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Fiat 131 build

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Jeez you're gonna have two builds done before I get my one finished šŸ¤£

Looking great as always!
 


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Ha I don't know about that! I've got at least another year on this build, if not more. But, thanks!
 

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Fog lights, exhaust and dash

The fog lights are NOS Lucas, and I used the original race cars as inspiration for the dash. It's not an exact copy, but the labels and gauge placements are close/similar and it's all in italian









 
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having things in italian is such a nice little touch. love it
 

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You should probably clear a spot for your next trophy...

Your attention to details is rarely matched.
 

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You should probably clear a spot for your next trophy...

Your attention to details is rarely matched.
You're making me blush

I figure if you're going to do something, do it well. Or at least try. This is the first car I have built from the ground up, and it has been challenging!
 

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You make it look easy for sure.
 

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Did some upholstery work. Dash cover, seats and center arm rest. I eventually redid the arm rest without the stripe







 

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Just took a quick spin through this thread.
Superior craftsmanship, attention to detail and great concept!
I worked for a Fiat dealership in Lynn, Ma in the mid 70s and was their only mechanic for 8 months...
I also lived in Torino, Italy for a year - home of Fiat.

I have a 1985 TVR 280i which I am dumping the entire top end and Bosch (crap injection) and installing a US top end with Holley, cam etc.
I'll post a thread soon.

Great project. Hope it is finished soon!(y)
 

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Just took a quick spin through this thread.
Superior craftsmanship, attention to detail and great concept!
I worked for a Fiat dealership in Lynn, Ma in the mid 70s and was their only mechanic for 8 months...
I also lived in Torino, Italy for a year - home of Fiat.

I have a 1985 TVR 280i which I am dumping the entire top end and Bosch (crap injection) and installing a US top end with Holley, cam etc.
I'll post a thread soon.

Great project. Hope it is finished soon!(y)
Thanks! Did you work on many 131's back then? They are really hard to come by these days in US. I bought mine way back in 2007, and have only seen a handful on Ebay, Craigslist, Bring a trailer, etc over the past 15 years.

Your project sounds very cool, can't wait to see it!
 

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Headlights, grill and doorpanels

Headlights are nos carello, quite hard to come by. Grill and badge are also nos, from Italy





 

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It would look cool with LED headlights.
 

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I have seen some cool led lights on ebay and the like, and I would go that route if I were doing a restomod of sorts, at least looks wise. I'll be using led bulbs, but I want the car to look as 1976 as I can get it, hence all the nos parts like headlights, tail lights, grill, etc
 

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