear arches Help!

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi , I was wondering firstly does anyone know of how to get hold of the front and rear wheel arch extensions, I have a series 2 33 veloce and I have just received a set of rather wide 3 piece split rims, unfortunately they over hang the rear arches on my car by 20mm , so with the 75 being a...
  10. Horrid rear arches - advice please!

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    My Gold Cloverleaf has been looking at me accusingly for the past five years - "PLEASE restore me". Until earlier this week, I avoided the issue, mainly due to my hopeless welding skills. Then - inspiration! Why not use modern 2 pack adhesives instead. Spoke to a fair few experts who agree that...
  11. Stone Chipping Rear wheel Arches

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My Carbonio colour 159 is 7months and I've done 11000 miles most of which is motorway but generally driven with a respectful distance behind the car infront ie not tailgating. When washing the car I noticed a hell of alot of pitting on the paintwork just infront of the rear wheel arches near...
  12. GTV + GT 18'' wheels = the wheel beat in plastic arches

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV isn´t lowered yet, but when i full-lock de steering, the tyre toutch in wheel plastic arc.:rant: Any suggestion to fix that problem?! :rolleyes:
  13. Filling the arches - 156

    Tuning & Upgrades
    ok, so the wheels i have - team dynamics pro race 1.2 7.5jx17 dont fill out my arches, and with spacers on its not handling too great, plus one side seems to be catching the tyre on the arch lip when going over bumps. what can i do to fill out the arches a little? different size wheels? dont...
  14. Underneath the arches - AO North West

    Motoring Images
    Midweek, 3 weeks before Christmas, heavy rain forecast after 3 days of snow, freezing cold, slap bang in the centre of congested Manchester.... Whooda thunk we'd get 8 cars (albeit one of them a MG ZT :eek) and 11 people turning up for a meet, including some new faces - m111ked and his other...
  15. Rusty Arches

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    one thing after another... :rolleyes: ive noticed that the arches on my 156 are getting rusty towards the bottom, front and rear. what can i do to halt/repair this? cant really afford to have them welded yet.
  16. Alfetta grp 4 wheel arches!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    would anyone be interested in buying group4 rally arches as fitted to the alfetta turbodelta? I am having some made up and can create more if there is interest.
  17. Rusted Wheel Arches

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Does anyone on here have experiences of fixing rusted rear arches? In preparation for my sills going on, I took a screwdriver to some suspicious filler where the arch meets the sill.... and found more silicone than Jordan, further more and the point of my question is that there does not seem to...
  18. Front wheels rubbing inner arches

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Chaps, Just flopped an MOT. Tester didn't like the front wheels rubbing the inner arches on full lock. Car is on standard 17" Alfa rims with the 225/45 17 tyres as specced in the manual The wheels have not been off the car since it last was MOTed a year ago. Any ideas why this could be the...
  19. Dodgy wheel arches

    Alfa 155
    While im on here today can anyone recommend anywhere in the north east to sort out my rear arches? They are just starting to go but really let down the look of the 155 cos the rest of it is still quite tidy. Someone told me that they need to be cut off and replaced to do the job properly...
  20. Widened Arches

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Has anyone here widened their arches. I want to widen mine by about 2 inches. Doing the front shouldn't be to difficult, but the back would be a little more of a struggle as the back doors get in the way. I could widen the back by about an inch before the door starts to get in the way. I was...
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