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Old 15-11-2013   #1
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Fiat Bravo HGT 155

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-brav...y-new-hgt.html .. A few weeks ago I left work to catch a train to Carlisle where I met @F1ANG (and his puppy ) 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

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
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Re: Fiat Bravo HGT 155

Quick update on the Bravo...

Not actually touched it bar driving it daily and giving it a clean every now and then. It's been faultless the last 2 months

Quick one off the phone this morning at work ...

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Ordered a pair of new door handles last month and had them sat around since. The weather and being mega busy at work through December hasn't really allowed me to get out and replace them. Hopefully get a chance to tackle them tomorrow or within the next few weeks
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Re: Fiat Bravo HGT 155

Car looks As clean as it always was , hope your still enjoying it (Y)
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Was wondering about this car just last night. Looking good
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I've never seen a bravo with leather interiors...very nice
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Old 10-01-2014   #6
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One from last night.

Still haven't fit the new handles yet
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fantastic mate, you snapped it up before me

what an absolute bargain she is. did you get it at 800 ?

good luck with her.
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900 with the remaining tax on it
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Re: Fiat Bravo HGT 155

totally missed this thread, looks nice Chris
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Re: Fiat Bravo HGT 155

An unfortunate update to make but I came out of my house yesterday morning to find this...

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Pretty sure it wasn't vandalism as theres no other damage to the car and there wasn't any glass on the floor where the car was parked. Think it happened on the drive home from work. There was a chip in the glass anyway so it must have been weak and I do recall hearing what I thought sounded like metal bouncing around the car at a point in the journey. Obviously, it was glass hitting the floor. Maybe a stone or a pothole shattering the headlight? Who knows...

Bodged it up with some selotape which is how it will stay until a replacement arrives sometime this week.

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Considered buying a pair of Marea Polys but couldn't really justify the price against the 16.50 I'm paying for the standard replacement including postage

Still haven't fit the new door handles
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Good to see you looking after the old lass chris, have to say i do really miss having it as my daily. Yeah that chip was there when i bought it. I did find a guy on ebay selling marea polys with a hid conversion, for 50 the pair, but sold them before i got the change to message him

Light aside, still looking good

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someone enlighten me to the difference between these lights and marea polys.... i heard people doing the swap for years but have no idea whats different
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Re: Fiat Bravo HGT 155



^ Marea poly elliptical head light



^ Standard Bravo headlight


The polys look cooler Probs offer better light too. The standard lights aren't that great. I'm looking at upgrading the bulbs to be honest, although it's going to be getting lighter soon anyway, probs not worth it.

New headlight arrived today so going to fit it tonight if it isn't raining.
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ah, clearly different when next to each other.. I guess you can but HIDs in legally too looking at them

edit: and yes, you need to get some, i agree lol
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the only solution with our (crap) headlights is called philips x-treme vision or osram nightbreaker unlimited. you will see an improvement
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