Fiat 126 Chat => Tuning & Customising 126 Models => Topic started by: stuey on June 06, 2006, 09:15:32 PM

Title: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: stuey on June 06, 2006, 09:15:32 PM
 thought that would get your attention, Ive decided to give my collection of 80's bmx's a rest for a while and turn my attention back to my beloved puddle jumper... after 4 days knee deep in filler dust its nearly done( 2 more patches to rub down and 1 rear quarter and the roof to prime..

and well Im knackered!!! so im looking for a little feedback/ moral support -so check it out comments gratefully recived (be kind though its got to be flatted and primed yet before paint!!!

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Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: 126dave on June 06, 2006, 09:58:23 PM
good work mate,i know how much work involed!,nice bumper hole removel!!!.................you are gna drop the supension at sum point?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on June 06, 2006, 10:11:18 PM
thanks -as for the lowering its all planned....... :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Chris Lakin on June 06, 2006, 10:51:18 PM
wow, thats fantastic Stuey!!!! Its good to see you are still working on it, i cant wait to see finished product  :lol:

deceided on colour?

regards

Chris
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on June 06, 2006, 11:48:30 PM
Thanks chris its going to be the original blue with all the chrome bumpers etc it should look cool... I want it understated so it doesnt look like much has been done on it (until you put it next to a standard one...)

should have it in paint within a few weeks all being well (IE no more BMX/expensive record purchases)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: neil 126 on June 07, 2006, 10:28:12 PM
looking good stuey. i have some holes in mine at the mo. but having done this sort of thing before i keep putting it off, the effort required is emence. well done , keep it up.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: fiatfsm on June 08, 2006, 10:33:22 AM
very good progress mate, anyone with the patience to do that sort of work deserves a medal.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Milky on June 08, 2006, 08:44:20 PM
Nice one matey.

When you have finished that one, there is on lurking in my garage  :roll:

www.dropshots.com/milky
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on June 09, 2006, 09:43:21 AM
Quote from: "Milky"
Nice one matey.

When you have finished that one, there is on lurking in my garage  :roll:

www.dropshots.com/milky

appreciate the offer but I think Ill give it a miss.. Ill weld the next project but I wont be filling it or painting it!!!! its a killer!!!!!

nice work tho!!!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 15, 2006, 11:07:09 PM
Well Ive got 3 days off work so Ive decied to get all the welding on the under side finished.   :sad:

I fabricated and the patch panels for the under side today (most this consisted of the bottom of the spare wheel well)  - the hole was about a foot and a half long!!!!

Ill get some before and after pics tommorow and then its ready for the solenoid pops on the door, primer and paint!!!!!!  :cool:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Tomasz on October 24, 2006, 12:12:47 PM
Looking good!  Its great seeing other projects progressing.  I still have not got around to filling my bumper holes either!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Chris Lakin on October 24, 2006, 05:22:24 PM
come on guys get it done before it gets too cold!!!  :lol:

the thought of painful hands from the cold, brings back memoried from last year!  :lol:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 24, 2006, 09:44:26 PM
ran out of welding gas.. pics coming soon got some today!!!!!!  :cool:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on July 14, 2007, 09:06:37 PM
long time no post - during a very quiet night shift at work I spent a good few hours perusing the web for pics of cars to motivate me to get on with the fiat as it only needs 2 bits of welding, painting and putting back together the sh*t lowering out of it!

so I got the metal spitting b4stard I refer as a "welder" after several false starts manged to create a rather ugly weld on the 2 1/2 foot long crack in the front end of the car (the panel flanges where welded under neath+ welds dressed and primed after this shot... deffo more to come but its a start as they say.....really must get him back on the road...

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS850396.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: 126dave on July 14, 2007, 09:15:40 PM
good one,get it done and lowered son !!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on July 14, 2007, 11:48:36 PM
Im eying up the blocks above the leaf spring as we speak, rickon i can loose a fair amount out of those....
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: 126dave on July 15, 2007, 08:18:20 AM
yes,you can get 11mm i think before they get thin.......
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 01, 2007, 10:12:18 PM
Right got of my ass tonight after work and cleaned out the inside flatted and primed the roof and stone chipped the passenger side sill (progress pics tommorow when ive done more), Ill do the other one tommorow but its a chore to take it out of the drive cos I have to push it onto the road....

but question of the night is.......(any help would be good)

I'd like to spray the car myself (I used to restore cars but its been at lest 3 years since I last resprayed one) but I'm sure skills are there...

I have room in the garage as its quite a small car, I'm gonna spray in celly as this is only a temporary paint job as its got to have a few more radical body mods yet but I wanna get it respectable for its mot -so I'm doing it in the original fiat blue.

would it be cheaper to hire/ buy a compressor and do the work my self.. or farm it out to a bodyshop for a quick blow over?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: bis13 on August 02, 2007, 12:20:41 AM
if you do it yourself you know what youve done, a sprayshop wont like taking a pre prepped car as it takes the money out of it and the finish will be as good as the prep work and if you dont like the finished job its a headache for them they dont want. for what you want diy is they best option . you can buy one of those low pressure jobbies for about a ton and can spray your fences after!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 02, 2007, 09:53:25 AM
good point right im off to get a compressor....
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 02, 2007, 11:17:41 AM
heres some more pics getting there!!

(25 trim holes in that rear panel alone I welded up, why do fiat put so many screws in to mount the number plate?)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS850437.jpg)
back end showing stupidly large tyres (for a 126) to good effect..
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need a little more primer on the roof... :-X
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front end with paint colour experiment....
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the last holes....(i hope!!)
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Title: erm
Post by: nrg19uk on August 02, 2007, 04:31:38 PM
makros do a 50 ltr compressor and gravity fed spray gun for 79 quid :)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 02, 2007, 08:43:42 PM
nice i have a makro card..... I'll give it a look...

the tow little hoels turned into a foot long plate down the side of the seat runner.... and I ran out of gas halfway through.. but I'm not beaten!!!!!  :D
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: meuton on August 03, 2007, 03:33:27 AM
hey there

the paint job you do can't be any worse than my mates mx5 which he paid £650 to get resprayed and they didn't remove any trim and didn't even fill teh trolly dings and a 5 inch long 10 mm deep dent the wing lol so good luck it will be at least better than wasting £650 on a paint jpb when u want a £2000 one

cheers Doug
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 15, 2007, 08:51:43 PM
right finished welding up the other sill and holes in floor to and primed and stonechipped it (scuffed it putting the front seat in tho  :() so its time for paint (woo and yay)-

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(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS850656.jpg)

I'm going to buy a spraygun+compressor,along with the paint next week, I have'nt bought paint in ages though does any one have any ideas at to how much paint I will need and what other materials I should buy whilst at the paint supplier (I'd rather only make the trip once.....)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: bis13 on August 16, 2007, 02:42:04 PM
yeeeeaaahhhhh!!!! yeeeeeeaaahhhhh!! yeeeeeeeaaaahhhhh!! i like that !!

just remember that whatever you buy you can always hold as stock for any repairs in the future see the need arrises.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 16, 2007, 04:22:09 PM
started lowering it today (well the free bit any ways!) Im chopping the rear spring by a bout a coil and a half (in between inclement weather) one is done if i get the other done before i go to work tonight there will be some pictures... any one know how much a lowered (reverese eye?)spring is and where i can get one cheap?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 16, 2007, 05:26:33 PM
here we go, may need some arch lip rolling and deffo new bump stops..(any suggestions?) need to get a reverse eye spring for the front to loose the gasser style look....

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Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: bis13 on August 16, 2007, 06:57:39 PM
500 mania do a cheap reverse eye , you may need to either use the proper mcpheresons to achieve a lower front or use the rear dampers as they are shorter but harder and if you havent done already shave those leafspring mounts . (500 mania is in links .)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 16, 2007, 07:44:14 PM
leaf spring mounts are in hand i'm just waiting for the reverse eye then i'll get em done...
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Post by: stuey on August 16, 2007, 07:54:23 PM
email sent to 500 mania... I await their advises....
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Pete126 on August 16, 2007, 08:00:33 PM
Looking good Stuey, should'nt be long now keep at it. its worth it. last weekend was the first time mine has been out on the road for last eighteen months, could'nt stop smiling even when it broke down  :D  :D  :D
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: 126dave on August 18, 2007, 03:07:48 PM
shame im not in the uk,you could buy my complete lowered suzzie/ disc brake set up when i break the car...will prob ebay the bits in small lots  :sad:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 18, 2007, 03:36:50 PM
would you be prepared to post it all?
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Post by: 126dave on August 18, 2007, 04:30:01 PM
yeh but its heavy/expensive tho....i'l keep you posted on wats wat with the car..im off for a month or so and wont be doing anything till i get back.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 19, 2007, 07:11:35 AM
Quote from: "126dave"
yeh but its heavy/expensive tho....i'l keep you posted on wats wat with the car..im off for a month or so and wont be doing anything till i get back.


cheers dave let me know I'd be interested for sure!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on September 27, 2007, 01:27:07 PM
ok so I'm impatient (still interested in the brakes tho dave), lowering spring is on the way from prioretti's should be here tonight...  then its paint assembly and mot!!!! easy stuff ahoy!!!!!

expect an update on sunday with new found lowness!!!
Title: lowering spring arrived!!!!
Post by: stuey on September 28, 2007, 08:17:29 PM
this came in the post today.... cant wait till sunday!!

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Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on September 30, 2007, 07:56:11 PM
RRRRR no pics its not low enough!!!!!!

im trying to decipher a ploish web page to see if i can get it any lower.. can any one here translate "dodatkowe pioro" for me please?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: hudsonhenry on September 30, 2007, 08:40:01 PM
Have you done 126dave's block reducing trick yet?
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Post by: stuey on September 30, 2007, 09:56:50 PM
one of blocks is stuck .. damn dis-similar metals.....I may have to take a leaf out too to get it low enough.....
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Post by: dajwid on October 01, 2007, 07:03:30 AM
extra leaf
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Post by: dajwid on October 01, 2007, 07:04:02 AM
"dodatkowe pioro"
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: 126dave on October 01, 2007, 11:07:46 AM
do my neg camber conversion,it lowers it even more,i have 1'' off the bump stops now and still bottoms out.very low
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Post by: stuey on October 01, 2007, 04:34:24 PM
thanks for the translation, may need the need the camber conversion to get it legal dave hove to you do it?...

however I decided remove 1 of the leaves from the front spring to lower the car and it appears to have worked, I can get it 1cm lower by cutting down the alloy isolater blocks between the body and the spring but I'm more or less happy with it now and it may settle abit yet.. anyway- picture for your delectation-  :)

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Post by: 126dave on October 01, 2007, 05:17:49 PM
lookin good mate.....there is a thread somplace about the neg camber thingy.....basicly take your top links,fill the excisting holes with weld etc,then make a simple jig and re drill 9mm i think it was further in,i went as close as i could to the bend in the link.......deasd easy,drops the front and gives better clearence for fat tyres,as the wheel is further in the arch,look in my garage section you can see the effects
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Post by: hudsonhenry on October 01, 2007, 05:45:10 PM
That looks great. How soft is the front end now with one of the leafs removed? you might find that it needs to be stiffer.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 01, 2007, 05:57:54 PM
I do intend on fitting some b*st*rd hard shocks to it hopefully that will suffice other wise i may have to create some anitroll bars...
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: hudsonhenry on October 01, 2007, 06:03:49 PM
I have AVO's on my 500, for normal road use I only have them on two clicks which leaves plenty of adjustment.

When are you going into paint? I'm looking forward to seeing this one done.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on November 21, 2007, 08:37:51 PM
Decided to do some work on the 126 today as I'm off the crutches and had some time to Kill,

Got it started thanks to a new battery and some petrol in the carb to move things along...

The I clearenced the front arches with my Knockometer to allow the front wheels to turn then I started wet flatting the primer down today ready for paint I'll post some progress pics up in a day or two maybe even get some paint on the panels too!!!!!!
Title: shocks
Post by: meuton on November 23, 2007, 10:39:59 AM
Quote from: "stuey"
I do intend on fitting some b*st*rd hard shocks to it hopefully that will suffice other wise i may have to create some anitroll bars...


I have a brand new set of spax adjustables I got for the Bis rear end which are real short and i mean real short in the body, they have pin tops and eye bottoms as per Bis rear arms and I have never used them as i went for Avo coilovers instead, so they are available

cheers Doug
Title: Re: shocks
Post by: stuey on November 23, 2007, 08:17:02 PM
Quote from: "meuton"
Quote from: "stuey"
I do intend on fitting some b*st*rd hard shocks to it hopefully that will suffice other wise i may have to create some anitroll bars...


I have a brand new set of spax adjustables I got for the Bis rear end which are real short and i mean real short in the body, they have pin tops and eye bottoms as per Bis rear arms and I have never used them as i went for Avo coilovers instead, so they are available

cheers Doug


how much do you want for them doug? I "might" be interested.....
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on December 03, 2007, 03:46:04 PM
doug you have PM-

Tomasz dropped off this today very very happy with it (thanks again!!)-

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and I started wet flatting and got a dust coat coat on the bonnet-(more to come this week as I hope to have all of the removable panels painted ready for the shell to be done then i ca make it resemble a car again) :D -

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS850793.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on March 31, 2008, 10:12:40 PM
not much progress to show at the mo as I'm no one wants to see lots of pics of primer being rubbed down... but ive been playing with a steering wheel..... bought an old astrali steering for a tenner and a momo sized fiat 126 boss then adapted the two and used fibre glass resin to harden the rim section (ooer) then painted it- below are results awaiting laquer and possibly some gold metal flake and putting back the trims where the centre meets the rim for that moon steering wheel on a budget look-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851010.jpg)
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Post by: stuey on April 04, 2008, 02:21:09 PM
more stuff done- freshly painted tailgate-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851021.jpg)

and I think I just created the liberace of steering wheels-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851022.jpg)

(and its all sanded to 1200 grit so I can finally put some paint on it....)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Tomasz on April 07, 2008, 01:50:40 AM
sweet.  looking forward to going for a cruise to the retro ride meet when its done!
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Post by: stuey on April 09, 2008, 05:28:27 PM
Right its time for paint finally!!!!!! got it in the garage masked and on stands today so hopefully in the next few days Ill splash some paint on it (weather allowing!)

(moody garage shots for you delectation)

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Post by: Pete126 on April 09, 2008, 06:09:47 PM
Its getting nearer Mate :D
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Post by: Gordan on April 09, 2008, 07:08:12 PM
DK why, but before i got my bis i wanted a 126 in blue just like yours, just something classicky about it... nice job by the way mate!!  :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on April 14, 2008, 10:33:16 PM
hey stuey, got a question for ya, i see you closed up those holes in front of the windshield that suck in air for the interrior, so how does the interrior heater get air now. throw in some pics of the front boot if u have.. cheers..

G :cool:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on April 15, 2008, 07:33:13 AM
Quote from: "Cro_126Bis"
hey stuey, got a question for ya, i see you closed up those holes in front of the windshield that suck in air for the interrior, so how does the interrior heater get air now. throw in some pics of the front boot if u have.. cheers..

G :cool:


tbh the vent previously went from the heater straight up to the vent so i removed it and small tube up to it and it now sucks in from inside the boot (wich i assume isnt airtight) not the best but I having to make some comprimises, I have seen a 126 with a small vent in the  wing to get around this which i may do later if i feel i need (i have a pics somewhere if i find it i'll dig it out) -but i have other plans which may negate the need for it yet....
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Post by: Gordan on April 15, 2008, 10:45:37 AM
okay, cool... the boot shure isnt airtight,  ive used half a kilo of silicon just to make it watertight, no luck so far...  :roll:
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Post by: stuey on April 15, 2008, 01:27:06 PM
quick add here only one of the holes does anything one is just a blanking plate..(rhd-lhd i guess?)
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Post by: stuey on April 17, 2008, 01:28:45 PM
finally paint!!!
shel is all one colour and shiny (not without a few runs but i can falt them and with a good polish i think it will look "tidy")

some pics for you to lookie at....

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Post by: stuey on April 17, 2008, 05:26:41 PM
i even stuck some bits on it!!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851053.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851057.jpg)
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Post by: Tomasz on April 17, 2008, 05:39:24 PM
wow thats looking awesome.  Im jealous!!  You may have already said earlier in the thread but how did you paint it?
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Post by: stuey on April 17, 2008, 06:24:02 PM
all done in the garage with my own compressor (£80 second hand) using cellulouse paint from halfords... turned out ok I reckon!
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Post by: nathan126 on April 17, 2008, 08:00:30 PM
woah looking nice, coming together well  :wink:
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Post by: Tomasz on April 18, 2008, 04:24:43 PM
I might have to have a go with my girlfriends dads compressor.  I have the the white aircooled that phil gave me which needs patching up but i would quite like to paint it a nice duck egg blue or something if the patching looks ok.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 01, 2008, 09:37:03 PM
put some bits one this week (door painting still to be done awaiting decent painting weather...)

front view complete bar wipers-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851117.jpg)
my favorite view the "ass" of the car
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851125.jpg)
so tempting to drive it without the doors.. loving them harnesses thanks coggers!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851118.jpg)
3/4ish view cos i can!(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851123.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on May 01, 2008, 09:45:44 PM
LOOKS NICE!!!  :shock:   :cool:

but arent those tires a bit too large?? can you turn with them?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 01, 2008, 09:53:34 PM
Quote from: "Cro_126Bis"
LOOKS NICE!!!  :shock:   :cool:

but arent those tires a bit too large?? can you turn with them?


they are large but i can actually get full lock on them, they are toeing out quite alot at the mo too as I havent adjusted the traking yet since the lowering which makes it look alot worse than it is on the front end piccy...
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: ciaoflyer on May 02, 2008, 08:25:29 AM
Looks really nice!  I likw where you have located the rear number plate, wish i'd thought of that!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 02, 2008, 09:31:25 AM
Quote from: "ciaoflyer"
Looks really nice!  I likw where you have located the rear number plate, wish i'd thought of that!


funny thing about that it that the bolt holes are in the bumper as standard all i did was fab the brackets and bolt them on...
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Post by: ciaoflyer on May 02, 2008, 01:20:31 PM
Great!  Might get another rear panel weld the million and 1 holes up and get it painted to match!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 02, 2008, 02:13:50 PM
Quote from: "ciaoflyer"
Great!  Might get another rear panel weld the million and 1 holes up and get it painted to match!


about 20 odd on mine.. mind you the number plate had been mounted about 3 times..... (badly)-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/DSCN1023.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: nathan126 on May 02, 2008, 03:46:32 PM
It's good to see a before shot, you've done a lot of work there  :D
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: hudsonhenry on May 02, 2008, 05:41:57 PM
Looks wicked especially from the back, top job...
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on May 02, 2008, 10:35:29 PM
Dont want to be a party pooper but do you have rego plate lights in the back..? MOT ring a bell  :wink: ?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 02, 2008, 11:08:01 PM
Quote from: "Cro_126Bis"
Dont want to be a party pooper but do you have rego plate lights in the back..? MOT ring a bell  :wink: ?


all thought of- I have a 1/2 square tube running just out of view above the bumper which has a 12v cathode ray tube running through it its as bright as f*ck and completly invisible from the back...

