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Old 16-06-2008   #1
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now the cleanest part of the car! and the most original paint colour code wise!!! cheers chas for pointing it out to me! and young ashley in the yorks for holding onto it for me

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is this the one off ebay? that was like new?

if it is, then bugger! my mate was after it for his mk1

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Think AndySporting still has a brand new grill. PM him?
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is this the one off ebay? that was like new?
yes it was he has another one too, with driving lights built in....
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Very tidy, why have you got so many?...


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whenever i see a decent one, or break a car, always get the grille, black ones are easy enough to find, but red......and white....phew what a palaver, one of the reds had a clip broken by some numbnuts at a garage when they were doing a chemical flush on the radiator
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whenever i see a decent one, or break a car, always get the grille, black ones are easy enough to find, but red......and white....phew what a palaver, one of the reds had a clip broken by some numbnuts at a garage when they were doing a chemical flush on the radiator
That's enough grilles for a fleet!

LOL - you're obsessed
A man only needs one grille, maybe none if it's mesh...

The single screw in the middle is a great Uno conundrum - it's usually missing, but if the screw is there, you don't need the clips anyway.

Ever worked on a Jap car? That grille would be held in by eight 10mm bolts, each with a washer, and there would be a steel backing plate.

Here's a bit of Uno Trivia for you. The base models seem to have stainless-steel five-bars, which are next-to-impossible to remove (easier to mask with tape before repainting). Paradoxically enough, the more expensive models have chromed-plastic bars that you can remove pretty easily.

How're you going for badges? I find a bit of silver paint on the back helps to revive the FIAT letters. As for the Turbo, that usually needs a retouch in red.

Your headlights need a clean
It is possible to remove the lens if you heat the sealant that holds it on - very easy if the sealant is already partly-void. Grey silicone does a passable job of replacement; grey polyurethane is better. I used black polyurethane, which gives the lens a black edge - maybe a bit prominent. Especially when the excess squeezes out on the inside as it did for me

Alternatively you can just slosh some washing detergent inside the headlight, but I prefer to take the lens off so I can remove the metal cap that masks the bulb - unnecessary with halogen bulbs (H4 bulbs have a black or silver cap on the end) - getting rid of the large metal cap removes a 'hole' from the light beam.

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yes it was he has another one too, with driving lights built in....
, Do the Uno and Panda grille's fit one another MORE LIGHTS
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I have 4 cables behind my grille, and they end up there.
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I have 4 cables behind my grille, and they end up there.
Headlight wipers? Extra horns?

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Headlight wipers? Extra horns?

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I got headlight wipers, and horn.
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