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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

Very nice indeed. Whats the plan, keep it for a while or sell it on?

Whats yours like on fuel?
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Very nice indeed. Whats the plan, keep it for a while or sell it on?

Whats yours like on fuel?
I plan to keep it for a very long time. I want to renew and upgrade a lot of parts, to keep it reliable and make it a little bit better. The 1.8 has only done 46800 miles so far I am very happy with it.

I have not measuerd the fuel effiecency in anyway When I first got it I thought about selling it to try and make some cash, but any money I might have made would have been spent making another Bravo to the same spec as this one. Just seemed pointless unless I wanted something totally different.

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Very nice indeed. Whats the plan, keep it for a while or sell it on?

Whats yours like on fuel?
Oh yeah and I would like to make a four wheel drive Bravo one day. The running gear from a Alfa 155 Q4 looks like a good candidate.
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Oh yeah and I would like to make a four wheel drive Bravo one day. The running gear from a Alfa 155 Q4 looks like a good candidate.
Sounds like a good idea, would prefer a RWD one though, HGT prefrably though.

Im sure mine has AWD, it got up a pretty steep grass hill in the snow which i reckon most non AWD couldnt get up, was quite proud of it, untill the bumper acted as a snow plow the field and couldnt go any further
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Painted these myself, It was hard work.

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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black.

very nice adrian, i painted mine up gloss black, but i couldnt manage the lock mechanism bit. only the handle is black and the lock part isnt
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very nice adrian, i painted mine up gloss black, but i couldnt manage the lock mechanism bit. only the handle is black and the lock part isnt
Thank You. Do you know what car these are off? Fitting right now its a dry day at last
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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black.

This was a very miserable and difficult job, because of the lack of room when removing and refitting the Door handle rods. But its done and it was so worth the effort.

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The 500 door handles are stylish and quality and fit the Bravo perfectly.

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-Fiat Marea Poly Elliptical Headlights With modified wiring
-Ipod/cd changer tricker interface to OEM stereo
-Leather Steering Wheel from HGT
-Vinyl Handbrake Gaiter
-K&N Panel Filter
-Mk2 Passenger air vent Black
-Cap that reads 12V rather than a lighter
-Full Leather Interior
-Leather Squeak Fix
-Aircon cabin filter
-Lockwood Stainless Steel Kick plates
-Bravo 2007 Washer Jets
-Sound proofing on the rear wheel arches
-Front Mud Flaps (Fiat original 5908473)
-Rear Mud Flaps (Fiat original)
-Dark In-Pro Side repeaters (E marked)
-New totally plane number plates
-European rear right cluster for extra symmetry
-Polished and Painted lip round rear light clusters
-De-badged boot
-2007 Fiat 500 Door Handles Colour Coded
-Shaped Grey Floor Mats
-Passenger Wiper wind deflector (Modified/Fiat original)
-Bosch AeroTwin AR551S 22"20" Wiper Blades

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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black.

Next I am going to paint or powdercoat my two spare wing mirror mounts black. You can see I have filed off the flash/mould lines to improve thier look.

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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black.

very nice, especially liked the color of your car in our country do not have 1.8 16v, car steering wheel on the right Is not difficult to use
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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

I finally found one of these for sale. 26.00 got me an immaculate and fully working AD182H4 CD Head Unit Very Happy. My iPod connector will work perfectly with it too.

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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

Finaly got one of these, it even has a manual Fiats original ECU reader the FL Tester

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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

That's cool - should work on the coupe too ?
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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

ooh very nice, glad your still running in the bravo adrian. I got rid of mine i miss it a little

be nice to see some photos of how it is atm ?
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Re: 1996 Fiat Bravo 1.8 HLX - Ink Black

Chris the FL Tester uses a cartridge system. Not sure if the cartridge it has will work with a coupe I still need to try it with my Bravo when i get it back and ill try it on my sisters 1998 cinq. I can only hope it has the latest cartridge before the FL Tester was replaced and it will cover everything, probably wont happen like that though

Spoonz, I dont plan on getting rid of the Bravo anytime soon. My 1.8 is in a bodyshop having some rust repairs done to the underneath. Im supposed to get it back very soon so fresh pictures will follow close behind. I should have some photos of the rust repairs in progress soon too.

My car has got a nice new windscreen, the original cracked round a stone chip on a very hot day last year.
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