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    Hey StanceWorks!

    I'm currently working on my '91 Alfa Romeo Spider and thought I'd share the journey thus far. Just a bit of background: The car was picked up in Ft.Lauderdale, Florida in July of '05 and was destined for the scarper after this old carpenter no longer wanted the car sitting in his workshop. With no rust on the body and a seized 2L 4cyl engine, I jumped at the chance to acquire this car for my build.

    I must state that I have not physically built this car, as I'm not a fabricator. Instead, I've designed it in conjunction with a couple very talented fabricators that have understood what I'm after.

    Here's the car in Florida before transit:


    I was giddy as a school girl when at the cargo bay just waiting for it to show up on a crate. The officials there must of thought I had to take a wiz REAL bad. Good thing 'cause it made them hurry up with all my paper work!! A punched out Alfa Romeo 164 3.7L 24V V6 quad cam monster - fully tested and broken in at 380bhp!!


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    Cool project! I really like the front end, rear isn't exactly my style though. The V6 swap is though, I love that engine.

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    This will be interesting to see.

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    I died when I saw this. Bravo, sir, bravo. Love Alfa's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    Cool project! I really like the front end, rear isn't exactly my style though. The V6 swap is though, I love that engine.
    Thanks Byron. The car is as purpose built with the rear section as a fully functional diffuser. Not some tacked on piece. But that's cool. The engine is loud as all hell!!

    By the way, how the heck can I get off these thumbnails? Uploading pics was a real pain with ImageShack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonklee View Post
    This will be interesting to see.

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    Thanks for the welcome. Will update when work resumes.

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    This... this is incredible. I wouldn't have thought that I'd ever like one of these Spiders, but this is awesome.

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    wow that looks sick. post up bigger pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamxx View Post
    I died when I saw this. Bravo, sir, bravo. Love Alfa's.
    Thanks Jamxx! My crew and I have been working long and hard on this one. Countless hours both on the computer and in the garages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.AK View Post
    This... this is incredible. I wouldn't have thought that I'd ever like one of these Spiders, but this is awesome.
    Thanks as well Dr.AK! I've had many opinions over the years and one thing I've learned a long time ago was, "Do You." The rest will fall into place.

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    looks like a sick project. very interested to see more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oloniccolo View Post
    wow that looks sick. post up bigger pics
    Thanks oloniccolo! I tried. I went to browse, my files opened up, I selected the file within size specs, but then all it displayed in the preview was the title of the pic. What gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1badg35 View Post
    looks like a sick project. very interested to see more...
    Thnaks 1badg35! I'm on it!

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    I'll fast forward now to where most of the body work has been completed.

    Custom rear bumper, diffuser from an F430 sectioned 4 inches, stretched tail lamps, narrowed tag valley and shaved brake lamp, rear deck lid extension, watts link, fully adjustable rear sway bar and up front behind the 3.7 are close ratio and lightened gears from OSGiken in and Alfa case.

    The list is endless!


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    Molds were made and out popped the first copies of the diffuser and front splitter. Same for the rear bumper as well as the front.







    The all important jack stands were also fabricated. Without these guys, I'd never get her on a hoist!


    Next we fabricated a full under tray.



    Then started formatting the fiberglass bumpers.



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    After all the checks, it was time to relocate her to the warehouse.



    Arrival.



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    Not sure about bodykitting a Spider, but definatly worth watching. About the engine, was it a 3.0 V6, or a very rare 3.5 V6 Savali? Had a 164 3.0 myself to, beautifull engine and sound!

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    Future concept: Custom hard top.


    Here's an upcoming mod after the stance is set.


    That's where we are as of now. So many mods and parts not mentioned. So if anyone wants to know, ask away. Just awaiting my time slot now for some engine work. Next summer is for testing and once everything is sorted. Stance will happen!

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    nice work man!
    this car is spectacular!

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    I'm an Alfa 145 owner myself and wanted to ask: what wheels are those? they look very good on your car. did you noticed that for Alfa isn't easy to fit with just any type of wheel or is just me?anyway: great progress. never thought that a Spider could be so crazy, nice body lines

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    looks just like a RC in the last pics. Dont know what i feel about the body kit, cant wait to see where this goes.
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    Please marry me.

    You turned a pretty ugly car in an awesome one. This bodykit is tits. Absolutely fits the shapes of this car.
    Wann see moar! Like now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by K.rischan View Post
    Please marry me.

    You turned a pretty ugly car in an awesome one. This bodykit is tits. Absolutely fits the shapes of this car.
    Wann see moar! Like now!
    This!

    That rear end looks amazing! I think this is the only alfa I have ever been blown away by! Seriously amazing.
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    thats a sweet project man good luck with the build!

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    DAM this is a great alfa nice job man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I don't really think the wheels suit the style of the car, but I'm still amazed by the work you've done so far. I don't know if you mentioned it already, but what colour is it going to be?
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    I guess I don't mind the style of the rear that much, I just think it hangs too low. I like the rest though, keep up the good work. And more engine updates!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brat View Post
    nice work man!
    this car is spectacular!
    Thanks Brat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow View Post
    I'm an Alfa 145 owner myself and wanted to ask: what wheels are those? they look very good on your car. did you noticed that for Alfa isn't easy to fit with just any type of wheel or is just me?anyway: great progress. never thought that a Spider could be so crazy, nice body lines
    Thanks SC! They're Iforged Triumph's. 19x7/8. Teh 4x108 bolt pattern as you know is not readily available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zic View Post
    looks just like a RC in the last pics. Dont know what i feel about the body kit, cant wait to see where this goes.
    Believe it or not, my Spider is the same lenght as an S2K!

    It's not even close to "body kit". That was never the purpose. Everything is for aero.

    street

    Quote Originally Posted by K.rischan View Post
    Please marry me.

    You turned a pretty ugly car in an awesome one. This bodykit is tits. Absolutely fits the shapes of this car.
    Wann see moar! Like now!
    Lots of function going on here.

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