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I just bought a new Euro style front bumper,
and new turn signals to be fitted to my
US 71 GTV. I currently have the US version
front turn signals that hang off the bottom
of the front bumper. Gonna get rid of those
eyesores, and mount the new Euro signals.
Problem is that my US version GTV does not have
the holes in the body to mount the Euro turn signals.

I need some help figuring out where to cut the
holes for the new turn signals. Can someone
please measure the position of their Euro
turn signals so I can get mine mounted correctly?

Not sure what to use as a reference point. Maybe
the dip in the Euro bumper? Center the signals
there, and maybe the height should be measured
from the rim of the outermost headlight?

Any suggestions on how to get this right would be
greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

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Hi Keven,

You are doing the right thing that was the way they were supposed to look! I have attached a close up of my '72 2000GTV, hope that helps, but suspect it might be different if you have a 1750 GTV.

The signal light sits right on top of the bumper
8mm below the chrome surround of the headlight
400 mm between the signal light and the bumper bit with the rubber on it.

Hope that helps,
Baz
 

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Baz,

Many thanks!! This is great info, Im sure the
its close enough for my 1750.

Now to start cutting...:eek:
 

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If the bumper/light assys. in question came from a '71 Euro 1750, that would make them a Series 2 (lights separate from the bumper); identical to the '72 2000 GTV.
 

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Baz,

One more favor, could you post a picture of the
small round side markers on your car also?

I am also getting rid of the ugly US version
rectangular side marker lights, and bought some
of the Euro round ones.

Some dimensions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again.
 

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Keven,

How did the installation go?

I would like to make the same conversion on my '74 and would appreciate any suggestions you may have.

Where is the most affordable place to find the euro bumper and turn signal assembly.

Geoff
 

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Geof,

I bought the bumper, lights and side markers from OKP for about $550,
this included shipping from Germany to CA. I choose the slow boat/cheapest
method of shipping, and beleive me it was slooow (about 20 days).

Unfortuately the "Alfa Tomato" has been sidelined by my deck project since
May. But I should be digging back into the restoration this fall. I think I will
borrow my buddies nibler to cut the holes, then weld on some small brackets
to attach the lights.

Sorry I was of little help, but I will post pics when I finish.

Here's a pic of my deck: I dug 27 footings, its 480 sq feet with three levels,
and spent over $3k in lumber :eek:
That **** deck cost me a new paint job for the "Tomato" :D
 

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Hi Keven,

The deck is awesome...nicely engineered and pleasing to look at.

I consulted the OKP website but didn't see any listing for the aforementioned items. Maybe they're outta stock. Where did you find them listed?

Thanks for the response.

Get back to working on the tomato :)
Do you have a pic of the car?

Here's a shot of my 'work in progress'...
You can see all the DOT clutter that needs cleaning up.

Geoff
 

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Geoff,

Thanks for the deck compliments. We do really enjoy it.

The OKP website is rather weak, hard to navigate. I rarely use it, instead,
I just shoot an E-mail off to Christian at : [email protected]
He's a realy great guy, and very helpfull.

Your car looks really clean, I agree the DOT crap has to go!!

Here's a couple of recent photo's of my car, one is before striipping, the other
is with the interior gutted, some day its gonna come together...
 

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Thanks for the info regarding Christian...I'll send him an email straight away.

Used to vintage race in the '80's(when I could afford it)...had a really quick fly yellow '67 Gulia Sprint GT...sold it;(...and always longed for a street version so I picked this one up a couple of months ago. Has a really gutsy(slightly modified) engine. The photo looks good BUT I've discoverd front end accident poorly repaired plus stored in wet climate and not really been well looked after...i.e. various minor rust problems to deal with asap...I call her my new 'Italian gf...Stella...high maintenance but fun to drive ;)

Looks like you got so work and fun ahead yourself with the '71...how's the car mechanically?

Geoff
 

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Geoff,

Well, she pretty much needs everything rebuilt.

Here's some of my old threads on rebuilding the rear end:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/sho...highlight=Keven
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/sho...highlight=Keven
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/sho...highlight=Keven
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Here's a few on rebuilding the suspension:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?t=1903&highlight=Keven
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?t=2457&highlight=suspension

Here's some on my rust problems:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?t=5132&highlight=rust
http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/showthread.php?t=5395&highlight=rust


I have gutted the interior and trunk, and will be proceeding to take out the motor and transmission next. Stay tuned...

BTW were are you located?

Best regards,
Keven
 

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Hi Keven,

Thanks for the useful info and links...btw I belive the first group have expired.

Located in Ojai...up north of you.

Thanks,
Geoff
 

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Hi Keven,

Thanks for the updated links...very interesting stuff and helpful too.

I got hold of Christian and we've been swapping emails. Good supplier and reasonably priced so I going to place a order with him in the next week or so.

I should have the car up to snuff in a couple of months and I'll give ya a ring.

Thanks,
Geoff
 
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