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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Modify a Fiat 500 sunroof to fit a 126
« Last post by andyzeetec on September 10, 2021, 08:26:05 pm »
Great job  :good:
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Modify a Fiat 500 sunroof to fit a 126
« Last post by Bar Vitelli on September 09, 2021, 08:36:49 pm »
Stunning work, John, I’m looking forward to seeing this done!
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Modify a Fiat 500 sunroof to fit a 126
« Last post by Minijohn on September 09, 2021, 06:47:14 pm »
I’ve now welded in the roof frame/strengthener and sorted the catch, which closes with a nice ‘spring’ action.
The hinged frame didn’t line up too well with the front of the roof - so I’ve cut a notch in the side arms and bent them to improve the fit. I’ll weld those up after I’ve tried the roof with the fabric fitted.








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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Modify a Fiat 500 sunroof to fit a 126
« Last post by Minijohn on September 07, 2021, 10:09:02 pm »
That’s excellent , you’ve also answered another query regarding the catch - thanks.
I’ve almost finished the roof strengthener/sunroof frame which will be welded in once I’ve worked out the front frame hinge fixings
The lip will be 10mm tall.

This actually far more work than I expected. A few years ago I had a Citroen CX with a rusty sunroof. I grafted on to it a big section of roof ( with sunroof) off a Land Rover Discovery - that was much easier!




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For Sale: / Re: Engine parts
« Last post by Piotross on September 07, 2021, 08:41:12 pm »
1x clutch / thrust plate Valeo Brevet is sold
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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Modify a Fiat 500 sunroof to fit a 126
« Last post by Bar Vitelli on September 07, 2021, 07:55:40 pm »




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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Modify a Fiat 500 sunroof to fit a 126
« Last post by Bar Vitelli on September 07, 2021, 07:54:51 pm »
More pictures which hopefully help…



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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Modify a Fiat 500 sunroof to fit a 126
« Last post by Minijohn on September 05, 2021, 02:57:40 pm »
Bar Vitelli
That's great, thanks for the replies and photos.
Here's a few photos of where I'm up to making roof strengthening from 20mmx20mm box section.

John






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Fiat 126 Mechanical Problem Solving / Re: Modify a Fiat 500 sunroof to fit a 126
« Last post by Bar Vitelli on September 05, 2021, 09:24:08 am »
A couple of pictures of the sunroof aperture which may help…





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Fiat 126 Chat / Re: Help needed Glasgow Area
« Last post by Bar Vitelli on September 05, 2021, 09:12:57 am »
Pictures would be interesting, surely it will just push out of the garage, if not it should do once the brakes have been freed up. My advice would be to recommission it mechanically and then enjoy it for a bit before deciding whether to posh up the bodywork.  They are a lot more fun in their unrestored state, once you spend too much money on them they become a constant worry bead!
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