(hence why you had to ask the question....  :wink: )
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Post by: Gordan on May 02, 2008, 11:46:57 PM
ooo cool  :D  

silly me, why did i even ask...  :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 02, 2008, 11:54:06 PM
all in hand my friend dont you worry  :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Pete126 on May 02, 2008, 11:59:48 PM
Lookin really good now Stuey, Was the last owners Bonny & Clyde with the bullet holes in the back panel  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 03, 2008, 12:38:15 PM
youd think so pete... more like bodgit and scarper....

any hoo- doors fitted (for their safety-fettling to be done) and wing mirrors on (for fun and cos I want to see if i like them..)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851128.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851129.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gadge on May 05, 2008, 09:13:19 AM
that looks wicked mate but i gotta ask?........ how are you opening the doors?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 05, 2008, 07:25:01 PM
remote soleniod pops on the lock just hit the button and they open! (i hope)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 06, 2008, 06:35:09 PM
had to replace the file lines today as mine where shot so I decided to get some braided hoses (£47 later...) but it now runs and starts on the button - not bad for a car that hasnt been run in anger in nearly 2 years!!!

shiny new lines pic-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851140.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Tomasz on May 08, 2008, 10:43:20 AM
its looking awesome!  Hopefully i will get the time next week to get mine looking nice again.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 09, 2008, 07:29:50 AM
Pressed steel plates and chrome wipers arrived the other day so mini update today- (still waiting on my window frames and quarterlights!!! blinkin italians dont they know im in a hurry?)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851149-1.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851151-1.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851150-1.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 14, 2008, 10:20:12 PM
as the originals had broken or entirely dissapeared one of the many more jobs I have to do to finish the car is-

BUMpstops

I bought a set of powerflex universal bumpstops for about £35 for the set of 4-they are smaller and a great deal stiffer than the originals and then fitted them -

the fronts where a simple bolt in affair-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851154.jpg)

the rears howevers required a captive bolt to be welded which in esscense is fine but the passenger side bumpstop is about 6 inches from the fuel tank (blue thing at the bottom of the following pic) so I covered the fuel tank in wet towels then put some steel in front to stop any fires (fire extinguisher was on hand too.. Im abit cautious after the last fire)-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851155.jpg)

and then could just bolt them in-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851156.jpg)


(Ive also got all the lights working and fitted the NOS window frames to the car and made a start on the door soleniods)

tomorrow If i can get  the suspension arms off I'm gonna finally dial in some negative camber into the front end!!!!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 15, 2008, 09:49:19 PM
moving further with the "make it legal" quest tonight is the fog light, Ive removed the reversing light completely as its not required for the mot but the fog light is so ive fitted it to a metal plate to the back of a halfords special and  then sandwiched it between the body and the bumper so it can be quickly removed after the mot if i feel like it-

platey thing-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851165.jpg)

mounted on the car-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851167.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Pete126 on May 15, 2008, 11:12:42 PM
Neat job Stuey. Nearly there  :smt023
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on May 15, 2008, 11:49:53 PM
Nice job mate, wery well done! You probably doing ewerythin id do to my bis, only in red:) another question for you... What about the engine guard/cover plastic that goes under the stock bumpers? do you intend to replace it with smthing or just leave it be like this? keep it up! youre a real inspiration...
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Tomasz on May 16, 2008, 06:23:24 PM
my fog light is still clumsily attached to the body after my last mot!  Phil said he was looking forward to seeing your car when its on the road.
I just got some cromodora cd9's which i have sprayed a dark silver.  Will prob be getting a lower spring when some stuff has sold!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 17, 2008, 07:18:12 AM
Quote from: "Cro_126Bis"
Nice job mate, wery well done! You probably doing ewerythin id do to my bis, only in red:) another question for you... What about the engine guard/cover plastic that goes under the stock bumpers? do you intend to replace it with smthing or just leave it be like this? keep it up! youre a real inspiration...


I wasnt intending on putting it back I kinda like the engine hanging out like that and Im hoping to fit a powerflow exhaust with a bike style can across the back of the car which should cover things nicely... appreciate you kind comments too!  :D

Quote from: "Tomasz"
my fog light is still clumsily attached to the body after my last mot!  Phil said he was looking forward to seeing your car when its on the road.
I just got some cromodora cd9's which i have sprayed a dark silver.  Will prob be getting a lower spring when some stuff has sold!


phil will be one of the first people I go and see- I think he's had a bad rap from the neighbours with all his cars at the mo, so a bit of 126-positivity will go a long way, and when you get your bits my garage is waiting fella..

as for the car- more to come next week!!! (working the next 4 days  :sad: )
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gadge on May 17, 2008, 11:09:06 AM
tell him andy says hi, i just bought a hole interior off him and a load of other parts too :D
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Darrell on May 19, 2008, 07:47:14 AM
Does one have to have a fog light?

I've closed-up all the holes so might be a bit of a bugger at MOT.

Might have to do the same thing..
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gadge on May 19, 2008, 09:16:06 AM
ifs its built after 1984 i think then it has to have at least one and has to be on the drivers side
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 25, 2008, 09:06:07 PM
Not much progress this week cept for the

engine mounts-(stop the engine bukcing aroung in the engine bay)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851170.jpg)
quarterlights-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851169.jpg)
exhaust and door solenoids and a tune should see it ready for an mot.....
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 27, 2008, 05:27:43 PM
solenoids sorted today (bar a little wire tidying!)

check the (short) vid after the break-
.
.
.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/th_poppers.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/?action=view&current=poppers.flv)
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Post by: Pete126 on May 27, 2008, 06:12:28 PM
Hey mate that is really cooool.  :smt023
Title: hmmmm
Post by: nrg19uk on May 27, 2008, 07:17:00 PM
very pimp, what happens if they battery goes flat?
Title: Re: hmmmm
Post by: stuey on May 27, 2008, 07:24:13 PM
Quote from: "nrg19uk"
very pimp, what happens if they battery goes flat?


external connection for the battery.. all in hand... :wink:
Title: cool
Post by: nrg19uk on May 27, 2008, 07:29:04 PM
arrrggghhh never thought of that good idea :-)  i thought you may have left the boot lock on. keep up the good work
Title: Re: cool
Post by: stuey on May 27, 2008, 11:09:00 PM
Quote from: "nrg19uk"
arrrggghhh never thought of that good idea :-)  i thought you may have left the boot lock on. keep up the good work


nope thats gone to solenoid too I wired it up off the rear wiper switch when I removed the rear wiper...
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Post by: Gordan on May 28, 2008, 12:20:34 AM
Wery nice, i watched the video a dozen times just amased...  :wink:
but how do we know there isnt a little man isnide opening the doors...  :smt043  :smt043  :smt031  :D  :D
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on May 29, 2008, 02:53:25 PM
no midgets on my watch sir..... :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Pawel83 on May 29, 2008, 11:05:37 PM
:shock: You must have a lot of free time. Show some pics of the interior  :wink:
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Post by: Gordan on May 30, 2008, 12:21:04 AM
Do a little movie about the boot, wanna see how that looks.

p.s. did you make those solenids yourself, or is it a kit you installed?
Title: i
Post by: nrg19uk on May 30, 2008, 02:37:00 PM
i know maplins do a kit for about 35 pounds last time i looked.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on June 02, 2008, 12:10:56 PM
its a central locking kit from ebay think it was about £20 I merely attached the solenoids to the wire for the interior door pulls- the trick is getting the tension correct - too much and the doors wont latch, not enough and the door wont open..

the boot one is very simple- just weld the bracket to the side of lock- drill a hole for the acuting rod though the top of the lock then just mount it wire it (sepreate switch or off the old wiper wiring like i did) hours work tops

if you guys want pics of what went where just ask and I will post some, Ive done all the hard stuff and made the mistakes ( 2 burnt out solenoids) so you dont have to!  :wink:
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Post by: Gordan on June 02, 2008, 02:01:08 PM
Show off!!, cmon give us those pics.
p.s. do you have to remove the locks, cos i dont want to repaint my whole car just so my doors can pop out...  :D
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on June 02, 2008, 03:08:37 PM
nope you can do this and leave all the existing stuff in place, ill sort some pics tonight as Im currently at work....
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Post by: Gordan on June 02, 2008, 03:12:03 PM
:smt023
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on June 04, 2008, 04:01:04 PM
sorry guys havent got around to the pics of the solenoids (tommorrow i promise) but i have been doing this-

On a recent (illicit) test drive I managed to smash the front wheel into the wing  >:(..

so to fix this issue and to give the stance a more consistant look I needed to dial in some negative camber at the front, the method has been done before but not really picture documented but it basically goes like this-

take a standard 126 top arm-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851188.jpg)
create a cardboard template to allow you to know the location of the original bolt centre -
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851189.jpg)
them measure over 9mm for the new one-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851192.jpg)
drill a guide hole using the template-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851193.jpg)
then weld up the old one and drill out the full size new one-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851194.jpg)
and fit to car-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851195.jpg)
here a pic of the side i hadnt done at that point for comparison-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851196.jpg)

heres a couple of the pics with both sides done-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851197.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851198.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Darrell on June 11, 2008, 08:55:31 PM
I had mine like that a while back, steering went harder and didn't really notice much diference in handling.

What have you found?
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Post by: Tomasz on June 13, 2008, 01:20:58 PM
Looks great, thanks for posting the pics, its really useful.  I may be thinking about doing this when i have the time.  
By the way i didnt call because they had already done half the spraying on the mg when i got back from work!

Darrell:  did you go about the neg camber in the same way?  If so do you have the modded top arms spare as that would save me some time.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on June 16, 2008, 10:56:43 PM
last few bits today and tomorow- did all the seam sealing and undersealing today then sorted the cathode tube for the numberplate light- i used some box section and welded some threaded round blocks to mount it to the bumper and incorperated the plate mounts to it as well-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851199.jpg)

 I cut a hole to let the light out then simply slid the cathode tube up the box section et voila! (night time test was to satisfy me it was bright enough!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851208.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Darrell on June 18, 2008, 08:24:43 PM
Funny thing was that the camber on mine went out alot after changing the king pins things.

I got some reconditioned ones from *a company near london that sells fiat spares beginning with R*

The camber change was dramatic but I drove it for a bit and the steering went quite a bit harder.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on June 19, 2008, 01:03:43 AM
Quote from: "Darrell"
the king pins things.


LOL, thats funny...  :D  :D  :P
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on July 04, 2008, 01:03:09 PM
well failed the MOT today  >:(

mainly on the previously checked and working lights developing an earth problem and a mind of their own!

1 suspension nut loose ("I am a tosser")

and a hole I previously didnt spot!!!!

oh and he doesnt like the rear suspension set up so its back to the original rear springs for the MOT (hours work)

but... It did give the opportunity to drive it a bit more and I can report its better mannered than the beetle on the road and I f**king love it despite the mot failure retest next week and then shes gonna be out on the road!!!

I am so not giving up!!!

on the bright side i stopped of a mcdonalds and 3 people in the car park stopped and said how much they liked it!!!-obligatory post mot shot in the sun-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851226.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: dajwid on July 04, 2008, 04:21:48 PM
The rear fog looks loose after the MOT too.:-)

Car looks great, I would never of chosen the colour, but finished it really suits the car.

Shame she failed the MOT but it is always a gamble.

They are the best pulling car you can buy (apart from a 500, or a Ferrari or a ) OK they are a good pulling car :-)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: bis13 on July 06, 2008, 03:39:38 PM
ha i dont know about a pulling car but they never fail to raise a smile, do you have the original wheels as if you mot with those on it tends to stop the testers being very critical around they clearances etc .  anyhow good luck with the retest .
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Normansinjunstevas on July 10, 2008, 07:12:40 PM
Comarades.
I would agree with the 'pulling power' hypothesis.
Being married with kids, I have never had so much attention from the "Jack & Danny" since buying my 126 FSM. If I had known this during my foolish youth, I'd have had to beat them away with a shi*ty stick, after having invested my paper-round money in a 126.

Respect.....Norman
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on July 13, 2008, 07:53:02 PM
well friday (been on the p*55 since) he finally passed the mot, I still have to reset the rear suspension back to"low" (no pics cos frankly its shocking!!!)

but on monday it will be legal and ready to rumble!!!

personally I'm made up cant wait to drive it legal and everything!!!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on July 28, 2008, 05:08:47 PM
my dads friend (eith some help from his son who runs a catering kitchen out fitting company kindly knocked me up a set of new door panels for the fiat for the princely sum of £15 the pair (note to self-need to tidy up the edging that holds them in)-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851394.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851396.jpg)

much nicer than the moth eaten fibre board remnants previously in there- :)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on July 28, 2008, 09:54:32 PM
no offence mate, ive been a real fan of your project, bu this is the first part i dont like (its my own taste i guess...) to me, it looks like the grill at mcdonalds (where i work  :lol: )
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on July 28, 2008, 10:14:12 PM
TBH I was hoping some one would pipe up like youhave-

 I have some ideas for them (watch this space) but feel free to throw in any ideas you might have  :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on July 29, 2008, 12:17:50 AM
no ideas at this time, but ill let you know if i think of something..

(this is just me, but since youve gone through so much trouble to get it to look like the first 126es, id do the same on the interriour, nice vynil seats, classic door panels... you know what i mean....  :wink: )
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on July 30, 2008, 02:46:35 PM
got fed up of my exhaust vibrating itself to pieces so I decided to repair the threadless exhaust mounts-

Here it is  for all to see using novice vision to explain how its done-
first i removed the back panel of the car-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851397.jpg)
first we see the offending bolt holes that have no thread what so ever-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851398.jpg)
this is the helcoil kit from ebay (all you need for about £30 (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851399.jpg)delivered)
the holes are drilled then tapped (supplied in the box)-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851400.jpg)
then you insert the helicoil with the pushy tool-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851402.jpg)
after breaking off the 'tang' (the metal tab you screw the helicoil in with) you can then use you bolt holes again-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851403.jpg)
sucess and easy to use the hardest part was getting the back panel on the car again after!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: JamesY on August 11, 2008, 09:29:53 PM
Stuey,

Re: door panels - some suggestions:

Re-trimming in vinyl (could do them plain or padded with some sculpted backing foam)

Or cover them in carbon effect film?

Or paint them?

Or get them powder coated?

Or get them polished?

Or anodised?

Or make them a brushed finish, then mask up and have a polished up logo on them (abarth scorpion?)

Or use them as a base and build up some pods for speakers etc with fibre glass then trim or spray with that weird flock stuff...

Or or or or .. dunno, run out of ideas now...
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: JamesY on August 11, 2008, 09:32:35 PM
PS meant to say just worked my way through the whole post and really like your build!  :wink: what are the alloys you've fitted?

James
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 11, 2008, 09:59:46 PM
thanks for the suggestions james, I think its gonna be powder coat after I havd a discussion with my powdercoater,

as for the wheels they remain a mystery..... :???:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Darrell on August 11, 2008, 10:40:49 PM
PS Stuey I am a fan of your project too  :wink:

It'll be interesting to see how far you go with it.

Mine is a little similar but aircooled. I have widened the arches as it seems my wheels stick out more than yours.

Final touches to do and pray the paint job looks as good as yours.

I've gone for some slot mags I found on e bay, car will be red, lowered not as much as yours.

I go as far as I can squeexe money out of the monthly budget.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on August 12, 2008, 10:55:36 AM
just stick with it took me 3 years to do mine and buying parts when they where cheap and theres lots more to do yet (including tidying the paint up some more)... watch this space  :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: JamesY on September 02, 2008, 08:11:13 PM
Keep logging in for updates - any more progress Stuey?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on September 02, 2008, 11:09:30 PM
Currently working on-

Rear alloy panels+powdercoating for all interior panels..
Disc brakes for the front+linelock?
chrome wheel centres

and some other stuff keep tuned!!!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: fightingtorque on September 04, 2008, 08:40:54 PM
Quote from: "stuey"
Disc brakes for the front+linelock?



26 bhp will struggle to create a burnout no?
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: JamesY on September 04, 2008, 08:54:11 PM
Quote from: "fightingtorque"
Quote from: "stuey"
Disc brakes for the front+linelock?



26 bhp will struggle to create a burnout no?



