I was digging through my parts again yesterday trying to organize stuff and get the parts for the SS grouped logically for when I get back on it once the Sprint engine rebuild is complete. I ran across a set of windshield defroster vents I picked up a while ago and a set I picked up recently and wow, big difference. The parts book has two vents for the Giulietta SS and 3 vents plus a junction for the Giulia SS. I guess the Giulietta has problems with the window fogging and the defrost system required a redesign. Check them out below.
These are the Giulieta items fresh from the media blast cabinet. These are contoured at the top to follow the curve of the windshield/dash intersection. The clamp up top is a cotter pin style and was used to clamp the defroster hose to the vent.
This is the vent set I bought a couple of months ago. It is stamped 595, so maybe it came from Giulia SS car number 10121*380593? I was prepared to try and adapt these to my Giulietta but thankfully the set of Giulietta ones came along. These are now listed on my ‘For Sale’ page.
Close up of number stamping on the Giulietta ducts. I guess my car will owe a debt to 382 considering it now has it’s side windows, seats and a lot of it’s trim.
I held the new vents up to the mounting holes on my car and they line up pretty well. I think Powder coating may be the way to go for these and will probably be establishing a relationship with a local shop to get a lot of powder coating and plating done at some point.