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Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) #1414647
06/03/2013 18:44
06/03/2013 18:44

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This is going to be a picture heavy thread to see if I can save a £350.00 20 Valve turbo on a 98 plate. I purchased it undecided as to what I was going to do with it, but I am going to try and save it. Just to make it clear I am no mechanic and while I appreciate the work, and envy the cars of these perfect restorations I have neither the skill, time or money to accomplish these amazing results. I am going to try and end up with a mechanically sound coupe that looks nice and makes me happy. Cheers for looking and for any information and help provided.

Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1415167
09/03/2013 09:14
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Some photo's of her as she came to me..
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And a link to full size photo's.

http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/Fiat%20Coupe%20Restoration


I am sure Perf won't mind so here is the link to the photo's I was sent before collecting her.

http://imgur.com/a/kRwxV






Last edited by coops; 09/03/2013 09:18.
Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1415338
10/03/2013 09:17
10/03/2013 09:17

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So far
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Tracking is a bit out

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o769...zpse8de9be2.jpg
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Started looking for rust


http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o769...zps29827f8a.jpg
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Found It
http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o769...zpsadd42879.jpg

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And some more
http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o769...zpsed8d3e4c.jpg
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Got the rear linings off

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o769...zpsa8a6c496.jpg

Not as bad as I thought it was going to be..

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o769...zpsccb82c1a.jpg

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o769...zps5873eca4.jpg

Corrosion on drivers front seems to be the worst. Everything looks untouched from day 1. click to enlarge

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o769...zpsa694f610.jpg

Whole album

http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/First%20parts%20off

I have since taken off the front bumper ( A surprisingly shi*** job as all screws, bolts, fittings were either putting up an incredible fight or destroying themselves. I forgot to bring the camera for this but did get a couple of shots on my wife's phone.

More to follow

Last edited by coops; 10/03/2013 09:23.
Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1415615
12/03/2013 08:43
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Some pictures of below the front bumper. From a phone so quality not that good..

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When I removed the liner from the offside the bottom part of the wheel arch inner came away with it..

The whole library

http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/Behind%20the%20front%20bumper

Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1415668
12/03/2013 15:33
12/03/2013 15:33

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Got the shock apart,

Surprisingly the shock top mount was in ok condition, corrosion on the plate but the rubbers and bearings were fine. Cleaned and greased and a bit of future rust prevention
and all should be ok........

http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/Shock%20absorber

Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1416401
17/03/2013 15:13
17/03/2013 15:13

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Some more of what I found,

Brakes are ********

ABS sensor got it...

Wing mount was a bit soft..

And a bit of rust....

http://s1342.beta.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/Front%20off%20side%20more

Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1417070
21/03/2013 11:50
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click to enlarge

Got the offside caliper apart ( only just ) looked like somebody had a go before.

Didn't think it was going to happen to be honest..

An album of pics

http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/What%20a%20git

Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1417372
22/03/2013 17:02
22/03/2013 17:02

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The hub was an incredible git.

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The C clip was fused in.. 3 broken C-clip pliers, 1 knackered screw driver, 1 x knackered wrist, and 1 x acetylene torch later it eventually gave. By this point I had hammered all the bearing inner out and only had the middle race lip to give purchase to push the outer out. Had to drill the abs sensor screw out.

Also a couple of pics of lightly polished brake pistons.

http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/coops500/media/Hub%20Poo/lloydfiat048_zpsb44969a9.jpg.html

Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1417617
23/03/2013 20:08
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Did a little more today,

I was trying to work out how I was going to fix the bumper and oil cooler mount in situ, but realised it would be easier if i took it off.. Don't think it's going to be back on the road this summer..

Can anybody help me with some pics of how the oil cooler should be mounted as mine only had the top two rubber grommets left which gave it a lot of movement and it was smashing into it's mount.

Cheers

Coops

The Pics
http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/coops5...0engine%20mount

Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1418678
29/03/2013 09:49
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Actually put something back together.

The corrosion on the calipers was pretty bad.
A little bit worse and I think that would have been it for them..

New seals and runners and a little paint and

http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/Back%20together

Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1420373
06/04/2013 18:49
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Some before and after of my first caliper refresh.

Had lots of corrosion, some new seals and paint and.....

http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/caliper%20number%201

Last edited by coops; 06/04/2013 18:50.
Re: Coops Coupe ( Restoration thread ) [Re: ] #1429002
23/05/2013 15:42
23/05/2013 15:42

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All finished now.

Decided to change the colour, interior, reg plate, rust..

Just seemed easier

http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/coops500/library/Finished

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