I thought I would take the time to introduce to you my mofdified 88 Fiat Panda 4x4 which may or may not have been seen for the first time at RRG17
It is a 10 month Father-Son weekend colaboration. Our first full restoration following a job lot purchase of three Pandas for £600. This is the first installment of two modified green laners, with the second currently in progress.
The stock 999cc 35HP FIRE engine, swapped with a 65HP 1242cc 8V Punto provides enough poke, even with the 29% larger tires. All remaining drive train is stock. Rear stock drum brakes upgraded to Fiat Stilo calipers with split line fidler handbrakes to replicate 'cheap-man's' diff-lock.
Having owned a 0.9 I know what cracking cars they are, and always toyed with the idea of getting a 4x4 and modding it - although I would never have achieved that level of awesomeness!
P.S. Instead of editing the first post, it is more effective to add the newer pictures in a new one - it updates the thread, so that people that have already seen the first pictures will know there are more added
Such an incredible transformation in such a short space of time. The finished product is absolutely spot on. Love the idea for the spit to roll the body, Think it has given me an idea or 2 for my Corolla when her time comes so thanks for that
I take it you've seen the wheeler dealers episode where they pretty much wreck a straight tidy one of these.
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