1980 spider Restoration phase 2

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spider2081
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby spider2081 » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:40 pm

Really a great job. I love watching your progress and dedication to the car.

DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:53 pm

Hi RRoller123

They are the original clamps.

Thanks all for the nice compliments!

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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:01 pm

Steering Dampener Rehab
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All cleaned up with new fluid will see how long it stays inside :D
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DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:15 pm

Front Suspension Rehab
Rotted bushings, dry ball joints the whole shebang.
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All Cleaned up and renewed! Looks Great when clean!!
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DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:30 pm

Inside panels painted, only the outside panels of the doors, trunk and hood left to finish.
Now the fun starts! putting her back together!
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AriK
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby AriK » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:23 am

Love seeing your progress. Your pics are very inspiring. Keep up the good work.

klweimer
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby klweimer » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:07 am

Quite the labor of love. I'm still waiting for you to tell me when I can bring my spider over for you to do all the body work!!!
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Nanonevol
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Your car is a: 1977 Fiat 124 Spider
Location: Medway, Massachusetts

Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby Nanonevol » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:41 am

Really enjoying this with all the photos and especially with your willingness to salvage and rebuild old parts rather than just replace with new. Very admirable and something the world needs more of.
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stpher
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby stpher » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:04 pm

I really like this color. What is it? What brand of painting products did you use?

Thanks, Rick

DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:11 pm

Arik
Thanks for the kind words I am now at the stage of putting everything back together.

Klwiemer

That's just wishful thinking :D

Nanonevol

I hate waste! If you can rebuild it why not? Plus its educational & Fun, one way or the other :D

Stpher

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This is the actual color in sunlight, Just the base coat
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This is as close to the color that I can get in florescent light with the clear-coat on
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fiat218
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby fiat218 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:03 am

Nice color
Jim
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RRoller123
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby RRoller123 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:54 am

+1 on the color and the work, absolutely beautiful!
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Jimb
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby Jimb » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:57 am

The colour changes in different pics.
Jim

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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby AriK » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:25 pm

Good move by thinking ahead and re-inforcing the frame rail. That's a known weak spot for cracks to develop. Is that something you repaired or was it gifted to you that way?
I could not help but notice that the drivers side may have taken a hit at one point. The area above the shock tower indicates a bit of imperfection. It may or may not affect some tire wear.

DRUMMOND
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Re: 1980 spider Restoration phase 2

Postby DRUMMOND » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:39 pm

Hi Arik

The only thing gifted to me was the rust and a few front dents! The car had a minor fender bender on the top half of the drivers side. Crushed the front top of the fender by the hood and headlight nacelle. it had previously been poorly repaired. I noticed it before I rescued the car from going to the scrapyard. The bottom half seemed to be ok as measured briefly center axle to center axle fore and aft, of course this will be different when put back together as all the ball joints and rubbers in the suspension was shot. Both lower frame rails were intact with no damage other than the cracks and rust penetration by the cross member, This I repaired and reinforced the same way they did the rally cars. this locates the cross member securely even if the bolts loosen slightly, (Which I believe is how the frame rails get stress cracks from) You will be able to hear the click clack as the brakes are put on and off. All this is in photographs posted past.

Jim

I take the photos with a Iphone 6, sometimes they right color comes out sometimes it looks grey. I just put it down to the fact that some photos are taken in the day and some at night with the florescent lights in the garage

RRoller
Fiat128

Yes, it is a beautiful color. Thank You!


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