500 (Classic) The forgotten 500

Introduction

Hello guys I'm new to the forum so thought I would introduce myself.

My name is Stefan people also know me as Navo.

I have recently undertaken my mother's newly acquired fiat 500 as a project as it required alot more work than first thought I'll be updating as I go and hopefully finding the help needed but mainly wanted to share it's story.

So here it is a 1972 RHD with 2 previous owners a mother and daughter. It spent most of its life in a garage (which had a leaky roof) unfortunately causing rust issues.

When delivered it was clear to see this was a longer term project, that's where I came in to the picture below are a few images of the little devil
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Mynameisnavo

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Couldn't quite get the car to sit how I wanted it so some larger modification is required (yes I'm well aware it's taking it away from historical accuracy but that's not what I'm going for)

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Top mounts have been cut away and new ones will be fabricated to allow the car to sit how I need it to
 
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The body work is also coming along with yet more smoothing and arch work
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Really starting to be able to picture how its going to look
 

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Whose coil-overs are you using---I am using GAZ--made in Essex specifically for the 500/126 models and substantialy cheaper than some of the units available from european suppliers. Yes I agree, a very nicely made cross-member.
Ive decided against coilovers so I'm building my own suspension set up we will see how it gets on haha
 
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Unfortunately not dude I'll be working :( things haven't been easy recently else I would of loved to hope to see you all one day tho
 
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More rust and patch work has been taking place as well as the rest of the de seeming and smoothing nice to see fresh metal taking the place of rot
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She's taking shape !
 
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Fascinating thread, I've converted it to a garage build thread for you so we can all easier keep up with it 👍
 
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