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Old 20-07-2011   #1
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Thumbs up the budget bravo.

well, here it is! 86 off ebay

90k miles, 17" TSW alloys, Uprated springs and shocks, Exhaust system, induction kit, tinted windows, DVD player, New brakes all round....

so far ive ripped out a cheap crap allarm system, thrown the DVD player away, realised that the exhaust isnt attatched to the cat properly, the rear lights have been badly tinted so im cleaning that poxy rubbish off and fixed the induction kit on properly because duck tape and cable ties dont work too well

Ive got a few plans for it and i'll keep the pics coming as i do the work...
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Re: the budget bravo

86?!

Anything wrong with it?
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Re: the budget bravo

just the exhause being too noisy and i think the clutch will need doing at some point in the near future. im going to give it a cambelt change and full service in the next couple of weeks
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Re: the budget bravo

Welcome to the forum lew.

Well done on the bargain purchase! The body looks great, I cant even see any dings in the pics.

Is this fuel pipe alright? They both seem to be missing hose clip but I could be wrong ive not seen much of the 1.6 in person and all my photos are just not showing that area well .
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thanks for the reply and talk about eagle eyed! that fuel pipe is damp, the black sleeve is pulled back in that pic because i was checking it. im not sure if theres meant to be a circlip on there because they seem to be pressed pipes and ive checked that the connections are all tight but i could really do with an engine bay picture of someone elses 1.6 engine bay. the body is very straight with only a few little dings but no ruse or creases.
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Re: the budget bravo

86?!?! I'll buy it for 150

Great find there mate. Body looks spotless and looks good on those alloys. Get some polys on it with some white HID's and sidelights and it will really finish it off. If you can get some leather seats from the HGT in it too :P

Good luck with it!
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im rather jealous, yet i have the same car :P...but im amazed that theres no dents in the wings :O shock horror...normally a see most cheap bravos for sale, they always seem to have a massive dent in the wing :/...you are one lucky person to get a bravo in such good shape as above ^^ get some polys a HIDS and LED sidelights, and should nicely finish the front off on it
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Re: the budget bravo

im planning on getting a set of polys and HID's soon, then im going to source a HGT front bumper and get a subtle set of side skirts. ive got to refurb the alloys not decided on a colour yet but we'll see.

Inside i desperately need a set of seats, these standard ones are terrible! and also i miss the armrest i had in the middle of the beemer so with any luck i can find a decent marea centre console with armrest.

Ive never given a bravo a second thought but since owning this one i think theyre brilliant! a so called freind of mine was on here a few years ago with his 20v marea... im really imressed with this forum already
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Re: the budget bravo.

If you're doing the HGT front end conversion you will also need the wings and arch linings It's something I want to do to mine but I don't think the HGT came in my colour
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Re: the budget bravo.

yeah the bravo standard seats are awful specially in sx form
if you want to stick with cloth, look around for some Trofeo or HLX seats...if you want leather, do what i did and find some marea leather :P
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Re: the budget bravo.

marea leather sounds like a good idea, to be fair anythings better than the standard seats and as for the HGT front end conversion, how are the front wings different?
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Re: the budget bravo.

Fiat coupe 20vt seats are alot better than marea ones, as for the wings from a HGT they are wider to accomadate the massive 20v engines
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Re: the budget bravo.

Here is a photo of coupe seats in a Bravo. Im not sure how much work is involved. I seem to remember the guy said fronts straight fit rears needed modification.





These are Alfa. dont know about the modifications needed






i dont know what these are


This is one of the best ive seen. Mitsubishi Evo seats. even though the Evo is a 5 door it still has tilt.


Dont forget about the MOT rules you need to be able to get out of the back seats.
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Re: the budget bravo.

your car cost as much as my side skirts
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Re: the budget bravo.

bit of an update, the cars going strong and sounding great
got a new pair of mirrors off ebay for 99p, DTM ones because i think the shape of them will suit the shape of the side on the bravo. fitted a new gearnob i had laying around in the shed and next im going to concentrate on the awful poxy seats!!! pics to come soon once ive refurbed the wheels and fitted the new mirrors
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