1980 spider Restoration phase 2

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DRUMMOND
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Your car is a: Fiat Spyder 2000 1980 Pininfarina

Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:45 pm

Remote trunk release install beginning photos
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RRoller123
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Your car is a: 1980 FI SPIDER 2000
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby RRoller123 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:27 am

Damn that is nice, can you give details of the part numbers, where purchased, etc? I have wanted to put one of these in for a long time.
'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

DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:06 pm

Hi RRoller123

Amazon $14.99

Directed Electronics
Install Essentials 524N High Power Door Lock Motor

Then you just have to decide how you want to trigger it. I am using a key fob with receiving relay

ORFORD2004
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Your car is a: 1983 PININFARINA
Location: Sherbrooke, Qc, Canada

Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby ORFORD2004 » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:05 pm


DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:39 pm

More of install for remote doors and trunk
Auxiliary external charge pins
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Remote relay box, Master fuse box for minor fuse box and amp. Ground bar for rear lights, trunk light, Fuel pump and Feed for relay's
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DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:37 pm

Amp and Speaker wire installed
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New top installed and relaxing.
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Next up Windshield and frame install

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RRoller123
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby RRoller123 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:52 am

Really nice work!
'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

RKSutterMN
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby RKSutterMN » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:42 am

Now that is what I call inspiring. I'm about to undertake a similar resto of a 1980. Looking at your work is really helpful to my plans. Thank you for sharing!
Ryan
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Spiders:
'78 Fiat Spider 1800 (donor to the resto)
'80 Fiat Spider 2000 (resto project)
Others:
'69 Triumph Spitfire Mk3
'08 Ford F-350
'09 VW Tiguan
'13 Mazda 3

DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:08 am

Thanks guys for your nice comments!! I put these photos up here so they can be shared and inspire other people to keep these beautiful cars on the road.
Installed windscreen, convertible top, side sills and trim, wiper motor & cowl.
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Up next is exhaust, dash & steering.
Hoping to be on the road by late spring :)

ScoopMan
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Your car is a: 1971 Sport Spider and 1979 Spider 2000
Location: Fairfield, CT

Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby ScoopMan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:38 pm

Wow Drummond.... I am beyond impressed with the quality of your work and your dedication! :D

I am in the middle of replacing the rotted passenger side frame rail on my 1971. Pulled the engine, dropped the suspension, cleaned it up, and got the rusty old one off (no way am I doing it your style and trying to save it) and am down to the fender metal. It is quite intact but there is considerable thinning from rust in some areas so I will need to reinforce it with some new 16 gauge before I weld on the new frame rail fab. Just wondering how you pre-treat hidden areas for corrosion protection before you weld. POR15 all over, or just away from weld zones? Have you used weld-through primer? Are you using MIG or flux core? What amps and wire size and speed do you use? Wondering how you like the Eastwood paint also, as I will need to paint the engine bay afterwards, and debating whether to get spraying equipment or do it ghetto style with a rattle can.

I am having my 1608 rebuilt with NOS Euro OEM 9.8 pistons and hotter cams later this winter, and will install a new diff in the axle, replace suspension componects front and rear. I will open up the trans and replace seals at the minimum, more if necessary. New clutch too. No way am I bringing it to your lofty level of perfection though. I am not worthy... :oops:

DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:04 am

Hi Scoopman

thank you for your kind compliments!

Welding info is on page 2. Wire gauge is 30-35 mig. I don't pre treat the area, I treat it afterwards with internal frame coating from Eastwood
on the areas I cannot get to. I use por 15 and then an etch primer, Seam sealer, primer final coat then clear coat on the metal I can.
You can use a rattle can and still get a fair job done. better with a proper spray gun.
Eastwood paint seems pretty good will not know how well it lasts until a few years have passed. I used a two stage paint, details are in this post page 6 I think

good luck on your project, I am sure your standard is pretty high!

DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:05 pm

Trunk Lid attached. also finishing trim pieces for interior which will be installed soon!
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