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That 1500 FIAT is as nice as they get. I have never seen one restored to this standard, a real labor of love as the money can't be recovered, someone
should get a real bargain!!
 

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Why does the name Martin Swig sound familiar? Does he write for Autoweek or Sports Car Market?
 

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Very interesting story about an interesting guy! If I hadn't just bought a Fiat Spider, I would surely have bought his.

BTW, what's a "Datum"?
 

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Ed:

Got my taillight lens today for the Fulvia from a guy who advertises Fulvia parts, and he's located in Beirut!

Still waiting on my front valance panel, though, from the Netherlands. Grrr..you would think things would travel through the networks faster from Europe than the Middle East...
 

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Kraig, it could just be that the valence requires an oversize package, while the lens is fairly small. Or it could simply have been caught in a game of DHS Roulette; lot's of things are getting delayed these days as the feds try to protect us from rogue Lancia spares...
 

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Ed:

Still waiting on my front valance panel, though, from the Netherlands. Grrr..you would think things would travel through the networks faster from Europe than the Middle East...
I ordered floor panels from Wil on 9/8, and they arrived this afternoon. Just a point of reference ...

Peter
 

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Mainland Europe goes on holiday "en masse" for the last three weeks of August, so nothing will have been processed until at least the first week of September. File away and remember for next time:)
 

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Good tip, Neil. In this case, though, Kraig would have ordered it some time in early September, as I didn't send him the link to Wil's site until the first of September.

But speaking of getting Fulvias back together, when's the next update on your resto? (For those reading this thread who don't know, Neil is doing a fantastic total restoration of his Fulvia Fanalone 'lusso'; the blog link is in his signature.)
 

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Sweet looking car, Neil. How did you get so much info as far as build date and first registration? I don't even know what year my car is!
 

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I got the original documents with the car. I could not get anything from the various Italian organisations that say they can help - so I gave up with that route.
 

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Ed,
I have put some more photo's up, but it is only door bits and a few of my brothers shell. Passenger door is almost finished - but until I can sort the minor instrument face out I'm a bit stuck with the interior. May be start on the brake and fuel pipes, but I need to raise the car, and we are having a new roof put on the house and and and ............... ! So slow progress at the moment.
Neil
 

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Neil,
All progress is good--fast or slow. In any case, you're at the stage where it takes a lot of work to achieve any visible results--hours of work on door innards that no one will ever see (they do look great in the photos though, and they should really work well now).

And I certainly understand distractions. Keep up the good work.

Cheers, Ed
 

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Hello neil

Ed,
I have put some more photo's up, but it is only door bits and a few of my brothers shell. Passenger door is almost finished - but until I can sort the minor instrument face out I'm a bit stuck with the interior. May be start on the brake and fuel pipes, but I need to raise the car, and we are having a new roof put on the house and and and ............... ! So slow progress at the moment.
Neil
Hello neil thanks alot for last time you send me your fanalone pictures. adan
 
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