That's where 20 year old budget remould tyres come into their own!
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on September 04, 2008, 10:34:07 PM
I can but try.....  :lol:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: 126dave on September 06, 2008, 07:49:38 AM
ehhh,simple equation needed...... line lock on front wheels + windscreen washer jets over back wheels +  bleach/detergent/deisel in them = easy smoke outs.... :cool:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on October 05, 2008, 06:22:51 PM
Just wondering stuey, erm... what size are those tires of yours??
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 05, 2008, 07:12:44 PM
175/50/13's but I really need 165's on the front as can "chafe" a little... if you run as low as I do...
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on October 06, 2008, 04:18:42 AM
so 165/50/13 would work? im trying to find out which is the lowest sidewall  possible to get... cheers :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 06, 2008, 05:36:01 AM
have a look on mini websites they tend have lots of small diameter tyres at reasonable prices...
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 21, 2008, 07:49:46 PM
wheel centres finaly arrived these are a pain because they where plastic ones that i wanted to match the chrome powder, my coater reckoned they could do it but it took them 3 months!!

however the result was worth the wait and free because of the wait  hope you like hope to fit them tommorw cos its to cold to do it tonight-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851676.jpg)
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Post by: stuey on October 21, 2008, 07:56:49 PM
oh and mods does some one wnat to move this to the restos section? dont think it really belongs here any more...  :wink:
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: bis13 on October 22, 2008, 11:57:10 PM
stuey are those plastic? if i hasd known i would have sorted you some metal ones out.
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 23, 2008, 04:29:25 PM
yes they are mate, thanks for the offer its appreciated- but they are on now see what ya think!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851678.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851679.jpg)
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Dom on October 23, 2008, 04:50:36 PM
they look great. great fit. I'm still trying to find a centre cap to fit my Cromodora's. Any ideas? Thinking of trying the new mini's to see as they look a similar size
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 23, 2008, 05:17:38 PM
these ones should fit any fiat (and come up often on ebay) I fitted a nut in the hole where the locating lugs used to live  on the wheel then just bolted through using dome headed bolts (only 2 of the 4 on each wheel are actually functional... ) i can take a disassembled pic if you wish to show you how i did it...
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: bis13 on October 24, 2008, 12:16:52 AM
dom give us your size in mm and i will have a look around now that ive retired lol, our scrappy is a haven of old banger bits
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on October 24, 2008, 08:49:10 AM
Stuey thats lookin really nice... keep it up fella!  :D
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 24, 2008, 09:37:41 AM
Quote from: "Cro_126Bis"
Stuey thats lookin really nice... keep it up fella!  :D


the "burger bar"  :wink:  interior is next Silver powder coated panel new carpets and seat are all in the picture.. of and maybe some dashboard mods... watch this space  :D
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on October 24, 2008, 12:37:33 PM
:smt041  :smt041
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: phreak97 on October 24, 2008, 02:01:06 PM
you know you can get those same centers in metal yeah? i got some for my car.

what's the best way to strip paint off something like that? if i sand it ill lose the definition on "FIAT"
Title: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on October 24, 2008, 03:19:15 PM
when i bought them I thought they where metal..  :cry: but the powder coaters did a great job even with the plastic..

I would have thought a paint stripper or get them bead blasted ?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Gordan on February 04, 2009, 06:55:20 PM
Hey Stuey, hows the car coming along? Anything new to report? Some pics?
No new info for ages now...  :o
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on February 04, 2009, 11:47:40 PM
disc brake conversion being started within days Im just waiting on a few sillies so Ive got all the bits before it starts he had been hiding from the cold weather for a month until yesterday so Ive only just retaxed him for the road... seemingly 1st gear has gone pop so there might be a gearbox replacement in the offing as well......dont worry theres lots coming up this project is far from finished...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: fightingtorque on February 17, 2009, 01:04:25 PM
http://www.retro500.com/Alistairs_Subaru.html#8

Stuey, are you still thinking about possible engine choices - looks like scooby flat four could fit.  This pic is an early pushrod one, the OHC engine would of course be a fair bit wider.  People put them in beetles with some difficulty, and I guess a beetle bay is probably wider than a 126.

Gav
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on February 17, 2009, 03:11:20 PM
gav that is awesome, I question wether the 500 gearbox can cope but its a great idea!

bookmarked for future use!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on February 17, 2009, 04:18:04 PM
If you can learn to live without syncro then the 500 box is the strongest of all because of the straight cut gears and mated with a Bis diff could be interesting  [-/
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-wheels centres arrived!
Post by: stuey on March 13, 2009, 09:54:43 PM
Havent updated for a while so here goes, disc brake conversion is now laid out and ready to fit (hopefully next weekend I'll start it if I have the time.

whilst Ive been waiting ive been working on some bumper mods...
most people would be happy with nice shiny chrome bumpers on their Bis but it takes a special type of idiot to strip the chrome off and cut big holes in them.....

so i did-

heres my now chromeless bumper-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMGP0338.jpg)
the MK1 golf indicators Im going to mount flush inside it-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMGP0339.jpg)
heres a big hole cut-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMGP0341.jpg)
and after some tabs welded in and a test fitting of the indicator-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMGP0342.jpg)
 it needs some fettling around the edges and Im going to carve the lenses to suit the curvature of the bumpers better but Im confident its going to look cool ..

more in the week if  I get time...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: Gordan on March 14, 2009, 01:43:21 AM
Why oh why did you do that to your bumpers  :-X :-X
So whats the plan? Painting them in some colour or having them re-chromed? :oops:
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: stuey on March 14, 2009, 07:17:06 AM
lol I had a feeling this would be the response :D dont worry theres lots of fettling to do yet to get them fitting snugly and I intend on boxing the lights on the inside this was just the start Im also losing the bumper bolts once its all smooth the will receive a chroming.

end effect will be somit like this-(i cant do the indicators cos im crap with pshop)
and remember kids its only metal!!!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851129-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: dajwid on March 14, 2009, 08:45:10 AM
I recon it should look good, it will smooth out the body where the lights are at the moment.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: Gordan on March 14, 2009, 11:56:41 AM
O, Cool, 2 things just popped to mind, 1. Shouldnt you have done that before you painted the car  :P and 2, DAMN, those wheels sure stand out dont they  :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: stuey on March 14, 2009, 12:15:40 PM
1- Didnt really think about it until after I built the car but I have spare paint and access to a body shop so its no ish.

2- theyve been camber adjusted since its an old pic... ;D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: Gordan on March 14, 2009, 12:50:07 PM
 [-/ [-/ all is well then...  [-/ [-/
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: bis13 on March 14, 2009, 03:20:03 PM
stu very vw golfish lol will look good no matter what people think thats what makes a good show car it rocks the boat .
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: Tomasz on March 18, 2009, 11:45:10 PM
should look goodi think, very slick.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: stuey on March 21, 2009, 05:32:21 PM
A little more fettling today managed to get the hole more flush to the indicator and loose the bumper bolts so then just the other indicator hole then lots of sanding filing etc and I think its gonna work.... </ (oh and loose the old indicators....looks a little silly with both...

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMGP0343.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: bis13 on March 23, 2009, 09:31:10 AM
just a little question and i dont suppose any mot tester would ever spot it but is there a minimum height that an indicator must be for legal reasons?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: stuey on March 23, 2009, 05:41:06 PM
just a little question and i dont suppose any mot tester would ever spot it but is there a minimum height that an indicator must be for legal reasons?

checked here and doesnt seem so ( i hope- :D)

http://www.ukmot.com/1-5.asp#Text_top
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: bis13 on March 23, 2009, 06:37:54 PM
thats good i said it because i know they have laws about headlight heights you see and didnt want to see you get a knock back on test day because of that.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-choppy choppy chop chop!
Post by: stuey on April 02, 2009, 08:07:36 PM
started my strip down today in preparation for a new gearbox, disc brakes, the finish of the bumper mods and a freshen up on the engine to get rid of thems nasty leaks never had the engine out before its nice to know you can easily remove it by yourself without an engine crane-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851776.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: Gadge on April 04, 2009, 06:35:18 PM
Ahhhhhhh........ that brings back memories [-/. athough i'm suprised you did'nt pull the gearbox out with the engine?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: stuey on April 04, 2009, 07:02:08 PM
theyve got to be split anyway as I'm replacing the gear box and Ive never done it before so wasnt really sure how to disconnect the drive shafts... in hindsight it might have been easier... I managed got my first disc brake on today!!!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: Gordan on April 04, 2009, 07:26:26 PM
What exactly does one need to make/do to fit the discs?

And i always take the engine off first, then the box, its just lighter, and me and my bro can take it off without any problems...
What exactly do you intend to do with the engine?

Keep it up fella  [-/
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: stuey on April 04, 2009, 08:54:02 PM
the brake mechanism's are all cinquecento (disc pads calipers) the only special bits are the plates that bolt the caliper carriers to the car a set of spacers that got between the caliper carriers and the plates.

Im also using a set of cinq flexis connected to some longer relocated brake pipes and Im going to fit a bis valve to the rear brakes to ensure they dont pull up before the discs do...

Thes engine is just coming out for a freshen up clean and replacement of the gearbox which is knackered...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: stuey on April 06, 2009, 10:31:50 PM
text only update today- gearbox is out and ive degreased the engine bay and given it a rub down for a quick repaint.. more to follow  :)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: ciaoflyer on April 10, 2009, 10:59:49 AM
Hey Stuey, cars looking great and how are the Burners?  Just restored a MK1 Grifter and an old hawk blazer now the good weathers back, anyway enough of bikes I think there is another forum for those.....

What do you plan for your interior, carpets etc?  I ask because I am going to buy some carpet but not sure on the colour.

Cheers mate!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: stuey on April 19, 2009, 08:23:58 PM
Hi fella -burners are doing well I have a 1979 rampar in the offing at the moment I'll try and bring one along to the 126 meet if it will fit as billing is a big place!

as for interior its going race inspired with a smooth metal dash, the the old trim holes welded and a few suprises thrown in for good measure.

todays progress was de-rusting the engine bay stone chipping and a fresh coat of paint (I have to chassis black the suspension parts and then it will look not too bad.....ready for the engine (painting that tommorow)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851779.jpg)

Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: stuey on April 20, 2009, 05:20:30 PM
engine painted!- bits off to the powder coater and I'll getting my new gearbox next week!!!-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851780.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: Tomasz on April 20, 2009, 11:14:49 PM
ooooh shiny!
Do you know somewhere local and cheap for powdercoating?  I have a tool box from my bike project that needs doing and maybe some 126 engine tin work.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: stuey on April 20, 2009, 11:22:01 PM
aerocoat as st olaves is where I have mine done details at aerocoat.net I can heartily reccomend them!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: Gordan on May 01, 2009, 12:20:06 AM
wow stuey that looks amazing, i love shiny metal  :oops:
but you do know its going to get real DIRTY real soon, i washed mine, it looked amazing, and a few weeks later...  >:(
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-pulling it to bits!
Post by: stuey on May 06, 2009, 07:58:36 PM
Got my "new" gearbox today along with a replacement crank pulley for the one I broke, also picked up my powder coated stuff and now all I need to do is put it all back together again! heres some pics of stuff-

new powdered stuff-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851796.jpg)
"new" gearbox ready for cleaning and repainting-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851797.jpg)
engine with more bits on ready for shiny powedered stuff-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851798.jpg)
test fitting the fan shroud-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851799.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: Gordan on May 06, 2009, 09:03:56 PM
wow it all looks soo new...  8) :oops:
i was just wondering, does this metal piece that goes under the pipework have any effect on the cooling of the car, cos my bis seems to be missing this part for some reason...
 (http://img216.imagevenue.com/loc182/th_40539_SS851796_122_182lo.jpg) (http://img216.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=40539_SS851796_122_182lo.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: stuey on May 06, 2009, 11:12:18 PM
I does direct airflow as it has louvres on it but I guess if your's isnt overheating it should be fine?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: Gordan on May 06, 2009, 11:24:51 PM
but more is better right? now where am i spupposed to find one of those...  ::)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: ciaoflyer on May 10, 2009, 09:15:29 PM
This is looking GGGRRREEEATT!  Love the powder coating, you have really tempted me to do my engine bay when I get the car back from the menders (should be next week :D).
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: Tomasz on May 11, 2009, 07:16:32 PM
looking sweeeet.  How much did that lot cost to get done if you dont mind me asking?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: stuey on May 11, 2009, 08:45:38 PM
£40 fella!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: stuey on May 12, 2009, 07:08:11 AM
gearbox cleaned painted and fitted with black bits-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851825.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: doublee on May 12, 2009, 11:01:58 AM
very nice work. what pain did you use for the engin and box
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: stuey on May 12, 2009, 11:33:11 AM
very nice work. what pain did you use for the engin and box


thanks its plasticote aluminium project paint
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: Normansinjunstevas on May 12, 2009, 11:41:38 AM
It looks The Dog's.

Respect

Norms
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: stuey on May 15, 2009, 05:33:00 PM
thank norms- gearbox back together today after I scraped all the cheese off my bellhousing- hopefully get the engine in tommorow (damn work getting in the way of car fun!  >:()

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851826.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: Eklipze3k on May 15, 2009, 05:38:25 PM
Me = Jealous

That's also quite a nice looking full sus MTB in the background ;)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: stuey on May 15, 2009, 05:50:59 PM
cheers dude its a univega ram 900 quite old now but bullet proof to hell and back- mind you it looks a bit boring next to its stablemates-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/DSC00329.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on May 15, 2009, 07:13:53 PM
Me not Jealous

That's also quite a nice Basics folding workbench that your box is sitting on  ;) </4 </4


Very useful bit of kit and looks a lot like mine with all the paint.

On a more serious note it is interesting looking at the Bis box picture and spotting the bits that are the same as those on the early 500s which were a mid fifties design. It would be interesting to know which parts were carried through the whole range.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-re-assemble!!!
Post by: stuey on May 16, 2009, 05:14:53 PM
engine and box mated and back in the car hopefully I'll have it back on its wheels by wednesday (fingers crossed!)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851827.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on June 03, 2009, 06:56:32 PM
engine in and running (like pants but Im working on it)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS852085.jpg)
heh
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS852084.jpg)
just the gearbox drain plug to extracate so I can refill it then Im good to go!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Gordan on June 03, 2009, 07:31:19 PM
 </8 </8 that all looks so, well, awesome, and the disc brakes... mmmm.. :D
have you ridden it with the discs on before? im considering the conversion, but some people told me that they are too much for the 126, and wheels easily lock up... i think ill just buy new drums...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: dajwid on June 03, 2009, 08:57:06 PM
I have tried one with front discs, you could get the rear off the ground if you slammed them on :-

Car looks great, love the braided hoses, I have to fit mine still.

Your Mrs will kill you if you can't get the oil off the drive :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Pete126 on June 03, 2009, 09:33:09 PM
That looks the Dogs dangley bits  [-/
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on June 03, 2009, 11:13:47 PM
thanks guys its been a real ball ache the last 2 days and my mojo to continue has been lost more than once, oh and dont worry about the dirve... its my dads!..(I have no home  :()
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: roobeh on June 04, 2009, 01:50:17 AM
I must say youve done an A+ job, what did you do to get your bellhousing so shiney???
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on June 04, 2009, 07:21:06 AM
I must say youve done an A+ job, what did you do to get your bellhousing so shiney???

thanks- its just aluminium paint and I think the light in the pic making it look that way..
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Andi on June 04, 2009, 01:45:32 PM
If you use disc-brakes, you have to fit another part to have a crispy breaking. My English might decrease with the technical terms, so: Sorry.
If you use the better effect of the disc-brakes, the leave spring tilts and twists in it's gum pillows. The wheels drift backwards, and the geometry is misplaced. It's like stepping into pudding.
I fixed a rod with two ball joints, one at each end, between the heart-pin of the leaf spring and the middle longitudinal beam. This prevents the leave spring from tilting, but allows it to do its job.
Hope, this was kind of understandable... :oops:
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: hudsonhenry on June 05, 2009, 09:27:26 AM
If you use disc-brakes, you have to fit another part to have a crispy breaking. My English might decrease with the technical terms, so: Sorry.
If you use the better effect of the disc-brakes, the leave spring tilts and twists in it's gum pillows. The wheels drift backwards, and the geometry is misplaced. It's like stepping into pudding.
I fixed a rod with two ball joints, one at each end, between the heart-pin of the leaf spring and the middle longitudinal beam. This prevents the leave spring from tilting, but allows it to do its job.
Hope, this was kind of understandable... :oops:

Do you have a photo you can share with us?

Nigel
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on June 05, 2009, 10:17:24 AM
I must admit this interests me please post a pic!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Andi on June 06, 2009, 11:51:46 PM
Sorry, just read this right now. Gonna shoot a pic tomorrow!

Ok, this is tomorrow:

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7522/bremsmomentabsttzung.th.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=bremsmomentabsttzung.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on June 07, 2009, 11:02:37 PM
interesting mod- how long do you make the threaded rod?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Andi on June 07, 2009, 11:29:44 PM
I don't know this anymore. The ball joint sits between the two holes in the frame. But i have to say, that this is a '73 and the newer ones have different shaped frames.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: roobeh on June 09, 2009, 04:35:59 PM
i've got a beautifull pic of a 126 undercarrage.

*fumbles through computer files*

aha, here we are. It's a newer one as the frame looks slightly different and has the plastic bumpers.

