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Old 28-08-2010   #1
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Uno Work In Progress (2.0 Turbo) + a Story!

Well, as some of you will remember i had a massive thread on rebuilding my old Uno Turbo.

Here's a couple of pictures of it to remind you all!

Looked good, was used daily


until i discovered how using it daily and through all weathers killed it and rotted it to death! This was 2005!!

So i cut up the old shell and started my new thread!


After mucho building i ended up with a 90% completed project which i used on the road for all of about 300 miles! Still miss the car now tho! This was now 2007!!










Anyway, i broke the car for parts as there were things i wish id done differently during the build, and things i wasnt happy with.

While i was taking the Uno Turbo to bits i had missed driving an Uno and bought this in October 2008!



a 2 old lady owner from new, 46k miles on the clock 1.0! Complete with original bill of sale and loads of history.



100% rust free, check those doors out! MINTERS!



LOVE rust free!


Anyway, the plan was then to make my 1.0 uno into a Uno Turbo replica and knock about in it for cheap motoring and drop a UT lump in it eventually, bit like a rolling usable project!

So the next few pics are over time as i started the mods!

A full mk2 Turbo interior was fitted, including clocks which i spent AGES winding back to the exact mileage of the 1.0 clocks to keep it all with the proper mileage!


I refurbished a spare set of Jamex suspension and cleaned up and painted my arches up




Then fitted some spare alloys i had, note its now looking like a full Turbo replica!


I then got a bit OCD and cleaned the whole floor pan, taking everything off, painting it up, re undersealing where needed etc




I then decided to use the coilovers off my Uno i was breaking and slam the white uno and fit some standard uno turbo alloys




i got my spare rear beam blasted and powder coated, fitted new UT rear calipers and some discs so the 1.0 was now running a full Uno Turbo Ream beam with Powerflex bushes


fitted


then i fitted my Compomotive MO's off the old uno turbo


along weith the Brembo 4 pots






a perfect Uno Turbo Replica, powered by a 1.0 LOL!!!



by now the old uno shell had gone to a new home to be rebuilt! So the 1.0 sat in its old place


Ive since moved into my new house and decided the time was right and had a great chance to do the engine swap! Its not the easiest of swaps as u need custom mounts and bits an bobs, but ive gone for the famous Fiat/Lancia 2.0 8v Twincam engine!

get an old Twincam engine, mines from a croma turbo


after many hours, cleaning, stripping, rebuilding, painting, sourcing parts its now looking like this!


NOTE: the turbo in the pics will be fitted one day, its a Garrett GT3040r, but for now to get it up and running i shall be using a Garrett T34 Turbo.







Right, we're now nearly up to date, as the next few pics are over the last month.

Rebuilt my spare subframe, fitted a Uno Turbo Rack, along with new bottom arms, new Powerfelx bushes and a mega mega Rare Eibach Uprated anti roll bar. I only know of 2 of these in the UK!





1.0 engine out.....bye!




my mate wayne stitch welding my engine bay




out comes the battery tray....love the grinder

took ages to prep and prime and spray up!


LOADS of waxoyl!






So, thats where we're at now!

Hoping the engine will be in fairly soon and then i can crack on finishing the rest of the car!

Need to buy some wheels too for it as ive sold ALL my alloys, including my Compomotive MO's!

Compomotive TH2's here we come

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Old 28-08-2010   #2
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Re: Uno Work In Progress (2.0 Turbo) + a Story!

Immense effort. The Uno gods are smiling on you. UT engines seem to have fallen out of favour, even with UT fans!
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I love the car and the effort you put in it is fantastic. I cant wait for updates Dunc

I spy a clio williams in the pics.
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I remember following your old thread.. Good luck with the new project and transplant looks like she'll be a beauty
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that is an amazing build, good luck fitting the engine ope it all goes well, i have always love UT's since my first fiat which was a UT mk2 and loved it lol, i shall be following this very closely
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Once in a while, regardless of what forum(s) you visit, there comes a thread where the only reply worth writing is OMFG!

Stunning work mate - if only I had an ounce of that talent, I'd be chuffed!
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I m speechless welldone and good luck with the rest of the project
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Wow really nice Dunc

Good luck with the rest of it!
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Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Bravo View Post
I love the car and the effort you put in it is fantastic. I cant wait for updates Dunc

I spy a clio williams in the pics.
cheers, indeed you do spy a Clio Williams! My other toy





Thank you to all your replys! Its nice to see my hard works is being appriciated! There's still along way to go, but i'll get there in the end!

hoping for around the 300bhp eventually, but for now its a case of getting the engine in, get it all built back up and see whats what!

here's the full build thread over on Turbo Collective
http://turbocollective.net/phpBB3/vi...hp?f=49&t=1156

its 40+ pages long though!

thanks again every one

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Awesome job

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Seeing as its such an awesome build, I'll close the thread until I have rehosted them, instead of deleting it.
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