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Mk1 Punto Cabriolet Bertone 1.2 16v.

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Ok, so my misses has been driving for 6 months now and wanted something different and with a bit more poke then her 59hp 1.0 16v Micra Active. Shes been searching and searching for weeks for one of these and there bloody hard to find now so we ended up getting this, the only black one we could find.

Its a 1998 Fiat Punto Bertone 1.2 16v Cabriolet. Body and paint is in good nick and 4 brand new Yokohoma tyres, but needs work else where. Already replaced the side indicators for smoked ones and changed the thermostat and ripped the old airbox out ready for a k&N induction and debadged the boot. Plans include Change of wheels maybe 15" or 16" max, lowered, maybe an extension to the rear bumper and maybe an abarth bodykit and small bootlid spoiler, needs new mohair electric hood cause the rear windows got a massive split, replacement mirror, new radiator, oil & Filter change, fuel filter, replace sparkplugs and leads, White LED numberplate lights, smoked angel eyes with HID bulb conversion, half smoked rear lights, tinted sunstrip, new passenger lock, car mats, maybe GT turbo front brake setup, paint rear drums black, replacement glovebox lid, battery clamp. We already got some leather material to trim the seats. In the process of stripping out the interior and drying it out as its got damp from the split rear window before its recovered.

I think it makes a nice girly car for the summer and should look pretty mint when its done

its a nippy little thing and pushing a standard 86hp and down only by 4hp on the 1.6 8v version it replaced, also makes it drop down to a insurance group 8 and cheap tax bracket

would make for a great 1.4 GT Turbo conversion







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Re: Mk1 Punto Cabriolet Bertone 1.2 16v

Fitted new radiator and new antifreeze, fitted the K&N induction kit (My god it's made it sound much better), short aerial, fitted smoked projector angel eyes, change fuel filter, painted rear drums black, started spraying the fiat badge on the bonnet nero black, fitted black tailored car mats, fully covered the drivers seat in black leather....looks so much better already, will get pics up tomorrow when its light.

Next job fit 35mm spax springs and half tint the rear lights

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Re: Mk1 Punto Cabriolet Bertone 1.2 16v

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Re: Mk1 Punto Cabriolet Bertone 1.2 16v

Because the forum software is set to lock posts after about 10 minutes. Why did you want to edit posts?
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Ok, well its been about a year since i last posted so heres its update

INTERIOR
Genuine black leather trimmed steering wheel, Gear & Handbrake Gaitor - £25
Richbrook Leather Gearknob - £25
Lockwood White Dials - £25
Tailor Made black car mats - £20
Leather Tax Disc Holder - £15
Black Vinyl Dye Spray (Dash from grey to black) (6x400ml) - £60
Custom Black leatherette Door Cards - £30
Fiat Coupe 20V Black Front Leather Seats - £70

ICE
T1-8400 DVD touchscreen Headunit - £150
Alpine SXE 6 speaker system - £95
8" Alpine SBE-843BR Sub & MB Quart PAB 2100 Amp - £150
Veba AVRS1A Four Sensor Reversing Kit - £35

BODY
Black Angel Eye Projector Headlights with LED Sidelights - £150
White LED Numberplate and interior lights - £15
Smoked side repeaters - £20
Chrome indicator Bulbs all round - £5
Half Tinted Rear Lights - £6
2 x Cabriolet Mirrors - £40
Spray mirrors & rear tow eye cover Fiat Nero Black - £100
Rear bumper towing eye cover - £5
replaced n/s fog light unit - £8
De-badged Boot
Painted front fiat badge black
Genuine Fiat Front washer jet kit - £15
Bosch Aero Wiper Blades - £20
New Windscreen - £200
black rear mud flaps - £10

WHEELS, TYRES, BRAKES, SUSPENSION
16" Seat Ibiza White Alloys & 195/45/16 Tyres - £220
Wobbly bolts PCD from 4x98 to 4x100 - £25
Wobbly bolt Locking Nuts - £25
Black wheel bolt covers - £10
Black alloy wheel center caps - £10
35mm Spax Springs - £130
Uprated Shocks - £120
Painted front calipers and rear drums black

ENGINE
cleaned\degreased engine and used black high heat temp paint on various parts - £10
new radiator & anti-freeze change - £50
New thermostat - £12
installed battery clamp
Bosch S4 Battery - £55
Bosch Super 4 Plugs - £18
Bosch Lambda Sensor - £70
New fuel Filter - £10
New Exhaust Downpipe - £40
New Bonnet Cable - £10
Genuine Fiat Replacement HT Leads - £35
Oil & Filter Change - £40
K&N Induction Kit - £75
Polished Hydraulic Bonnet Lifters - £20

TOTAL SO FAR INCLUDING CAR £3279

WORK TO DO:
New head gasket & cam seals
Drill out snapped bolt from manifold to downpipe
New clutch and cable
Retrim rear seats in black leather
New Black PVC\Vinyl\Mohair Hood and lining - £700
Tinted Sunstrip - £20
Replace Passenger door lock
Clifford Alarm & remote locking - £200
Smooth tailgate badge holes
Front & rear Bumper lip spoiler - £260
Boot spoiler ?



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Re: Mk1 Punto Cabriolet Bertone 1.2 16v

Looking realy nice. ive got to say probably one of the best example of a mk1 cabriolet i have seen. keen up the good work.
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Re: Mk1 Punto Cabriolet Bertone 1.2 16v

as above, looks great. Wheels are a touch of inspiration, not seen them on a punto before

notice you still not got the GT brakes you were thinking about originally, do that front and rear, you won't regret it. Although you could prob fit brembo 4pots from a coupe 20vt inside them wheels as well
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Looking realy nice. ive got to say probably one of the best example of a mk1 cabriolet i have seen. keen up the good work.
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as above, looks great. Wheels are a touch of inspiration, not seen them on a punto before

notice you still not got the GT brakes you were thinking about originally, do that front and rear, you won't regret it. Although you could prob fit brembo 4pots from a coupe 20vt inside them wheels as well
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Yes havent put the GT brakes on yet. When we got it it still had alot of meat left on the discs and pads and its not been used in the last year so there still good but when it comes to replacing them ill opt for the GT vented discs and calipers.
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good man.. you don't see enough of these - although its not like you ever saw many of these in the UK.

Whats the wind noise like in one of these on the motorway?
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good man.. you don't see enough of these - although its not like you ever saw many of these in the UK.

Whats the wind noise like in one of these on the motorway?
Don't know yet, we haven't been on the motorway in it yet. It's spent the last year since we have owned it in my garage being worked on. It's in the process of having a new clutch at the moment.
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ah, so it close to finished, well road worthy now?
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ah, so it close to finished, well road worthy now?
Yes. Had it pre-MOT checked today. Only thing it needs now is new front brake lines and a cat back exhaust as its blowing in a few places. Iam gonna get a set of goodridge braided brake hoses for it next.

Also has abut of a leak around the cam seal, so might get a new seal and head gasket just to be safe.
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I cant anymore photos cause my gallery size limits been used, how do I free up space
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