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/9294/126ppolskifiatonitsside.jpg)    right click + view image to enlarge

Looks like you could do the same, nothing some basic tools wouldnt sort.

as for the rod, i'm not sure but i'm pretty sure it'd be the same as anything else.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Gordan on June 09, 2009, 04:44:25 PM
roobeh the pic you posted is also of a older aircooled, the plastic bumpers are the thinner type, not the newer bis ones, so its possible that this too is a 70s 126
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: roobeh on June 09, 2009, 06:31:54 PM
aah okies, not really used to lookin at them from this angle.
but now i look at it i realise you're right. (suprise, suprise ;))
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: bis13 on June 09, 2009, 09:13:27 PM
andi i must ask but from what car did you take this picture of the leaf spring brace as there is an exhaust pipe in the front? (or thats what it looks like!!).
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: 1973/126 on June 09, 2009, 09:29:35 PM
 If my memory is right, I think Andi mentioned he has got a Webasto in the front boot...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on June 09, 2009, 09:35:45 PM
 ;D Awe Shucks ! I thought the driver was just well hung  :oops:
If you check out the 500 forum you will see guys there that have been running disc brake set ups  for longer than some of you guys have been born & without any catchy snatchy twiddley bits.
However if you are putting a few kegs more grunt into the pushing department , something way above a sports exhaust & a chrome rocker box cover then additional control may be useful . like the 850 which has a similar set up.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: 1973/126 on June 09, 2009, 09:51:37 PM
 Rusty Rusty, what is it with you and pipe obsessions ???
 I will be breaking my 125p soon(as the twinkie engine and the "Abarth" box in it is worth more than the car) Will try to give it a shot with the discs and calipers from the Polski.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Andi on June 10, 2009, 07:31:51 PM
Not a Webasto, did i say so? It's an Eberspächer. But i want to remove it, because i plan to install a 500 fueltank in the front, to extend the range. But i'm not yet sure how to connect the two fueltanks.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: phelps8031 on June 10, 2009, 07:40:58 PM
Eberspächer  :o We have them on our trains at work.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Pete126 on June 23, 2009, 05:48:23 PM
Did you manage to sort the car out Stuey :)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on June 23, 2009, 11:37:52 PM
yes mate its good to go for billing with disc brake goodness! running is a little erratic but i trust it to get to billing without a hitch!!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Pete126 on June 24, 2009, 12:02:08 AM
Thats good news [-/ Better get my camera ready :P
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on June 24, 2009, 12:43:21 AM
Thats good news [-/ Better get my camera ready :P

smear some vasoline on the lense?  ;D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-mot prep!
Post by: stuey on September 09, 2009, 02:59:37 PM
decided to sort out the welding for the mot today as i sick of coming home and seeing alan looking unhappy at the end of the drive , there was (or so I thought) a small hole that needed patching behind the passenger side sill sadly when i started diggin i found this-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS852377.jpg)
I made a patch for the front so-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS852379.jpg)
then one in at the back..
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS852382.jpg)
I have tacked them in place and will finish them tomorrow and post some "all done" pics, then he's all ready for its mot!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: bis13 on September 09, 2009, 07:49:27 PM
just make sure its a continous weld you finish off with as i am sure you know already chap..
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on September 09, 2009, 09:52:07 PM
just make sure its a continous weld you finish off with as i am sure you know already chap..

dont fret my friend I will weld it to destruction as normal... and once its mot'ed its all gonna be replaced with new sillage! (i have a large pile of panels waiting in the garage!)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Gordan on September 10, 2009, 11:05:09 AM
Dont get this the wrong way or anything, but wouldnt it have been easier to first change the rotten pannels, and than paint the car  :P

keep it up,  [-/
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on September 10, 2009, 05:34:38 PM
you aint wrong gordan, they did look pretty solid so I followed the "dont fix what aint broke" logic to them, At some point I intend on replacing the sills, wings and front panel as they are all not as good as I would like but I dont want another dead car laying around so its getting patched for now and when I am ready (read-when I have got all the panels cheap from ebay) it will all get done... :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: prkahrvat on September 11, 2009, 12:11:22 AM
I have only one word for this: WHOA!!!! good job man! [-/
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Pegla ZG on October 11, 2009, 01:26:16 AM
Very nice car, very nice.  [-/
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: GTMaster on December 08, 2009, 11:01:26 PM
Congrats on your hard work, i know the feeling. I'm doing mine at the moment and have finished the bodywork about a month ago (same symptoms: sills and fenders + other holes here and there) and can hardly wait to get the paint job done and onto its wheels after being on blocks since May :)
Question: how strict is the MOT over there? Just that here from Jan 01 2010 if the car doesn't pass MOT first time round then it's taken immediately off the road (i.e. no number plate....)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on December 13, 2009, 08:16:49 PM
thanks for all you kind comments guys but its back to the shop to me Ive decided to sort it all out once and for all this includes new front panel, wings, sills and some other mods I have yet to reveal.. solid metal first the on with the cool stuff pics to follow this week problee with alot of people saying "noooooo" as the spot weld drill comes into play..... but access to a fully equipped bodyshop should speed the process up immensly this time..... :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on December 14, 2009, 10:01:04 PM
first wing off...another tommorow (hopefully without making such a pigs ear of it....)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/Photo0070.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on December 15, 2009, 04:30:38 PM
wing an sill off the other side and a test fit of the new sill- lookin good! (much easier this time-proper spot weld  drills are a blessing)-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/Photo0074.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on December 22, 2009, 10:55:48 PM
new front panel and wing arrived this morning and I just ordered this -

(http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/geofflawton/20l-tank-a.jpg)

things are about to get silly...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: ciaoflyer on December 23, 2009, 10:38:25 AM
I am stupid but what is 'this'?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Dom on December 23, 2009, 12:36:58 PM
looks like a fuel cell - will that fit into the front boot, or have you taken out the back seats fro a full racing jobbie?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Gadge on December 23, 2009, 05:19:18 PM
i bet that set you back a bit! still , you find that you can spend loads of money trying to get that ultimate goal of perfection , let us know how the wing and front pannel go, cos i'm about to do the same  [-/ keep up the very good work!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on December 24, 2009, 11:56:52 AM
I am stupid but what is 'this'?

As the man says its my new fuel tank arrived this morning and its spanky!- I might be putting the battery in a similar box behind my racing seats.

gadge I will being doing pics along the way so i will keep you posted!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: ciaoflyer on December 29, 2009, 09:19:37 PM
Just found your Retrorides page plotting a full history - excellent!

http://retrorides.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=readersrides&action=print&thread=36587
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: gsxr126 on January 06, 2010, 12:10:46 PM
I have a cell similar to this in my ute. Couple of things to watch out for. My cell is 55 ltrs and needed an external surge tank to stop fuel starvation when the level was low, even with the inbuilt pan for the fuel outlet/s as it appears yours has. Fuel tends to slosh about heaps in these tanks (no internal baffles) so foam filling it cured that. I also had to use one of the top outlets as a breather into a charcoal canister (rego laws).

Also, what are you going to do about a fuel gauge? My solution was to drill the tank to accept a "float level" style sender. I think there is better stuff out there now though.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on January 07, 2010, 05:26:14 PM
Him have no face!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/Photo0082.jpg)
oh no there it is!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/Photo0081.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: gsxr126 on January 08, 2010, 02:30:59 PM
hope you dont get any welding slag on those cool rims amd tyres
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on January 22, 2010, 04:11:11 PM
I might be changing them I have found something I like better than these.... like I said lots of changes afoot!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: fightingtorque on January 26, 2010, 04:06:47 PM
Serious stuff indeed.   How tricky is that operation - getting it all lined up right etc?  I have never done anything so drastic although the repairs I have tackled have sometimes gotten reasonably intricate and in awkward spots/ upside down etc.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: ciaoflyer on January 26, 2010, 07:14:49 PM
Any update Stuey?  [-/
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on January 26, 2010, 07:55:37 PM
Yes! I have got the front panel all welded on and the fuel filler welded up this evening I hope to have the wings on by the end of the week! Photos to follow soon...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: Chris Lakin on January 26, 2010, 09:04:52 PM
Stuey do you do all your own welding?

Also where did you get your wooden steering wheel from? i want one!

Regards

Chris
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on January 26, 2010, 09:19:54 PM
yes chris I do- I was a car restorer in a previous life -as for the wheel its not wood its orange-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/SS851022.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: nrg19uk on January 27, 2010, 05:14:39 PM
hi stuey looking good can with have some pics of the joins of the new panels?  thanks mate
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on January 27, 2010, 10:28:07 PM
Ill be taking some more pics on friday!  :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-more stuff done 03/06
Post by: stuey on February 02, 2010, 09:13:13 AM
still no pics but after much alignment hell (12 welding clamps!!) to get the wings and front panel straight I was finally happy to weld it in (1 burnt ear and my hair caught in my welding mask to boot!!)

pics v soon but its nice after all the prep to finally start putting panels back on!
Title: Stuey's 126-home at last!
Post by: stuey on March 23, 2011, 08:01:49 AM
Been a while since i updated as I moved house/life etc last year and havent had the time to do much... but alan arrived home last night and its time to get on with him-

Plans now include a-
-stripped out super clean interior
-rolled arches
-de-seaming
-leaded joints to all body panels
-smoothed painted dash
-chrome bonnet (powder coat)  with contrasting body colour checker board
-other stuff I decide to do

and a complete repaint inside and out.

heres some welcome home pics with a promise of lots of updates in the coming weeks-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/c1f53832.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/10fc5fe0.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on April 05, 2011, 07:51:47 PM
A little progress I have started to do the deseaming and removing al the sound deadening-
Started with drivers side
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/f44c7ef7.jpg)
And the space where the back seat lived-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/c71a2809.jpg)
Resulting in the obligatory bucket o crap shot-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/2de7c8d3.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on April 13, 2011, 02:36:39 PM
Bit more done today-
Box of sound deadening full!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/7c0f975b.jpg)
And interior stuff stripped-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/46b2ee9b.jpg)
Next job is to well all uncescerry holes in interior then knot brush the entire inside ready for priming!
More to follow soon!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: markymarc on April 13, 2011, 07:15:27 PM
My god!! Are you mad?? Go for it mate, great looking lil BIS.
Me finks you need an exhaust like mine!!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on April 13, 2011, 08:09:31 PM
My god!! Are you mad?? Go for it mate, great looking lil BIS.
Me finks you need an exhaust like mine!!

I think you are right- you are the only one to say it!- where did you get your phat exhaust?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on April 13, 2011, 09:13:58 PM
Started fabricating patches for all the factory "holes" that won't be required in my smoothed new interior I started with all the round holes and had a little help from my girlfriend jewellery workshop with this disc cutter-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/a21f28af.jpg)
it has a set of holes running 2 plates you can hammer a set of punches through creating nice discs that I can weld into the interior.
More tomorrow!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: dajwid on April 13, 2011, 09:25:36 PM
I thought your car was finished :P   :D

Looking good, great to see you back.

Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: markymarc on April 17, 2011, 06:32:56 PM
My god!! Are you mad?? Go for it mate, great looking lil BIS.
Me finks you need an exhaust like mine!!

I think you are right- you are the only one to say it!- where did you get your phat exhaust?

I had a local firm make it for me in Hadleigh Essex/suffolk (not the one near southend) £250 but well worth it as it sounds great and a lifetime guarentee if checked every year at a registed garage....................go on you know you want to!!!

marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: GTMaster on April 17, 2011, 11:00:34 PM
You're certainly doing a thorough job, that interior insulator stuff is a killer to remove. It really will be nice and tidy. :)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on April 19, 2011, 08:36:54 PM
You're certainly doing a thorough job, that interior insulator stuff is a killer to remove. It really will be nice and tidy. :)
Thanks! It's a pain to do but I just want it right- managed to clean it up with the knot brush today-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/9418395c.jpg)
then started the welding of the holes-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/a1b3e4e1.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on May 03, 2011, 07:08:17 PM
More knotbrushing done today but mire excitingly one side of de seaming done-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/81230b0c.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on May 30, 2011, 03:36:56 PM
Deseam completed on the other side today-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/002a86f8.jpg)
and got these alloy plates to make into floor runners- I intend to cut them to follow the lines of the front wheel wells and angle them up the foot boards- they will be mounted off the floor slightly on little steel posts on the floor-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/6819789b.jpg)

more progress soon when i get a new angle grinder!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: markymarc on May 30, 2011, 06:47:12 PM
Still going well, loving the stripped out race look, was going to go that way myself.......glad i didnt as looks like a megs job!!

marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on May 31, 2011, 05:41:18 PM
You aren't  wrong but I have started now so got to keep going- got a new grinder so I cleaned up the drivers side roof rail (or lack there of)today so here are a couple of pics-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/9d859b37.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/3db61676.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-dash board in progress
Post by: stuey on August 09, 2011, 06:23:19 PM
decided to do some inside stuff today - the dash...

here it is all hole tastic-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/976594ba.jpg)
I have welded up nearly all the holes (ran out of gas on my enormo bottle- time for a refill)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/faf94765.jpg)
but what of that big hole in the centre you ask?
well you may note is nearly identical to a popular smartphone made by a company that sounds like "smapple"
plan is to use a gps app to give me a speedo and it will be linked to a hidden amp and speakers for tunes and a pikey digital dash so-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/bf4fba00.jpg)
i just need to resize the hole slighty....
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-back home 23/03/11
Post by: stuey on September 17, 2011, 08:45:10 PM
Weldathon continued-
Work stopped for a while due to my welding gas running out but i have a nice new big bottle so decided to make a start on the  "LITTLE" hole on the drivers side floor-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/b3d86acd.jpg)
when i cut this out it decided to take the bottom of the sill out-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/47ae613e.jpg)
so it was off  with the sill and a bigger hole in the floor-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/51da22d8.jpg)
2 days cutting welding and prepping later we have new floor, inner sill -
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/43467708.jpg)
and new outer-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/a56fd946.jpg)

lots more to come!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon continues 17/09
Post by: Amateb8 on September 18, 2011, 07:26:33 AM
This is amazing stuff. Keep up the good work and please keep the pictures coming. If I only had the skill and the space!!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon continues 17/09
Post by: RicePuddin on September 18, 2011, 10:13:55 AM
great thread and I now have loads of questions.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon continues 17/09
Post by: stuey on September 18, 2011, 02:37:39 PM
great thread and I now have loads of questions.
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Feel free to ask!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon continues 17/09
Post by: stuey on October 03, 2011, 07:07:49 PM
Another 28 holes welded up today and filler plates made for another 14 for tomorrow slowly loosing my sanity but determined to keep going-pics
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/bfc31474.jpg)
Back seat holes filled with metal

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/4d629fee.jpg)
Seat mount points test fitted.

And to add a small amount of excitement to a boring post here's the seats I intend to get-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/1a0a0f5c.jpg)
Oh but I'm ordering them in bright orange!
More soon
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on October 03, 2011, 08:05:23 PM
looking good, You into 1980's skateboards as well? (brand x sigafoos deck 9 inch trucks). don't want to throw it, pissed off with it in my boot. Nice workshop!!

Marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on October 03, 2011, 09:01:16 PM
Any finish date in mind?

Marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: markymarc on October 04, 2011, 09:04:03 PM
Keep going Stuey, it will look the bollocks when it is finished.
You know it...................

marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: stuey on October 05, 2011, 12:39:46 AM
I'll stick to the bmx's - although the offer is an interesting one I have bruised my pride way too many times on skateboards to want another.

thanks for the encouragement- i hope to have all the other holes filled on friday- then the weldathon becomes a grinder-thon  :(
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is becoming a grind and wire brushathon
Post by: stuey on December 03, 2011, 12:19:24 PM
progress has been slow of late due to a complete loss of mojo with the project but this last week I decided to try and soldier on- I have welded all the trim holes under the bonnet, reprofiled the lip on the front arches so I dont destroy another set of tyres and knot brush the floor.. mainly because my welder died(big job this- I have killed 3 brushes already! heres a few shiny metal pics...
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/4f690cb8.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/d4ac71b0.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: bis13 on December 03, 2011, 09:14:33 PM
cheer up Stuey its nearly Christmas! soldier on and we want to see this at retro this year :good:
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: dajwid on December 04, 2011, 10:20:13 AM
I am totally embarrassed to say that I have a Mig welder and a hole in my floor about 4" square. I am avoiding welding the hole as I have never used a Mig welder (gas at school).

The car remains with no MOT as I am worried about 'melting the car'.





Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: bis13 on December 04, 2011, 10:00:48 PM
Dave if you bugger it up you just grind it down again and try again, get some practice metal and play with it until you feel confident, where is the hole? just make sure that you disconnect the battery, cover glass and anything you don t want burnt with spatter and get on with it and before you know it you will be on the road.     
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: dajwid on December 05, 2011, 07:31:10 PM
Mmmm Mick I know you are right :$

Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: nrg19uk on December 05, 2011, 08:12:28 PM
Watch a couple of video clips on you tube thats how i taught myself it's easy really
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: stuey on December 12, 2011, 10:58:52 PM
I am totally embarrassed to say that I have a Mig welder and a hole in my floor about 4" square. I am avoiding welding the hole as I have never used a Mig welder (gas at school).

The car remains with no MOT as I am worried about 'melting the car'.

If you are that worried I will gladly drive to stansted and weld it up for you!

(but only if you make me a cup of tea...)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: fightingtorque on December 19, 2011, 11:54:55 PM
hiya Stuey!

Nice work.

I just did the first bit of work on my 126 for over 2 years.  The mrs is away so i spent the evening welding up the back end of one of the sills, not super pretty but it will do.  I think thats it welding wise to get a new MOT.  Just need a couple of other little bits and pieces doing (I hope) and will hit the road.

Then it will be time for fuel injection mk2........
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: Alfons1972 on December 27, 2011, 07:57:14 AM
sorry, wrong thread...
 
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on March 10, 2012, 12:31:00 PM
Saw this in person yesterday. Amazing how much work has gone into it. Can't wait to see it done, some more amazing mods on the way by the sound of things.

Marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 01, 2012, 01:24:21 PM
Have you started playing with the fiat again Stuey?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-weldathon is killing me 02/10
Post by: stuey on April 25, 2012, 05:25:19 PM
Finally decided to raise my enthusiasm again today- I managed to get one of the seats I want for the fiat and test fit it in the car- see what you think-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fac42d9d.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/362538b5.jpg)

Not sure if I am leaving them alloy or might paint them see what you think guys and girls...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-test fitting a seat!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 25, 2012, 06:31:59 PM
Is it sponsored by anusol?  :D
Look cool the way they are, think they will suit the stripped out racer look you are going for, and the other bits I've seen, left the way are. Might be best to bolt em in and buy a cushion though.  :D

Marc

 
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-test fitting a seat!
Post by: stuey on April 25, 2012, 08:18:29 PM
They do come with a cushioned cover but I dont want to use them so i think I am going to make a custom cushion set for them.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-test fitting a seat!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 25, 2012, 08:23:43 PM
We did have a load of decent fabric close to the cover of your car, Hazey was doing costumes for the local amdrams (pirate thing), will see if I can find it if you want.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: stuey on May 16, 2012, 08:51:19 PM
thanks mark let me know if you find any thing- I really must have a think about the interior at some point (so many things...) and you must bring your car round again soon! mine misses the company!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/ba7fac74.jpg)

Any hoo new wheels arrived today - I decided the 5.5s wherent wide enough so im stepping up to 6" wheels! (we could all do with an extra half inch!)got these revolution rfx (and couldnt resist a little test fit!)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/a0192e0f.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/39af9c0b.jpg)

so another set of rim's Ill have to refurb!

Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 16, 2012, 09:24:53 PM
The pic doesn't show the height difference! (mine was lower  :P ).
Haven't been able to find the blue material yet, might have chucked it when we moved.
Like the new wheels!
Will get over soon, need to point at your car and say wow again! Got to do the brakelines and get the retest on the BM first.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: stuey on May 16, 2012, 09:28:31 PM
i have brake pipe tools if you need a hand you can come over and we can play cars if you like (im back from hols now!)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Pete126 on May 16, 2012, 09:30:37 PM
Stuey, you do realize it has to be ready for RetroRides :P
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 16, 2012, 09:32:32 PM
I have a handy old school garage owner who is a family friend, only met him last month, he is the guy with the beetle bonnet. So sorted on that one. Cheers for the offer though, will get over soon anyway. Is Sara's beetle finished yet? How were the hols? Did you know PWEI are playing Birmingham O2 with Jesus Jones?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: stuey on May 16, 2012, 09:40:41 PM
@pete- yes i know Im trying- i just keep adding stuff and it keeps taking longer to do- Im going to try and get staring on the surface prep for filling this week and getting the seat mounted so i can get all the interior welds ground down!

feel free to call chip foose and ask him to pop down and finish it for me!

@ marc-beetle engine is ready to be put back together- need to finish painting the engine bay- didnt know about pwei- Ill have to let sara know we love some pop will eat itself!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 16, 2012, 09:43:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GtHA5Nf1nU&feature=fvst
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: bis13 on May 16, 2012, 09:49:28 PM
DEF CON 1!!! big mac fries to go......
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 16, 2012, 09:50:27 PM
YES!!!!!  :D So this is where all the poppies fans went!!!

I was trying to persuade Hazey to have a Very metal noise pollution poppies head on the bonnet.

http://991.com/newgallery/Pop-Will-Eat-Itself-Very-Metal-Noise-182388.jpg
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: stuey on May 16, 2012, 10:16:13 PM
subtle boot badge might go down better (infact I buy one!)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 16, 2012, 10:19:54 PM
If you find some let me know.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Pete126 on May 16, 2012, 10:21:48 PM
It better be ready or i'll show the photo's

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m152/pedro126/31e823ad.jpg)

Just Kidding, But it would be good if you could make it to the show. You could show that guy Mark the way :D

Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: stuey on May 16, 2012, 10:23:09 PM
thats my new desktop sorted then!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 16, 2012, 10:27:07 PM
Can't afford the tickets this month  :( bloody BMW mot and tax. I heard of the unleashed stuey incident before (about an hour before I chucked him the keys to mine!).
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: bis13 on May 17, 2012, 09:10:50 AM
if you are going to come and hope to camp i would move quickly!!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on May 17, 2012, 09:15:36 AM
I can move quickly, unfortunately, friction doesn't make money  :(
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-new wheels!
Post by: 1973/126 on May 17, 2012, 10:03:13 AM
 Sometimes it could ;)...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-stop! strippy time!
Post by: stuey on June 07, 2012, 05:19:03 PM
any hoo back on thread..

Bought a large bucket of paint stripper to do all the panel expanses (the fiddly bits will be mechanically stripped)
roof first!-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/4e716eed.jpg)

more to follow!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: stuey on June 21, 2012, 09:03:12 PM
Baby steps... Quarter panel done!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/29d2d103.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on June 21, 2012, 09:10:48 PM
Hmmmn, shiny. Bet Alan enjoys a good polish  ;D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: popik81 on June 21, 2012, 10:58:28 PM
time machine with blue dors... :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on June 21, 2012, 11:03:28 PM
It will never reach 88.8mph.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: popik81 on June 22, 2012, 09:50:04 AM
precipice?? ;D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: stuey on June 22, 2012, 12:17:32 PM
It will never reach 88.8mph.

tow it?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: stuey on June 28, 2012, 10:06:26 PM
Sill and front wing done!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/c9abe054.jpg)
Front panel-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/30a24c03.jpg)

More tomorrow!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: bis13 on June 29, 2012, 07:48:55 PM
with all that lead it wont get over 50!!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: stuey on June 29, 2012, 09:21:42 PM
with all that lead it wont get over 50!!

I'll pedal real hard!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on June 29, 2012, 09:31:12 PM
with all that lead it wont get over 50!!

I'll pedal real hard!

In flip flops?  :o
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: bis13 on June 30, 2012, 08:38:51 PM
with all that hair he is like hercules...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on July 05, 2012, 10:42:14 AM
with all that hair he is like hercules...

He had a trim a while back, think he is trying to save weight.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: stuey on July 05, 2012, 10:53:40 AM
with all that hair he is like hercules...

He had a trim a while back, think he is trying to save weight.

thats just to counter balance all the bacon rolls i eat...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on July 05, 2012, 10:59:58 AM
Hmmmn bacon
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: stuey on July 06, 2012, 09:31:44 PM
Other quarter panel done! Rewelded the old bumper hole as well -
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/67fa5f2c.jpg)
Just the cill and front wing left then clean a few edges and I'm ready for filler (not too much hopefully!)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: stuey on July 08, 2012, 10:11:26 PM
Last of the outside of the shell panels done-
Rear light panels-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/2005a4bd.jpg)
Other wing and cill done
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/87f285fe.jpg)

Next there is some minor welding to tidy up, knot brush all of the door and window apertures then a DA all over then it's time for filler!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-Bring on the stripper!
Post by: stuey on August 12, 2012, 10:36:55 PM
Had a slow time at work today so I decided to do some fabrication...needs bending into shape and cosmetically finishing but im please and free is better than paying £40!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/5f3f8087.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-FAB-rication!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on August 13, 2012, 10:07:19 AM
Cool sandwich holder, but won't the mayonnaise pour out of the holes?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-FAB-rication!
Post by: stuey on August 13, 2012, 11:01:23 AM
Cool sandwich holder, but won't the mayonnaise pour out of the holes?

more of a pickle man my self - its a battery box (or will be once folded up)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-FAB-rication!
Post by: stuey on August 22, 2012, 03:59:53 PM
A little progress today-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/1E004941-C63D-49E4-AA81-778D5DC41943-2558-000002CC12D41CD4.jpg)
And with a battery in it-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/6BD33EC4-6B0A-4132-BD8A-55302217452C-2558-000002CC1D93AC87.jpg)
And made the front mounts for the petrol tank-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/F4C76628-8A43-4098-9AB2-BF54E56B1700-2558-000002CC26B4F905.jpg)
Hopefully by the end of next week I'll have all the internal mountings done and can start the filler work :(
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-FAB-rication!
Post by: Pete126 on August 22, 2012, 11:17:24 PM
Panic over Stuey you got till the 18th August 2013 Retro Rides to sort it out, Like the work(http://club126uk.co.uk/smf/mobiquo/emoji/E105.png)

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Title: Re: Stuey's 126-FAB-rication!
Post by: stuey on December 12, 2012, 09:47:11 PM
More done over the last few days- faricated seat mounts and got them in the car with the seats- both sides are done ( only one in there pics) I've mounted the side seat belts on the mounts so I can undo 4 bolts and remove the seats and belts together

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/B5AA4CE7-951E-4779-B1AA-FC8C21FFD175-870-000000F455A682E1.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on January 29, 2013, 11:34:08 PM
Right i have finally welded and cut holes in everything i ever wanted so I'm moving onto filling up said battle scars- starting with the front boot -

i have removed the fuse box and front brake reservoir, they will be relocated into the area behind the dash  and hidden by a hinged panel (seen here as a basic cardboard template) the spare wheel and air horns will still live under the bonnet and I'm considering putting the battery back in its original location as I'm a little nervous about having a battery and a fuel tank located behind the drivers seat, I'm starting to feel its asking for trouble- any hoo I've started to fill it and smacked a little primer to protect the metal whilst i crack on with the interior filling... more soon-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/C9522F3D-77CF-43D6-B4D5-2BF3536EF826-13194-0000174A7657D3DE.jpg)
(what looks like seagull poop in the middle is some white primer showing through where i ran out and had to use black.... )
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on June 08, 2013, 03:55:28 PM
Been fabricating some mounts for the brake resivour and the fuse box and got them mounted today next will be the air horns and compressor-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-5.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on June 08, 2013, 05:50:02 PM
And air horns and compressor in with the newly relocated to the front battery ( had to make a new battery tray as I chopped ou the old one.. ::)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/null-6.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: markymarc on October 06, 2013, 11:04:14 AM
I think we need an update?

Marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on October 06, 2013, 06:55:39 PM
I think we need an update?

Marc

its just lots of filler work at the mo... but I'll try to get something in soon I have my bodywork guy coming up to do the finishing of the prep ready for paint- and that will be great...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on December 01, 2013, 01:24:07 PM
Filler work and other things continue but these arrived yesterday - my replacement air intakes and scoops which will be mounted in my Perspex windows. And yes they look a bit like she-pees!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A9CA9379-E50C-41F4-8DA4-4C06343BBACD.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/A9CA9379-E50C-41F4-8DA4-4C06343BBACD.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: markymarc on December 10, 2013, 08:53:09 PM
I'm as excited to see your motor as I was mine! I think it'll be right up my street? Do you have a colour in mind yet? Or same as before?
Marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on December 11, 2013, 09:44:30 AM
Going with the original colour- trying to pull off a retro racer type look (irony of that statement with a 704cc engine is not lost on me!)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on December 11, 2013, 09:10:08 PM
I think that's a brill idea (retro racer) Can't wait to see how it looks  8)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on December 12, 2013, 05:00:12 PM
Stuey , like many others I am sure , we have followed your progress over the years and I am sure the car will be a stunner when you finish it. It would be a great day if we could see some of the "special" cars lined up at a meeting. Not just for our own enjoyment but the other enthusiasts at meetings like Retro Rides etc. There are some great original examples of the whole 126 range here in the UK then those like yours that you are stamping your own ideas on then there are the daily drivers like mine. But do not give up on the 704ccs bit. There are things you can do with the WC engine to get a bit more out of it so that could be your next phase  :)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on March 20, 2014, 01:05:50 AM
since im starting to regain my garage from home improvement hell I thought I would have a quick tinker today- result alan has 2 seats in him for the first time in 3 years-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/44BAF5AE-E918-421A-9DAD-E498DD058EC7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/44BAF5AE-E918-421A-9DAD-E498DD058EC7.jpg.html)

the newer one in the foreground has a slightly higher top than the old one so Im going to chop alittle off the top to make the identical... onwards and upwards!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: markymarc on March 20, 2014, 07:19:17 AM
since im starting to regain my garage from home improvement hell I thought I would have a quick tinker today- result alan has 2 seats in him for the first time in 3 years-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/44BAF5AE-E918-421A-9DAD-E498DD058EC7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/44BAF5AE-E918-421A-9DAD-E498DD058EC7.jpg.html)

the newer one in the foreground has a slightly higher top than the old one so Im going to chop alittle off the top to make the identical... onwards and upwards!
You will have to take some cushions off your sofa for them seats lol
Marc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: Hazey-n-Marc on April 10, 2014, 09:56:31 PM
Sponsored by anusol?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on June 25, 2014, 12:00:59 PM
Started making the Perspex window today- the rear ones will have the air intakes for the engine in them- (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/2014-06/FC0CA4CC-6DE6-4BA9-A390-82DEA8C04328.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/2014-06/FC0CA4CC-6DE6-4BA9-A390-82DEA8C04328.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on September 21, 2014, 10:37:49 AM
and bolted in!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/456F9CB6-2341-4F87-A4F8-96B7D74830F7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/456F9CB6-2341-4F87-A4F8-96B7D74830F7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 07, 2014, 11:05:25 PM
Other side window and rear window in-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/5725626B-5D0C-4234-9769-8F8457644B7D.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: Gadge on November 07, 2014, 11:40:03 PM
Bloody hell stu where have you been!  :P
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 07, 2014, 11:58:11 PM
Six months of house renevations but it's all about the fiat until it's done!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: Bar Vitelli on November 08, 2014, 07:26:13 AM
40,000+ views for this post, this must be one of the most eagerly awaited resto' s in 126 history! Keep up the good work...you are nearly there!  ;D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 08, 2014, 01:27:58 PM
Appreciate the kind comments-thank you 😄
Today I have been welding in and test fitting the new air vents for the engine cooling- it's looking good!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/59B028AC-3B44-4433-A43C-5716BABF00BE_1.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 08, 2014, 04:45:00 PM
Fuel pump bracket fabricated and mounted-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/D556F3E1-0829-4D44-BD6B-471101657E91.jpg)[/URL]
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: dom.kellett on November 08, 2014, 09:24:21 PM
What are you going to be using this car for in the long run lol? It'll be a bit chilly ;) and do you have both your window vents and normal cents that are lower down?


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Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 08, 2014, 11:03:32 PM
The rear vents just cool the engine, the front windows will have pop it vents and the car is just for fun- nothing about it will serious or practical 😄
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: dom.kellett on November 08, 2014, 11:45:46 PM
Ahh right, what engine is in it? Or is it just the original engine with extra parts? Looks good anyway! Good look with the build anyway ;)


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Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: Gadge on November 09, 2014, 10:22:29 AM
What a coincidence only yesterday I fitted my electric fuel pump which is exactly the same and i fitted it in the same position :D great work btw
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: dom.kellett on November 09, 2014, 11:01:16 PM
Stuey what did you use for the scoop part of the air intake? Needing something largely along the same lines lol


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Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 10, 2014, 08:05:34 AM
Dom,

i cant find the company that made mine but heres some others-

http://www.acwmotorsportplastics.co.uk/air-vents-scoops.html
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: dom.kellett on November 10, 2014, 04:08:26 PM
Ahh right thank you Stuey! Getting some for mine but putting them on the outside where they normally go if Oi understand what I mean 😂 anyway thankyou and hope to see progress with yours soon :)


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Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 21, 2014, 08:35:58 PM
Made some more progress this week-

Switch panel for starter button, power, ignition and fuel pump switches-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/8D1584DC-512B-4281-8620-66412782D3EF.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/8D1584DC-512B-4281-8620-66412782D3EF.jpg.html)
and infront of the gearstick where it will live-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/2895AE0A-4B8A-4D87-9F3F-EE46BD9AF198.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/2895AE0A-4B8A-4D87-9F3F-EE46BD9AF198.jpg.html)
wiring it will be fun!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/E81DDFC9-F434-452A-88B0-A08B746DAD23.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/E81DDFC9-F434-452A-88B0-A08B746DAD23.jpg.html)
and got my rear calipers and carriers painted up ready for fitting!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/FA3650DB-54DB-4402-B3CD-D7783798E04E.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/FA3650DB-54DB-4402-B3CD-D7783798E04E.jpg.html)

more to come soon!  :P
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: dom.kellett on November 21, 2014, 09:19:20 PM
Oooh, I love the idea of those switches, anymore info on how your wiring them and are you going to use the original key barrel to that? Looking really good though :)


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Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: Mics126 on November 21, 2014, 09:35:53 PM
i like the "top gun" switches 8), i have always wanted to fit some but i can never justify them.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 21, 2014, 09:50:29 PM
Oooh, I love the idea of those switches, anymore info on how your wiring them and are you going to use the original key barrel to that? Looking really good though :)


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no keys or igntion barrel they are all gone just pop the door on the solonoid get in and start it :), havent really figured the wiring out yet but ill post some stuff up as i do it...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: Gadge on November 22, 2014, 10:15:55 AM
Great stuff stu :D quick question on the rear calipers. I'm gonna be fitting some on mine soon but I'm stumped on how the handbrake cable is going to fit. How are you doing yours?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on November 22, 2014, 12:32:38 PM
The calipers I'm using are x19 rear calipers and have a hand brake mechanism- so it should be just matter of fudging the 126 cable to the calipers but to be honest I'll keep you posted!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on December 11, 2014, 04:47:04 PM
More work today- I'm removing all of the suspension to go off to be powder coated got the rear off today I'll hopefully do the front stuff at the weekend-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/F225F83F-B06B-47B2-AA7F-2CAD4B7EB194.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/F225F83F-B06B-47B2-AA7F-2CAD4B7EB194.jpg.html)

I thought I'd test fit the x19 disc conversion whilst I had the rear arms on the bench- looking good!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/9487E19A-B18A-4C6E-B91B-5B8D29BFBE5D.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/9487E19A-B18A-4C6E-B91B-5B8D29BFBE5D.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/34B53F7E-4622-48AA-9D30-28CFF47FA433.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/34B53F7E-4622-48AA-9D30-28CFF47FA433.jpg.html)

Next I'll be getting the engine and box out and getting the car turned on its side so I can clean and paint the under side ready for all of the underpinnings and engine back in then it's going off to the spray shop for some love and paint- getting close now!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: rick on December 12, 2014, 10:12:45 AM
Stuey
If you are going to turn your car on it's side to get at the underneath, I have a home made frame for turning cars up side down, like a spit on a BBQ. I am 30 miles away on the edge of Thetford if you have access to a small van or trailer you are welcome to borrow it.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on December 13, 2014, 05:43:42 PM
rick, thats a really generous off- I might well take you up on that- I have access to a nissan primera estate car would it fit in that?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: rick on December 14, 2014, 10:56:37 AM
No guarantees, but it should?
Title: Stuey's 126-suspension painting hell
Post by: stuey on December 18, 2014, 05:00:47 PM
Awesome I'll get in contact soon-
Today the front suspension came off and now needs stripping ready for powder coating-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/D6D683F0-2FD8-48B9-A36E-577F101F683C.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/D6D683F0-2FD8-48B9-A36E-577F101F683C.jpg.html)
He looks a litte sad without it-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/0657C34A-8AA0-4EDD-8E36-1B73F66EA433.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/0657C34A-8AA0-4EDD-8E36-1B73F66EA433.jpg.html)
More soon!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on January 12, 2015, 04:44:30 PM
Steering rack, kingpins and column uj etched primed after degreasing ready for black gloss- I can't really powder coat these so the will just receive a good painting!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/6912D4AD-264B-4C0F-9783-27735A220B42.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/6912D4AD-264B-4C0F-9783-27735A220B42.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-load the filler cannon!
Post by: stuey on January 16, 2015, 04:16:16 PM
All painted black-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/DFCCB884-4540-4B0A-BE0C-787CBF932EE6.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/DFCCB884-4540-4B0A-BE0C-787CBF932EE6.jpg.html)
And the engine and box out I have to flip the car on its side and clean the under side ready for painting-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/9E925E37-FCD5-407E-A36C-F5AC031F68AC.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/9E925E37-FCD5-407E-A36C-F5AC031F68AC.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: markymarc on January 18, 2015, 01:13:02 PM
I may have put 'lil rod' to one side for my true love but this little 126 will be a gem!!
Keep up the good work.

