While searching for parts for the restoration of my Alphas, I came across this new bumper, never mounted, with the inevitable signs of aging. Having bought it in photography, I was quite surprised when I received it: it is made of aluminum. I've never seen an aluminum one before. My friend Ivo Salvadori told me he has had one in stock for many years but he can't tell me where it comes from. Anyone have any news? I suppose if the front exists, does the rear also exist? No?
Huh. I wonder if from South Africa, a locally-sourced part? I saw a Super there in 2018 with a locally made bumper that differed from what Milan made, but was not aluminum. Or super special TI Super part, though I don't think such a part is in the parts catalog. Very interesting find.
Actually the spare parts catalog does not carry dedicated numbers (105.16) for TI SUPER bumpers but only codes 105.14.
Moreover, based on the codes that the catalog reports for TIS, I have recovered the original drawings and, in addition to being in iron, it is clear that they are built in three pieces like the following series. Unfortunately I only found the drawings with revision "03" and with the wording South Africa! But they bring back the changes in 3 pieces and the material in iron. The modification notes inside the title block are interesting.
Agreed. I meant I wonder if the competition/special parts catalog had something not in the normal parts. Seems not worth it, since it racing one typically in period didn't need the bumpers anyway, and how much weight would these save? Maybe something worthwhile over chromed steel, but not over the later stainless style.
Sure! The weight I must say is negligible, it will not even reach a kilo! Let's say that it is an interesting piece and that I hope, in the future, to find some other news. I don't actually remember if aluminum bumpers are listed in the Performance Options catalog.
What surprises me is how the Spare Parts Catalog shows exactly the modification exponent "03" dedicated to TIS when it is clear from the drawing that it has nothing to do with it!