Fiat 126 Chat => Your Restorations => Topic started by: shielsy on January 25, 2020, 07:37:25 PM

Title: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on January 25, 2020, 07:37:25 PM
Was told about a man local that had 2 126s. Bi's. One with 12000 miles the other had 18000 or 20000 miles. Can't remember. Lol. Well my 11 year said he wanted an other car and he wanted a fait. He want Ed an inbetweeners car or a 126.

I told him about the 126 in donegal, so 13 miles down over the border we went.
The car was stored in a container under a cover bone dry, stripped for painting, never welded engine out for painting. I got one pic of him the car the owner in container, up later.

Well he bought it, needs ignition barrel keys first on list,
Let the fun begin
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on January 26, 2020, 05:34:34 PM
Tiny with his 126 barn find
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: dajwid on January 27, 2020, 05:28:52 PM
Fantastic !!! Thats the age to start.
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on January 27, 2020, 07:31:18 PM
Mad keen to go and collect it. His mates Don t believe lol
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on January 27, 2020, 07:42:51 PM
Now it's snowing heavy out side. That will slow things down
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on January 27, 2020, 11:27:17 PM
Has this forum died. So many lookers. So many no replies. What the feck. 11 years old. So many no goodiers
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Bar Vitelli on January 28, 2020, 04:16:41 PM
Good luck with the project, Shielsey, it’s sounds like a great first one for you and your son! Don’t worry about the lack of replies, it’s winter and we’re all fed up of looking at rain and being unable to drive our cars! Over to you to cheer us all up! 😉👍
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on January 28, 2020, 08:27:51 PM
Yes I understand, tiny had a beetle restored by me when he was 4.last year he bought a polo. For 90 pounds sold it after doing a few bits sold it for 390. Christmas he asked for chiqchento workshop manual.. Then last week I told him about 126 and he bought it. So for lack of pics,
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Xylaquin on January 29, 2020, 10:57:38 PM
Has this forum died. So many lookers. So many no replies. What the feck.
Kinda, there's daily activity on Facebook. Eventually this forum will only be kept alive by workshop manual purchases and Bar Vitelli's stubborness  :P

I'm surprised your son would want a Cinquecento having watched the Inbetweeners... the show doesn't portray it as a desirable car lol. I'm also surprised that an 11 year old would even want a car... what's the point if you can't drive it! Are you sure this is not just an excuse for you to get a 126, Shielsy  :P
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on January 30, 2020, 12:16:15 PM
Tiny can drive he has had 3 driving lessons so far. There's a company who  teach young people from the age of 10 and up how to drive. I have a porsche 924 and beetle.
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Bar Vitelli on February 14, 2020, 07:35:15 PM
Restoration pictures please! 🤩
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on February 17, 2020, 06:06:38 PM
Sorry haven t collected it yet. But in fairness to tiny he s doing a lot of Internet reading up.
I have a few bits to finish, paint the garage white inside to tidy up and help reflect the light, paint the floor then we'll get it.
Tiny dad
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 10, 2020, 06:33:20 PM
Tinys 126 is 1 step closer to coming home. He s saving his money, I gave him a folder to keep receipts in a 126 manual, my friend bought him a book to keep a record of his resto and a new hacksaw.
He emptied his money box of £8 and went to my mates car components shop. Gave the money to Adrian in exchange for da discs and sheets of sandpaper.
Adrian explained to him about the different grades and use, at 11 he has to learn somewhere.
We have been clearing the garage shed , cloakroom painted inside of the garage, he took 2 black bags of old clothes to the clothes bank and got £5,20 more money to spend on his car lol.
We stripped an ole jack cracking handle from my ole 126 plus original tool kit. I said if his car had t got them they where his, if he had them he could sell them to fund his 126.

