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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2013, 05:27:03 AM »
Wow, Good luck for your coming great project! :)
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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 08:41:12 PM »
Thank you Toon or was it maybe to Rubino!?

And yes, Rubino, I've the complete plan in my head!!
I build the car allready a several times in my imagination or dreams, what you want.
When I'll start with the car I will let you know how things are planned and what you must do to transform an 850 chassis into an OT1600 spider chassis.
You are a welder and fabricator, I think, so that part will be no problem for you.

I'm only a teacher(science) with a lot of free time. This week no school, so working on the OT1600 and the new project, I hope!!

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2013, 09:18:34 PM »
Just had some time today and start with the OT1600 spider.
Cutting down!!
Maybe tomerrow more.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2013, 10:52:41 AM »
Yesterday some last cutting at the 850 chassis and it's ready build up again!!
Put the wheels under it and already saw the spider going!!hahhahahaha.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2013, 12:52:45 PM »
WOW!
Great progress.
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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2013, 05:58:12 PM »
hi Ras,

This was the easy part!!!!
In my head i'm going futher with building it!!

Groet,
Fred

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 01:43:51 AM »
Hi Fred,
I have never in my life been so happy and so sad all at the same time!  sad cutting up an 850 !!....and happy I know its for a good cause! love the the progress pictures, have you plans on paper for this or is it stored in you mind? I have just been handed a chassis upgrade picture if you need it?
I will PM it to you - Regards Rubino
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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2013, 07:50:36 AM »
Hi Rubino,

You don't have to be sad about cutting the 850. It was in a very bad shape and yes for a good cause!!
I've got some pictures of the OT1600 that will tell a great part of the story about the strengthening of the 850 chassis.

Soon more!!

Groet,
Fred

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2013, 07:58:20 AM »
Herewith 2 pics of some proof that the OT1600 spider is based on a floorpan of a Fiat 850 berlina.
Just see the 2 small mounting holes


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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2013, 12:34:50 PM »
did  nobody think to use a serie one but better serie 2 Fiat (Seat) 133
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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2013, 08:24:09 AM »
Yes, it is possible to use the floor of a Fiat 133, but are those cars easy to find?

I did some work at the floor of the 850.
It's clean to work on.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2013, 08:58:06 AM »
Some ideas about making the spider stronger.
Making a higher sill than the original one.

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2013, 09:13:43 PM »
Off current topic but a nice view of the front glass and roof of the speciale

http://vehiclemy.com/model/Abarth-2000-Coup-Speciale.html [nofollow]

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2013, 10:33:13 PM »
Today I visit Guy for a very important step into my remake of an OT1600 spider.
I've got the molds of the OT1300 periscope. I'm going to use the molds to reproduce the product out of it.
These product will be rechaped to the specs of the OT1600 spider!!

This was very important for my build and now I can go on!!
thanks a lot Guy!!

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Re: Abarth OT1600 spider replica
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2013, 05:55:27 PM »
After cleaning the molds I've just put them in mold release wax for the first time.
I'm going to repeat that 6 or 7 times this week. Then I can put on the gelcoat and the fiberglass and make my first product.