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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 GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Does anyone know what type of aluminum alloy was used to cast these heads? And if it is possible to weld this material? I have a cylinder head that has had the water pump impeller come loose from its shaft. It looks like it was still being driven and unfortunately has worn down the...
  3. 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...
  4. 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?
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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="http://s508.photobucket.com/user/paddy737/media/150520142142.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i508.photobucket.com/albums/s321/paddy737/150520142142.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV 2.0 TS requires a little welding. Any recommendations in the West Fife area?:)
  15. 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...
  16. 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:)
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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 strut...at first thinking strut mount i showed him welding that was done on strut mount where strut bolts...
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