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Define- Superleggera ... removing the U.S. spec bumpers, that ***** must weigh 70 pounds, anyway off, replacing rear valance welding up the grotesque side markers and license plate lamps.
Will you take off those bumper pistons too? They weigh too much, but if you need -> fabricate lighter bumper brackets.
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@gprocket trying to minimize filler.... Attaching the skin do I fill in the round dimple in the rear? fitting the euro bumpers
Sorry, I just saw the question. Umm, I don't but it's really up to you. Since you are fabbing the passenger side and it doesn't (yet) have a dimple I suppose it makes sense to fill the driver's side for symmetry.

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Sorry, I just saw the question. Umm, I don't but it's really up to you. Since you are fabbing the passenger side and it doesn't (yet) have a dimple I suppose it makes sense to fill the driver's side for symmetry.
Hello Rich!,
Yeah I realized that when I pulled the wings out of the pile of parts..., boxing in the old mounts welded and seam filled, don't need any more nesting areas !!!
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This is a Euro console, also available from Vick's.

I will replace my '79 center console with its chaotic multiplicity of vertical and horizontal switches and warning lights with this much cleaner version.

The only console-mounted idiot light that I will retain is the handbrake warning light, which will be a red "jewel" light like the four in the dash panel holding the three center dash gauges. I will probably mount it on a blank in the center rocker switch position, since I only need a vent. fan rocker switch and a hazard rocker switch (my wiper switch is on a steering column stalk).

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Speaking of consoles, I'm not a fan of the S2 clutter. Here are a couple of examples of simplified consoles (both in rough prototype stage):

This is wrinkle finish on a metal substrate. Toggles from a '69 GTV.

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And this is wood veneer on metal substrate. The "chrome" edging around the wood is from the '69 GTV era. This one has power windows so I stayed with rocker switches...

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Obviously a matter of personal choice and surprisingly more work than I expected but I like the results. I do need to think of something to do with the blank space where the radio would go. I'd put the Alfa Romeo blanking plate but that's a lot of money for a little piece of plastic... Maybe the trunk script?
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I found this on ebay that I'm using instead of a stock blanking plate, a little small but I think will work...
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Speaking of consoles, I'm not a fan of the S2 clutter. Here are a couple of examples of simplified consoles (both in rough prototype stage):

This is wrinkle finish on a metal substrate. Toggles from a '69 GTV.

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And this is wood veneer on metal substrate. The "chrome" edging around the wood is from the '69 GTV era. This one has power windows so I stayed with rocker switches...

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Obviously a matter of personal choice and surprisingly more work than I expected but I like the results. I do need to think of something to do with the blank space where the radio would go. I'd put the Alfa Romeo blanking plate but that's a lot of money for a little piece of plastic... Maybe the trunk script?
Well Rich to tell you the truth, you are partly to blame for my current situation, I foolishly showed my wife the photo of the silver alfa you posted.....game over!!! Please feel free to chime in on anything you think I should do. This is my first late model resto, in fact it is the first(we build race cars) Burgandy interior, redoing the floor pans so the carpet (will now be charcoal gray) and minimal sound deading being installed.
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I need some OEM Euro front- marker lights...

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Well Rich to tell you the truth, you are partly to blame for my current situation, I foolishly showed my wife the photo of the silver alfa you posted.....game over!!! Please feel free to chime in on anything you think I should do. This is my first late model resto, in fact it is the first(we build race cars) Burgandy interior, redoing the floor pans so the carpet (will now be charcoal gray) and minimal sound deading being installed.
My wife figured this out long ago:

Duck tail S3 = new couch
Kamm Tail S2 = new family room furniture
Duetto S1 = new kitchen
GTA-R = new house, possibly new husband...
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OMG.....just had new kitchen installed....I can go shopping....yay!
I've had this all arse-about.
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Be careful.
Car stuff to home stuff is a percentage...and the ratio doesn't go in favor of the car stuff.
Figure a currency exchange rate.
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My wife figured this out long ago:

Duck tail S3 = new couch
Kamm Tail S2 = new family room furniture
Duetto S1 = new kitchen
GTA-R = new house, possibly new husband...
Err yah got it backward, I was streeting a 2 liter spyder, when she saw the Euro ...it was game over that's what she wants... married 42 years to a true Alfista(my father always told me to find a girl willing to go under the car with you) BTW that is her GT Sprint in back of my friends GTO
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The gift that keeps on giving, rather than take 5 minutes to bang out the panel the PO body shop bondo repaired the dent, can be straightened pretty easily than on to welding up the license plate lamp mount holes..
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Hey Tom,

Maybe try running a paint meter over the entire car to make sure there are no other surprises. I've seen some pretty good body filler work that's super hard to detect. Having a repainted car doesn't help either.

By the way, excellent work you're doing. Should be a really nice car when you're done.

One final recommendation - keep the smog parts in a box, just in case someone needs them in the future.

Keep up the good work!

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Back at it Thursday, all the metal remaining including the nose and boot in great shape...when we are done the only layer over the metal will be a sanding primer ...hopefully it will be enjoyed beyond my stewardship. is not that the point of what we all are doing? BTW...we keep all Alfa parts..
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"we keep all Alfa parts"

I don't know how they accumulated so quickly but I had to build a shed for my parts!

are they perchance related to rabbits?
Keep up the good work Tom.
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