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sportiva

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Re: 1982 GTV renovation
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2020, 05:40:55 PM »
 Apparently even seats from a 147 and 156 are too wide.
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The seats are not to wide it's the mounting points. To fit 156 seats to an alfetta floor you need to fabricate adaptor plates. I have 156 seats fitted to my GTV6 they fit the floor cavity and are easily adjustable up and down forward and back. The seats fit! it is the mounting points that are wider by about 10mm not much but enough that you cannot modify the 156  seat rails to fit the alfetta floor.
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Anth73

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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2020, 05:48:38 PM »
Thanks Sportiva, if Id know that I may have gone for 147 GTA front seats and had the rear trimmed to match. Though the Recaro GTV6 seats are iconic the cushioning is very much past its used by date and the fabric has the typical green fade.

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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2020, 05:53:10 PM »
Hi Anth
Find attached links to previous posts on the forum that cover LED instrumentation and recaro interior options.
http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/index.php?topic=18295.0
http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/index.php?topic=16802.0

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GTVeloce

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Re: 1982 GTV renovation
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2020, 07:05:57 PM »
Concur with Sportiva - 156 seats do fit but require some rail modifications/adaptor plate. I fitted them (same ones as Sportiva's) in my old 83 GTV without any real issues and loved the fact it came with an arm rest and extra storage space.

The seats now live on in my 75.

Also, it is very easy to install LED lights. Next time you see my car I can show you. I have them fitted everywhere (interior, exterior and headlights).

Anth73

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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2020, 08:44:47 PM »
Hi Anth
Find attached links to previous posts on the forum that cover LED instrumentation and recaro interior options.
http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/index.php?topic=18295.0
http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/forum/index.php?topic=16802.0

Thanks...have bookmarked both threads!

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« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2020, 09:00:27 PM »
With the roll cage and dash removed the team at Monza Motors were able to smooth out the roll cage attachment plates and give those spots a lick of primer. Perhaps the extra sheetmetal in these spots may help stiffen the chassis a tad.

It was a messy job but credit to the guys for doing such a great job of it!

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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2020, 09:17:04 PM »
Finally after many weeks it was time to start preparing the interior shell for a resumption of road driving duties through an initial application of Car Builders Stage 1 thermal insulation layer and sound deadener to hopefully lower interior temperatures a little and quell some road noise compared to when it was a bare shell. I was planning to do the job myself but was unwell with flu for a few weeks at the time, so asked Hugh to do it fo rme so we could keep the project moving along.

Despite it being a pretty easy job it was somewhat fiddlely where cutting was required and the application roller got a thorough workout getting the insulation sheets to adhere to the profile of the floor, front bulkhead, rear bulkhead and roof.

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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2020, 09:22:34 PM »
Next step was to apply Car Builders Stage 2 Accoustic Liner to all the previously covered interior surfaces. This provided additional noise and thermal insulation and acts as an underlay for the carpet and roof liner. Once again not a particularly hard job but somewhat fiddlely. On a side note hats off to Car Builders as they made it super easy to order and had the products at Monza Motors in very quick time. I would certainly recommend the product to anyone contemplating a refresh of the interior noise and thermal insulation.

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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2020, 09:27:06 PM »
Continuing on the Car Builders theme, I also purchased two of their Door Restore Kits to provide some factory equivalent weatherproofing of the doors. Well that's what the marketing literature says anyway. From the photos it certainly looks like the stuff you find fitted from the factory in most cars I've had the need to remove the door trims from.


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« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2020, 09:45:33 PM »
With the dash and windscreen out it was time to sort out the headlining. I scoured the internet far and wide but could not find anything to suit a GTV sans sunroof. Did I mention I was very very very happy to not have a sunroof and the associated dramas with water leaks due to blocked drainage tubes?

After discussing options wiht Hugh we decided a custom headlining was the way to go using a guy Hugh was happy to recommend. I think you'll agree it turned out really well!

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« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2020, 10:57:06 PM »
Looking great! The sound and heat material makes a huge difference to the drivability of the car. I did exactly that to a previous GTV but had to still drive the car to work at the same time, a distance of 125km each way. Needless to say, with the car stripped of carpet and underlay I needed noise cancelling headphones and a cushion to rest my leg against in case I touched the tunnel which became burning hot. Afterwards I was amazed at just how quiet and cool it became.

Like you said though, it is a time consuming job.

Car builders also offer a reflective material for lining the engine side of the firewall - given the engine will be out soon maybe worth a try? I am keen to install it when I pull the engine.

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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2020, 06:42:42 AM »
Hi Anth73,
I want to change the roof lining on my GTV, does the guy that supplied you the roof lining sell them as a kit. 
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Re: 1982 GTV renovation
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2020, 07:52:26 AM »

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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2020, 09:26:25 AM »
Further to GTVeloce post, they also supply headliner in kit form for the GTV/6 at the following link.
https://www.okp.de/xtc2/GTV/6/70-Interior/Interior/Headliner-Alfetta-GTV-tan-with-perforation::19167.html
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Anth73

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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2020, 10:24:40 AM »
Car builders also offer a reflective material for lining the engine side of the firewall - given the engine will be out soon maybe worth a try? I am keen to install it when I pull the engine.

Thanks Julian. I have my eye on their peel and stick heat shield (below) but would prefer a black insulation for the firewall if I can find it.