Now refurbed
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 14, 2020, 08:05:51 PM
Tiny was given 2 more black bags off old clothes to sell he got £5.20 I gave him another £5.40.
So off to af components to buy more stuff for doing 126.
So far he s spent just under £17.
Another friend paddy mc Gill gave him a socket set to go with his other bits.
Doing OK for a 11 year old
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 14, 2020, 08:08:53 PM
Haven bother uploading pics anyone hep
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Xylaquin on March 15, 2020, 12:41:21 PM

If you want to put text in-between your pictures you'll need to cut and paste the distinct lines of the code to the part of your post where you want to put it. Use the forum's preview button to check you've got it aligned ok.
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: ChrisRLewis on March 15, 2020, 02:33:48 PM
Haven bother uploading pics anyone hep

Have you tried the "Attachments and other options" for posting photos? If there is a problem let me know? some of the setting may have changed during the recent forum changeover.
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 15, 2020, 10:32:11 PM
I am clicking on attachments etc choosing pics nothing happens? Lol
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: ChrisRLewis on March 15, 2020, 11:08:18 PM
I am clicking on attachments etc choosing pics nothing happens? Lol
Please could you try again, adjusted some of the forum settings.
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 22, 2020, 05:31:20 PM
Deleted your pm by mistake Chris. Lol. This virus is taken its toll
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: pietschokkenbroek on March 23, 2020, 11:21:23 AM
 :$
The "Attachments and other options", "Attach/choose file" doesn't seem to work.....
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 23, 2020, 06:30:04 PM
I know I've been trying everything that I can. Lol

Tiny got another £15 this week. Friend gave him£5 I gave him £10 for helping me about the house yard
Af components will be closing because of corona virus, so I took his receipt sheet up and got a  box of 500 gloves 1 litre of activator 2k
All for the grand sum of £15

Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 23, 2020, 06:44:40 PM
 :o
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 23, 2020, 06:51:53 PM
Everyone stay safe
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 30, 2020, 03:24:37 PM
PSA photos
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 30, 2020, 03:28:06 PM
more pics
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 30, 2020, 07:14:26 PM
more oics
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 30, 2020, 07:32:03 PM
more pics
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 31, 2020, 07:31:08 PM
this is in now till 126 comes

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on March 31, 2020, 07:32:16 PM
tiny  with his mask on be fore we moved beetle in
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 05, 2020, 07:30:52 PM
learning on the job my beetle

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 05, 2020, 07:32:29 PM

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  he  is doing a great job learning in the garage ,mate james bought him a new tool box
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 07, 2020, 08:54:54 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 13, 2020, 07:11:58 PM
Done small amount to beetle, fixed friends anglia wing small bit to 2nd wing fix 2 floor edges..
Got new folder, tiny broke out his new welding grinding mask


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Previous owners repair to be cut out redone
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 13, 2020, 07:14:12 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/rzKKjPxw/IMG-20200413-184422.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rzKKjPxw)
Lower Edge frilly nasty fibre glass

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Holes I welded up

(https://i.postimg.cc/bDF0MSmD/IMG-20200413-184436.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDF0MSmD)new metal welded in
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 13, 2020, 07:15:43 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 13, 2020, 07:17:28 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/XrbCJkhc/IMG-20200413-184525.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XrbCJkhc)

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My new toy
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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 13, 2020, 07:18:41 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 16, 2020, 05:08:10 PM
Had to do small repair on first wing then trim to size 2nd wing repaired but not so bad. 2 floors to do then back to beetle
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Stone chipped inner repaired surfaces zinced seamsealed

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 19, 2020, 04:45:18 PM
While waiting for his fiat learning on my beetle doing well
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Crap workman ship
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 19, 2020, 04:47:46 PM

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Damage to new floors jacked in wrong place same behind battery

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 19, 2020, 04:49:52 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 19, 2020, 04:53:36 PM

(https://i.postimg.cc/bDcJt0ws/IMG-20200419-160022.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bDcJt0ws)

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A few replays would be nice an 11 year old with the love of classics
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 21, 2020, 04:46:26 PM
Today with the helping hand from another friend adrain fee from af components, who called to return my 2 sanders.
The previous owner used the wrong screws, flat headed ones instead of star.
Not a drop of Cooper grease either to be seen.
Impact driver heavy hammer and large flat screw driver and rachet spanner they came out.
Doors look good but are t so am reskinning them, now you can see the badly finished a posts

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Meet Adrian fee

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 21, 2020, 04:50:12 PM

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Bodge 3 Shimms made from steel rule

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Ruppes sanders not cheap

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Doors look good but are crap I am reskinning them
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 23, 2020, 05:05:32 PM
Skinning a beetle door is no different to doing 126 fiat.. So watch.
First strip the door handles winders door cards, water cover, the flip over grind along the edges of the skin until a fine black line appears this is the skin ready to split.
I tap a spot weld splitter chisel very thin along the black line this will pop the skin.
I then cut along the top lifting the skin of, by doing it this way I can get at the 4 retaining pins that hold on chrome scrapper. Strip out glass quarter glass, the grind of the last of the lip.
Some small repairs will be needed to edges.
(https://i.postimg.cc/t1BHGpSR/IMG-20200423-134923.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/t1BHGpSR)

