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Shock tower brace

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by Jeffrey.Sweeney, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Jeffrey.Sweeney

    Jeffrey.Sweeney Platinum Level Sponsor

    I'm not exactly sure what the part is called, if runs from the side of the engine compartment to the firewall. Two bolts on each end. It is used to help stiffen up the suspension/body. Hopefully the picture will make clear what I'm referring to. I'm trying to find this piece for teh driver's side. Recommendations? Anyone have an extra>

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  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Jefferey, That is a Pic of my Blue Boy V6.

    I my have one of the support pieces available But you need to provide the Series Alpine and perhaps some measurement.
  3. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    As dan stated.. Need the series.

    The length changed for location change on the wheel well during transition from series 3 to IV.. The early cars are longer
  4. Jeffrey.Sweeney

    Jeffrey.Sweeney Platinum Level Sponsor

    It is a series 1. 1962 or 1963, My dad had one of each and used the two to put together 1 drivable car. In my mind it was the 1963 but the registration I have says 1962. The VIN on the registration is just the body number and not the real VIN. I'm goin to climb underneath the car and get the VIN off the block, but no telling which motor was used so ... Having said all that, I don't know if there is a difference between the two. The piece appears to be about 12 - 12.25 inches in length from the center of the bar (between the bolt holes).
  5. husky drvr

    husky drvr Gold Level Sponsor

    Here is an older discussion that might be of help, specifically, Ian's post at #3. Depends on when the body was actually manufactured. IIRC, the firewall number ended at some point during series II production.


    Hope this helps,
  6. Barry

    Barry Platinum Level Sponsor

    You need to confirm what Series (I, II, or 3) Alpine you have. The last Series I Alpine was produced in September of 1960, so 1962 or 1963 does not make sense. Registrations from 50 years ago sometimes list the year the car was first sold rather than the actual model year, but a two or three year difference would be unusual. The VIN (if correct) is the simplest way, but a picture from the side of the car will allow the Series number to be determined.
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2020
  7. Jeffrey.Sweeney

    Jeffrey.Sweeney Platinum Level Sponsor

    First off, see my earlier posts about my saying stupid things .... ! I am subject to the information passed down to me. Sunbeam.jpeg Hopefully this will help.
  8. Jeffrey.Sweeney

    Jeffrey.Sweeney Platinum Level Sponsor

    And thank you all.
  9. volvoguys

    volvoguys Diamond Level Sponsor

    Series II
  10. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Well series II by the screen and window guides... But if you merged 2 cars, it could be a SI with SII doors and screen.... The vin will be stamped on the triangular ledge on the firewall as long as its a SI or up to mid SII
  11. Tom H

    Tom H Platinum Level Sponsor

    You do not need to crawl under the car to see the VIN number on the block. It's on a machined sloped surface on the block just above the fuel pump.
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  12. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Barry, you might be surprised at how common it was. I purchased my first Alpine the first of September, 1963 and it had a grease gun in the tool kit. Grease guns were removed from the kit in October, 1960. Needless to say, it was titled as a 1963.
  13. Knightowl61

    Knightowl61 Platinum Level Sponsor

    I thought there were only 2 sizes - early Series 1 & 2 and late Series 3, 4 & 5.
    But what do I know, I've only worked on series 2 & 3.

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