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  1. Spider - Rear sub-frame welding

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all, For some reason I have been unable to locate the search bar on the forum pages - am I missing something? Anywya, I wonder if anyone is able to suggest any mobile welders that may be able to assist with welding the rear-subframe of my Spider? The rear arm bush has failed and has...
  2. Does this need welding?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This bloody check strap.... Is the broken bit part of the door or the strap? Can I simply change the strap or is it part of the door and will need welding? If it requires welding before a new strap is fitted, is there anyone on here in the West Midlands that can do the job for me?
  3. Probably preaching to the converted but beware of welding galvanized cars!

    General Motoring Discussion
    Over the past few days I've been welding up the holes in my W210 Merc with the garage door closed so as not to disturb the neighbours. Turns out I'd been welding galvanized steel over the holes, and because I'd used so much of it in a confined, unventilated area I gave myself metal fume fever...
  4. Welding Spider bottom wing panels

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I will be shortly be replacing the sills on my S2 Spider, after fitting is it best to joggle the edge of the replacement wing bottoms prior to puddle welding or a straight cut butt weld thanks.
  5. 156 floorpan extra plate question

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    was -156 floorpan extra plate question - now refurb progress Hi Folks, Following on from this thread (3 years ago!) the old car has been lying for the last 6 months with no MOT due to holes in the floorpan. Ive stripped it all out and rust in the usual places (drain holes, driver side sill...
  6. For Sale : Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 TSpark Lusso

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, The Alfa has failed it's MOT and the work required (Welding) doesn't make sense to get done, when there's a dent in the rear offside door and she's done 100k miles / and we require a larger car. That being the case I am offering it up and I'm open to offers. I don't have the time to...
  7. 156 sw rear floor pan welding help

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, whilst having a new front wishbone fitted today I asked a very reputable alfa specialist to quote on a rear offside floor pan welding as it has corroded. I trust the garage but the quote was for (around) £800 this included undersealing. Does this seem very expensive? I intend to keep this...
  8. 166 welding repairs

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Well, after selling my first 166 3 years ago I received an email out of the blue from the chap I sold it to asking if I want to buy it back. The car seems to be in sorry state now and needs a few suspension bits for the MOT plus some welding. I'm not worried about the suspension but the welding...
  9. Aircon pipe welding

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The low pressure air con pipe on my 159 has a slice cut through it, caused by the wiper linkage. <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt=" photo...
  10. Does the master slave cylinder need welding

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Ordered a nice new master salve cylinder. Had a read of a nice post on here about getting access to the old one and bleeding. Sun out, tools ready But after removing the air piping blocking access I noticed the original master cylinder is welded into a harness. Images added. The harness did...
  11. Who do you trust with a welder? Rusted Sills.

    Republic of Ireland
    Jacked up my spider the other day and was gifted with some rusty paint flakes on the driveway :rolleyes: On closer inspection I discovered a lovely rust hole about the size of my thumb. Pics attached...
  12. Welding required

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV 2.0 TS requires a little welding. Any recommendations in the West Fife area?:)
  13. Welding welding welding

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    2001 red gtv lusso ( ruby to us ), In for an mot thought just a few things, comes back with floor plate welding etc, removal of seats 5 hrs and welding 5 hrs? Ball joint and other bits, £1000 is this ok or is it a bit strong I know the metal needs to be seen but what's the going rate for...
  14. Tin worm . . . . and welding!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi people, As the title suggests,I have found rust:cry:just a small hole,by the towing eye in the boot,just needs a small plate . . . . . My question is,do I need to disconnect the ecu's or is just disconnecting the battery safeguard enough? Any advice gratefully received:)
  15. Body panel welding, spot or continuous?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I've bought a welder and joggler with punch and I'm practising before I let myself loose on the GTV. When I'm trying a continuos weld, even joining up alternate tacks I'm getting quite a lot of distortion. Using the whole punch though and a row of spot welds it stays nice and neat. So my...
  16. Welding a new sill on 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The scary stuff started today - old sill removed, rust to cure and patch up - new sill going on tomorrow. If anyone is interested the progress is being photographed ..... Library Slideshow by Gabsteruk | Photobucket Not for the faint hearted! Can anyone recommend a decent sprayer in...
  17. welding on a 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    my 156 needs a couple of patches welding on the n/s sill,as it failed the mot,are there any special precautions to take,apart from disconnecting battery.
  18. camber and welding

    Alfa 145 & 146
    hi, ive had a problem with car pulling to right. after having tracking done using laser alignment and camber readout the guy said camber is out on driverside and problem is to do with top of first thinking strut mount i showed him welding that was done on strut mount where strut bolts...
  19. Welder services needed

    Hello everyone, I originally posted this in the GTV section, but was advised to try it here as well. I have a small hole (my Red 96 GTV TS) in the inner rear sill that needs repair for the MOT re-test. Its apparently in an easy to reach area (according to tester) but I do not have a welder...
  20. 156 sportwagon with rusty sills, welder in reading?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've got a 2000 156 sportwagon and when i came to it after work the other day found that the rear offside tyre was flat. Not a problem, get the jack and spare out and change it, problem came when jacking, the car lifted then dropped slightly as the jack went through the outside of the sill...