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you can take everything off and place dynamat material in the doors under the sears etc but since its a soft top i dont think it will do much good. Doc orange peel on here has done something similar, might be worth sending him an IM.

Ppl have changed the calipers, on the Italian forum there is an advert of a dude that makes brackets for front brembos and a guy in Greece changed all four for Audi S3 calipers. So certain replacements are possible. Before you go down that route though it might be worth bleeding the breaks and replaceing the fluid with a different grade. There is a thread on here I think suggesting which dot to use.

The roof rubbers are a pain and dry hot climates dont seem to help. An easy way to fix them although doesnt look aesthetically too pleasing is using parts of bicycle inner tubes.
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As promised, few photos of my Orange B:





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nice.... i like wheels
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Fesster, if you have the original 1996 brakes on your car you can make quite an improvement by swapping to ones from a later Fiat. I've put Brava JTD calipers on mine, much improved.

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I will try to find better calipers and bigger braking rotors.

F4usT. Unfortunately, my wheels are stainless steel, but i liked allow.
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It been a big while since i updated this thread. Time to show up and get your comments.

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PS. It`s not me, it`s my GF
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Is this your car? I've seen many f33ked up barchetta's but I rather like this one. The air vents are big nono, but I like the front bumper. Nice Job my friend
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Sure, it`s mine. Still have a lot of work to do. Wing vents copied from BMW Z3, hood vent - my design, but here, in Cambodia +30 all year, so this vent helping a lot.
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I see you got some kind of angel eyes. Would you mind sharing your experience on them?

Really like your car. The front suits te car verry well, as well as the rear bumper.
Not too keen about the spoiler though.
Could you post up some more pictures? Some more details of the rear bumper etc.
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First about angel eyes. As you can see, it placed in high beam. So standard high beam deflector was without lens, and i replaced it with lens one. That lens is universal HID lens kit including angel eye which i found at local market.
Angel eye are connected to side lights which also was in high beam reflector (small lamp).

Spoiler layout was inspired by this one http://www.designsimik.com/katalog.php?ID=293

Going to put stop LED light into it.

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nice... just suggestion, on front bumper those side openings are a bit too big, why not put there some led stripes for turn light, daylight and fog light. btw: i cannot open picture in full size... could you post some closer pictures of headlights, i have some covers i did from fiberglass... how did you open headlights? some building pictures?

also you could put some wide side repeaters... i thin Alfa Guilietta 2010 have those i like.

my idea is to create something like this, and in the middle of vent will be side light.



really nice work!
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Nice!..

Not quite my taste but I like it!

May I ask about front bumper, where did you get it or is it custom made?
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Everything here is custom made. There is no way how i can get here any parts for B. Rear bumper was inspired by Nissan GT-R and front is by Audi R8.

Just yesterday i left my softop for full renovation (they will make new softop for me at old frame). Suspension repairing will be next.

Also i have plan to put strobe lights behind front bumper side intakes as DRL.

I will post close pictures of front lights later. BTW, turn light is integrated there as well.

Have few questions to you:
1. With which other model of FIAT engine parts of Barchetta are similar? I want to put some changes and improve engine, but it`s hard to find any part for B and easy for Puntos, 500 and others.
2. I have some issues with engine now. When it`s cold, at 1st and 2nd gear i faced with engine stall when i slightly press throttle. If i push throttle hardly - no issues. But when i am moving in traffic jam and throttle is little pressed, RPMs are between 2K and 3K - car start popping and shaking. And i can hear how engine is choking. Once i fully press throttle - it`s gone. After 20 minutes driving all symptoms are gone.
I suspect injections system which maybe should be cleaned. What is your ideas?
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same engines are found in the punto HGT. You probably could get parts at barchettaparts.com. I'm sure he will send them to wherever in the world.
No idea on the engine problems, I can't help you
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I had similar problems, the firs thing done to the car was to take up the throttle assembly and clean it thoroughly, when that didnt work my mechanic took a closer look at the timming and the timming belts. One of the pretentioners was busted and the car was off... Other things to check would be lamda sensors i think and exhaust for any holes etc.. good luck mate!
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