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Old 02-05-2015   #1
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500 Retro Styling Question...

OK.
This may be a bit random.... BUT before I bought my 500 lounge back in 2012, I saw a webpage that was selling various styling accessories.
One thing caught my eye in particular- a panel that went on the rear tailgate- between the bottom of the rear window and above the badge- across the boot/trunk lid- it was styled to look like the vents on the original 500- I guess for the engine.
I'm toying with the idea of getting one for my soon to arrive new 500c lounge, and if anyone has seen this... and remembered to save the web address... and will share it! I'd be deliriously happyish!
There's a second question... Related body area... My present car has mudflaps all round on all the wheel arches... Rear are Fiat ones, front were adapted from the Ford Ka ones... The rear spray up is STILL awful. (In one of my only 3 tiny car issues I broke the rear spray through over use I think!) anyway- I've noticed that there is a little diddy spoiler that goes on the trunk, just above the badge on that crease- strikes me that it wouldn't muck up the roof working... But would it help ease the spray? Thoughts?
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

Are you sure it's not a special edition (by diesel?) you're thinking of with the vents?
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OK.
This may be a bit random.... BUT before I bought my 500 lounge back in 2012, I saw a webpage that was selling various styling accessories.
One thing caught my eye in particular- a panel that went on the rear tailgate- between the bottom of the rear window and above the badge- across the boot/trunk lid- it was styled to look like the vents on the original 500- I guess for the engine.
I'm toying with the idea of getting one for my soon to arrive new 500c lounge, and if anyone has seen this... and remembered to save the web address... and will share it! I'd be deliriously happyish!
There's a second question... Related body area... My present car has mudflaps all round on all the wheel arches... Rear are Fiat ones, front were adapted from the Ford Ka ones... The rear spray up is STILL awful. (In one of my only 3 tiny car issues I broke the rear spray through over use I think!) anyway- I've noticed that there is a little diddy spoiler that goes on the trunk, just above the badge on that crease- strikes me that it wouldn't muck up the roof working... But would it help ease the spray? Thoughts?
Thanks to all
Jus (& Nero, on behalf of his successor- who I think is going to be Nuova or Nera)
It won't stop the spray being sucked back onto the rear hatch.., it's just a consequence of the shape of the rear.
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

Ah well!
It was worth asking,
To be fair I didn't think it would do anything... It's just such a strange little spoiler in a strange place I thought maybe that was what it 'did' haha!
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Ah well!
It was worth asking,
To be fair I didn't think it would do anything... It's just such a strange little spoiler in a strange place I thought maybe that was what it 'did' haha!
I think it's purely a show thing. I don't think 500s need huge amounts of downforce.
Funny, I don't get much rear spray!
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

True?
What's the betting the reason I get so much is because I've got 4 mud flaps on mine?!!
Haha!
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

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The rear spray up is STILL awful.
It's a consequence of the aerodynamics of the basic 500 shape.

There's basically nothing you can do about this; mudflaps will make little if any difference.
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

Right
I'm having a second go at this retro styling vent panel.
I noticed the one on the Diesel edition car.
The one I'm trying to find is similar- goes across the boot- except it has vents like the original 500 and they're on both sides unlike the pictured one- I think they were also horizontal.
Anyone seen one?
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And here's a second picture
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

I assume, it's not the Orciari one that I linked to previously?
http://www.orciari.it/eng/prodotti.p...3&id=058&pag_m
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Quote Originally Posted by KiwiPop View Post
I assume, it's not the Orciari one that I linked to previously?
http://www.orciari.it/eng/prodotti.p...3&id=058&pag_m
Really do like those vents
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

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Really do like those vents

I missed the original post.
Need to buy specs I suspect...
Yes- that's the things!! Thank you. Investigations proceeding!
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

Did you ever get anywhere in buying these vents? I am looking at them as well but not sure if there is a uk supplier.
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Re: 500 Retro Styling Question...

Any car styling/vinyl graphics place should be able to make those for you, it just looks like a series of rounded rectangles?
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