Markymarc
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: stuey on January 20, 2015, 12:11:05 PM
Thanks Marc I'm determined it's gonna be done this year :P

And with that in mind- hup!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/06ABE49F-3409-4CAF-9917-4ED12CA11303.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/06ABE49F-3409-4CAF-9917-4ED12CA11303.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: stuey on January 24, 2015, 12:54:04 PM
Steering rack rebuilt with new boots  :D

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/4FB01240-E6AE-40DA-A454-23A24920B875.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/4FB01240-E6AE-40DA-A454-23A24920B875.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: stuey on January 27, 2015, 12:07:42 PM
Underside was wire brushed, etch primed and now being stone chipped- once I've finished I'll paint it body colour and then wax all of the cavities ready to put it back on its wheels!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B19214B5-8D9C-4DDD-856B-4C422FC95BAC.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B19214B5-8D9C-4DDD-856B-4C422FC95BAC.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: 1973/126 on January 27, 2015, 01:48:36 PM
 Looking good Stuey. That will be one clean 126 when it`s done :thumbup.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: Gadge on January 27, 2015, 06:41:23 PM
Excellent work stu! I plan on doing something similar except I'll won't be rolling the car on its side - opting for the more complicated way of rolling around underneath getting waxoyl in my hair  :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: Pete126 on January 27, 2015, 09:01:59 PM
Keep up the good work Stuey ;) Will it be ready for RetroRides :headscratch:
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: stuey on January 31, 2015, 03:16:47 PM
Thanks guys I'm trying to do a little every week , as for retro rides Pete- it would be nice but we will see!

Seam sealing today!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/3ABB45F6-CBF0-40E8-89D6-16FC12683272.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/3ABB45F6-CBF0-40E8-89D6-16FC12683272.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: stuey on February 02, 2015, 12:06:02 AM
slow night at work so I nicked the onsite engineers 10 ton press to fit new bushes on my stub axles the first of many- as Ive got replacments for all of them! (might have to touch the paint up as the fought me a little!)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A2C434C1-EA6B-4D43-979A-B509D820F602.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/A2C434C1-EA6B-4D43-979A-B509D820F602.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: stuey on February 02, 2015, 12:07:22 AM
double post!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126-suspension painting fun
Post by: stuey on February 03, 2015, 05:51:14 PM
Parts and paint arrived today - hopefully I'll have the whole underside painted tomorrow then it's off to the powder coasters!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B82D2B27-7138-4844-B29C-51CF67148C0A.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B82D2B27-7138-4844-B29C-51CF67148C0A.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126- big blue ass
Post by: stuey on February 05, 2015, 02:58:32 PM
Underside painted  :D
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/3899C3E8-9766-438E-8634-8E3295553486.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/3899C3E8-9766-438E-8634-8E3295553486.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126big blue ass!
Post by: Gadge on February 05, 2015, 03:58:34 PM
Excellent work  ;D your really getting stuck in now :)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126big blue ass!
Post by: stuey on February 10, 2015, 04:09:15 PM
Thanks gadge I'm just keeping the momentum- a few spare hours to so I finished cleaning and reassembling the master cylinder from this-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/41007DB9-3F49-41C1-BF0E-E9730DC2ECC0.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/41007DB9-3F49-41C1-BF0E-E9730DC2ECC0.jpg.html)
To this-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/59E78FA5-4D89-47C6-A57B-F2551855A1AB.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/59E78FA5-4D89-47C6-A57B-F2551855A1AB.jpg.html)
Tomorrow I'll get started on the pedal assembly which I removed and stripped down today-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/6036D68C-E149-4036-96CB-812684AFD7A2.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/6036D68C-E149-4036-96CB-812684AFD7A2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: sunriser81 on February 10, 2015, 08:55:36 PM
Stuey that is great job! Is the epoxy primed?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: stuey on February 10, 2015, 09:08:28 PM
I wash tank, it degrease it, use a rust killing fluid then etch prime the top coat in black then laquer.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: sunriser81 on February 11, 2015, 08:41:20 AM
The brake conversion kit how is going with standart master cylinder? Is the pedal working from top or middle hen pressed? cheers Lucas
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: stuey on February 11, 2015, 02:50:16 PM
The brake conversion kit how is going with standart master cylinder? Is the pedal working from top or middle hen pressed? cheers Lucas
Hi Lucas sorry but I'm not sure what you mean by this I will be using the standard one?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: sunriser81 on February 11, 2015, 11:26:21 PM
I mean when you pressed brake pedal with 126 master cylinder, is the brakes works from middle when is pressed or just top of pedal? Just asking as going to fit to mine and not sure use 126 master cylinder or seicento one.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: stuey on February 13, 2015, 03:13:22 PM
I'm assuming you Mean the pipe outlets? They are split - the middle 2 are for the front brakes and the front one goes to the rear to create a dual circuit system so in answer both of them!

Here's today's progress pedal box done with refurbed master cylinder. I'm using stainless nylock bolts throughout and I've started that here-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A8D70DA1-7FD2-4AE4-BAEE-C994636D5986.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/A8D70DA1-7FD2-4AE4-BAEE-C994636D5986.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: Gadge on February 13, 2015, 06:59:02 PM
No I think he means the pedal action itself stu - does the pedal work at the top or because it has disc brakes does it work closer to the bottom as it has to fill a bigger caliper over the smaller wheel cylinders.

Sunrises I have front discs using punto mk2 calipers on mine and the pedal does travel longer before it works but when it does work it stops the car far faster than the standard drums did :)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: stuey on February 14, 2015, 10:36:52 AM
Ah right I see jesus I'm thick sometimes!

any how slow day at work so I re-purposed an old pump part we had laying around into a gearshifter-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/Mobile%20Uploads/FFF0A7F7-5EAC-4765-B89E-1A75859EAB23.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FFF0A7F7-5EAC-4765-B89E-1A75859EAB23.jpg.html)
(needs a little sand and polish on the end where I cut it down but its going to look cool when done)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: sunriser81 on February 15, 2015, 09:22:05 AM
Gadge Yes i am after action:)
What Do You think about seicento master cylinder?

Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: Gadge on February 15, 2015, 10:16:15 AM
Well like I say I don't think it will be necessary to change as the normal setup works fine with front disc brakes. Also the seicento master cylinder has 2 outlets for the rear so you will need to make another line to one of the back brakes.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: stuey on February 23, 2015, 02:43:32 PM
moving slowly this week as I've been busy with other stuff but heres the little I've managed to do-
new horns painted and reunited with the mounting brackets with stainless bolts-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/CC2877A2-9A6B-45CB-871D-C7C5B469E0D6.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/CC2877A2-9A6B-45CB-871D-C7C5B469E0D6.jpg.html)
new pedal rubbers-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/C7FDE54A-2997-486B-8A47-18143A691CC1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/C7FDE54A-2997-486B-8A47-18143A691CC1.jpg.html)
and all mounted back on the car
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/AAC9099B-45BB-4041-9DFB-9739002732F4.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/AAC9099B-45BB-4041-9DFB-9739002732F4.jpg.html)
so now its time for the brake pipes to be made-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/FA194016-A20E-47DF-AF9B-09693EB159D8.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/FA194016-A20E-47DF-AF9B-09693EB159D8.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/004EAE91-8025-4C92-BD40-08C17F0EB6B5.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/004EAE91-8025-4C92-BD40-08C17F0EB6B5.jpg.html)
fronts first-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/7FB8D9A7-F9B4-4F9C-B3D3-819E001FE764.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/7FB8D9A7-F9B4-4F9C-B3D3-819E001FE764.jpg.html)
then the rears
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/0A7FD1D2-3888-43E5-9A1A-777F42C84409.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/0A7FD1D2-3888-43E5-9A1A-777F42C84409.jpg.html)

more soon!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: stuey on March 06, 2015, 04:05:22 PM
Not much this week as I've been back at work but these came-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/50C9499D-81C9-4050-811D-AF9A5D06DBA9.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/50C9499D-81C9-4050-811D-AF9A5D06DBA9.jpg.html)
And I got a set of these-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/F165C1A6-DE5D-4FF4-8301-AEA57B268DCC.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/F165C1A6-DE5D-4FF4-8301-AEA57B268DCC.jpg.html)
Which dimple metal lke this-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/E18F3EFE-3DD5-4155-9876-6E06196CFE3F.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/E18F3EFE-3DD5-4155-9876-6E06196CFE3F.jpg.html)
So opinions on this guys and girls if you wouldn't mind but I'm thinking-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/AD34E089-D048-4579-B1CA-69CD8170F396.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/AD34E089-D048-4579-B1CA-69CD8170F396.jpg.html)
I might even mount my fog light in behind the holes.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: stuey on April 21, 2015, 01:38:54 PM
Finally got my powder coating back today so I can get the car back on its wheels and start the painting of the shell happy days!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/73CC1741-8C72-40EB-B582-11DF786DA169.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/73CC1741-8C72-40EB-B582-11DF786DA169.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 little bits
Post by: stuey on April 24, 2015, 10:46:18 AM
Front and rear brake carriers mounted and leaf spring painted and rebushed and assembled- more soon!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/F7E3F276-3BCA-4BC6-B4CE-DAF50A6E37AD.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/F7E3F276-3BCA-4BC6-B4CE-DAF50A6E37AD.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Powdercoating and rear discs done!
Post by: stuey on April 25, 2015, 02:41:02 PM
Rear disc assembly done with braided hoses and new copper hard lines-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/56FEB3C9-EF5D-491E-962A-A95CC61439B5.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/56FEB3C9-EF5D-491E-962A-A95CC61439B5.jpg.html)

By next week all of this will be fitted to the car as it needs to be rolling again ready for the paint and body guy who's living at my house for the weekend to get the prep finished- getting exciting!
 :wave
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Powdercoating and rear discs done!
Post by: stuey on May 12, 2015, 08:13:38 PM
Suspension back on the car today and back back on its wheels for the first time In ages heres a rear disc brake shot-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/2F9DC353-5C31-4399-92DF-A3024BF99AF7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/2F9DC353-5C31-4399-92DF-A3024BF99AF7.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Powdercoating and rear discs done!
Post by: Gadge on May 12, 2015, 08:26:59 PM
Great work stu! :D love the rear disc set up - I've had to abandon my conversion sadly as my adaptor plates only take the hard to find punto HGT calipers so will stick with the tried and tested drum set up but with larger rear wheel cylinders. How did you attach the handbrake cable?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Powdercoating and rear discs done!
Post by: stuey on May 12, 2015, 09:20:52 PM
Gadge I haven't got that far yet, the x19 handbrake mech sits in a similar place to the 126 one so I'm hoping that it will line up with minimal modification, I'll keep you posted
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: stuey on May 19, 2015, 08:27:10 AM
Yesterday I etch primed the under bonnet area, treated it to some hard wearing bed liner paint then a first coat of 2k top coat, Ill give it a couple more to bring the colour up (its vey patchy in the front panel)-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/2CD1E0CD-CA1E-4923-A501-C1546F45A1E6.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/2CD1E0CD-CA1E-4923-A501-C1546F45A1E6.jpg.html)

next week Ill do the same to the floor inside the prime and paint the whole interior then its time to paint the out side.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: stuey on May 19, 2015, 09:38:46 PM
Second coat on tonight-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/BA2DB8D3-2236-4E08-B7D4-79367EA66ACC.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/BA2DB8D3-2236-4E08-B7D4-79367EA66ACC.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: Pete126 on May 19, 2015, 10:09:50 PM
L ;D ;D king good Stuey :good:
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: stuey on May 21, 2015, 12:54:42 PM
Thanks Pete every time some one comments it gives the the motivation to do a little more today I formed the hard lines for the brake resivour need to get some rubber hose for the ends and I'm thinking about painting them Matt black buy I'm happy otherwise-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/D448307F-4009-4E98-9855-104A089E972B.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/D448307F-4009-4E98-9855-104A089E972B.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: mintex on May 21, 2015, 12:56:16 PM
Looking good and Nice pipe work   :good:
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: stuey on May 21, 2015, 08:01:22 PM
Thank you I think they will look better when they are black, I also chopped the starter switch panel into the centre console panel looking good-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/7B229738-F12A-4161-9F8F-6FA2AE3A3F0B.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/7B229738-F12A-4161-9F8F-6FA2AE3A3F0B.jpg.html)
I cant wait get the inside painted!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: stuey on May 24, 2015, 04:25:46 PM
Painted up the centre console and started test fitting all the boys that bolt to it with button head Allen bolts, fabricated the fuel tank mount and welded it in and painted more of the interior.. Just keep plodding along!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B8451C33-0654-4BCF-94AE-4F8EC210C926_1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B8451C33-0654-4BCF-94AE-4F8EC210C926_1.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/6C85CDCE-8E39-431B-B70D-6392E7ED8B63.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/6C85CDCE-8E39-431B-B70D-6392E7ED8B63.jpg.html)


(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/BCE7BAD3-A0E2-403B-B76D-4336287DDCD3.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/BCE7BAD3-A0E2-403B-B76D-4336287DDCD3.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/FA33C9E0-ABF3-4CEB-8C7E-01D32BA8FDFC.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/FA33C9E0-ABF3-4CEB-8C7E-01D32BA8FDFC.jpg.html)

Oh and completely trashed the workshop In the process-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/88E566E6-A88E-4913-BEEA-CD392B2BCFE8.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/88E566E6-A88E-4913-BEEA-CD392B2BCFE8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: Gadge on May 27, 2015, 06:48:10 AM
Great stuff stu, my garage gets pretty trashed too come "rebuild" time lol it's always easier to find stuff when it's all over the place  ;D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: Henmiester on May 27, 2015, 09:37:35 AM
Really loving following this build thread gives me the inspiration to do more with mine. Great craftmanship. Simon.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: stuey on May 29, 2015, 02:09:23 PM
a little more but mainly invisible work today first the F********* centre brake pipe (avoid at all costs if yours is servicable)
then the choke and shortened gearshift went in (with a crowbar)-so apart from the wiring for the switches and starter I dont have to take all this stuff off again, need my stainless gearknob to top it off though.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/518A8076-1F06-48E0-A96F-3F1E08EB739C.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/518A8076-1F06-48E0-A96F-3F1E08EB739C.jpg.html)


im going to finish the interior paint at the start of next week when im off work then get the engine back in and get all the wiring in and see if i can get it all started- once ive got a running driving car its off to a bodyshop (when i find someone) as my body guy has let me down too many times for me to even talk about it.

onwards and upwards! :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting commences
Post by: stuey on June 04, 2015, 09:37:13 PM
Finally got the interior Painted!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/2A1F237E-1810-4E71-9A87-67D60A2B6591.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/2A1F237E-1810-4E71-9A87-67D60A2B6591.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/956DE32A-25F4-441F-9CE9-658978C3BE22.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/956DE32A-25F4-441F-9CE9-658978C3BE22.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: dadandlad on June 04, 2015, 10:03:13 PM
Looking really good, nice job on the interior paint
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: stuey on June 05, 2015, 09:28:12 PM
Looking really good, nice job on the interior paint

thanks, Its one more thing off the list, Today I cabled up the clutch, re welded the accelerator pedal as it had snapped, put in the steering shaft and connected the wheel to the rack, just the wiring for the switches on the centre to do and connecting it all to the existing loom then I'm ready for exterior paint. I'm really pleased! (need to sort that steering wheel as well)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/00B8F5F2-0B4C-4174-A04F-B1F19D5AAA90.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/00B8F5F2-0B4C-4174-A04F-B1F19D5AAA90.jpg.html)

 
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 interior wiring
Post by: stuey on June 05, 2015, 11:23:47 PM
The wiring to the centre console is the last thing that needs to run through the car and since i had a little down time at work and a steady supply of electrical cable I thought I'd finish it up!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/037464C4-D21F-475C-A93B-1C897F8CCF6F.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/037464C4-D21F-475C-A93B-1C897F8CCF6F.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: Gadge on June 06, 2015, 09:01:56 AM
Looking great :thumbup: also good job on the paintwork, I wish I could do as good a job as that at home :)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: stuey on June 09, 2015, 10:01:47 PM
Finally got all of the interior stuff finished, no thing to remove or redo, so I now need to sort out the loom refit the engine and then it's paint time!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/DC657995-931C-412E-8951-8E87BD4AD034.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/DC657995-931C-412E-8951-8E87BD4AD034.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: Gadge on June 09, 2015, 10:16:30 PM
Success is moments away my friend  ;D I hope your fitting seat cushions in those seat frames or your gonna get sores  :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: stuey on June 10, 2015, 07:31:48 AM
Success is moments away my friend  ;D I hope your fitting seat cushions in those seat frames or your gonna get sores  :D

they do have a set of covers but the look way cooler without them.. ;D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: sunriser81 on June 11, 2015, 07:45:46 PM
Hi Stuey.
I need that fuel tank could you please help me?
Will it take Punto fuel pump?
Thanks Lucas
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: stuey on June 11, 2015, 10:06:13 PM
Hi Lucas I've had it for years and I don't even think the company that make it exists any more but it's just a alloy fuel cell so I'm sure you could get one that's very similar, you'd need to run an external fuel pump- I have a facet one I'm going to be using.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: stuey on June 12, 2015, 08:51:31 PM
small update my gear knob is done- a recycled pump screw I borrowed from work-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_1144.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_1144.jpg.html)

this week I will be rebuilding the wiring loom, cleaning and refitting the engine (and building some sexy bbs for my z4 and another set to sell to partially finance the 126 repaint!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: sunriser81 on June 14, 2015, 04:10:05 PM
Hi Sorry I thought that fuel tank is made to take fuel pump fitted on top, but this is place for fuel filler (fuel cap on top) ?
In this case I have to convert standart 126 fuel tank to take pump in...
thanks
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 underbonnet and interior painting finished!
Post by: stuey on June 17, 2015, 03:36:42 PM
No problem Lucas- yes it is the fuel filler.

