Hello from Southwest MI

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Hello from Southwest MI

Postby Newt75 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 pm

Hi all, Newton here from Southwest MI. Bought my 1975 Fiat 124 Spider in Grand Rapids last year. Finally got her running (enough) and to a show about a month ago to take second place in the 'Foreign' category. I've been lurking on the forum for about a year and have learned quite a bit from everyone's stories, though I still consider myself new to the realm of fine Italian engineering. I still have a bit of work to do on her here and there, rust repair, interior carpet, new top, and a better carburetor are at the top of my list currently.
Looking forward to officially being a part of the forum!


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Your car is a: 1978 Fiat 124 Spider

Re: Hello from Southwest MI

Postby KWW124 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:56 pm

Welcome from SoCal...

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Your car is a: 1982 Spider 2000

Re: Hello from Southwest MI

Postby aevansgatech » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:23 pm

Welcome, and be sure to track down our friends in the Fiat Club America - Western Michigan chapter if you are interested in enthusiast events.

I'm on the East side of MI
1979 Spider 2000 (gone)
1984 Pininfarina Azzurra (for sale)
1982 Spider 2000 (here to stay)

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Re: Hello from Southwest MI

Postby RRoller123 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:44 pm

Welcome aboard!
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling "resto")
'74 X1/9 (many years ago)
'79 X1/9 (fewer years ago)
'86 Jaguar XJ6 (2nd Hobby Car)
2011 Chevy Malibu (daily driver)
2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Ext Cab 4WD/SB
2015 Keystone Montana High Country 343RL

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Your car is a: 1977 Fiat 124 Spider
Location: Medway, Massachusetts

Re: Hello from Southwest MI

Postby Nanonevol » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:37 pm

Welcome! We love photos!
I'm using Imgur for my photos. They are a free site and fairly easy to use. You have to open an account with them of course with log on and password.
Then upload your photo to Imgur by clicking on "new post" and then drag and drop or browse for your photo.
Then there are several ways to link your photo in Imgur. I click on "copy" next to the one called "BBCode" for message boards and forums. Then here on FiatSpider.com I simply right click paste my photo into my message. No need to use the "Img" button and try to paste it exactly in between as the Imgur copy has them already.
You can also size the photo in Imgur. Under the links buttons there is a place to select size as in "original, small square, big square, small thumbnail, medium thumbnail, large thumbnail, and huge thumbnail.
Good luck!
1977 Fiat Spider
1985 Jaguar XJ6
1967 Triumph Bonneville (hard-tail chopper)
1966 BSA Lightning

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Re: Hello from Southwest MI

Postby Budduncan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:16 pm

Welcome from soggy Seattle. In light of our big rain arriving today and tonight, my 71 remains snugly in the garage. This forum is great as there are so many helpful members. Toss out a problem and you will get advice generally the same day. Everyone is so helpful. Good luck. Bud

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Re: Hello from Southwest MI

Postby Kay » Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:48 pm

Hello, I live in Mpls Mn & am the original owner of a 82 Pininfarina Spider purchased at the auto show, Mpls convention center. ( floor model)
The last of the ones imported to the US. Would love to get a group of fellow enthusiasts together for a group drive. Kay

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Re: Hello from Southwest MI

Postby sonosml » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:33 pm

Be sure to join the fiat club America and partner up with the west MI chapter. Lots of great folks there. Also Kay from MN you should have joined us in Dodgeville WI at the beginning of the month. We had 40 people, 23 cars from 6 states at F.U.N. aka FIATs Up North.

Btw there is interest in starting a MN chapter in FCA. I encourage you to join and be part of the movement.

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