My 164 24V QV...

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:51 pm

Yeah! Post some pics of the doortrims and Recaro's.
You are right the sitting position in the Recaro's is much better.
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by Ladin164QV » Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:55 pm

I look closely at those door trims, they are home-made, I dont believe Recaros are in TD from factory, so someone bought them from a wreck etc...
Also armrest is added, maybe i keep it, isnt bad thing for long distances...

I ordered black color for leather, so i believe they will be good looking after some work.. :D

Fresh photos :wink:

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by x3mperformance » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:06 pm

Looking good.
The condition of the seats are not that bad.
The worn parts are an easy fix, and the rest only needs some leather-grease and hard labour...
Start by cleaning them in... I don't know the english word... But it is a thick liquid brown soap, mixed with water. (Maybe it's just called brown sooap. :wink: )
A mild solution, not too much soap in it, that will remove all old grease and dirt, and prepare the leather to the leather treatment.
I used to work for a company that make upholstery to cars. 8)
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:55 am

Recaro should be fixable. Doorpanels do not look that bad.
Nice, goodluck prepairing it like new. 8)
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by Ladin164QV » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:31 am

x3mperformance : I know what you mean :wink: I will make some photos of the progress...
I also found this thread http://alfa164register.nl/viewtopic.php?t=4113 from Alfaheida, it looks the plastic sides is a pain of all those seats... On mine is the upper piece missing, so I have work for long winter evenings... :D
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by x3mperformance » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:59 pm

Ladin164QV wrote:x3mperformance : I know what you mean :wink: I will make some photos of the progress...
I also found this thread http://alfa164register.nl/viewtopic.php?t=4113 from Alfaheida, it looks the plastic sides is a pain of all those seats... On mine is the upper piece missing, so I have work for long winter evenings... :D
Yes.
Mine is broken too... A weak spot the seats have, but i will try to do a repair, of that plastic instead of just replacing it.
If it works, it will save some money, and some Recaro seats.
It's a great pleasure to do things by yourself. Especially when parts are becomming more and more rare.


I like you even dare to use your car at a race track...
Done some motorsports myself, and a lot of (Younger) guys, think they brake the car by useing it at race.
Friday and saterday night, the same guys ar doing illegal streetracing :?:

I had a Tipo with a Integrale engine/Dedra 2000 Turbo viscose lsd gearbox, that i used for club rallying, that was AWSOME!
You get to use the car, as it is intended to, and the kid inside you, are being out at the open. :D
Better at a closed ground, than in traffic...
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Alfa GTV 2,0 '84

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Alfa 155 1,6 TS 16v (120 Ps)
Fiat Tipo GT 2000 Turbo 8v (330 ps)
Fiat Tipo 1,4 DGT (68 ps)
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by alfa east » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:47 pm

I don't think those door panels were ever sold on any 164. Strange that the previous owner put those on when he invested in Recaros. Anyway, congrats with the purchase! And yes, Heida is the world's foremost expert on Recaro side panel restorations. You may think that is limited praise but in 164 circles that is not to be sniffed at!
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by Ladin164QV » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:47 am

So, mission accomplished. :D Little problem was with the reinforcement under drivers seat, which was in the way of forward-back motor. Solved with hammer 8)
And conectors doesnt fit, so little reconnection was necessary. Anyway, it is now totally different car, they are perfectly solid, when I drive in the TD with sport seats, its like sitting on couch :D


After cleaning, they looks far better...

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Good opurtunity to vacuum the floor...

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:50 pm

Be gentle with the memory module, they cost €365 new.... :D

Nice girlfriend you have cleaning your Recaro's 8)
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by wilco » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:52 pm

don't see recaro's only see a beautifull lady ;)

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by alfa east » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:53 am

Ladin164QV wrote:After cleaning, they looks far better...

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I suppose you refer to the Recaros, right? :wink:

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by Ladin164QV » Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:53 am

Yes Recaros, not my wife :D

Yesterday she make a few stitches, then painted with leather color the drivers seat look "good" :D

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Thank you very much for comments :wink:
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by alfa east » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:21 pm

That's pretty amazing; I more or less expectede that all the other seats would improve a lot just from cleaning and waxing but your driver seat had some serious chafing and the damage seems almost invisible now. Great work!

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by x3mperformance » Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:20 pm

Looks really good.
More or less what i had expected. :D
But i see the Recaro's was in good company....
That for sure a nice job you have done.

And yes, leather has to be maintained, to stay fresh. It is like a living thing, and cleaning and leathergrease are essentials.
:( Just sad, i have to do all my work alone... :D
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Alfa 155 1,6 TS 16v (120 Ps)
Fiat Tipo GT 2000 Turbo 8v (330 ps)
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by DNA » Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:56 pm

Ladin164QV wrote:164SQ: Hi, some photos from making the lights darker... :wink:

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Awesome!
Always wanted to do this with my 156, would really consider doing it on the 164!

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by DNA » Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:00 pm

Ladin164QV, your car looks fantastic!!!

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by Ladin164QV » Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:37 pm

TD is sold, so the final price for Recaros is about 70Euro :D

They fit perfectly to the character of sporty QV, low and solid, much better than the sport ones, I really love them Image
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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by alfa east » Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:55 am

Well done!

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by DNA » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:46 am

Ladin164QV wrote:TD is sold, so the final price for Recaros is about 70Euro :D

They fit perfectly to the character of sporty QV, low and solid, much better than the sport ones, I really love them Image

Wish I could, but it would cost a fortune to get them transported to SA.

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by Ladin164QV » Fri Sep 30, 2011 5:54 pm

So, now Im trying to repair control console from drivers seat, the broken part is sadly missing... Its not simple to remake that shape from fiberglass, but now it starts to look better ... :D

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:42 pm

Great work Ladin!
Now we have a new Recaro specialist on board..... :D

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by Ladin164QV » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:38 am

Thanks :D
Now it looks even better, only disadvantage is the weight, but it looks unbreakable... :D

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by Ladin164QV » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:34 pm

Approaching the finish... :idea: (first layer of filler)

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:47 pm

Superb!

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Re: My 164 24V QV...

Post by fasani » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:54 pm

What a great project Ladin...whoowwww and for Erwin......there is some competition :D
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