Well, we are having fun, but it is a slow moving effort. Sorry for the slow response. I do not have an alert set up on my threads. Guess I should!
All the metal panels are hand formed by Nic on a English Wheel or Planishing Hammer or both. He is quite an artist. (slow)
I didn`t know at the time I selected the grill from a pile in the shop exactly what it was from. There was no trick question, and in fact it is from a `71 era Spider.
There will be no bumpers all supports are cut away by torch, plasma cutter, whatever necessary! There will be a "bumperette" trim of polished stainless about 1 1/4 x1/2 attached to the pinched metal lip and rolling around the sides towards the rear tire openings. In the front there will be "eyebrows" reminesent of the Giulietta. More "Retro"
The car is getting lots of weight reduction. The Veloce doors are awful heavy with impact bars and elec window lifts. All that will come out and lexan will go in with strap lifts with velcro to secure.
The Top thing has been harder. I bought a Quad just to get the top...
But Decided not what I wanted to do. Quad is for sale cheep!!! Nice car too!
The Karman Ghia top is very light, has style, and will add oomph!
I had the 240z top but it just did not blow up my skirt! (It would look good, but......it can be had
I have round tail lights I bought for the GTR project (V6 tube frame project in progress) but I am leaving this as is, as it needs to be identifiable as an Alfa easily.