Bravo (Classic) Fiat Bravo HGT 155

Introduction

I've not been in a Fiat for quite some time now. Had a brief stint in a MK1 Punto Sporting around a year ago but that didn't end so well...

Following on from this thread : https://www.fiatforum.com/bravo-brava/331170-my-new-hgt.html .. A few weeks ago I left work to catch a train to Carlisle where I met F1ANG (and his puppy :D) only to drive away half an hour later in yet another Fiat. Number 25 infact...

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It's a Fiat Bravo HGT 155, pretty much as it left the factory. Obviously well looked after by F1ANG and previous owners. Lovely car to drive and that 20v, 5 pot sound is just glorious.

There's a few bits and bobs I want to sort, namely the handles (typical perished affair) and this and that. Today I set about replacing one fault, a broken check strap.

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Interesting how it was broken. The mount on the chassis itself was snapped in 2 with the check strap itself pushed right in. I ordered up a replacement part from ebay (used) which arrived yesterday. Day off today so set about getting it swapped...

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Old strap out. Actually seems to be in good condition. Cleaner than my replacement but something must have caused the mount to snap so I ditched it regardless...

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Replacement strap ready to go in...

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And there we go! All done and the door now holds itself open, which is nice :) Shame it came off a car of a different colour. Should have sprayed the mount before fitting actually but never thought to :bang:

I'll keep this thread updated as I go and hoping to get to some events and meets soon. Most likely be at the usual bigguns next year (y)

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