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Phoenix Rising - The GTX Restoration Log

Discussion in 'Classic and Retro FIAT's' started by teky, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Very true. But, how will the car stop when needed? :D
    He may first need to work on getting a better braking system as well.
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  2. Crazy Fiatian

    Crazy Fiatian Amatore

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    Job Well Done :)

    @Teky - Your restoration of Palio GTX looks stunner and hats off to your dedication/commitment/time, surely it's not a cake walk.

    On looking at the pictures, instead of having white roof and having white color in spoiler think it's better to have in complete blue with Jet black alloy like this

    http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/151138199682_1_0_1/1000x1000.jpg

    Just sharing my thought.
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  3. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Shashank - I'm out of the country and hence the interior work is completely on hold. Hopefully I shall be starting it from next month.

    @Naughty - Thanks for your kind words

    @chakiirfan - Thanks for your words, but there are even better restorations which haven't been documented properly. They have been helping me offline to get this car to this stage.

    Thanks @5u3zEr0 . Yes the wheels and alloys will be changed in due course, I'm planning to stick to 15" due to the driving conditions although a 17" will look fantastic. The car has got it's FFE done already below is a video of the same. What sort of a conical filter to you recommend for this car. The car has clocked about 67K for now.


    Very true Ramesh, especially after driving a Punto the experience can be scary. We will see if Adventure rotor plans succeed.

    Thanks @Crazy Fiatian and also suggestions. It all will be based on the Alloys I choose at a later stage of project.
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  4. 5u3zEr0

    5u3zEr0 Regolare

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    @ ramjn: Its not too much of a bump in power that you need to upgrade the brakes. My stock brakes worked fine with the whole setup.

    @ teky: I had a evotion air filter, I think it was a model called ev500. Before that I had a Ractive one. If you have done the headers, do you find any difference in the idle rpm?
  5. amit_shimla

    amit_shimla Timido

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    This is an AmaXing job done. Color is looks better than the factory one. Must have costed you a fortune.
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  6. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Thanks @amit_shimla. It didn't cost me a fortune, it was more in-tune with every other paint shop but my mechanic Murugan and the painter knew the job - Result!
  7. sidd

    sidd Amatore

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    bump bump bump, any updates?
  8. Guru_mprasad

    Guru_mprasad Amatore

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    Can you tell me how much it costed just for repainting alone????
  9. teky

    teky Esperto

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    @sidd - no updates as I'm currently out of country.

    It costed over 40k IIRC. This is due to fact that there was a color change involved. If you're retaining old color shouldn't cost much. This doesn't include the tinkering cost however.

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