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been stubbornly refusing to stir outside the panda section for a long while but put a fair bit of time into tidying the old lad up this summer so thought I'd stick some photos together to show the state of play just now.
So for those of you who aren't al ready au fait, this is Grumbleweed, a 1990 Panda Sergio Tacchini with a mix of scrapyard warrior mods and fresh bits:

look! even found some scenery to take some pics





Highlights include the new mk2 golf splitter and chavtastic blue lensed driving lamps (they were reduced OK) in the front bumper, Momo steering wheel, aftermarket gearknob on shortened gearstick, 40mm drop on new standard shocks, mystery retro pepperpot wheels (anybody any idea? came off a Tipo in a scrappy) converted to Uno electronic dizzy, K&N panel filter in standard airbox with shortened intake, Powerflow stainless exhaust rear section with Y10 standard front section, array of extra instrumentation (tacho, oil pressure and volts) and assorted other bits and bobs dotted around that my father in law (the previous owner) fitted and I just find out about when new stuff I buy mysteriously doesn't fit
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Looks very I have a feeling the wheels may be from a X1/9?
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thanks, wheels? hmm, good theory. Not sure the offset would be right though, X1/9 is rear drive??? looks about right though, hadn't thought of that one.
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They look like lancia wheels to me. grumbleweed is looking very good though
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What a lovely looking car. The Panda looks really superb lowered
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Yay, Grumbleweed finally has its own MM page 0

Looking mightly fine
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Was the top of the hatch vinyled?

Looks quite cool
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Got to be the best sergio out there!!...Love the mods...everything looking spot on...
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those alloys are what size are they and the tyres?
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those alloys are what size are they and the tyres?
not too ambitious. 13x5.5, offset 36 with 165/65 uniroyal tyres on.
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Was the top of the hatch vinyled?

Looks quite cool
nope, satin black out of a can. More because it's a replacement hatch and it saves trying to match to the adjacent paintwork than anything. Inspired by the Y10, they mostly came with black bootlids on the early models and always looked quite cool.
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i always thought it made them look like lancia had run out of paint or somehane had salvaged one form a scrap yard.

looks good with the dark blue though
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i always thought it made them look like lancia had run out of paint or somehane had salvaged one form a scrap yard.

looks good with the dark blue though
also does look like I salvaged it from a scrapyard a bit wasn't really, came off my grey Tacchini before it went to the srapyard. Totally different
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What a lovely looking car. The Panda looks really superb lowered
thanks, bit difficult to tell what the lowered stance is really like from these pics, managed to park it in about 3 different potholes. Older pic but this probably gives a better comparison with standard:
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Blue was about 1cm higher that (I would say) standard...I don't know why...springs...all the same...tank half full
I think it's Fiats...

Dark blue looked perfect for me...not too low not to "off road"
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