I'm finally making some progress with the trim stuff. I've found a couple of shops down in Hayward that are still in business. I'm going to be heading to one of them tomorrow to get some work done on the rear bumper.
Meanwhile, my generator died a couple of weekends ago. I fitted a "Dynator" this week. It was actually a bit more than just a straight bolt-in. The mounting brackets had to be drilled out to fit the 12mm bolt size that my front cover takes, and I had to steal the 3/8" spade off of the original generator to accommodate the starter wire. Once it was in, the car fired right up and there's no generator light anymore. The unit is a nice match for the old generator. It was a little bit on the pricey side but definitely comes with some serious peace-of-mind.
Also coming - after much deliberation, I've bought a set of five Alfaholics GTA wheels. I was looking for a set of Campy Americas or Chevoit's but it seems like it's a dry time to vintage wheels. The jump to 15" definitely opens up a few possibilities for tires - hopefully that will continue to be the case. It amazes me how there are literally zero options for 14" beyond Vredsteins (which I've been using for 14 years with great results). I'm excited to try out the new wheels with Dunlop rubber. I've never had Dunlops and I've heard great things from friends. I chose 195 55 R Direzza ZII Star Specs, which replaced the previous star specs that had a more traditional looking tread. There is a lot of rubber making contact with the road on these tires.
I'll post some photos when I get back from the shop tomorrow.
'69 Junior Z (AR1800015)
'67 Giulia '1750' Super - rally car
'87 Milano Gold - troop carrier
'71 145 Volvo Wagon - Alfa engine transport