Fiat 850 sedan thread

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Post by integrale_evo » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:18 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Well that's just fkn awesome isn't it 8-) I am equally impressed that Mrs Harry hasn't kicked your arse to the kerb yet :lol:
Discussions have been made about taking over more of the garden as parking.

Mowing the grass is a pain in the hoop anyway :lol:
Cheers, Harry

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Post by Mito Man » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:27 pm

That’s cool, I’ve never heard of or seen a Fiat 850 before.
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Post by Rich B » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:46 pm

Nice! When the hell are you going to actually get time to finish even one of these projects?!!

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Post by JLv3.0 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:48 pm

Yes, that :D

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Post by integrale_evo » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:25 pm

Meh, it's mot exempt, I'll just sling some wheels on and drive it as is :lol:
Cheers, Harry

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Post by Foz » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:40 pm

JLv3.0 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Foz wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:23 pm
integrale_evo wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:59 pm
Thomas's that already know please don't spoil it for an hour or two :lol:

Rwd
Rear engined
Old
Round headlights
Some rust...

Something else to add to the ever increasing pile of projects :lol:
205 GTi the 1.6
Please take my hand and walk me through the rationale behind that guess :lol:
I was joking :twisted:

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Post by nuttinnew » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:43 pm

Excellent backstory (apart from the crash, but if it hadn't been then this might not be happening now) 8-)

You could probably do with acquiring the barn with it...
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Post by integrale_evo » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:44 pm

Mito Man wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:27 pm
That’s cool, I’ve never heard of or seen a Fiat 850 before.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_850

Have a look at the wiki, they did saloon, coupe, spider, roadster, people carrier and van, all based on pretty much the same mechanicals.

Rear longitudinal mounted watercooled straight 4, coil spring rear end, transverse leaf spring at the front.

You might recognise the rear lights from the lancia stratos and Ford gt40 😂
Cheers, Harry

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Post by JLv3.0 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:44 pm

Foz wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:40 pm
JLv3.0 wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Foz wrote:
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:23 pm

205 GTi the 1.6
Please take my hand and walk me through the rationale behind that guess :lol:
I was joking :twisted:
I see that now 🤦‍♀️

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Post by Zonda_ » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:20 pm

Where have the other wheels gone? Seem rather large to misplace

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Post by JonMad » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:42 pm

Excellent! And good luck. I'd love to see you actually progress this :)
Reminds me I have a couple of stationary engines in the garage that I should get working with my Dad this summer. He used to exhibit them at Rushmoor Steam Rally (sadly an event that no longer runs).
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Post by integrale_evo » Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:42 pm

The background of the pics gives a hint to the state of the rest of the place.

I'm hoping they're still about somewhere, I did wonder if they were bodged onto one of his minis for driving about the farm, but the pcd would be wrong and why only take three? I'm guessing the spare stored in the front would have been made banana shape by the crash.

They were originally 12s, but the speciale got 13s so should be too hard to find something that will fit, they're 4x98mm pcd, same as pretty much every 4 stud fiat Alfa and lancia ever made.
Cheers, Harry

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Post by V8Granite » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:07 pm

That will be a very satisfying thing to get back running 8-)

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Post by evostick » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:18 pm

Well it's no Hillman Imp but then it's no Stagea either. It is however CAF and with the known history is that bit more special 8-)

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Post by PaulJ » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Great project. Good luck.

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Post by IanF » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:55 pm

That’s a great find! Are you going to build an extension next to the Camper to store it in?
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Post by simon_g » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:40 pm

Love those - great project, all the more so with the family history.

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Post by integrale_evo » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:29 pm

Thanks. I'm looking forward to getting started, although I'll probably spend a few weeks on it then leave it half finished like everything else. :lol:

Unfortunately the farm being sold is why it needs a new home, so may not have the barn for much longer.

I haven't quite worked out the finer details of the garage extension yet :lol:

I'm almost certainly putting a covered car port style roof on the side, and maybe an enclosed section behind it where my metro currently sits. The fiat should fit there with plenty of space either side.

Still, need to make sure I have plenty of things to do when I retire in 35 odd years time :P
Cheers, Harry

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Post by NotoriousREV » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:50 pm

integrale_evo wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:29 pm
Still, need to make sure I have plenty of things to do when I retire in 35 odd years time :P
Brushing up rust, mainly ;)
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Post by Coaster1 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:38 pm

Cool project and cool car.

I can see it appearing in Salvage Hunters: Classic Cars, series 21 :P

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