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beek
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:19 pm

Thank you for the kind remarks! I haven't kept track of the time spent but amazingly enough it is not a ridiculous amount. You have to remember I know these cars inside and out. I did own a FIat repair shop for 20 years. Having said that I totally enjoy what I am doing. I am so glad that others are getting something out of it as well.

Today i got the POR15 on the bottom side and fabricated a heat shield for the down pipe .

sorry the picture quality is not real good, I guess even iphones have bad days
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2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:07 pm

there was a small hole in the pass side frame rail, it was caused by the prior owner welding an exhaust brace to it. The brace pulled out a chunk of metal weakened by the weld. No rust. So I repaired that and sealed it.

Today I put on WURTH grey rubber stone guard on the bottom of the car.
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2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:11 pm

installed the fuel lines and the compensator today. Didnt have alot of time to work
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2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:10 pm

painted the rear wheel wells and reinstalled the rear end
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2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by ST3Racer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:42 pm

Randy,
Fabulous work on this restoration. I like that you are also adding some modifications for performance and handling that will make this a great driver for the 21st century. My resto/mod on my '74 Spider was revised after completion to include the Whoa Wilwood Brakes, the later larger brake Master/Bellows set, all new lines (compensator omit), a 3.90:1 rear diff, and gear reduction starter, among many other things. I am another follower on this thread.
Looking for ward to seeing this one on the road!
Bill McMahan
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'69 124 Spider 2L Volumex NASA ST3 Racecar
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:19 am

ST3Racer wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:42 pm
Randy,
Fabulous work on this restoration. I like that you are also adding some modifications for performance and handling that will make this a great driver for the 21st century. My resto/mod on my '74 Spider was revised after completion to include the Whoa Wilwood Brakes, the later larger brake Master/Bellows set, all new lines (compensator omit), a 3.90:1 rear diff, and gear reduction starter, among many other things. I am another follower on this thread.
Looking for ward to seeing this one on the road!
thanks for the complements, I want to be able to have fun and at least see the hondas that are blowing me away at every light. LOL I am also building a scorpion. It is on hold until this is finished. I hope to have this ready for the freak out
2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:34 pm

took the car further apart for paint. I was surprised by a new rust spot. I have never seen a spider rust here. So I have already started the repair. I wanted a new windshield. The only way I would have discovered this..
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2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:26 pm

today I finished the windshield base rust repair and scraped all the tar from the area under the rear seat. Applied por15 to the back area and the windshield base area. No places for any more surprises i hope!
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2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:24 pm

started the body work today
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2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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Re: 75 spider build

Post by beek » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:34 pm

body work days 2 and 3
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2018 Abarth Spider, Daily
2016 500X wifes daily
2014 500L daughters daily
1982 Zagato (+2 parts cars)
1978 Spider Sons daily
1975 Spider Restored
(5) 1976 Lancia Scorpions, 3 that are being worked on to drive
(5) spider parts cars.
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