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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am in the middle of some major surgery on my GTV, replacing the rear sill and quarter panel sections. I am at the point of planning out future rust protection, and have followed the Alfa 916 body repair guide in using weld through etch primer on overlapping joints, and around butt weld areas...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello Knowledgeable Alfa Owners I'm Sean and As the proud owner of this current 156 jTDm 20V for over 12 years, I've never had much reason to reach out for help, its been totally reliable and for last 6 years looked after by Dan and the boys at AutoLusso in Penrith, where she is sitting now...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, So I've had my 3.2 V6 GT since November and she's just sailed through her MOT on the first go, woo hoo! Not bad for 82k miles on the clock. Since we are all stuck in quarantine hell, I'm thinking of planning out what to do with her and need some advice. Here's my rough plans: Bodywork...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I got hit by another car who pulled out without looking - damaged nearside rear wing and dented alloy. I'll be claiming under the other driver's insurance, can anyone recommend a really good Alfa bodyshop south London Surrey area? Not sure whether the wing can be repaired or insist on a new wing?
  5. Alfa GTA
    As you'll see the car has had a little scratch on the n/s that I need to fix. I have been quoted £65o for that and wondering if it's that too much - considering that the side skirt will need to be re-joined. The quote is from a local body shop in Hounslow that has some good reviews on Google...
  6. Alfa GTA
    After service time this winter I’ll be starting to squirrel a few quid away for a trip to the body shop. I’m not going to respray it, that feels like overkill and £4-5k I don’t have right now. It’s my daily driver and never going to be a concourse car, I just want to stop it from rusting away...
  7. South Africa
    So I've bitten the bullet and decided to have all my metalwork issues fixed. I dropped the car at Auto Italia in Montague Gardens a week and a half ago. The owner, Robbie, is extremely knowledgeable about Alfas so I hope this bodes well for the repair process. When I bought the car in 2008, it...
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Gave the spider a good wash polish & wax today - as with a lot of 20yr old cars it looks great from a distance but sadly shows her age close up and is developing some nasty rust bubbling around both rear wheel arches. Therefore I've decided to spend some money and get the bodywork sorted out...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi Folks! Couple of months ago I have bought a 159 and it is all perfect except it has little misaligned front bumper on both sides at the tips where lights are..it looks pretty normal and well aligned at wheel arches though. Can anybody tell me if you have experienced this before? And if yes...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I was doing some rust treatment recently and came across aluminium tape covering openings in the bodywork. These are the manufactured circular holes into box sections etc, not rust holes. There seemed to be a couple around the rear suspension, maybe others but didn't look any further than the...
  11. Alfa Giulietta
    Not having much luck searching but my other half pranged her car in the car park so need a new front wing and headlight. Where's the best place (cheapest) to get them?
  12. Alfa Giulietta
    Hello all Some, how can I put this nicely.... idiot, has decided to run in to my Giulietta and leave a nasty scar on her front offside bumper near the wheel arch. I'm looking for some advice on options for repair. It's quite a chunk that's missing so I don't know whether filling and respray or...
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi, Is the only difference with bodywork on the Ti the sideskirts? Or is there a different front and rear number too. Can anyone advice on costing of new side skirts, and is only place to by them an Alfa dealer or are there any specialist online who sell the genuine items? Thanks all
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Greetings Alfisti,sorry for maybe posting in wrong part of forum,but where to buy Front Bumper and front wing for 147 GTA online? Thank you in advance for reply :)
  15. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I know there has been a few posts regarding the red paint lacquer peel. Mine is particularly bad so wondered if anyone knew of good specialist in the North West area and the kind of costs. I don't know the colour, as the colour code id has completely worn, but it is a phase 1 98 V6. I am also...
  16. Car Detailing
    I'm off later to Halfords to get some paint mixed up. Have one little area where it looks like someone, before I purchased it, rubbed it with a cheese grater. Very uneven and scabby, but strangely all the paint is intact. After a thorough check there's no rust thankfully, so purely a cosmetic...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As some of you may know, I recently bought a wee Spider as a project. The main body of the car is in good nick for a 15 year old car, but the bumpers are a mess. I need new front bumper brackets (current brackets knackered so it's being held on with lots of what looks like coat hanger wire! The...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    2003 Alfa Romeo 2 litre petrol. Long MOT (May), 100,000 miles, good bodywork new 2003 Alfa Romeo 2 litre petrol. Long MOT (May), 100,000 miles, good bodywork
  19. South Africa
    I was wondering if anyone here has disassembled their own classics for bodywork? I am planning to start doing mine in December while the kids sleep. Are there any general rules ones should follow? I'm thinking bag and tag is probably a good first rule. I know the 105 intimately from head to toe...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys. iv bought myself a second hand mig welder as iv always wanted to learn how to weld so i can fix my cars myself and make things. Iv got rusted back sills which need cutting out and fresh metal welded in and the typical culprit of front sills being pushed in. no rust on them that i can...
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