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Old 02-05-2018, 01:15 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Råda View Post
Looks great! I like them without bumpers
Thanks, the bumpers do virtually no good at protecting the cars because of the low height and most modern cars and trucks will either take out the grille or the rear panel. Always preferred 1800 series cars without them. The bumpers always looked like an afterthought to me when compared to other bodywork done in Italian design houses at the time even though it was by Pelle Petterson, a Swede whose father Helmer Petterson was a Volvo engineering consultant that designed the PV444.

A set back egg crate grille and an aluminum surround similar to this Ferrari 250 GT Berlina Competition Coupe are planned for down the road, and it can be done without cutting the nose sheet metal.

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Can't wait to watch this build develop! What a gorgeous 1800s
Thanks, it will be a work in progress for at least a year or so due to limited time. I have been following your progress and your car is looking great!
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