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post #1 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-07-2018, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Building a "gentleman's racer"...... Using a '69 1750 as a starting point (1st car I ever had back in 1980!).....Previous owners made it into a a weekend warrior but I think this 50 year old beauty needs to have some of its "evocation" back. So taking it forwards in resto-mod mode is the goal as I'll never be able to get it back to original. There are just too many parts missing.....so might as well make it better than it was and fit for the 21st century......This winter I am getting the outside refreshed to look the part and will also be making the interior a little more hospitable for great trips. Then drive the pants off it this year and figure out what needs to be done next!

Just painted the front and added the Cibies on alfaholics (modified) front bar and added the LED delta front headlamps. Fiat 500E front indicators. Jut waiting for the "hour-glasses"
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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 07:37 AM
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Turn Signals?

Looks good. Where did those front turn signals come from? I'm considering running without a bumper and like the way those look.
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post #4 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 06:02 PM
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Looks good. Where did those front turn signals come from? I'm considering running without a bumper and like the way those look.
I don't know how available the FIAT lens are but I've used these: https://www.minimania.com/part/TURNS...-Lamp-Assembly

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Quality is OK, typical aftermarket. comes in clear and amber

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I don't know how available the FIAT lens are but I've used these: https://www.minimania.com/part/TURNS...-Lamp-Assembly


Quality is OK, typical aftermarket. comes in clear and amber
Thanks, those look very familiar from my days working on Triumphs! TR2 thru 4 used variations on the same design (maybe even the exact same part).
Not sure about the OP's FIAT 500e reference. I actually have one of those sitting in my driveway and the turn signals look nothing like that. Maybe they are from the original FIAT 500 rather than the current model?
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the lights where from Autobella in the UK.Says they are form a Fiat 500D?!?!?

https://picclick.co.uk/2-x-CLASSIC-F...217361058.html

What was important about these light fitment is that the front of the Alfa has an old bumper (fender) hole that I had to enlarged to fit these lights into and it is a complex curve. Therefore you cannot put just a flat backed light (like that of an old mini) otherwise they'll look like a pair of old droopy nipples on the front of your car!! :-) Following the contours of the car with the aluminum light assembly means the lights point straight ahead once the lenses are fitted........making for a perkier front end!

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Thanks Steve, it's all making sense now. The 500D would be the early 60s version of that car--it doesn't have much in common with my 2014 all electric FIAT!

Also, good tips on the angle of the lights. I definitely wouldn't want the saggy look.

Great looking car, best of luck with it!
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The outside headlights look to have a yellow trim, or ???????

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yep. they have a LED Halo. Delta lights......

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Horrors unveiled!

So decided to go for it! Completely rewire, pretty up the engine bay and have the motor checked out by a pro! Got the engine out with my buddy..... what did I find......Horror conversion from floor pedals to hanging pedals by previous owners!!!! Pedal box seems to be a late GTV.....but the bulkhead has been butchered! Ideas?!?!?!

Also......the whole exhaust was one piece! Front to back, completely welded together....not joints!!!! Weber 45's were fitted on a 1750. At least the rubber mounts where the correct diameter but then the inlet manifold was back to 40mm!!!!!

Jeez, what are these people thinking!
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Could I suggest that you just upload the jpg pictures directly and dump the pdfs ... make our lives so much easier.

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Subscribed.......... Lots of work but not full of rust at least.

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Would love to but the tiny size limit of the forum means its very difficult to upload a JPEG straight from your phone!?!? LMK how you guys do it?

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Would love to but the tiny size limit of the forum means its very difficult to upload a JPEG straight from your phone!?!? LMK how you guys do it?
I use a computer to resize them. The size limit is not tiny though. Maybe you can adjust your phones camera settings? And yes my phone takes photos wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to big too, but I find using this site on my phone very frustrating!

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