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I've had my Abarth for less than a month. I just completed the project of making it look like the E.U./Australia Heritage Package, with a few of my own touches, i.e., Wilwood brakes and the Mopar catalogue dark red dash vents. Pleased with the results. The only thing I can't find (yet) is the OEM red tow eye cover. I have a 'temporary' spider decal on it for the time being. I really like the photo I took this morning of the 124 parked next to an early Miata.
 

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Awesome, thanks for showing that,



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P.S. you can make the picture big by posting the url into the window that pops up when you click the little picture with the mountain
 

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I've had my Abarth for less than a month. I just completed the project of making it look like the E.U./Australia Heritage Package, with a few of my own touches, i.e., Wilwood brakes and the Mopar catalogue dark red dash vents. Pleased with the results. The only thing I can't find (yet) is the OEM red tow eye cover. I have a 'temporary' spider decal on it for the time being. I really like the photo I took this morning of the 124 parked next to an early Miata.
Like those Wildwood brakes...what kit did you use and from where? Thanks.
 

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Lol the photo with the early model miata has me giggling. Because the headlights are up, it looks like the miata is worried and the 124 is about to start bullying it. The front end is so much more aggressive looking dead on.
 

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Lol the photo with the early model miata has me giggling. Because the headlights are up, it looks like the miata is worried and the 124 is about to start bullying it. The front end is so much more aggressive looking dead on.
Yeah, it got me to thinking of the movie "Cars" and the personalities of the two. The Miata looks so meek and the Fiat is going to eat it alive.:(>:)
 
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Like those Wildwood brakes...what kit did you use and from where? Thanks.
Dynapro 6 piston/SRP drilled & slotted rotors. Madness Autoworks in Long Beach. They just opened a second shop in Austin, TX. They do installations as well.
 

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Looks fantastic Jim!

Regarding the tow hook cover, have you considered removing it and hitting it with a few coats of bright red Plasti-Dip? I wouldn't recommend it for the whole car, BUT for a removable cap, it would be perfect. I'd do 3-4 coats, let dry, then reinstall.
 

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Looks fantastic Jim!

Regarding the tow hook cover, have you considered removing it and hitting it with a few coats of bright red Plasti-Dip? I wouldn't recommend it for the whole car, BUT for a removable cap, it would be perfect. I'd do 3-4 coats, let dry, then reinstall.
Actually, I have the Fiat paint code and an online company which supplies the paint. Since I'm not great with spray cans, that will be my last resort if I don't source the actual part in the next two months. Or I'll have a body shop paint it. The temp doesn't look too bad for the time being.

do the brakes feel different in any way? just curious.
At first, no. However, you can wait until you are almost directly at a stop sign, going 30, and it nearly throws you through the windshield. It stops! I just got the car back last night, so I haven't really tested it out much.
 

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Rear shot of Miata.

GREG: Regarding photo enlargement. Ok, I've gotten as far as the pop-up window which occurs after you click on the mountain. However, where do I find the URL? I have a Mac.
 

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Rear shot of Miata.

GREG: Regarding photo enlargement. Ok, I've gotten as far as the pop-up window which occurs after you click on the mountain. However, where do I find the URL? I have a Mac.
Greg, so I figured out how to grab an URL from Photobucket, but what about multiple images?
 

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Greg, so I figured out how to grab an URL from Photobucket, but what about multiple images?
Image tags are <img>IMAGE.JPG</img> but substitute square brackets for the <>. You can insert as many images as you want, one after the other.

In the editor, click on the yellow mountain icon and it will ask you for a URL of the image and insert the tags for you. I usually use imgur.com to rehost rather than leeching bandwith from the original hosts.

The difference is that the image goes directly into your post, rather than being thumbnailed with the original saved in your user control panel.
 

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She looks great Jim, congrats! Would you mind sharing where you found the spray paint?
Try Automotivetouchup.com. They offer a 3 can aerosol method (primer, base, and clear coat). The website isn't up to date and doesn't list the 124, but I have a strong hunch they could find or make the color. Our trim is the same as Rosso Red, right? Someone here listed the code for that as PKM or KR1. I've been so distracted by other aspects of the project I haven't called them myself. If you call, please let me know the results! Thanks
 

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Rear shot of Miata.

GREG: Regarding photo enlargement. Ok, I've gotten as far as the pop-up window which occurs after you click on the mountain. However, where do I find the URL? I have a Mac.

Jim, forget about photobucket etc. If you managed to post a thumbnail, you HAVE already put the big picture up on the site, just not in the text. That's why when you click the thumbnail it gets big.

So, here is what you do:

Manage attachments, choose file, upload, (you are already doing all that to get the thumbnail) now in the manage attachments window you have "current attachements" That gives the address to paste in to make it big. SO you put that address in when the new window appears when you click the little mountain.

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Image tags are <img>IMAGE.JPG</img> but substitute square brackets for the <>. You can insert as many images as you want, one after the other.

In the editor, click on the yellow mountain icon and it will ask you for a URL of the image and insert the tags for you. I usually use imgur.com to rehost rather than leeching bandwith from the original hosts.

The difference is that the image goes directly into your post, rather than being thumbnailed with the original saved in your user control panel.
But you have already hosted the image on THIS site if you managed to put up a thumbnail. Why go through the trouble of rehosting it elsewhere? Now if you already have the images on a site like imgur, then ok, that makes sense, but I see post after post where the person hosts the image on this site, but only posts the thumbnail.

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Jim, forget about photobucket etc. If you managed to post a thumbnail, you HAVE already put the big picture up on the site, just not in the text. That's why when you click the thumbnail it gets big.

So, here is what you do:

Manage attachments, choose file, upload, (you are already doing all that to get the thumbnail) now in the manage attachments window you have "current attachements" That gives the address to paste in to make it big. SO you put that address in when the new window appears when you click the little mountain.

Greg
Greg, thanks for taking the time. I'm sure this will help others as well.
 
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