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Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« on: August 13, 2012, 12:16:12 AM »
I was thinking I should share some pictures and info from my blog.

So, this is my 126 as I got it last year, it's an '85 model and quite clean and good at first sight.
















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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2012, 12:25:29 AM »
I drove it home without much problems, just a 25km drive, it was November so and the sun was going under when I was coming home, I needed a quick drive because the headlights did not work, so I punched it not knowing what the engine was actually like. Made it home without any trouble but I did hear some noises going over speedbumps etc. Sounded like some bolts were not tightend.



I parked the car and the next day it would start but not run, when at tickover it would just stop. Found out the float cracked, maybe the heat after years of standing in a garage did it.

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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 12:26:22 AM »
I already knew those wheels weren't gonna stay on the car but I found them too ugly to look at. When I took the wheels of I noticed the bolts weren't tightened  :o I drove home like that, actually I found more bits and pieces of which the bolts and nuts are quite loose, so the noises when driving home are accounted for, partly, it actually sounded as if the shocks or swingarms or whatever aren't tightened, will investigate at some point. A previous owner was a car mechanic I found out.





Big difference

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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2012, 12:37:30 AM »
I find it to be a bit high in front, will need a lowering spring.



Got the roof lining out and it will stay out.



Engine and engine bay needs attention too.


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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2012, 12:40:52 AM »
Got the first parts from 126fan.



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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 12:43:24 AM »
This was put in by "someone" for "some" reason...



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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 12:48:12 AM »
The manifold for the FZD



Testfitting on the engine of which the loosened paint has been removed.



And the handmade gasleverthingy


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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 12:54:52 AM »
Minus the side windows and some interior trim



And bought me some Cinquecento alloys.



That's all for now, next up is engine removal and welding. Will keep you all informed. There's more pics to find on my blog,
www.fiat126.bloggen.be

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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 10:54:41 AM »
Did some work yesterday, the weather was perfect too.



I never found a pic of this on the web, so here it is.

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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 11:21:09 AM »
Keep up the photos... Looks like your going to have a good machine when ur done !

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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2012, 02:09:03 AM »
Hi Da Londo, Nice car, looks well. Keep up the work!

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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2013, 09:05:09 PM »
So new pics on my blog

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Re: Fiat 126 Project by Da Londo
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2014, 12:28:59 AM »
I moved to a new blog, if you need an article translated, just ask

http://jimsfiat126.blogspot.be/

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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2014, 02:37:54 PM »
My Precious!


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