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  1. Is Rear Screen Section just bolted or is it glued to frame as well?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I am about to remove rear screen section on my 97 2.0TS Spider! as i have a patch to glue into place as a 6 month temp repair. Have bought repair bits and bobs and was thinking is the area where the section is bolted to lower Hood section also glued to the hood frame? I have checked service...
  2. Sub frame - torque setting for bolts

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi folks, This is related to an earlier thread I started on top mounts which was getting a bit on the long side. I have now changed top mounts & bearings & sorted stripped nuts on the n/s lower control arm. As I mentioned before the creaking remains & Kelv pointed out that he sorted his...
  3. Hood frame causing damage to hood cover

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The attached photo shows damage to the paintwork of the hood compartment cover of my recently purchased 1999 Spider with power hood. This has occured on both sides. The damage has been caused by the ends of the lower hoop of the hood frame. Has anyone else experienced similar problems and if so...
  4. Creak from window frame

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well, over 13,000 miles into ownership and the car has developed a creak from the driver's door side window frame. It seems that the frame is moving in the door recess and creaking against the rubber seal. I have no idea why this should happen this late on unless the door has dropped a little...
  5. Sub frame question

    Alfa 155
    Since i bought my 155 its had a knock from the front drivers side. I finally bit the bullit and put it in to the garage to find out what the problem was. What they found was that the car had had an accident and the sub frame was bent. Living in New Zealand, 155's are quite rare so a...
  6. Window frame uprights

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not 100% sure this is the exact forum for this but here goes..... The uprights of the window frames on my front doors are starting to look worn from years of being used to close the doors. Anyone got any suggestions for the best way to touch up/re-finish them. Re-spray, cover with something...
  7. Front bumper frame

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Is the frame for the front bumper on the GTV known for being weak? Only I see a few GTV's that have a gap as if the bumper has dropped. DOes this happen over time or does it represent a hard front ender? Is this something that can be fixed or does the weight of the bumper distort the frame...
  8. 'Rear Frame' HELP!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just put my gtv into dealer for minor work and checkover. he’s reported back with very bad news that’s still stinging my ears. says my rear bush rubbers have worn away allowing the inner steel sleeve to make contact with the aluminium suspension frame rendering it unsafe & needing replacement =...
  9. rear sub frame assembly

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Has anyone ever replaced the rear suspension sub frame on a GTV. I only ask because Alfa have just informed me that the sub frame on my car needs replaced due to excessive wear. ( £1600 to replace through them) Which I will NOT be paying. I have ordered used parts from a breakers yard in...