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Abarthsc
08-13-2014, 08:09 PM
Ok, really not sure about either of these.
Maybe the lights if there were 4, they need white covers with Fiat logos on them still. I used all stock mounting holes behind the bumper cover, still needs a little work on the brackets, but need to decide on 2 or 4 or even 0 first.
Maybe a different wood pattern would work better?
Your comments/ suggestions most welcome.

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shadowshaggy
08-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Vinyl I assume?

I would go with walnut or maybe something a little darker. Don't quite care for that particular grain with white. Anyways, I would have the lights side by side vs vertical stacked.

paul hillman
08-13-2014, 10:15 PM
13615 13616 I think side by side will look better.

Tweak
08-13-2014, 10:16 PM
Vinyl I assume?

I would go with walnut or maybe something a little darker. Don't quite care for that particular grain with white. Anyways, I would have the lights side by side vs vertical stacked.

+1

Racerflash
08-13-2014, 11:40 PM
Digging the wood, but agree the lights need to be horizontal.

MemoryFoam
08-14-2014, 12:17 AM
If you can't do horizontal on the lights, I'd go for just using one.

I like the idea of the woodgrain, and like the colors, but I think it needs to be a less linear grain - something with some curves and/or knots in it.

Fiat500USA
08-14-2014, 12:41 AM
Liking the wood dashboard! Here is another image of a 500 with one. This is the Euro 1957 Edition. I like your grain better.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EAoEgw042rc/Ux8hg1hD-WI/AAAAAAAATzA/xHYdeoo2qw0/s800/Fiat%2520500%2520Vintage%25201957%2520%25285%2529. jpg

Alec
08-14-2014, 08:18 AM
13615 13616 I think side by side will look better.

Paul,
What are your light mounting brackets attached to? Is there anyway you could get a closer picture of the brackets?

Thanks! Your car looks great!

Abarthsc
08-14-2014, 07:58 PM
V2 .....I have some "issues" to work out, but I am liking it much better.
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MemoryFoam
08-14-2014, 09:01 PM
Looking good. Got a full width view?

Abarthsc
08-14-2014, 09:05 PM
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Only one I have so far, trying to not take anymore pics until shes all finished

Tweak
08-15-2014, 12:10 AM
Doesn't look like night driving will be an issue...except for the reports of alien aircraft from the locals. ;)

Abarthsc
08-15-2014, 05:04 PM
If it were just for my personal use, I wouldn't have done much of anything to it, but it's supposed to get noticed, which it does, very much so :friendly_wink:
It's actually kind of nice as I get to try stuff I wouldn't normally do. The overall theme is a retro race/rally car, which is drawing ever closer. Neuf springs should be here Tuesday ..........

Andree
08-15-2014, 07:59 PM
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Only one I have so far, trying to not take anymore pics until shes all finished

Try ditching the middle one.

Have some looks for you to view:

Four lights on front of hood:
http://500blog.blogspot.com/2011/04/new-fiat-500-4wd-rally-camp.html

Lights arranged in a V:
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_373292-Fiat-124-Abarth-Rally-1974.html

Then here's a Google search, click the "Images" to look at pics of various cars/lights:
https://www.google.com/search?q=4+light+rally+bar

You can also browse shopping items for more pics/ideas

Oh, and maybe the car grille badges could be neat?:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAR-GRILLE-EMBLEM-BADGES-FIAT-/231195038998?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35d44c5516

Those can be put on the grille, or mounted on the light bracket with the lights. Like here:
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Abarthsc
08-15-2014, 09:09 PM
Can't ditch the middle light, it's my favorite , thanks for the links and ideas, I had forgotten all about badges on the grill. I know most of the younger crowd won't "get" this whole idea, but I grew up with rally cars in the UK in the 70's-80's.
I would love to just buy a 131 Mirafiori Sport or similar, but it's just not viable for what I need. (have you seen how much an old 500 goes for now) ......WOW..I shoulda stored a few away years ago.
On another note, I have two ""Agip" shield decals on the way.

Andree
08-16-2014, 04:55 PM
Can't ditch the middle light, it's my favorite , thanks for the links and ideas, I had forgotten all about badges on the grill. I know most of the younger crowd won't "get" this whole idea, but I grew up with rally cars in the UK in the 70's-80's.
I would love to just buy a 131 Mirafiori Sport or similar, but it's just not viable for what I need. (have you seen how much an old 500 goes for now) ......WOW..I shoulda stored a few away years ago.
On another note, I have two ""Agip" shield decals on the way.

Everything gets repeated. Young folks who don't get it now will catch on fast. Colors, styles, patterns, all coming and going and coming back again. You may start a local trend which then can spread. It's a fun look. Even without the extra lighting, it has a rally look, and if there were graphics available to recreate the look, it makes for a fun look.

I can see the graphics style being available in the three color Fiat usually uses, black, white, red. The body decals in black would be nice on the Cattiva. I can see white on the Luce Blu Pop, as well as black. Red too, I like light blue and red together.

I think you will have many people trying to duplicate your look. Be sure to let people know where you got your graphics done, how you put together the lights, etc. People will want to know the details!

Abarthsc
08-17-2014, 09:35 AM
I know I said I wouldn't post more pics until it was all finished...but...I love these lights now
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Abarthsc
08-17-2014, 10:43 AM
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bryanintowson
08-17-2014, 10:43 AM
I love the wood dash.

Racerflash
08-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Think you've got it right now! Love the 3 lights in a triangle! Can't wait to see her finished!

boostaddict
08-17-2014, 02:54 PM
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10272727_257141904409984_8668807451972870498_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10530642_257141901076651_1321045911073067819_o.jpg


I follow this rally team on FB and love the rally setup check it out

Andree
08-17-2014, 04:05 PM
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Love the triangle lights! And did you get new wheels? Looks like it in this photo.

Abarthsc
08-17-2014, 10:22 PM
No, just the steelies with beauty rings and 124 Spyder centers

Andree
08-18-2014, 04:02 PM
No, just the steelies with beauty rings and 124 Spyder centers

Looks great!

Abarthsc
08-18-2014, 07:08 PM
Finished vinyl wood dash, RRM intake and furry dice too............
I started a build thread as it seemed like what this was becoming. I shall post most of my future pics there.

Abarthsc
08-18-2014, 07:33 PM
Love that Rally Abarth !! Please don't get me started... There's a white Abarth sitting next to the Pop outside.........