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Gordan

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Here i go again....
« on: February 16, 2019, 02:54:23 PM »
Hello everyone.

I have gone and done it, i bought a 126 bis in a bit of a sorry state, but i hope over time to turn it into a beautifull swan :D
Problems: gearbox is broken, rest of the car is pretty tattered, but it has potetntial and is not rusted thru anywhere.

Plans: complete restoration, plastic delete and chrome all around, new interrior, a working engine and gearbox.

Time - frame: Forever :D

Wish me luck.

Kind regards, Gordan.

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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 10:20:27 PM »
Hi Gordon,  :welcome  Back that will keep you busy for a while  ;D
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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 08:58:11 PM »
Thx Pete, oh boy will it... Just had a poke around, its pretty solid...
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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 11:22:09 AM »
Good luck!

Love the timeframe  ;D
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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 12:48:34 PM »
Nice one, great project. How's the missis feel about it or is that included in the time frame?

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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 08:25:48 PM »
Thx for the replies guys.

Well the misses is so far fine with it (although the price i told her and the price i paid for the car are somewhat different :O lol).

Now to find that service manual Pete sent me all those years ago....

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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 11:59:25 PM »
So the fun has started, oh all those memories comming back :D

So far the things we have done:
-washed the car to remove 3 years Worth of muck (not to make the car pretty mind you, but to see what we are dealing with
-took off the bumpers (im going for chrome on this one)
-had a good poke around (the front panel with the lights is damaged and will be replaced, a few rust spots around the wheels - the sills were replaced by the previous owner so they are ok)
-removed the engine and in the process of washing it and replacing all the gaskets and seals (wouldnt you Know it, the head gasket blew, luckily i got the whole gasket set).
-Near future plans: clean the engine and the tranny
-put new fluids in, new sensors (lol), hoses, water pump
-rebuild the carb
-flush the radiator
-repair the gearbox (the bearings are destroyed, need new mounts..)
-make everything shiny…
Some pics so far....



 
  

p.s. Does anyone Know why some engines have Fiat Lancia written on them some dont (like mine)
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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2019, 06:28:32 AM »
It will be a good renovation. If you want to complete rest of new parts just write me :)

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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2019, 08:18:54 AM »
The service manual is in the members section.

Have fun, welcome back

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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2019, 01:32:02 PM »
Thank you daywid.
It will be fun.
@piotross do you have a store online or some way i can bowse for parts cos i do need a lot of them. Cheers
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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2019, 09:21:20 PM »
Hello

I dont have online store

I got a big private stock of new parts for Fiat 126

Just please to send me a list of parts you need and I could make an offer with prices for you. If I don't have a needed position I could get it quickly :)

A photos of parts you need are welcome :)

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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2019, 02:44:43 PM »
 Welcome back Gordan. Looks like you are making some good progress already.
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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 06:26:30 PM »
Welcome back Gordan. Looks like you are making some good progress already.
Thank you, well forever is a long time so i better get started..
Have the head back from skimming today, will post pics soon...



...mmmm… smooth….

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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2019, 12:44:26 PM »
Christmas came early :)

Thing is the panel is from the el model but i am sure it will fit. This will quite literally be a facelift :D

...In other news my gearbox is total shyte so i will be buying a used unit and using the best parts from both...

Slowly but surely the project is going along, i am in the process of accumulating new parts, will keep you posted.!

« Last Edit: April 04, 2019, 02:48:34 PM by Gordan »
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Re: Here i go again....
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2019, 04:10:24 PM »
Did I say "is not rusted thru anywhere."?? LOL
In the words of Eric Cartmann, "I dont think its for using, I think its just for looking thru." LOL

Well i got a few holes here and there, but we will patch them all up. My baby bis has so far been stripped down, front panel removed and I am in the process of destroying the dreaded rust worm...




And the facelifted front panel test fit (fits -almost- perfectly)



Oh btw does anyone know the code for the paint in this pic, its the look im going for:




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