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Bringing my Bravo back to life

Hey all,

Haven't posted in here for a few years, so I thought I'd make a little thread about my Bravo. So I bought my 2001 Fiat Bravo 1.2 16v Formula back in 2010, and loved having it on the road until 2014, when the gearbox gave up and I decided to buy an Audi A6.

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(My 3 cars, Bravo was my first, then got the RX7 as a project/second car, and the A6 replaced the Bravo)

As the Bravo was my first car, I kept it and it's been left awaiting repair for almost 4 years now, but at last I've finally started trying to bring her back to life! With help from my dad we're replacing the gearbox, and a few other bits and pieces along the way (Rusted sump, worn bushes, new clutch etc) to get the car running and driving again.

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After we get to that stage, it will be onto trying to sort the fairly substantially rusted inner/outer sills (I'll be getting it trailer to a garage to do this).

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My friend and I gave the car a good clean and detail last year, which revitalised my will to get the car back on the road, she cleaned up pretty well I think!
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I'll try to keep this post updated as I get along, are there many other Bravo's still going? I'm starting to feel they're almost as rare as my RX7, as I never see any on the road! :: Would love to see what other people still have.
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Looks very very clean. Nice one !
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Re: Bringing my Bravo back to life

Looking good!

One thought would be, do the sills first. Would hate for the shell to be beyond fixing (god forbid) but you only find out after you've done the mechanical work.
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Great work! It looks nice.
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Looking good!

One thought would be, do the sills first. Would hate for the shell to be beyond fixing (god forbid) but you only find out after you've done the mechanical work.

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@Zinraf have you had chance to get the Bravo on a ramp?
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Re: Bringing my Bravo back to life

Quote Originally Posted by Zinraf View Post
Hey all,

Haven't posted in here for a few years, so I thought I'd make a little thread about my Bravo. So I bought my 2001 Fiat Bravo 1.2 16v Formula back in 2010, and loved having it on the road until 2014, when the gearbox gave up and I decided to buy an Audi A6.

I'll try to keep this post updated as I get along, are there many other Bravo's still going? I'm starting to feel they're almost as rare as my RX7, as I never see any on the road! :: Would love to see what other people still have.
We bought our wee Black 2001 Bravo 1.2 16v Formula back in 2001 brand new. It's been sorned due to a small front end smash around 5 years ago. If it hadn't had the rear bushes and suspension done and a new front sub frame I'd have scrapped her but she is too good to scrap (well then anyway) and has been sitting in the driveway since.
She has alweays started no bother at all until 3 months ago when I decided to asses her and see how she stands now. She has been a reliable work horse.

Only real problems until now have been clutch 2007, sump 2008 and sub frame 2011 and cylinder head gaskets..

Good luck in your quest.
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