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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

Fitted one of the NOS seat covers today, its identical in every way aside from it being black stitching on the panels instead of green. Its pretty minor and i think it looks great (especially since i dont get branded anymore in the sunshine. The other seat cover i bought is 100% identical to the ones on the car but is in the upholsterers to fix the seams all in all im very happy its worth noting that the seller told me everything about them and sent photos so its all good also i found out that on the 750 seats the headrests are held on with clips, but once removed the headrests can be removed to make the double bed no problems so will be removing the clips from the passenger side too. Just a bit of info
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Re: I'm Back With The Panda 750L 1991

Fitted one of the NOS seat covers today, its identical in every way aside from it being black stitching on the panels instead of green. Its pretty minor and i think it looks great (especially since i dont get branded anymore in the sunshine. The other seat cover i bought is 100% identical to the ones on the car but is in the upholsterers to fix the seams all in all im very happy its worth noting that the seller told me everything about them and sent photos so its all good also i found out that on the 750 seats the headrests are held on with clips, but once removed the headrests can be removed to make the double bed no problems so will be removing the clips from the passenger side too. Just a bit of info
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I get my seat cover back from the upholsterer tomorrow. Might see if there is anything they can do with my door card. Might have to wait till i get more money in tho
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Got the seat cover back from the upholsterers and I am very pleased with it, I have it fitted now too.Also I have got a 1971 carlsberg Keg to turn into a wood burner. Wanted to do a project like this for ages.


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I (by accident) guessed my fathers day present (I was trying to order it online and my wife had to tell me not to because she had bought it for me on behalf of our wee boy) so I got the Autoglym interior shampoo I have been after. The photos really dont do it justice, it works brilliantly and smells amazing. I am also excited to try the engine cleaner

I love Autoglym, think Im turning into a bit of a fanboy, every product of theirs I try is just brilliant.
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Drawing closer to the Car show in Hurlford I am attending next weekend, trying really hard to get the car looking its best. Took off the hinge cover on the drivers side and cleaned underneath as part of todays cleaning session (couldnt get the other side off and didnt want to break it trying) then sprayed with rust blocker/lubricant to replace any I may have washed away. Painted another stone chip on the roof I found. The drivers side mudguard has got caught on the wheel somehow and got ripped off too so doubt I will fit the new front ones if they are only going to get broken. Also been using the Autoglym app which is pretty cool for before and after pics

Started using the 2 bucket method too which seems to work really well, video uploaded soon

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Do you think the NOS seat cover stitching being black while the stitching on the car is green could be the thread having faded over time? Any hidden bits to check that may have kept it's colour?
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Do you think the NOS seat cover stitching being black while the stitching on the car is green could be the thread having faded over time? Any hidden bits to check that may have kept it's colour?
The more i looked into it the more it seem that the black stitching one seems like it might be a copy of some sort. The places where the metal pole goes through on the genuine ones are made of a very tough mesh material, whereas this one was a thin gauze. It also didnt fit the seat frame nearly as well as the matching one that came back from the upholsterers. I dont know if a company were making copies at some point or if fiat changed the design or supplier at some point, but the one with matching stitching fits 100% so im thinking the thread was always the right colour
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Cleaned the engine bay today with Autoglym engine cleaner, pretty pleased with the results. I covered all the electrics and the spark plug chambers, but my efforts were in vain for 2 of them. You know what comes next....
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Cleaned the engine bay today with Autoglym engine cleaner, pretty pleased with the results. I covered all the electrics and the spark plug chambers, but my efforts were in vain for 2 of them. You know what comes next....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXg3f7580F8
Classic! I thought that was going to be a video of a misfiring or non starting Panda! Did it taste more of Panda or autoglym?
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Classic! I thought that was going to be a video of a misfiring or non starting Panda! Did it taste more of Panda or autoglym?
A heady mix of both if im honest
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