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330 GTC - Seatback rubber stops and other small, but important details…

Discussion in 'Vintage (thru 365 GTC4)' started by christc, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. enio45

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    yes, i suspect you may be right, but need more orig examples. I communicated with clete on this
    and he would also like to see some originals as well to make a declaration as what is believed correct.

    For now the guide will stand - and ill look at the ones i ordered from Mr Fiat. Im currently finishing up a clients GTC interior
    - i have both types available to use.
     
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  3. jcavalie

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    I don't know which is right, but my car, assumed mostly original interior as I've spoken to previous ownership back to 1980 (and no one has touched the interior), has also had some other differences from Clete's guide. Mine is 20th built and the rear view mirror mount, hood latch, and a couple other details have definitely been different on early cars like mine, and Clete has documented them as such in his manual. So...I dunno. But looking at the condition of my bumpers and the patina on the rivets and seats themselves, I'm guessing I got the Alpha-like ones originally. No idea how to know for sure, but I'm not ready to assume what is being documented for later cars is consistent across a 3 year model run. I ordered new Alpha ones and will swap them in as mine are shot. I'll baggie up the broken bits for the forensics folks. :)
     
  4. paul33

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    Jim,
    Just having perfectly be mounted these stops, may I give you return of experience. The pop rivets should be 3mm diameter which fits exactly with the holes on both rubber parts and metal frame. Take care of using 12mm length pop rivets (usual ones are 8mm) because the frame is made of a double layer of metal, and slightly “knocked” (sorry for my English) so that this length is needed for a secure grip.
    Best,
     
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  5. jcavalie

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    Thank you! I’ll chase down that size rivet. Thanks for the tip!
     
  6. paul33

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    Hello,
    I take the opportunity of this thread to follow up the offer of Jim (Jcavalie) of having small items reproduced by his son on a 3D printer.
    I just received a knob for the front LH fender connector which is of excellent quality. It is a pleasure to tell you that his son is young, smart, and great in doing these kind of items. Do not hesitate in case!
     
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  8. turbo-joe

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    photo please
     
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  10. jcavalie

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    Thanks Jean-Paul! I will share this news with Sean!
     
  11. enio45

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    what is that knob for?
     
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  13. paul33

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    envoi,
    written on the msg above pic: for the cover of the electrical connector fixed up in Engine bay on LH fender.
    Jean-Paul
     
  14. enio45

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    ah yes, for the alternator connector......thank u
     

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