My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

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RRoller123
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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby RRoller123 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:11 am

That car will be an award winner!
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling "resto")
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Broadsword
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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby Broadsword » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:03 pm

RRoller123 wrote:That car will be an award winner!


I agree; Motorclassica in Melbourne this October.
The final results of your restoration are spectacular, as too the progress posts showing the process and techniques.

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby vandor » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:55 pm

Looks amazing!
Csaba
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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby njoconnor » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:11 pm

Excellent taste in wheels, Mick! And....echoing everyone else....just awesome work!

Neil
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Madison, WI
72 FIAT 124 Spider
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and a host of Audi's, Saabs, VW's, MOPAR's, Fords, and a Bimmer....

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby Mick124 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:50 am

njoconnor wrote:Excellent taste in wheels, Mick! And....echoing everyone else....just awesome work!

Neil


Thanks guys!

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby Mick124 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:14 pm

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby Mick124 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:43 pm

Interior all done.

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Now final prep for safety certificate and Rego.

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DRUMMOND
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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby DRUMMOND » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:45 pm

Looks Beautiful Mick124!!

Thanks for sharing the journey. An inspiration to us all !!

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby Mick124 » Fri May 26, 2017 4:54 am

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby Jimb » Fri May 26, 2017 10:58 am

Beautiful. But will you drive it?

Jim

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby nelsonj » Fri May 26, 2017 11:42 am

Great pics. I love the "from above" and the red interior looks great against the black. This combo really works well.

Have you show the car since the earlier posts? Also, have you had a chance to put some miles, errr, kilometers on it?

Just wonderful.

Do you have a boot? I don't know if they can be sourced as new anymore? My interior place made mine but it needs to be refreshed, (in white!)
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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby Mick124 » Fri May 26, 2017 8:56 pm

I have driven the car over 500km since completion in April. Car has been presented in two shows and have been awarded best in class on both occasions.

I try to drive the car every weekend as I work interstate.

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby nelsonj » Fri May 26, 2017 11:04 pm

Outstanding - I remember reading that you were "applying" or something (invitation only?) for the second show, but fantastic that you won your class (1960-1979). I wasn't sure if you would go for a red or a black boot. I thought a black boot might be available for purchase. And I just noticed your engine compartment has a built in light! LOL.

Let's see 500km is (500/1.6) = 321 miles or so. That's about two weekends of driving for me - I get worn out much after 125 miles.

Keep posting pics! Especially with the beautiful Ozzy coast as a backdrop.

Peace.
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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby Mick124 » Mon May 29, 2017 7:04 pm

nelsonj wrote:Outstanding - I remember reading that you were "applying" or something (invitation only?) for the second show, but fantastic that you won your class (1960-1979). I wasn't sure if you would go for a red or a black boot. I thought a black boot might be available for purchase. And I just noticed your engine compartment has a built in light! LOL.

Let's see 500km is (500/1.6) = 321 miles or so. That's about two weekends of driving for me - I get worn out much after 125 miles.

Keep posting pics! Especially with the beautiful Ozzy coast as a backdrop.

Peace.
Out.


Thanks Nelsonj, Engine lights are factory correct and fitted to all early model spiders. Not sure on the later versions.

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Re: My 1967 Fiat 124 Spider Restoration Journey

Postby geert » Tue May 30, 2017 7:40 pm

very, very impressive !
in work and in result .

in the most difficult color.

encouraging for anybody on the ( long) road of restauration.

geert.


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