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post #2281 of 2293 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 09:56 PM
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Nothing wrong with polished stainless steel bumpers, it isn`t as if they are big heavy US tank type pieces. These parts were designed to be part of the "total look" and not added on after. ....Keep them on.

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post #2282 of 2293 (permalink) Old 03-15-2017, 10:57 AM
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Arenīt these shiny chrome bumpers something that makes our old cars special?
I really do like the sporty bumperless look, but somehow this also makes our beautiful cars look a little like modern integrated-bumper-cars.
So: I vote for sparkling bling bling bumpers...


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I think polished bumpers without the overriders look very stylish. They just add to the whole 60s/early 70s sports car vibe that marks these cars out. The overriders on MkII 1750s and 2000 GTVs look a little clumsy IMO but I'm keeping them on mine as I am going for a completely original look.
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Good input all.

If I were go with Black I would keep the shiny original bumpers (without the over riders). I am not sure about bumpers on green and even less sure about white.

Granted Bertone was a design master but IMO those rear bumpers get in the way of the design rather than enhance it.

I have a pair of period spotlights - Spydaman has an elegant solution that ties in the indicator lights as well. I had not thought of putting the spots on the 4 light 1750 but it is an idea worth pondering as we have lots of deer on the roads at night and standard lights are not that bright. Alternatively there are lots of bright modern lights available - granted not quite the classic look.
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Don't get the want to go black direction. Was it even an original colour (is black even a colour?)? Does not suit these cars at all.

Black is the colour modern car buyers choose because they can't be bothered thinking and just follow the herd.
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Just as well we don`t think the same but I think if one of the most highly esteemed automotive designers in the world designs a car with bumpers (and don`t forget he didn`t need to as there were no regulations then demanding them) who are we to say "no, you got the rear of this car wrong master". However it is your car and you may do whatever you choose.
I still see it though as a piece of industrial art and maybe it should be frozen in time returned to exactly how it was and therefore being a true representation of the designers work and how it was then.

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It was a national holiday in Japan today, Monday March 20th, 2017. Vernal Equinox. Sunny ~64F day so decided to go downtown in the Alfa for lunch.
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So Cool!
I gotta cut a hole in the front of my GTV and put an oil cooler there !
Very racie !!
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So Cool!
I gotta cut a hole in the front of my GTV and put an oil cooler there !
Very racie !!
Yeah, I need to take that off. Don't know what the PO was thinking.

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John that is a nice combination of white and green. Are you one of the few classic Alfa owners in Japan.
Scalini That is a stunning blue, is it an original colour for the year?

Based on the pictures "bumpers off" seem the preferred choice among followers of this thread. I am sympathetic to the calls for historical accuracy but I think I will leave that for the next owner.
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From what i have seen online the Japanese love classic Alfas, quite a few very nice examples there. One day i'd like to import a Delta Intergrale from Japan, probable more in Japan per capita that anywhere else in the world.

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Personally not sure of the external oil cooler set-up, but it's definitely a fad in Japan!
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