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Alpine Judging Guide

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by Alpine 1789, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. dansun22

    dansun22 Silver Level Sponsor

    Jim L. here is a picture the dash for the SIII GT, 1963. North American Market. If need be it can be blown up and cropped for a better look. $_59(6).JPG
     
  2. ALC 68A

    ALC 68A Donation Time

    Are those seats correct for a Series 3 GT? I think they should have the separate centre cushion and side bolsters and edge piping to match the vehicle colour. The steering wheel centre boss is also missing. I have a picture of the interior of my car and tried to load it, but the system says it's too big.
     
  3. VaCat33

    VaCat33 Donation Time

    Dansun 22

    Thanks. I should be able to crop it so steering wheel center is cropped out.

    Jim
     
  4. Limey

    Limey Gold Level Sponsor

    Hi,

    I hope these are of interest. 12 year resto to factory original. I drained the brains of the sages so I hope nothing is in error. It might interest you to note the Tecalmit transfer on the oil filter cover and the 'slope backed' brake master as per parts book as well as the ignition cable separator on the dizzy cap. The tubes are period correct Bundy tube NOT copper looking modern option pipe. The radio is the correct SII accessory as is the fog lamp switch. Tyre jack has the correct label. Anyway. Hope these are of some use.
     

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  5. Limey

    Limey Gold Level Sponsor

    some more
     

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  6. Limey

    Limey Gold Level Sponsor

    last ones
     

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  7. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Nice job, ton of work and time to get it to that level. Show it off as often as you can.
     
  8. VaCat33

    VaCat33 Donation Time

    Awesome photos. Will really help fill in the gaps.

    Question: Is inside the grill mouth painted black like on later series and Tiger? If so, a photo would really help.

    Thanks

    jim
     
  9. Limey

    Limey Gold Level Sponsor

    Not Yet - But should be. Thee are pics out there.
     
  10. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    The GT seats were not different to the ST seats...the seperate thigh support squab was actaully a detail of all early S3 cars. This was a seat supplied by microcell ( and offered for other cars as an upgrade) in later 63 they changed the design to consolidate the base sqaub.

    If you look at early series 3 ST road tests they have the split base squab too
     
  11. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Those appear to be the correct seat covers not properly glued to the foams. For the later S3 seats.
     
  12. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    You are right the pleats on the base squab sould be glued to the bucketed foam.
    Seat covers are correct for late SIV..
    To be Correct for late s3 and early siv they would need the contrasting piping .. Unless a code 1 car
     
  13. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    I did have an S3 GT in # 68 Autumn Gold that did not have contrasting piping, but did have the 1 piece bottom cover (7 pleats) and the 2 piece back.
     
  14. SIVAllan

    SIVAllan Donation Time

    I was wondering how this effort is coming.

    It's an ambitious goal to complete this docuentation and completion deserves everyone's support.

    My Series I isn't 100% original but bits and pieces that are factory original can be photographed, if
    needed.

    So if Series I photos are still needed let me (and everyone) know.

    I'll supply whatever I can.
     
  15. dansun22

    dansun22 Silver Level Sponsor

     
  16. dansun22

    dansun22 Silver Level Sponsor

    hi AL, I just now read your message regarding the seat upholstery. Please send me your photo. I'd love to see the piping, and centre cushion. if need be I can give you my emailaddress. Lemmekno...
     
  17. Limey

    Limey Gold Level Sponsor

    Hi All - Are we also working on an Accessories list? I was marked down for my correct S2 radio at our National concours o_O
     
  18. husky drvr

    husky drvr Platinum Level Sponsor

    Limey,

    I'm not sure about the judging guide, but this article has been around for a while in the "Featured Article" section of the home page.

    I'm also not familiar with the contents or the radios discussed.

    Hope it's helpful.

    http://sunbeamalpine.org/2007/12/02/factory-alpine-radio-consoles/
     
  19. twautomotive

    twautomotive Silver Level Sponsor

    Here are pictures of NOS early Alpine stock sun visors. A single bracket went under the mirror and the ends were not supported. visors 2.JPG visors.JPG
     
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  20. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Wow. That is an extremely rare find...
     

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