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Old 23rd May 2011, 15:05   #1
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Default My 1956 Fiat Millecento Restoration

Hi All,

As many of you have already seen my millicento which Arun had posted earlier in one of the threads. Now has the time come for my "milli" after I washed hands from my current ss80 restoration. Below is the link give your valueble comments and will try to bring it closer.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...80-1985-a.html

Coming to "Milli" attached is the pic of the current condition of the vehicle and the plans are huge, need guidance from the fiat gurus as I am new to fiat. Vehicle has already been pushed to garage where the all the parts have been stripped.

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1. Complete Paint Job
2. Complete body work
3. Complete Mechanicals
4. Suspension is Recently Done
5. Complete Interiors
5. Complete Wiring
6. New Battery
7. Tyres

Need Suggestion and Help on the below
1. My car doesnt have the original headlights (Small Ones) it has been modified to new one, so shall i maintain the same as i am not able to get the original ones.
2. My model is 1956 and it has got the taillamps of 1957. I am able to source one 56 type one more needed if i do get will replace if not shall i go ahead with 57 tpyes(detail in pics).
3. Which color should i go with in my mind i have metallic black.
4. Hunting for dicky lock.
5. Have got 3 Original rims need one more and also need hup caps.

Pics attached are the parts which i have already souced.
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Old 23rd May 2011, 17:14   #2
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Saleem great going, but we thought that by this time you were enjoying the fruit of your hard work.

Two questions 1.) Is that fuel level sensing unit is also Velega Italy.

2.) what is that small yellow fiat button for.
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Additional Pics.

One more thing any source for the finding the front grill. I have the internal grill only need the three mush type. Any sources from bombay.

Regards,
SALEEM
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Old 23rd May 2011, 17:44   #4
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Saleem great going, but we thought that by this time you were enjoying the fruit of your hard work.

Two questions 1.) Is that fuel level sensing unit is also Velega Italy.

2.) what is that small yellow fiat button for.
Manish Bhai,

After stipping work was stopped as I didnt get a good tinker for the body work. Since not i have found a good one will continue with the work. All the body parts have been chromed and kept at home.

Mechanical work was in progress till now right now dont have the pics will post soon once i find my chip.

Coming to yellow buttong someone gave me for free even i dont know where exactly i comes looks like its sits in the steering wheel as a horn button not for my model had pic so just shared it.

Yes fuel level sensing unit is also Velega Italy.

Please ping me your contact detail lost my cell.

Regards,
Saleem

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Saleem great going, but we thought that by this time you were enjoying the fruit of your hard work.

Two questions 1.) Is that fuel level sensing unit is also Velega Italy.

2.) what is that small yellow fiat button for.
Manish Bhai, its not VELEGA, its actually VEGLIA Italy.....

And that Yellow Button is Horn button and is original for Topolino's

Sent a pm to Beetle Boy for the same, if ever he wants to part with it
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I doubt that horn button is from a Topolino, it is actually from a larger Fiat model I think, with a larger steering wheel. These wheels were fitted to 1100s as well, as accessories.

Regarding the larger lights - I believe lumax and autopal make some similar size lights (correct size for Dukkars). I would suggest you fit those at this point, as the mudguard shape is altered. Whenever you do get the original lights, they can then simply be put in with no alterations.

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I doubt that horn button is from a Topolino, it is actually from a larger Fiat model I think, with a larger steering wheel. These wheels were fitted to 1100s as well, as accessories.

Regarding the larger lights - I believe lumax and autopal make some similar size lights (correct size for Dukkars). I would suggest you fit those at this point, as the mudguard shape is altered. Whenever you do get the original lights, they can then simply be put in with no alterations.
Yes karlosdeville mudguards have been altered so i need to go with the ones you suggested no other go. One of the tinker was saying suzuki motor bike rings can be altered along with the entire assemble. Feedback on this.
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I'm sure some bike assemblies should be more or less the same size. The smaller headlights will really enhance the look of the car.

I see you have posted a pic of 1 orange side indicator too - your car should not have any side indicators. The jewel/pilot lights you have pictured are also incorrect, but should make do till you find the original.
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Manish Bhai, its not VELEGA, its actually VEGLIA Italy.....

And that Yellow Button is Horn button and is original for Topolino's

Sent a pm to Beetle Boy for the same, if ever he wants to part with it
Thanks for correcting me, gross error on my part. Thanks good ness this was not a VW thread .

As for the sensing unit awesome Saleem. I regrett not picking up the same from Mubarak meter works. Did you got the same from him.

But the one you posted is not the correct type for our fiats. Our units will have two push type connectors holes on the unit. I have the original battered unit.

Will PM you my no. There is lot to catch up on.
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I'm sure some bike assemblies should be more or less the same size. The smaller headlights will really enhance the look of the car.

I see you have posted a pic of 1 orange side indicator too - your car should not have any side indicators. The jewel/pilot lights you have pictured are also incorrect, but should make do till you find the original.
My fiat has no indicators that indicator was picked up when i was collecting parts for my car. Those jewel lights were there when i picked up the car. Will look for the original pic and will make changes.
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This is the correct horn button for your car.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ml#post1467619 (Restoration of MTP 8389 a 1956 Fiat 1100)

I think Lumax has a size which matches the original Dukkar headlights, I just saw a pair fitted on Sunday on Hanoze Mogrelia's freshly restored Dukkar at our FCCCI Mumbai event.
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Glad to see another thread on Millicento. Nice original parts haul too. BTW is that horn button Sipea branded. Looking forward to the WIP pics. Please share some update on the mechanicals.
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Oh wow! I know this FIAT since a decade. Have been looking for this one for long. Nice work Saleem. All the very best.

A small correction - It's "Mille".
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Oh wow! I know this FIAT since a decade. Have been looking for this one for long. Nice work Saleem. All the very best.

A small correction - It's "Mille".
Hi Earthed,

Looking forward to meet you and get the history of this car.
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For tinkering we have pealed the entire paint as there was lot of paste applied before, so used the paint remover and completely stripped the vehicle.
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