Today's work is wiring and wrapping the loom ready for the engine so I started buy re wrapping the rear loom-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B99DF714-F80D-48B3-8DBE-7E89D5C15993.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B99DF714-F80D-48B3-8DBE-7E89D5C15993.jpg.html)
From which I removed some stuff I won't need -
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/4C59AB46-6E4F-46F8-A8AF-4D6E104E7006.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/4C59AB46-6E4F-46F8-A8AF-4D6E104E7006.jpg.html)
Which I've fitted In the car.
The. I've made a good start or the front loom-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/CAE2C9AC-E3B0-4451-B81D-5F57082D65D7.jpg)[/URL
Which meant my pile of wire I won't use rose to this-
[URL=http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/3E8A85FA-3473-4FCE-99FB-FF0D7B32E9FB.jpg.html](http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/3E8A85FA-3473-4FCE-99FB-FF0D7B32E9FB.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/CAE2C9AC-E3B0-4451-B81D-5F57082D65D7.jpg.html)
I now need to order a few dash tell lights and some switches to replace the dash pod ones then I can get the engine in and get it started ( first time in a while)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 wires and wires and wires
Post by: stuey on July 08, 2015, 09:15:32 PM
Tons more wiring to arse around with but I've managed to do a few bits-
Fitted a battery connection and starter cable-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/BA3DB813-E32E-45CB-AD07-1D349F6A76D6.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/BA3DB813-E32E-45CB-AD07-1D349F6A76D6.jpg.html)
A mounting for my dash tell lights which needs some finessing but goes in well-you can also see my abortive attempt to mount the lights in the dash which lead me to have to refill the dash and will have to paint it  >:(
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/7BADDDDB-89A9-41EB-9970-41F484F68EC3.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/7BADDDDB-89A9-41EB-9970-41F484F68EC3.jpg.html)
Lastly I've put the tailgate latch pins in as I'm doing away with the solenoid mech as it was forever burning out-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/ED51B6F4-A258-47F1-BE99-B640946F2485.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/ED51B6F4-A258-47F1-BE99-B640946F2485.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 wires and wires and wires
Post by: stuey on October 15, 2015, 06:49:36 PM
Done a little this week- engine backin
 (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/4A061865-B7E9-4E9A-9BEB-590B995D83DB.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/4A061865-B7E9-4E9A-9BEB-590B995D83DB.jpg.html)
And got the back panel stripped and punched the cheese holes-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/97D6A57C-B29D-42A8-887D-F35CC4D3401F.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/97D6A57C-B29D-42A8-887D-F35CC4D3401F.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 wires and wires and wires
Post by: stuey on November 13, 2015, 08:12:24 PM
Well it's time Alan came out of the garage for the first time in a while and he's off to the body shop to be painted (yay)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/4444FC19-EF52-4DE3-9D10-2E6D917ED021.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/4444FC19-EF52-4DE3-9D10-2E6D917ED021.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Off the the paint shop finally!!!!!
Post by: stuey on November 18, 2015, 11:09:04 PM
a few progress pics the body shop snet me looks like filler is the order of the day....

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/31FE0557-1A8C-4FAC-85CF-CC0B9F3F4BE0.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/31FE0557-1A8C-4FAC-85CF-CC0B9F3F4BE0.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/E5F8FE34-28BA-4206-B461-8EC9B2C16B18.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/E5F8FE34-28BA-4206-B461-8EC9B2C16B18.jpg.html)

hopefully there will be more soon!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Off the the paint shop finally!!!!!
Post by: 1973/126 on November 19, 2015, 08:19:38 AM
 Looks like you are finally getting there :thumbup What colour are you going for?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Off the the paint shop finally!!!!!
Post by: stuey on November 20, 2015, 12:40:32 AM
Looks like you are finally getting there :thumbup What colour are you going for?

yep it really will be ready for next years car shows-its going to be the original pensioner blue (or azzuro egeo as fiat called it)  :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 new bit excited!!!!!!
Post by: stuey on February 25, 2016, 07:57:15 PM
so this appeared on ebay-

after I won it i realised it was on the other side of the country and it was pick up only- thankfully the seller has packaged it and its being picked up on saturday (lucky! :$)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/_57_1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/_57_1.jpg.html)

all i need is some coilovers now....
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 exciting new suspension part!!!!!!
Post by: Scarlettkitten on February 25, 2016, 08:56:19 PM
Oooooo Nice  8)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 exciting new suspension part!!!!!!
Post by: stuey on February 28, 2016, 02:27:15 PM
It's getting there- body work is coming on slowly!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/886313C7-7F1A-4C6C-B320-0C785F335EDE.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/886313C7-7F1A-4C6C-B320-0C785F335EDE.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 exciting new suspension part!!!!!!
Post by: fly on February 29, 2016, 05:20:31 PM
Bloody hell.  Had my eye's peeled for one of those for ages, cant believe I missed it!!!

Anyway, a guy called Ben Edwards at Shock Tec www.shocktec.co.uk gave me a very reasonable price for shocks a couple of years back - they make shocks for Z-Cars, worth a shout (he might do a deal for shocks for 2 cars if you pursue it?).
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 exciting new suspension part!!!!!!
Post by: stuey on February 29, 2016, 07:52:25 PM
You're not wrong, I was willing to take the guys arm off off for it! thanks for the tip they look pretty trick- I will give him a shout.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 exciting new suspension part!!!!!!
Post by: stuey on March 30, 2016, 09:31:31 PM
Parts have been powdercoated- pickup Friday!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/744D31EE-9330-4C30-B04C-D2EBBC215F61.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/744D31EE-9330-4C30-B04C-D2EBBC215F61.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 exciting new suspension part!!!!!!
Post by: Frigorius on March 31, 2016, 01:05:36 PM
Nice topic. Sums up quite well all the possibilities for restoration :-)

Title: Re: Stuey's 126 exciting new suspension part!!!!!!
Post by: fly on April 07, 2016, 10:37:53 AM
Hi Stuey,

Did you buy any Coilover's?  Just wondered who you had gone with if you had.  I've bitten the bullet and ordered an Oscillating Arm from Fiat500Sport, looks like the same one, £250 with carriage so not badly priced.

Cheers, Ian
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 exciting new suspension part!!!!!!
Post by: stuey on April 07, 2016, 08:12:37 PM
I haven't yet- I'm waiting to get the car back so I can mock up the ride height then I can se what I need exactly.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Its in primer (finally)
Post by: stuey on November 23, 2016, 12:48:05 PM
I had these pictures sent to me this morning-Its finally in primer hopefully next week it will in paint!!! so flipping excited!!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/41298673-86FF-4C1A-BCA7-775BA5B167C6.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/41298673-86FF-4C1A-BCA7-775BA5B167C6.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/9B392074-EDFE-4BF6-938A-830B93CBBC56.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/9B392074-EDFE-4BF6-938A-830B93CBBC56.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/3CE5F210-BB86-419F-9E99-5D203F272003.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/3CE5F210-BB86-419F-9E99-5D203F272003.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/57421C01-C92C-47A4-8EDE-FA121ECD5DAE.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/57421C01-C92C-47A4-8EDE-FA121ECD5DAE.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A302394E-469E-420F-9562-AEC2BAD37687.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/A302394E-469E-420F-9562-AEC2BAD37687.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/8244AF4B-0DD3-477A-8C2C-C7212D4011C5.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/8244AF4B-0DD3-477A-8C2C-C7212D4011C5.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B0CF6CD7-FEA1-4FCF-8E5F-D26D1738B51E.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B0CF6CD7-FEA1-4FCF-8E5F-D26D1738B51E.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Its in primer (finally)
Post by: Gadge on November 23, 2016, 04:28:27 PM
That's gonna look amazing when it's done. Exciting times ahead  :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Its in primer (finally)
Post by: Pete126 on November 23, 2016, 07:34:59 PM
OMG things are on the move ;D :good:
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Its in primer (finally)
Post by: stuey on November 24, 2016, 10:02:30 PM
Indeed more progress tonight-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B68484E6-757E-4DF8-87CA-3608E15C3027.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B68484E6-757E-4DF8-87CA-3608E15C3027.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/BB69E9DB-180E-491A-9121-F88FB0620BE9.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/BB69E9DB-180E-491A-9121-F88FB0620BE9.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A15D499E-3E4D-4A1D-9D83-0A01905B7771.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/A15D499E-3E4D-4A1D-9D83-0A01905B7771.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Its in primer (finally)
Post by: Pete126 on November 24, 2016, 10:57:56 PM
Looking Sweet. didn't realise you were going for the original colour ;D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 new bit excited!!!!!!
Post by: DannyPancho on November 25, 2016, 11:02:29 AM
so this appeared on ebay-

after I won it i realised it was on the other side of the country and it was pick up only- thankfully the seller has packaged it and its being picked up on saturday (lucky! :$)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/_57_1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/_57_1.jpg.html)

all i need is some coilovers now....

is it possible to buy just the base plate for the independent kit? or was that a one off you think?  :-X
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Its in primer (finally)
Post by: 1973/126 on November 25, 2016, 11:54:55 AM
 You can buy the "base plate" separately, but it cost nearly 300 Euros.
 http://www.fiat500sport.com/sospensioni-anteriori-e-posteriori/tirante-per-fiat-500-126-in-alluminio-con-bracci-oscillanti-0474.html
 Or the whole kit for 500 which probably makes more sense once you added everything up.
 http://www.ebay.it/itm/SOSPENSIONI-ANT-ASSETTO-REGOLABILE-BRACCI-OSCILLANTI-PER-FIAT-500-FLR-E-126-/171788987284?hash=item27ff6beb94:g:ahkAAOSwSclXLaNv


 Stuey, the car is looking great! I like the clean look without the rear side vents 8)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Its in primer (finally)
Post by: stuey on November 25, 2016, 12:39:33 PM
I would have gone for the complete kit if this had not of turned up on eBay and I got it for £90 iirc so hopefully I can get some coilovers severally and that will still be a saving.

Gaz make the shocks though and there might be a group buy-
http://club126uk.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10657.0
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: stuey on November 26, 2016, 12:34:14 AM
Its only blimmin painted!!! :wave
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/4089D8C8-9DEC-49EA-BF1A-12192D18025A.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/4089D8C8-9DEC-49EA-BF1A-12192D18025A.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/78142112-FD52-40DE-87A4-49A2E654183E.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/78142112-FD52-40DE-87A4-49A2E654183E.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/8B61D874-DBA7-4B2A-89A8-4F548787B53E.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/8B61D874-DBA7-4B2A-89A8-4F548787B53E.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/F70464EB-D2C0-41B8-914B-98803708453F.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/F70464EB-D2C0-41B8-914B-98803708453F.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/360C9930-AEA1-4638-AF84-E2969D05A624.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/360C9930-AEA1-4638-AF84-E2969D05A624.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/39961B4D-5290-43AF-BABB-8895DDB01F2C.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/39961B4D-5290-43AF-BABB-8895DDB01F2C.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/256FB459-560B-4816-8606-C2350326B8AE.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/256FB459-560B-4816-8606-C2350326B8AE.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/2385CC8D-232B-4B43-B12E-A93946BABD79.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/2385CC8D-232B-4B43-B12E-A93946BABD79.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/CFA495CF-8511-4F38-BB29-A3015C41CC16.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/CFA495CF-8511-4F38-BB29-A3015C41CC16.jpg.html)

soooo excited!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: mintex on November 26, 2016, 01:14:48 AM
Looking good  :good:
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: Gadge on November 26, 2016, 09:15:05 AM
Fantastic work mate :thumbup I can't wait to see this up and running! You've done soooo much work on this yet never really driven it so hopefully you'll get it up and running for some outings in 2017  ;)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: Pete126 on November 26, 2016, 12:56:21 PM
Yippee :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: look forward to seeing it rebuilt Stuey 
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: stuey on November 27, 2016, 09:17:00 PM
Thanks guys I'm picking it up tomorrow here's some more progress pictures
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/C571AEAE-EEC0-408C-A0D6-72B67F547A14.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/C571AEAE-EEC0-408C-A0D6-72B67F547A14.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/5C823E9D-7775-4511-BD7E-78EAD32DECBF.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/5C823E9D-7775-4511-BD7E-78EAD32DECBF.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A2D1D7A2-EB72-4142-8C47-35A1485AAA72.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/A2D1D7A2-EB72-4142-8C47-35A1485AAA72.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/2E9AF1F2-5B16-42E2-88FD-668A105B6B50.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/2E9AF1F2-5B16-42E2-88FD-668A105B6B50.jpg.html)


(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/C8237B06-AD3D-424C-BCF7-C57BC21B5304.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/C8237B06-AD3D-424C-BCF7-C57BC21B5304.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B3742A10-5D01-4917-B86F-EE2718D10993.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B3742A10-5D01-4917-B86F-EE2718D10993.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/C571AEAE-EEC0-408C-A0D6-72B67F547A14.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/C571AEAE-EEC0-408C-A0D6-72B67F547A14.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: thepuddlejumper on November 28, 2016, 12:07:01 AM
Looking fantastic well done.

Ralph
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: stuey on December 07, 2016, 10:47:15 PM
I've done a little work this week including fitting the plastic windows and engine intake tubing, front and rear lights, fitting in the iPhone for the digital dash set up, wrapping the exhaust and a few other bits, any here's some pics...
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/F06779BA-F539-4BA5-8F15-CB31E338CBA5.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/F06779BA-F539-4BA5-8F15-CB31E338CBA5.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/4EBD870D-8D42-480C-96AC-E3DD5E21BFA1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/4EBD870D-8D42-480C-96AC-E3DD5E21BFA1.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/7E3B76A6-9D09-46D2-93E0-2C349530586D.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/7E3B76A6-9D09-46D2-93E0-2C349530586D.jpg.html)
Also test fitted the bumpers ready to send them for powder coating-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/BDF5C63D-1CB9-48C0-AC78-19A50E6AB16C.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/BDF5C63D-1CB9-48C0-AC78-19A50E6AB16C.jpg.html)

I've now had to order lots of stupid little bits to replace all of the stuff I've lost over the last 8 years...
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 new bit excited!!!!!!
Post by: DannyPancho on December 15, 2016, 09:29:02 PM
so this appeared on ebay-

after I won it i realised it was on the other side of the country and it was pick up only- thankfully the seller has packaged it and its being picked up on saturday (lucky! :$)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/_57_1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/_57_1.jpg.html)

all i need is some coilovers now....

is it possible to buy just the base plate for the independent kit? or was that a one off you think?  :-X

Stuey i'm now wondering if you could give me the measurements for this cross-member-ey thing? ive made the part in my CAD software but my measurements came from eye and a rushed 10 minutes laying under the car at college with a measuring tape...  ::)

if its not do-able then dont worry, i may rapid prototype my design out of plastic first to see how far out my dimensions are
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 new bit excited!!!!!!
Post by: stuey on December 17, 2016, 10:24:18 AM
so this appeared on ebay-

after I won it i realised it was on the other side of the country and it was pick up only- thankfully the seller has packaged it and its being picked up on saturday (lucky! :$)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/_57_1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/_57_1.jpg.html)

no problem danny i will do some next week as im at work this weekend and wont be home until monday

all i need is some coilovers now....

is it possible to buy just the base plate for the independent kit? or was that a one off you think?  :-X

Stuey i'm now wondering if you could give me the measurements for this cross-member-ey thing? ive made the part in my CAD software but my measurements came from eye and a rushed 10 minutes laying under the car at college with a measuring tape...  ::)

if its not do-able then dont worry, i may rapid prototype my design out of plastic first to see how far out my dimensions are
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: stuey on December 21, 2016, 09:01:37 PM
Hi Danny I completely forgot about this I'll get the measurements tomorow, that aside all the plastic windows are in-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/7C7D159B-C624-4912-99DC-7C4A3B758878.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/7C7D159B-C624-4912-99DC-7C4A3B758878.jpg.html)
I have modded the lock buttons to be the "door handles" you simply pop your finger through the hole and press the button to open the doors-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/284CA067-8DDD-4CE0-AAEC-4DB540FF147A.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/284CA067-8DDD-4CE0-AAEC-4DB540FF147A.jpg.html)

More soon!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: DannyPancho on December 26, 2016, 09:43:16 PM
Not a problem! I forgot i asked if im honest!  ;D thankyou though!

Great work on your car! Im jealous!!   :P
Dan
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: stuey on January 04, 2017, 06:49:13 PM
repeat post!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: stuey on January 04, 2017, 07:12:22 PM
You can buy them separately but you will need to buy a set of coilovers to go with it.

danny here the basic measurements between the holes in cm and the length of the arms to the bolt hole for the a arms if you need any thing else let me know-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/7AF1FB41-CE14-4BEA-A04C-8BEBE49CD857.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/7AF1FB41-CE14-4BEA-A04C-8BEBE49CD857.jpg.html)

whilst waiting for the fuel system fitting and doing the wiring i decided to cut down my lip spoiler, I bought a mk golf (not gti) lip spoiler and cut 7 odd inches out of the middle, its currently drying in the garage after I glassed back in one piece...

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/5DDDBE2B-86A3-4FCA-B707-7FD9C7E998EA.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/5DDDBE2B-86A3-4FCA-B707-7FD9C7E998EA.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Painted (YAY!)
Post by: stuey on January 08, 2017, 12:35:14 PM
I fitted the lip spoiler today and it looks great really happy with it-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/DF2FF6FE-A7A3-4300-9287-69F33D2E1A44.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/DF2FF6FE-A7A3-4300-9287-69F33D2E1A44.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip spoiler fitted
Post by: DannyPancho on January 13, 2017, 03:08:15 PM
Thankou for that Stuey, that'll help me massively!
Cheers  :D
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Exhaust and urethane!
Post by: stuey on January 15, 2017, 05:03:17 PM
Today I put the stainless exhaust on the car and refitted the engine spring with the urethane bushes-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/0AAC5BB7-9445-4D44-BB30-D470CBA0B9C2.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/0AAC5BB7-9445-4D44-BB30-D470CBA0B9C2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip spoiler fitted
Post by: Fat650 on January 16, 2017, 10:00:42 AM
I like your build mate. Looking good.

