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Hello everyone, this is my Alfa GTV that me and my restorer brought back from the dead, this car was way too beat up to do a complete and proper restoration, "back to it's former glory". So we decided to just get all the rust out and modify a few areas to make it more customized to what I would like. what we came up with looks amazing and i was wondering if i could get some feedback from some true Alfa lovers to tell me if it's looking OK, give suggestiions etc..... The only major modification to this car has been the bumper areas, where the chrome has been removed and the bumpers formed into the body to flow with the rest of the body so it doesn't just look like a car with the bumpers removed. We also Frenched in the license plate holder right into the bumper and reccessing the heart to keep the lines more clean. i am also trying to find some parking and turn signal lights to french into the bumper area as well to give the bumper some depth. Please tell me what you think, i hope you enjoy.... also i need color recommendations, we are thinking gun metal gray right now..... Note: The suspension is not in the car right now, much to my restorer's displeasure it is going back in and there will be no airbags, sorry Shawn....

Jason Coccimiglio
 

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could be the angles or the lighting...rear looks GREAT..the front however IMO needs to have the lowwer corner edges rolled a little more (the transition corner front front to side)as its looking very square and butch..but like i said it could just be the angles and lighting.....over all it looks GREAT..id probably french the tail lights and headlights .5-1.5 inches to finish off the "look" that you have going
 

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jcoccimi had written: "Please tell me what you think.... also i need color recommendations"

How about invisible?
 

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Welcome to the BB!!

I think you should get rid of the large 2000GTV-style lights (there's not much bodywork to be done. Just fill the inner half of the openings) and use the smaller ones instead. If I were you, I would pick the ones used on most of the Euro Series 1 1750GTV, as seen in the second & third pictures, instead of the ones in the first picture simply because I think they would go better with the cleaner look you are after. I do not know if it's possible, but a chopped top would be interesting too IMHO.

Thank you for sharing & good luck,

P.S. I got an idea for the front trun signal lights. How about the ones from Euro Alfetta GT's (the last picture in this post)? You may have a bit of bodywork to accomodate them but they are nonetheless true Alfa pieces, and will be flush against the front sheetmetal.
 

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Hi,

Great work, but I agree with the previous poster that you've squared off a beautiful rounded design. The front doesn't integrate with the rest of the car.

Take a look at some race cars that go with a front spoiler and you'll see that they are not flat at the front but have a curve and also rise at the edges and "smile" at you.

I personally would also look to putting in a couple of air vents in the front to break up the large flat area.

But when you start doing this it is a very personal thing and hard for someone else to just see a couple of rough photos without paint and imagine what you have in mind.

Great work, and I've always liked gun metal and think it would suit the car.

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i would have said chopped top too but thats NOT easy work and NOT for the weak hearted LOL...(2-3 inches would clean up the "bugeyed" roof line)

i second the fetta front turn signals ..probably the BEST looking setup ive ever seen on ANY car alfa or otherwise

vents or fog lights in the lowwer pan...however fogs may look goofy with the grill style

lipped and rolled cuttouts for DUAL exhaust tips or center single but the plate is in the way for that


med or dark gun metal metalic would look WICKED on it

you have no pic's of the hood but what would look wicked is dual hood lines like that of a 57 checy of 70-74 celica as it "copy's the fender lines

i could probably pop off ideas at it every day lol

needs a chin spoiler or something...not sure what exactly but the front pan is too tall and needs to be rolled under or chined or something at the bottom edge....................too many years of working with 24/25th scale plastic gets the brain pumping out ideas for stuff like this
 

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Great suggestions, I agree with rolling the front a bit and I have been trying to find turn signals like suggested, but no luck so far. Thanks for the suggestions and encouragement it is much appreciated and good to know that I am on the right track. I just hope now that one day we can all be as cool as Alfajay. Invisible... sure bud...
 

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you might be better off scratch building turn signals or better yet doing without them(sorta)...let me explane.....there are 2 companys that i am aware of who make a non sealed beam H4 style headlight in both 7 and 5 inch standard sizes...unlike "hella" they have a extra bulb sloted houseing built into it and can be used as turn signals....and is a VERY sweet setup and probably idea for your smoothed over look...another thought would be something small round and 2-3 inch frenched into the front lowwer pan

for scratch building a setup..hit your local wrecker and litteraly wander aimlessly and look at EVERY cars face and see if there are any shapes or styles that pop out at you...its not hard to make a aluminum shell to mount even a small shard of a plastic lense into
 

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Dont chop the roof off!!! Serious Serious work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And lets face it there is nothing wrong with the roof.

She looks in great condition metalwise but I would agree with the square front looking odd... however its looking like one of the best "modified" gtvs i have seen.
 

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you might be better off scratch building turn signals or better yet doing without them(sorta)...let me explane.....there are 2 companys that i am aware of who make a non sealed beam H4 style headlight in both 7 and 5 inch standard sizes...unlike "hella" they have a extra bulb sloted houseing built into it and can be used as turn signals....and is a VERY sweet setup and probably idea for your smoothed over look...another thought would be something small round and 2-3 inch frenched into the front lowwer pan

for scratch building a setup..hit your local wrecker and litteraly wander aimlessly and look at EVERY cars face and see if there are any shapes or styles that pop out at you...its not hard to make a aluminum shell to mount even a small shard of a plastic lense into

Do you have any additional information on who make non-sealed beam H4 headlights?
 
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