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Mary, I like it loud! my 916S V6

Hi everybody,

finally I've got time to show you my Mary: a spider 3.0 V6 24V elegante edition (1 of 241 pieces)

When I bought it, the car was already like new, but I spent the past winter to get a proper show room condition!

I try to keep it as original as I can... but the tuner that lives in me sometimes push me to change parts! :P


This was the status when I bought it...



But then, during winter time, I deeply took care of this beast! :thumbsup:


Starting from the interior, where some of the trim parts needed "love", some scratches on the plastic and some nail polish in a fancy magenta red on the leather trim...



I've also reflocked the open box on the tunnel and revitalized the Momo leather with the original Montecarlo black colour...



I've treated the center stack with some liquid wax and got rid of plastic imperfections...


The rubber rotaries before and after:


Then after a long research I found an original Zender pedal set and an Alfa Corse model... I had no sleep for a week, thinking which model I had to have in the car!... In the end I've opted for the Alfa Corse set, thinking that, after I restored it, the Zender looked too delicate, especially the rubber bubbles!


From Zender I bought a brand new shift knob.... that is still waiting for his brother "alu handbrake"! :D


In this photo, you can see the Blaupunkt radio CD, that I'm replacing with an Alfa Romeo old radio cassette! Cool! :D

Also the key deserved a "deep" clean!


I used only a spit of Meguiar's compound that, in this case, helps to renew the self painted plastic parts.


In the next episode:

engine bay! ;)





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Still need to understand why this:


Is normal to have a Ford socket for the fog light switch? :huh:

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fantastic ! very good job! please tell me where can i buy them ( zender pedals)... :respect: pleasee :bounce:

Edited by joeGTV

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fantastic ! very good job! please tell me where can i buy them ( zender pedals)... :respect: pleasee :bounce:


Not easy to find it... I will let you know when I find a set. ;)

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thanks bro!


Yeah it s very very dificult to get one in ebay, amazon , gazella, autolusso etc... <_<

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Wow! What a car :)

Have you polished the plastic parts or just waxed?

How did you repair the scuff on the dash?

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For the hard parts I used nanotech polish, compound and then wax.

For the soft plastic parts I used meguiars treatment for dashboard and then wd40 to get the matt looking.

The scuff was on the frame around the center stack, so that means, if you want to change, you have to unscrew the whole dashboard!

So I first got rid of the excess then I used some filler for leather to fill up the scuff.

The result is awesome, hard to recognise.

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Which leather filler if I may ask? :)


And one more thing, have you flocked that part yourself?

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It's a kit from Oxskin... I can't find it anymore on ebay the Montecarlo black for Alfa but you can have a look here:


Yes I flocked it by myself.... I did a mess in the garage!

Edited by ivan

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No I've just retouched the edges where the armrest touches and a bit inside.

Only for info, the flock colour is a glossy deep black.

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