1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

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royn
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Your car is a: 1982 Spider 2000
Location: 2864 Fall, Norway

Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby royn » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:11 pm

SoFlaFiat

My goal is to try to get the job as good as I possible can myself. Spending time in the garage is my way of relaxing from everyday life.

I started welding in the side markers and the holes for the mirror. I used some welding supports.

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My old faithful Esab Miggy let me down. I could probably have it repaired, i will look into it later on.

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I looked around for a new welder and ended up buying a good used on, its a Kempi welder. It sat me back quite a while trying to find one, but I am happy i did.

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I have finished the details on the front inner fender and supports and I am now in the process of fitting the fender. This is quite a challenge to me, but I am trying my best.

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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby RRoller123 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:04 pm

Really nice work!!
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling "resto")
'74 X1/9 (many years ago)
'79 X1/9 (fewer years ago)
'86 Jaguar XJ6 (2nd Hobby Car)
2011 Chevy Malibu (daily driver)
2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Ext Cab 4WD/SB
2015 Keystone Montana High Country 343RL

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royn
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby royn » Sat May 07, 2016 4:41 am

Thanks for your nice comments RRoller123 !

I am still not finished welding. Sometimes its good to leave the garage and yesterday was a long drive back to the upholstery shop. I was very excited to see the final results. I have only seen the color i picked in a small color chart.

I must say i am very happy with the result. This upholstery guy have done an excellent job !! It gives me great motivation to speed up the rest of the work :D

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AriK
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby AriK » Sat May 07, 2016 9:31 am

Stunning!

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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby joelittel » Sat May 07, 2016 11:16 am

Great color

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Odoyle
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby Odoyle » Sat May 07, 2016 1:09 pm

Very inspiring, I like your euro side-marker conversion, it really does change the attitude of the front end. :D

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royn
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby royn » Sun May 08, 2016 3:53 pm

Thanks guys for your nice comments !

Finally the front end coming together. Due to previous damage, the hood has been shaved a little to make it fit. I try to weld in some spots to adjust for it. There are a lot of pieces that needs to be welded and adjusted. Very time consuming for an amateur afraid not doing it right.

This is how its looks so far.

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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby SoFlaFiat » Tue May 10, 2016 9:31 pm

Wow!!
Body work coming along beautifully and the interior bits look amazing!!
Well done!!
1971 124BS1 with 1608, since October 2014
1977 124CS1 with 1800, since June 1993
1981 124CS0 with built 2 liter under construction since April 2013...
Here is the link to my build blog:
http://www.miscuglio777881.com

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royn
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby royn » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:05 pm

Hello Spider friends,

Just wanted to say hello again, I am still alive :D It`s been way..... to long since I had the time and opportunity to work on my Spider !!

I also see that a lot of pictures on the forum are gone (photobucket ). I have uploaded some old pictures to Imgur and I post as a memory. Hopefully I can come up with a lot of new pictures as work move forwards !

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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby Odoyle » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:39 pm

You are doing a fantastic job! Fender replacement looks well executed. Your interior work is gorgeous too. I assume you used a vinly interior paint to paint the dash and similar trim. I am restoring my 77 in a similar fashion, with respect to the turn signal delete and tan interior. What final color are you thinking on painting it?

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royn
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby royn » Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:47 pm

Thanks for your comments. All the interior work is done by a professional upholstery shop and its very nice ! Everything is covered
in leather.
Next I will start to make some brackets for the euro bumpers and weld in the holes. I have not figured out what kind of turn signal to use in the front.
Final color is going to be red, I think !
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby royn » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:09 am

I finally finished making the brackets to fit Harrington front bumper. My goal was to be able to see the grill and the stainless steel frame, when bumper mounted. I had to cut some metal, to be able to make the bumper fit.

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I made the brackets from some solid steel, with holes big enough to make final adjustments.

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Ups ! forgot to take picture with the bumper mounted. Coming next time.
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby royn » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:19 am

Primed and ready for some paint.

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I finally decided to go for acrylic paint and the color is Rosso Corsa !

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I painted the engine bay and luggage compartment in my garage.

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Your car is a: 1982 Spider 2000
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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby royn » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:48 am

I have the gearbox ready and next step is to reinstall engine and gearbox. I just wonder if its smart to do this by rising the car and install
the engine/gearbox and crossmenber in one operation and drop the car down ?

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This winter we have more snow than I can remember and shuffling snow has stolen a lot of my time :D

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Re: 1982 Fiat Spider 2000 restoration project

Postby RRoller123 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:41 am

Really nice work! When does that snow usually melt away? Here in New England, our car season starts around mid-April.
'80 FI Spider 2000 (rolling "resto")
'74 X1/9 (many years ago)
'79 X1/9 (fewer years ago)
'86 Jaguar XJ6 (2nd Hobby Car)
2011 Chevy Malibu (daily driver)
2010 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Ext Cab 4WD/SB
2015 Keystone Montana High Country 343RL


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