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MaLi

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This is my first post on this forum for over 8 years, so it feels like I need to say hello and re-introduce myself: Hello!

Where do I start? Some time ago (when I was still young) I've had a brilliant idea to strip my 126 to bare shell and restore the shell. Which I did. And then nothing happened... I kept moving the shell with all the bits with me as I moved houses but I always had something more burning to do than assemble the shell. However, the time has finally come.

I've put the engine and gearbox in place, put together rear suspension, and started connecting electrical items. And this is where I need help. In my wisdom, when stripping the car I've binned all the little bits of plastic, screws etc. So now I'll need a bit of help to guide me into how things should be put together and what bits I'm missing.

First front headlamps.

I've got headlamps (as attached) and bare shell (also attached).
IMG_0367[1] by Maciej Cze, on Flickr
IMG_0368[1] by Maciej Cze, on Flickr

What am I missing, and how does assembled parts look like? A photo would be great!

« Last Edit: March 25, 2018, 12:59:11 AM by MaLi »

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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 02:23:30 AM »
 :welcome Back Mali, your missing the adjuster screws that the headlights pop into
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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2018, 07:30:21 PM »
Thanks Pete126!

a bit more browsing and it looks like I'll need 4 of those:
 http://allegro.pl/sruba-regulacji-reflektora-lampy-fiat-f-126p-nowa-i7215900169.html

and 4 of those:
 http://allegro.pl/kostka-do-srub-regulacji-reflektora-fiat-126-126p-i7239227783.html

Is that it?

More questions to come - no doubt!

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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2018, 09:19:29 PM »
Yes those are the ones :)
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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 08:46:36 AM »
Good luck with putting it all back together, it's a wonderful story and great that you are saving your 126 and getting it back on the road! Please keep the pictures of your rebuild coming, I'm hoping to learn a trick or two!  ;)
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MaLi

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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2018, 05:35:11 AM »
I've ordered loads of new parts with a bit of help (thanks mum!).

They should be with me in 2 weeks  8)


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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 05:58:37 PM »
Hi although new to the 126 disease I have just started to strip down a 1973 model i got from S Italy and learning from many past mistakes I am trying to remember pics pics and more pics!! Otherwise your post will be mine in the future?
If you need pics and I have recently taken those bits apart please get in touch - here or e-mail.

For general info my no crash damage and rust free from a dry climate was not quite accurate!
Some welding has clearly been done and first signs are that the original green (now all black) is not evident under the black on the front body panels?

Other than that plus stuff yet to be discovered (this morning a chunk of bellhousing snapped off and held togther with? things could be ok

Hope to be on line fairly often to share the strip down and no doubt to ask for help

Best wishes to all

MaLi

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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 10:19:09 PM »
Quick update. We're back on the road! Hooray!



I guess I should start a build thread of some sort

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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2020, 07:17:08 AM »
Beautiful. If not a build thread, then at least more pics!

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Re: Help please - I'm assembling 126 years after I've stripped it down
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2020, 12:49:30 PM »
Quick update. We're back on the road! Hooray!



I guess I should start a build thread of some sort

Looking Good  :good:

 

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