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Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:16 pm

Hello, my name is Stanko and I'm from Croatia. I'm single parent and I have 4 princess. Monika 13 y.o., Ivona 10 y.o. and alfa romeo 164 2.0 TS (1992-18 y.o.) and in the finally fase of reconstruction 2.0 V6 turbo benzina (1996 - 14 y.o.) :D

sorry on my Trazan english 8)

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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:51 pm

Welcome Stanco,

Great combi you have there.
Did you do a conversion to your wheels on the TS, I see that you have Q4/Qv24v wheels on it (5 holes).
Nice to have you here!

regards,

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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:04 pm

Thanks for welcome. Yes. Adapters from 4x98 to 5x98.

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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by 164 TD » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:22 am

Nice car!

It has the Q4 looks with these spoilers, rims and mirrors. Is it proteo rosso or does it just looks like that?
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by alfa east » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:04 am

Welcome; nice combo indeed. The only non-original (for a TS then) wheels that look good on any 164 in my opinion.

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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by Fred164 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:52 pm

Welcome...
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by fasani » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:23 pm

Welcome Stanko.

Great rims you have on the red princess, don't worry about the language, we would have the same if we had to do it in Croatian and most of us come here for the pictures :D :D :D

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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by hilko » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:48 am

Nice car, Stanko!
How exactly does the adapter work? Is it just some adapter you add to the wheel or did you have to modify some more to the car?
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by fasani » Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:49 pm

Where did your ordered the adapters, i'm looking for some also.
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:19 pm

sorry on my late replay...everbody


Fasani: My friend made for me and himself (he have alfa 145)


164 TD: not proteo rosso. just looks like that

hilko: they work like adapter. I put them on my wheel hubs 4x98 and on the other side of the adapters are 5 holes. 1 hole (screw) pass through adapter and wheel hub. Nothing else is not modify.


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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by fasani » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:28 pm

No prob StankoCroatia,

You're lucky with such a friend.
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:36 pm

YES....he is one of the best mechanic for alfas especialy for older models...and soooo pedantic that sometimes he goes to my nerve!

:D


here some pictures of the black princess
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:40 pm

some more pictures
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:49 pm

some parts for black V6
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:57 pm

more pictures
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WHEEL HUB...SAND BLASTING...BEFORE PAINTING, THREE LAYER OF ANTICORISIV TREATMENT...
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:59 pm

Nice, always a pleasure to see some "work in progress" pictures.
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by fasani » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:54 pm

Great pics stanko, such a friend may be on my nerve also........ :D
Nice job you do with the black princess.
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:22 pm

every day...proces is closer to the end.....
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:27 pm

Nice project! My Qv has past this stadium and is already painted black again.
Do you use your old window chrome strips or new ones?

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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:41 pm

I will use old black window strips as "wine" 164 have chrome strips and "black" 164 have black strips


does anybody know code for most backiest black color :mrgreen: (metalic) of Alfa Romeo?
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:20 am

Colorcode is 601 Nero (Alfacode).
Metallic is 632.
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:00 am

Many thanks Erwin!
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by 164 TD » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:45 am

For sure you are putting a lot of effords in the cars; keep up the good work!

We love those pictures!
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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by alfa east » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:54 am

Yes indeed. It is always good to see good skills in action (even though I myself have 2 left hands :oops: ). There are fewer and fewer car body shops in the West who have the skills to beat panels into shape and apply/sand filler putty in a way that will result in a smooth and even finish. Most just exchange the damages panel for a new one and spray in te colow (blindly using the computer color code without "blending".

In Thailand these skills are quite common. This has of course something to do with the low cost of skilled labour and the high price of new cars (very high import duties). This leads to some extreme repair/insurance jobs. About 10 years ago, when I was working for a German hardware company here in Thailand my boss had just bought a Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L and while speeding (he admitted doing about 160 km/h) rolled it into a canal after about 2 weeks. The repair bill was roughly $50,000. "Total write-off" you'd normally say. Nope, not in Thailand. Since the price of a new car was $ 110,000 the car was repaired as the replacement cost of a new one was much higher. As he had to wait for 4 months (and the insurance did not cover a replacement vehicle) he bought an old Jag XJ coupe (without opening the bonnet); when he proudly showed it to me I commented that it had a Toyota engine in it. "Really?", he said. He was happy about that....

These high new car prices lead to some comical spare part orders; I was running the Power Tools Division in this company selling German sanding tools to o.a. car body shops. Many high-end car importers were my customer. You can understand why the local Audi importer got some reconfirmation request from VAG when they placed an order in for a "roof" of an A6 that was involved in a serious accident. Nobody in Germany believed that you would still repair a car if you had to replace the roof.

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Re: Alfa Croatia

Post by StankoCroatia » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:28 pm

work goes on....
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