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Re: luigi II
« Reply #270 on: September 12, 2016, 10:33:09 PM »
Sound good - I'm after a black classic style so thinking of paint up some chrome ones but I'll wait and see what yours are like first! Keep up the great work!


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Re: luigi II
« Reply #271 on: September 13, 2016, 01:28:48 PM »
Sound good - I'm after a black classic style so thinking of paint up some chrome ones but I'll wait and see what yours are like first! Keep up the great work!


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I've got a pair of black plastic ones gathering dust at the moment, from my 85 126p.  Any good to you?

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luigi II
« Reply #272 on: September 14, 2016, 06:30:19 AM »

I've got a pair of black plastic ones gathering dust at the moment, from my 85 126p.  Any good to you?

Possibly, ta, I'll send you pm


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Re: luigi II
« Reply #273 on: October 08, 2016, 08:29:46 PM »
Ok three weeks ago I said goodbye to Luigi for a few days for his well needed (and overdue) respray. The chosen body shop was rugby Autobodies who quoted me a very reasonable price so and even picked it up. Here was that moment.



The work took around two weeks to complete often with the guys working to midnight :o. I went for 2 pack white in the original 224 shade.







And then he came home :)



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Re: luigi II
« Reply #274 on: October 11, 2016, 04:39:05 AM »
Looks bloody mint!
Retro as f**k.

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #275 on: October 23, 2016, 05:59:32 PM »
Well it's been a hard slog (about a year I'ld say) but I've finally made it! I fitted the final pieces of the 126 puzzle yesterday and got him running and I'm over the moon with the results. It still needs an MOT so fingers crossed it'll pass. So here's the finished article:)







The eagle eyed would've noticed the small changes I made during the body refurb. I've smoothed out the rear bumper mounts on the back edge of the rear arch, blanked over completely the dummy air vent on the front passenger side scuttle, moved the aerial to the roof and removed the side plastic trims from the door. I've also fitted early plastic door mirrors (2 of them this time) and Ford Fiesta mk 2 side repeaters to finish it all off. There were also changes inside too.



A strada abarth steering wheel (or possibly a 127?) cleaned up incredibly well and I also fitted a leather gearstick gaitor and later EL type indicator/wiper stalks



Inertia rear seat belts! A much better idea than the adjustable lap belts and tidier too :)



I had a load of cloth left over from when I recovered the parcel shelf so made this splendid cover for the front luggage compartment. Note the original NOS Halfords washer bottle to replace the bag.

So there it is. It's been hard work and I've missed driving him over the last year so I'm looking forward to next year :D


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Re: luigi II
« Reply #276 on: October 23, 2016, 06:16:38 PM »
Gadge, looks stunning.

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #277 on: October 23, 2016, 06:19:51 PM »
Ill say it time and time again awesome 126 -nice work!  8)
one resprayed and another arrives- double trouble BIS style!!

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #278 on: October 24, 2016, 05:49:17 PM »
caw.. I can't wait to have mine resprayed.

What is the ring-clamp that holds your washer bottle attached to?

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #279 on: October 24, 2016, 07:12:36 PM »
Look fantastic Gadge, well done mate :good: Hope to see you both next year ;D
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #280 on: October 24, 2016, 07:31:45 PM »
Thanks Pete I can't wait to hit the club scene again in luigi. This year has been heart breaking not being able to get involved

 
caw.. I can't wait to have mine resprayed.

What is the ring-clamp that holds your washer bottle attached to?

It's just an old bracket which has a slight curve in it. I belive it was for an old K&N air filter so you could bolt the pipe to a bulk head or something. It fitted the washer bottle perfect so I bolted it to the inside of the head light housing
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #281 on: October 29, 2016, 12:47:12 PM »
Luigi passed his MOT  :wave  so I'm good for a years worth of shows  :D
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #282 on: October 29, 2016, 12:54:11 PM »
Great news, didn't doubt it passing, best 126 around.

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Re: luigi II
« Reply #283 on: October 29, 2016, 03:16:13 PM »
There were a few advisories though - front kingpin had some slight play in it and one of the rear brake pipes is rubbing slightly on the bodywork. Not too bad really and could have been worse
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Re: luigi II
« Reply #284 on: October 29, 2016, 08:13:23 PM »
Great News mate, Well Done :good:
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