Monday, September 15, 2008

Another view of the modification


Here is what they look like on. The bumpers are mounted on a spare piece of tubing that fits into the existing bumper hole. I drilled a hole that matched the diameter of the tube into the bumper and glued it on. Dad thinks the glue won't hold so we may cross drill it with some screws. The fit is a little gap-ish, it's really hard to match the curve of the fender and it took a lot of sanding and checking. I'm going to fill in the gap between the body and bumperettes with some black caulk and then paint the whole thing black because the finish on the bumpers is a little worn. Next week the back bumpers which should be waaay easier than the fronts.


This Sunday we got around to putting the "Abarth" bumperetts on the Fiat. These were $14 off a Triumph Spitfire that was in the local pick n' pull. The one on the left has already been trimmed to fit the car using a razor blade and disc sander.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fiat work

After sorting out all the business with the Triumph, clean and coat the gas tank, rebuild the carb, yank some spare parts off the TR7 in the junkyard and some autocross testing the car runs like a top. What to work on until Thunderhill? My Fiat of course. I'm going for the Abarth look without the $$$. The solution was to yank the bumpers off, cut the springs, pick a set of turn signals off a '82? BMW 633csi and cut some bumper overriders off a Spitfire from our local pick and pull. The turn signals are a nice fit considering the holes are a curved parallelogram, I will post an update once the bumperettes are on. I had to drill the lenses on from the front but it doesn't bother me too much.