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by friedman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: I'm sure the modifications can be reversed....
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: I'm sure the modifications can be reversed....

Luggage racks are meant for the roof of 128 wagons.
by friedman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 2019 the last year for the Fiat 500 in the U.S.
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: 2019 the last year for the Fiat 500 in the U.S.

There is something about SUVs that thrills folks. Even the ads on TV show people driving off road to a lake or up a mountain when in reality they are just going to use it to go to the food store. I remember back when minivans were the rage and the Isuzu Trooper II showed up on the scene and took the...
by friedman
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: Fatrat...or how to have fun with a cheap X
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Fatrat...or how to have fun with a cheap X

Cooling system: As many X owners know, the long metal pipes that transfer coolant from the motor to the front mounted radiator are prone to rusting out. The pipes are housed in a longitudinal "box" on the underside of the floor. My pipes were shot and I had a set of aftermarket stainless steel pipes...
by friedman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: I'm sure the modifications can be reversed....
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: I'm sure the modifications can be reversed....

The wing/fin can be removed (but will have to deal with attachment holes) and the nice wheels can be painted so maybe it's a nice car with a bit of work....just the kind of thing Brad likes. I think Brad's post was to chase folks away so he can negotiate a special price for himself. No worse than bu...
by friedman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 2019 the last year for the Fiat 500 in the U.S.
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: 2019 the last year for the Fiat 500 in the U.S.

Hyundai/ Kia seemed to have figured out marketing, starting from nothing and now a major player with excellent products.
It's hard to figure out why Mini is such a strong seller and Fiat 500 is not.
by friedman
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: 2019 the last year for the Fiat 500 in the U.S.
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: 2019 the last year for the Fiat 500 in the U.S.

Why is it corporations can't make solid decisions? Clearly a Fiat dealership cannot be sustained by selling little SUVs no one knows about and nice sports cars that very few folks would buy. The hand writing on the wall (where did that phrase come from?) indicates you just close up shop and make you...
by friedman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Taking glass out of door mirror?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Taking glass out of door mirror?

I thought about that and being the impatient guy I am I decided not to since I have no plans to ever take it apart. This for a car that won't be on the road till maybe spring of next year.
by friedman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Taking glass out of door mirror?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Taking glass out of door mirror?

IMG_1151[2].JPG Tue enough, the glass is held against the plastic insert and mirror body lip by a spring. I pushed in the lens and was able to carefully and easily remove the plastic ring and then with a bit of fiddling get the lens out. With more fiddling and holding five pieces in place at one ti...
by friedman
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 78 spider for sale - with stuff!; cheap
Replies: 10
Views: 2399

Re: 78 spider for sale - with stuff!; cheap

You may just have to offer to give it away. A scrap yard is not going to offer much money, not much metal in them.
by friedman
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Taking glass out of door mirror?
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Taking glass out of door mirror?

I took apart the stock mirror on my 75 spider door to clean it thinking the nut in the mirror body was a captive nut.
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The nut in the mirror housing is not captive. How do I remove the mirror from the housing to get access to the nut without breaking the mirror glass?