I just noticed the front cross member setup that you plan to run and cant help but think you will run into the same issue as i did where the calipers will hit the a arms when you turn the wheel.

If you want, have a look at what i have had to do to overcome the issue.

My page is:

https://www.facebook.com/FSM-NIKI-Project-1210331735674477/

I also have a thread on here warning about the issue.

Just on a side note, what wheel and tyre size are you running?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip spoiler fitted
Post by: stuey on January 17, 2017, 09:00:52 PM
Thanks for the info fat650 I haven't got round to fitting my new front end yet but if it's a problem at the moment ill know what to do. I have 13x5.5j with 175/60/13s but I will be running 13x6j I haven't decided on tyre size but it will be a lower profile that before as I want to increase clearance.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip spoiler fitted
Post by: Fat650 on January 18, 2017, 07:34:35 AM
Cool

what sort of offset are you running? And do you plan to run flares to accommodate the 6 inch wheels?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip spoiler fitted
Post by: stuey on January 18, 2017, 07:40:27 AM
I'd have to check the offset I can recall what it is- the arches have been rolled and the inner wells were clearenced slightly on the inside and welded up so theres no lip and a test fitting I did before paint showed they would fit with the old tyre size (only just!) so the slightly lower profile should make it all fit nicely.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: Fat650 on January 18, 2017, 08:08:29 AM
I'm sizing up a set of fiat 500 pop 14 inch steel wheels atm as its my only option and it seems the offset will need to be modified to clear my coilovers at the front and the a arms at the rear. I'm really keen to find out what sort of offset and max tyre width you can run in the standard guards.

I've read your thread but cant remember, do you have any engine swap plans?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: stuey on January 18, 2017, 09:41:00 AM
Ill do some measuring when i get a chance. Im not swapping the engine but plan on beefing up the transmission and driveline then putting a small supercharger on it.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: Rusty's Uncle on January 18, 2017, 06:07:18 PM
Ill do some measuring when i get a chance. Im not swapping the engine but plan on beefing up the transmission and driveline then putting a small supercharger on it.

Not sure how you would beef up a 126 gearbox or why you would want too when Smallcox runs 100+ hp through a standard box with a 5th gear conversion  :)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: stuey on January 18, 2017, 09:23:40 PM
Ill do some measuring when i get a chance. Im not swapping the engine but plan on beefing up the transmission and driveline then putting a small supercharger on it.

Not sure how you would beef up a 126 gearbox or why you would want too when Smallcox runs 100+ hp through a standard box with a 5th gear conversion  :)

Wrong words perhaps rusty, I'd like a 5 speed conversion. Myself and I would like to fit updated uj's
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: Fat650 on January 19, 2017, 12:51:39 AM
Ill do some measuring when i get a chance. Im not swapping the engine but plan on beefing up the transmission and driveline then putting a small supercharger on it.

Whats the main purpose for the car once its done?
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: stuey on January 19, 2017, 07:09:38 AM
Ill do some measuring when i get a chance. Im not swapping the engine but plan on beefing up the transmission and driveline then putting a small supercharger on it.

Whats the main purpose for the car once its done?

 ;D FUN :D plain and simple- ill drive it on the road as much as possible and do some track days if its even remotely quick enough.
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: Fat650 on January 19, 2017, 07:41:17 AM
Ill do some measuring when i get a chance. Im not swapping the engine but plan on beefing up the transmission and driveline then putting a small supercharger on it.

Whats the main purpose for the car once its done?

 ;D FUN :D plain and simple- ill drive it on the road as much as possible and do some track days if its even remotely quick enough.

Awesome! I have a similar plan myself.

What supercharger were you thinking? SC12 or something
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: stuey on January 19, 2017, 08:34:23 AM
Ill do some measuring when i get a chance. Im not swapping the engine but plan on beefing up the transmission and driveline then putting a small supercharger on it.

Whats the main purpose for the car once its done?

I was thinking an aisin amr300 with a Hif38 SU carb

 ;D FUN :D plain and simple- ill drive it on the road as much as possible and do some track days if its even remotely quick enough.

Awesome! I have a similar plan myself.

What supercharger were you thinking? SC12 or something
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: Fat650 on January 20, 2017, 01:18:29 PM
I'd be interested to see how it goes
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Lip stainless exhaust fitted.
Post by: stuey on May 05, 2017, 09:46:36 PM
Got my wheels finished today I'm really happy with them-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/3A842120-C2D8-4511-A00E-886097F4A623.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/3A842120-C2D8-4511-A00E-886097F4A623.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Wheels done!
Post by: Gadge on May 05, 2017, 10:24:49 PM
WOW  :) get some rubber hoops fitted immediately and stick them on! :thumbup
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 Wheels done!
Post by: stuey on May 06, 2017, 07:25:29 AM
thanks gadge I did a and a sneaky tyre-less test fit-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_2283.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_2283.jpg.html)

more to come soon!
Title: Re: Stuey's 126 stuff and tings!
Post by: stuey on July 03, 2017, 08:07:50 PM
Really close now so heres a couple of pics first one is a ride check (first time hes been off the dollies since the paint shop_ thanks to magneto for the guest appearence-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/727C61CE-9FCF-40F1-B9D6-004F52329A24.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/727C61CE-9FCF-40F1-B9D6-004F52329A24.jpg.html)

and a rear end view with boltless semigloss black bumper, numberplease with led bolt lights and the foglight of WTF!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/4AE4B871-8923-44A6-9767-BE9E624431AA.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/4AE4B871-8923-44A6-9767-BE9E624431AA.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's more fettling!
Post by: Pete126 on July 03, 2017, 09:48:16 PM
Looking good mate :good:
Title: Tyres on/wheels on/ get in!
Post by: stuey on July 31, 2017, 08:18:03 PM
Thanks Pete! Today my tyres arrived so I got them fitted and finally got my rims on the car
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/152A027A-B2F3-4C38-A673-22FF527C5735.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/152A027A-B2F3-4C38-A673-22FF527C5735.jpg.html)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/974B11C0-A7D8-4F73-8C9B-585BEDB0F1B9.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/974B11C0-A7D8-4F73-8C9B-585BEDB0F1B9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's more fettling!
Post by: Gadge on August 05, 2017, 08:05:47 PM
Car looks wicked mate :thumbup ....... I know I keep saying but great job  ;)
Title: Re: Stuey's more fettling!
Post by: stuey on August 21, 2017, 08:10:52 PM
Thanks gadge it's finally coming together today I got my new rear brake calipers 500 Abarth parts instead of the x19 ones I was going to use, I've put the brackets on but need to get some discs before I can mount them, damn shiny though!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/2017-08/D628E0FF-FAAF-4A06-81B0-D07AFF9E5646.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/2017-08/D628E0FF-FAAF-4A06-81B0-D07AFF9E5646.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's abarth brakes fitted
Post by: stuey on September 01, 2017, 08:47:27 AM
Brakes on today- there's a hairs width of clearance but i'm sure it will be fine!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0036_1.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0036_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Stuey's abarth brakes fitted
Post by: Gadge on September 01, 2017, 10:02:55 AM
I wanna see this car doing some shows next year :P

Stuey did you ever sort the front independent set up out or is it still on the leaf?
Title: Re: Stuey's abarth brakes fitted
Post by: stuey on September 01, 2017, 10:08:44 AM
Dont worry its very close now, I fitted it but the wide arm version wont clear the calipers so Im getting the narrow arm version instead soon, Im just waiting on my drive shaft tripods then ill get it ordered.
Title: Re: Stuey's abarth brakes fitted
Post by: DeVilleChris on September 01, 2017, 09:11:09 PM
Car looking awesome now
Title: Re: Stuey's abarth brakes fitted
Post by: stuey on September 11, 2017, 11:05:51 PM
A quiet week awaiting parts so i've repainted the front calipers to match the shiny red rears and my driveshaft tripods arrived from piotross- next job is to pull off the irs on the front as the brake calipers are fouling it- dannypancho will be having that as he run drums and I will have to purchase a new set up with the narrow arms to clear the calipers! lots of pircs to come soon!
Title: Re: Stuey's abarth brakes fitted
Post by: stuey on September 12, 2017, 07:15:59 PM
Just purchased the new front suspension set up cant wait!!!!!
Title: Re: Stuey's abarth brakes fitted
Post by: stuey on September 14, 2017, 07:41:42 PM
First tripod fitted tonight-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/7FEF0CEC-F435-450E-B108-AF1BB0AE1D62.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/7FEF0CEC-F435-450E-B108-AF1BB0AE1D62.jpg.html)
Title: new front coilover set up in!
Post by: stuey on September 28, 2017, 07:32:58 PM
SO the new front suspension arrived today, I had to buy a new arm set up as the old one didnt allow for the disc caliper conversion and wouldnt allow full lock hopefully the new one will-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/616C3604-6C4A-45AE-AFCD-91E54AD22EB6.jpg)
i didnt have alot of time to get it fitted today (work  >:( ) but managed to get the coilovers in and test fit the arm set-up-
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/30A16F25-FE75-4F87-BCCF-16297E37E34C.jpg)
Title: out in the fresh air!
Post by: stuey on November 14, 2017, 09:09:38 PM
Alan came out of the garage on his wheels for the first time in a while today nice to see him in the day light so I thought a few photos would be nice-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A784FC24-6DBD-4937-AA76-14B88CDA5ABF.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A61A3A9D-1533-42AF-9C1B-19715A1F30AB.jpg)
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/A4982E1F-092A-4FAC-92C4-308EE6B77B74.jpg)
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: thepuddlejumper on November 15, 2017, 02:33:05 PM
Looks amazing, like the stance.

Ralph
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: drcdb15 on November 15, 2017, 03:04:06 PM
Alan came out of the garage on his wheels for the first time in a while today nice to see him in the day light ...

Alan ???  :o

 ;)
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: Gadge on November 15, 2017, 08:03:58 PM
Looking absolutely fabulous stuey :thumbup if I don’t see this car in the flesh next year I’m coming round your house to see it!
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: Amateb8 on November 19, 2017, 02:32:07 PM
I love what you have done to the car!!!!! How does the car drive with the new front suspension? 
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: drcdb15 on November 20, 2017, 05:48:27 PM
Yes, yes, yes, that's all very well, and I agree the stance is superb, and do you think he's realised he's forgotten the door handles, and the front view does indeed look stunning, that I grant you, and the wheels are all right I suppose if you like that sort of thing, and rivetted rear side windows *are* a little bit different and certainly more secure at high speed, it's true, but for *goodness'* sake, never mind all this technical design flattery and stuff...

What I want to know is:

why is 'he' called Alan? ? ?

Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: stuey on November 20, 2017, 05:51:49 PM
Yes, yes, yes, that's all very well, and I agree the stance is superb, and do you think he's realised he's forgotten the door handles, and the front view does indeed look stunning, that I grant you, and the wheels are all right I suppose if you like that sort of thing, and rivetted rear side windows *are* a little bit different and certainly more secure at high speed, it's true, but for *goodness'* sake, never mind all this technical design flattery and stuff...

What I want to know is:

why is 'he' called Alan? ? ?

heh heh indeed I always feel that the 126 is a little at odds with the modern world and doesnt give toss much like the protagonist in this cartoon from modern toss "bollocks to your BBQ yeah?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6qaann426o
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: stuey on November 20, 2017, 05:52:49 PM
I love what you have done to the car!!!!! How does the car drive with the new front suspension?

sadly without brakes or fuel lines I couldnt tell you but thats the next stuff to do- I'll let you know soon..
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: drcdb15 on November 21, 2017, 07:12:49 PM
Yes, yes, yes, that's all very well, and I agree the stance is superb, and do you think he's realised he's forgotten the door handles, and the front view does indeed look stunning, that I grant you, and the wheels are all right I suppose if you like that sort of thing, and rivetted rear side windows *are* a little bit different and certainly more secure at high speed, it's true, but for *goodness'* sake, never mind all this technical design flattery and stuff...

What I want to know is:

why is 'he' called Alan? ? ?

heh heh indeed I always feel that the 126 is a little at odds with the modern world and doesnt give toss much like the protagonist in this cartoon from modern toss "bollocks to your BBQ yeah?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6qaann426o

I've obviously had too sheltered a life as never heard of Alan, before, and now having watched a few samples I'm not sure I want to !  Seems a tad unfair to categorise the 126  along with that cartoon scribble though. The 126 may not conform, but he carries on regardless of the suburban norms around him rather than trying to destroy them. Still, there can't be too many 126s (or cars of *any* description!) around called 'Alan'  ;D
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: stuey on November 30, 2017, 11:57:33 AM
Today these now parts arrived from piotross for my supercharged bis engine I’m gonna build next year- my aim is to build it all from brand new parts throughout- these will will be off to the powder coater prior to build so gonna be awesome!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/8708CB45-B0D5-4EF6-AAE1-A811E6AE9BA7.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/8708CB45-B0D5-4EF6-AAE1-A811E6AE9BA7.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/69EC0EC7-280C-4B70-8278-CA968BEB15FA.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/69EC0EC7-280C-4B70-8278-CA968BEB15FA.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/5EFE245A-0346-4C0B-9479-963798252E9B.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/5EFE245A-0346-4C0B-9479-963798252E9B.jpg.html)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/fiat%20126/B7FD66CC-98C0-447C-8AA1-B120AD28BCD3.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/fiat%20126/B7FD66CC-98C0-447C-8AA1-B120AD28BCD3.jpg.html)
Title: Getting stuff done!
Post by: stuey on August 10, 2018, 08:55:56 AM
I'm trying to get into the garage every day when I'm not on shift and get some stuff done now until the car is finished (its only been off the road 9 years!) this week-

Plumbed up the brakes and master cylinder reservoir
Nearly finished the fuel plumbing (awaiting one an6 to 15mm fitting)
Replaced the track rod ends (because they were too long and I lost the nuts so it was easier to replace them as nothing I had fitted them)
Attempted to get the engine to fire but its refusing (no spark) so I replaced the coil) which didn't work so I'm waiting on some new points now!

Next week-
wire up the handbrake warning light and other lights for the dash
fill and bleed the brakes
hopefully fire the engine
fit new drive shaft gaiters on the gear
and other stuff..

no pictures but more updates soon- its about time he left the garage!
Title: Re: out in the fresh air!
Post by: stuey on August 18, 2018, 07:32:28 AM
]So great news! after nine years the engine was fired up for the first time in a long time, so to celebrate I decided to fabricates some alloy finishing panels to complete the interior heres some pics!
first it necessitated getting this bad boy out-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0452.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0452.jpg.html)

I made some cardboard templates-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0450.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0450.jpg.html)

first was a cover panel for the electrics and brake filler-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0454.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0454.jpg.html)


then I made a filler panel for the boot lid-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0453.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0453.jpg.html)

next i will make a under dash panel then they will all be bead rolled for strength and powdercoated semi gloss black.

this week I want to get the brakes bled and finish plumbing the fuel system, and then get the driveshaft seals fixed.

getting there!


Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: stuey on August 18, 2018, 10:42:44 PM
Fuel system parts came today so it’s all plumbed up!
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/1F536C51-D6C4-4179-95F0-350191405900.jpeg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/1F536C51-D6C4-4179-95F0-350191405900.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: 126blackbird on August 19, 2018, 08:37:23 AM
That's looking great, should be on the road soon then. Finally got mine back on the road last week, still on standard front suspension. Have purchased front coilovers from Gaz, I just need to sort out the wishbones.
Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: stuey on August 20, 2018, 12:11:34 AM
That's looking great, should be on the road soon then. Finally got mine back on the road last week, still on standard front suspension. Have purchased front coilovers from Gaz, I just need to sort out the wishbones.

Appreciate you saying that!- every time i get closer I find a dozen other things I'm not happy with but i figure if I just keep pushing at some point ill get a fully working car- quite honestly I'd rather skip all the fancy stuff and just have a working 126 right now- but I'm sure it will be worth it in the end!!!
Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: stuey on August 21, 2018, 02:37:42 AM
A little decorating today carbon effect mirrors (to replace the ones I broke!)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0470.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0470.jpg.html)
Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: 1973/126 on August 21, 2018, 02:23:05 PM
 Good progress Stuey. Looks like you are finally getting there. When is the MOT booked for? ;D
Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: DeVilleChris on August 21, 2018, 02:31:07 PM
Decorating?!  ;D

On the road soon it would seem!
Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: dajwid on August 21, 2018, 10:11:59 PM
I still had hair and didn’t have a belly when you started this
I’m still following the build.
It can’t be much longer. It’s looking good.
Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: stuey on August 23, 2018, 10:22:23 PM
Cheers guys Im really trying hard to get it done- its been way too long!!!!

this week I replaced the front braided hoses as the old ones were crap! -
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0475.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0475.jpg.html)
filled the system-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0476.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0476.jpg.html)
I tried to bleed the brakes and the front circuit wouldnt play ball, i removed master cylinder and fiddled with it and managed to getting pumping fluid so I put it back on the car and in the process buggered one of the threads for the pipes so now have to wait for a new master cylinder to arrive  :oops: more to come soon!
Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: dikkehemaworst01 on August 29, 2018, 01:27:50 PM
I always use the easy bleed system.
Works a treat on these little cars.
Cheers guys Im really trying hard to get it done- its been way too long!!!!

this week I replaced the front braided hoses as the old ones were crap! -
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0475.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0475.jpg.html)
filled the system-

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y271/cheekos10/IMG_0476.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/cheekos10/media/IMG_0476.jpg.html)
I tried to bleed the brakes and the front circuit wouldnt play ball, i removed master cylinder and fiddled with it and managed to getting pumping fluid so I put it back on the car and in the process buggered one of the threads for the pipes so now have to wait for a new master cylinder to arrive  :oops: more to come soon!

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Title: Re: interior panels and engine fired!
Post by: Magic on July 06, 2019, 01:56:01 PM
This is just an amazing build.

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