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Old 07-08-2012   #1
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how do you fit the abarth badge front and rear on my bravo is it difficult or easy


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Re: abarth front and rear badges

It ought to be made impossible. Illegal, even.

It has been said that the Bravo has a look of Maserati about it, so why not go the whole hog?
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

Charnwood, an Abarth Bravo has never been made. Many people think it should have been made. There was an Abarth Stilo and this car is based on the Stilo so I don't really see anything wrong with making your own Abarth Bravo.
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

I was going to reply, then I realised it was a diesel and I have my limits

DIESEL ABARTH.......sorry no thanks!
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

Where have you got the badges from?
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

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Charnwood, an Abarth Bravo has never been made.
Exactly.

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I don't really see anything wrong with making your own Abarth Bravo.
Good for you. I'm off to Graypaul/Mad Frank Sytner's to get my trident grill badge.

You can fool some of the people.......
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

But there was never a possibility for a Maserati Bravo...?
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

NOW now children all I asked was how to fit them , So am I going to get grown up anwser or not!!!!!!!!!! LOL
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

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But there was never a possibility for a Maserati Bravo...?
Five years down the line, there has been no Abarth Bravo. Do you think there ever will be.

Even if Fiat do do one, putting Abarth badges on a non-Abarth Bravo will not make it one, just as a trident on the front of mine won’t make it a Maserati Bravo. It might make it a Fiat Bravo Maserati, though.
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

Yes, badging something it is not is IMHO not fair to the genuine owners of the original article.

We have a genuine Strada Abarth. Last real Abarth to be produced before Fiat folded and merged the Abarth factory/brand with the Lancia motor sport dept. and produced the world thrashing Integrale rally cars and then the Alfa Romeo touring cars that thrashed everybody in the touring car race series Italy, Germany and then UK.

The Abarth badge lay low for a while till stupidly Fiat thought it would sell a few plastic spoilers on the Ceicento.

Meanwhile those rare and precious Abarth grille shields were bought by Uno Turbo and Coupe drivers who cut the legs off and stuck them on there upper 'B' posts and elsewhere thus depriving genuine Abarth owners of valuable parts.

On the lighter side I have many after market Abarth decals which I have collected over the years every time we go to Italy. EVERY Fiat we have owned (except for our Strada Abarth and Stilo Abarth) has never carried the Abarth badge. However our caravan does have subtile after market 3D Abarth shield on its bum. This only came about when we started towing the caravan with our Stilo Abarth (which I would add never was or will ever be a genuine Abarth).

Thankfully for our Strada Abarth I have brand new and genuine original spares of all the Abarth, Strada 130TC, Rimto 130TC and Fiat Abarth badges. These are worth a tidy sum of money these days.

Please may I ask people if they want to "pimp" their cars with X-Y-X then do not use Fiat originals for a model you do not own. Unlike Ferarri, Fiat only keep parts supplies (especially trim and badges) till parts run out. Yes you love your car, want to tart it up etc. etc. but come 25 years from now will you still have it? Will you be deprived of parts because somebody else wasted them on a short term project/whim/ego trip.

Go Abarth, go Lotus, go Cosworth etc. but please do not use the original parts.
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

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how do you fit the abarth badge front and rear on my bravo is it difficult or easy


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Re: abarth front and rear badges

An Abarth is still a FIAT. The Abarth Punto IS a FIAT. There isn't really any differences between the two other than sported up exterior, better suspension etc which can all be bought and fitted to a normal Punto. You can literally make a FIAT Punto into an Abarth Punto and nobody could tell the difference.

Abarth badges on a Bravo are acceptable as long as it's styled like an Abarth would be.
Just putting the badges on it and calling it a day is ridiculous, kitting it out with performance upgrades and exterior work is not ridiculous at all.
It's creative. Seeing what you would do to the Bravo if you were left in charge of designing the Abarth model.
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

So if I upgrade my Bravo T-Jet 150 Active slightly, and then put the trident on, I can be the proud owner of a Bravo Active Maserati. WEY-HEY!
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

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So if I upgrade my Bravo T-Jet 150 Active slightly, and then put the trident on, I can be the proud owner of a Bravo Active Maserati. WEY-HEY!

Are you comparing abarth branding to maseratti? are you serious?

Maseratti is one of the oldest car companies in the world with great racing heritage and great unique products.

A maseratti, is a maseratti.
An abarth is a tuned up fiat, so why shouldn't a tuned up fiat adorn abarth badges?

Stop trying to look smart and elitist, abarth is nothing more than marketing crap.
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Re: abarth front and rear badges

And I live just round the corner from Henry Royce's old school. If I parked my car outside, could I justifiably put a Spirit of Ectasy on my car?
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