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Old 29-12-2013   #1
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Punto gt turbo restoration

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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

Ok so ive got a punto gt I had a uno turbo back in about 2000 fast little thing . I have tried finding one but hard to come across so ive gone for the punto gt my friend had one and what I remember of it thst was fast also I will do some regular updates of how the progress is going and upload some pics if and one can give me some advice of the pro's and con's of the gt and whst to look for it would be appreciated Thanks
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

The strip down
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

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The strip down
She must of had bigger wheels on at some point because the arches are folded over :/
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

Nice to see a GT being rescued.. Good luck!
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

Thanks I've been in the body shop today arches are to far gone so going to weld some new ones in all good fun looking forward to seeing it done I had an uno turbo and that went well ive not had chance to see how this one goes yet as when I bought it tbe clutch was gone but that's sorted now but bolts snapped on rear engine mount so got to retap them will post more progress pics and looking forward to the shows next year .
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

Check around front and rear jacking points, especially the rear. They trap water there and rot under the underseal. Common on all Mk1s.
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

Ive decided to fit two new rear quater panels to it so ill check when there off im surprised at how solid the sills are as ive seen some on ebay rotted thru so its looking good so far . Thanks gor the advice Noddy
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nice to see another gt been saved looking forward to more updates
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

Noddy you was rite about the jacking point the rear was shot but sorted it out with some nice plates it would of defo failed next mot the inner arch was rotten to well i cut all signs of rust and rot back and welded nice new metal in there to keep it nice and strong for a few more years here's a few updated pic's
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

when u removed fiat punto logo at the rear, how did u cover those holes
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

The location holes for the badges are still there just not so clear in the pictures ive treated it to nee genuine badges all round
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Nice
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Re: Punto gt turbo restoration

i have had new badges for my GT since the week i bought it, still not got around to fitting them.. Clearly you aren't as slow as me though thank god. lol
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Lol o/s quarter panel is coming Monday guess the other side is going to be just as nasty but at least when its all welded up I know its solid . Looking forward to getting it done
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