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Access now to get clips
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 23, 2020, 05:08:59 PM

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Chrome safely off

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Door number2

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 24, 2020, 05:06:42 PM
Never got near beetle doors but did  a Ds half skin on a mates van
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(https://i.postimg.cc/WdwcQ7nL/IMG-20200424-164356.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/WdwcQ7nL)

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 25, 2020, 05:16:23 PM
Tiny and myself spent an hour out in the yard tiding up the van skin. First gring down the plug welded around the edges of the skin.
Marked the new skin edge to match the original and cut to the right height.
Ting then painted on metal treatment using bronx, good gear.
Then I seam sealed the inner edges of the skin lips and the joint inside the skin.
Flipped the door over grinding the welds on skin face lightly moving from side to side so not to distort the skin. Again metal treated it too
(https://i.postimg.cc/2qkkb4rv/IMG-20200425-165126.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2qkkb4rv)

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Happy worker minds me of kevperry
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 25, 2020, 05:18:01 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: DeVilleChris on April 26, 2020, 02:41:13 PM
Looks like you're putting as much effort into this as you did with Le-Frog!
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 26, 2020, 04:12:43 PM
I do it to every car I restore. I know its not a fiat yet but ye can learn from it  and use it on your own cars. Better to have posts up than none. Cheers chris
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on April 26, 2020, 05:29:33 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_bUXKpMOgE
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 02, 2020, 06:48:42 PM
Ground down rusted edge where the bonnet seal used to be done Ds first left ps so ye can see the difference big change plus metal treated

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 02, 2020, 06:52:43 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 02, 2020, 06:54:39 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 02, 2020, 07:53:50 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 04, 2020, 02:30:04 AM
27 have viewed in 1 day. Not a comment. Must all be experts
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Xylaquin on May 04, 2020, 07:44:58 PM
Erm...😅 what do you want us to say? lol
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: pietschokkenbroek on May 05, 2020, 10:39:38 AM
 ;)  We are all deeply impressed and jealous of the rapid progress  :good:
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Bar Vitelli on May 05, 2020, 03:57:11 PM
You’ve got skills, this car looks worth saving!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-126-1976/254582922897?hash=item3b46531e91:g:dG4AAOSwxelehIis
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 05, 2020, 04:14:17 PM
we have one bought ,but its in donegal , can
t get over  the border to collect
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 05, 2020, 04:15:49 PM
if i was doing that green car it would be cheaper and quicker to replace full quarter panels
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Bar Vitelli on May 05, 2020, 04:37:16 PM
As much as I prefer to see our cars (126s) kept standard, I’d be very interested to see what you could do if you ever decided to do something a little different like a Fiat 126 van or even a campervan. I’ve been thinkIng about a campervan conversion myself for some time but have only a basic design and have been too busy to spend serious time moving it forward.
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 05, 2020, 11:05:35 PM
That would be an interesting one. But standard 126 towing a camping trailer would be nice. Renault or seat van back end grafted on a 126 body
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Bar Vitelli on May 06, 2020, 08:19:49 AM
With your skills I think that you could be more ambitious than that, think about a Fiat 126 campervan conversion more in keeping with the 126 design and shape of the car. Something that looked like it was original, standard and factory fresh. Probably a one person campervan, something that someone could do a long road trip in. It would need additional storage space using both the roof and interior and also a sleeping space which could be achieved by removing the passenger seat and making use of that space. Cooking facilities would need to be used outdoors and washing and toilet facilities would need to take advantage of external options like e.g. using a sports centre. What do you think? Could it be done? BIS would probably be easier but aircooled is probably the real puzzle to solve.
Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: Bar Vitelli on May 08, 2020, 07:39:34 PM

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Title: Re: Am back now with my 11 year old son who bought a 126
Post by: shielsy on May 10, 2020, 04:17:26 PM
Yesterday we met the man davey who sold ting his 126, oh he said I have bad news my daughter wants the car so I gave it to her.
I said you sold it  to tiny excuses excuses
So looking at getting something else
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