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Abarth Cars => Classic Abarth => Topic started by: granfinale on March 19, 2009, 03:49:56 pm

Title: My Abarth 130 TC Cabrio
Post by: granfinale on March 19, 2009, 03:49:56 pm
I found this car in Norway last year.
When I saw the Cabrio for the first time I did wonder if it would come as an Abarth.
It didn't as far as I know.  ;)
Mine has been totally rebuild, the suspention, engine, shocks - front and back and interior, all has been transfered from 130.
When I bought it, there was some work to be carried out.
A year has now passed and it's not long before it will see the roads again.
The base, the Cabrio is from 1983 and the rest is from 1985.. I think ;)
As this car is not a original, I have decieded not to go down that route.
The wheels and exterior will be as I want it to be.
Here is a fe pics, the whole story can be found here.

http://www.fiatforum.com/ritmo-strada/156264-ritmo-abarth-convertible-renovation.html

any questions? just shoot! :D
Title: Re: My Abarth 130 TC Cabrio
Post by: granfinale on March 19, 2009, 03:54:36 pm
This is what it looks like today
Title: Re: My Abarth 130 TC Cabrio
Post by: Missing in Action on March 19, 2009, 05:07:20 pm
looking very nice myfriend :)
Title: Re: My Abarth 130 TC Cabrio
Post by: granfinale on March 19, 2009, 05:59:51 pm
 :D thank you very much!

seeing what has happend to the car during the previous year has been amazing.
I had an idea of what it would look like.. and I have followed it.
since I can't do welding or paintwork I've got to know a guy who is fantastic.
he likes the car and want to see the finish.. and like to do the work.. so it's a perfect match.
aswell.. he dosen't charge me a fortune for doing it. :D

When I actually saw the car painted in the new color I was about to cry! (I'm a grown man) LOL
but could not believe the result. :D
Title: Re: My Abarth 130 TC Cabrio
Post by: Missing in Action on March 19, 2009, 08:21:38 pm
:D thank you very much!

seeing what has happend to the car during the previous year has been amazing.
I had an idea of what it would look like.. and I have followed it.
since I can't do welding or paintwork I've got to know a guy who is fantastic.
he likes the car and want to see the finish.. and like to do the work.. so it's a perfect match.
aswell.. he dosen't charge me a fortune for doing it. :D

When I actually saw the car painted in the new color I was about to cry! (I'm a grown man) LOL
but could not believe the result. :D

theres nothing wrong with that at all.... if you have a passion for something such as yourself. to spend all the time and effort on it and it not effect you would be a waste :)

you certainly have a good looking car now!

so whats the list of stuff you have done to it then?
Title: Re: My Abarth 130 TC Cabrio
Post by: fiona on March 19, 2009, 08:50:18 pm
Looks like you and your helper have done a lot of work - well done that man!
Title: Re: My Abarth 130 TC Cabrio
Post by: Ryan on March 23, 2009, 11:38:01 pm
Thats starting to look like it could be a regular at shows. Great work.