TORRINO

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Re: TORRINO

Post by Special » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:18 pm

Few parts arrived : headlight rings , turn signals , early overriders , bumper brackets , badge.
I wanted to order a new bumper too , but I could not find it for less than $200.
Then I remembered about my Carello foglights laying in my garage for years.
I tried them on and they fit almost perfect into the bumper cavities.
I am happy with this look , in my opinion car looks much better now.

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'74 124 Special TC
West Hills , CA
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Re: TORRINO

Post by cgranju » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:35 pm

Are those the bumper mounted signals mounted where the blanking plates in the fenders were ?
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Post by Special » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:38 am

No , bumper signals don't fit.
These are the original euro lights , designed to fit into these openings.

https://www.ebay.it/itm/FIAT-124-BN-FAM ... XQoiJRf7r3

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Post by Special » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:05 pm

I used to have these wheels on my sedan and I loved them.
But I was stupid enough to sell them long time ago.
And almost immediately I regretted that decision.
Later on I found another set in a pretty bad shape.
Well , after a few weeks of manual labor I brought them to useful condition.

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Post by friedman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:25 am

Where did you get the lug nuts?
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Post by Special » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:57 pm

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'74 124 Special TC
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Re: TORRINO

Post by Special » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:37 am

I attached the wheels , rolled the car out of the garage and rolled it back in immediately.
Looks like a Jeep Cherokee.
Horrible !

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Next morning I performed plastic sergery .

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Much better now .

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Also I installed normal real lights and the license plate illumination.

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Re: TORRINO

Post by miker » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 am

I don't think I have ever seen a project Fiat that was as well done AND well documented as yours is. What a treat for all of us with lesser skills, discipline and the willingness to take time for proper photos.
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Previously owned:
2012 Fiat 500 Prima Edizione #236 (now owned by my son David)
'86 Bertone X1/9
'81 Fiat Spider 2000 #236
'78 Fiat 131 four door
'76 Fiat 128 4 door
'74 Fiat 128 4 door
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Re: TORRINO

Post by atruscott » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:17 pm

In other Wagon action..... closed up all the rear holes on the trunk from the 74..... intending to have just a pair of bolt lights illuminating the license plate, and just the model emblem on the right.
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Re: TORRINO

Post by Special » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:37 pm

miker wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:36 am
I don't think I have ever seen a project Fiat that was as well done AND well documented as yours is. What a treat for all of us with lesser skills, discipline and the willingness to take time for proper photos.
Thank you Mike.
I am lazy too . I almost don't take any pictures of the process itself , just the end results.
I also wish I'd know how to take and edit videos and put them on YouTube.
That could be interesting for some people I guess.
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