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Dino Spider Restoration

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:07 am
by iceblue
Hey Guys

New to the site, finally a proper site to exchange ideas.

Well, I am deep into 2.4 Spider restoration project
Engine completely apart with new pistons, new valvle, new clutch, rebuilt starter and alternator.
Cleaned and re lined gas tank, Rebuilt radiator and radiator reservoir,
Rebuilt breaks, and rear dif.. Sending my original 1972 shocks to Koni
Now, on to the hard work.... body repair.....

What a wonderful car. This car is really nice and fun.
The brakes system on this car is really ahead of its time.

Body Work ... 888645955/

Egine ... 852348523/

Interior ... 852872823/

Re: Dino Spider Restoration

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:37 am
by alh
Very nice! Keep it coming, we are happy to help where we can! Such threads are perfect as there is a lot to learn from your posts!


Re: Dino Spider Restoration

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:31 pm
by The Dutch Dino
Nice pictures. It is funny too see in your interior pictures that the same telephone coins are dug up from every old Dino that has been driven in the motherland... I found them too in my coupé project. :D

Re: Dino Spider Restoration

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:39 pm
by The Dutch Dino
Here's my engine. Almost done. Halfway in on my project now...

Re: Dino Spider Restoration

PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:21 am
by iceblue
In the process of restoring my bumpers today and noticed that the plastic molding on my fiat dino spider are Ford parts!

New Air Ducks being made

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:17 pm
by iceblue
Hey Guys

I am in the process of having new air intake made.
I can ask my source if he will made a couple extras. These are being made as we speak.
One time deal. The price we are taking about is around 750 USD per pair.
But the price has not been confirm. I would not be surprise if it reached 950 per pair.

Here are some pics of mine.....\

Engine Correct Color

PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:51 pm
by iceblue
Hey Guys
I was wondering if I should paint my head covers gold like in this picture.
I have seen this color combo 2 or 3 times and in the Fiat dino flyer from the 70's
But I think the correct color should be, natural alloy head and black valve covers.

Re: Dino Spider Restoration

PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:39 am
by frogspawn
I think the gold / yellow covers stem from the fact that the early ones are made of magnesium alloy and need to be passivated (with a yellow chemical ) to stop them corroding and give a base for paint. Have recently found someone in the UK who can paint mag alloy to a high standard so it does not fall off after a couple of months.

Re: Dino Spider Restoration

PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:27 pm
by iceblue
Hey Guys

Hope every one is getting ready for the holidays,

I am in real deep with my Fiat Dino restoration.
The upholstery got started yesterday, the body shop in in full motion, Chroming taking place and the engine is all apart....

Nothing like having your car at 3 different location.
This car will look fantastic when I am done. I am trying to have a target date of July 30th

Here is a link to my latest break rebuilt ... 442930234/

Re: Dino Spider Restoration

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:43 pm
by iceblue
My Dino 2.4 is giving a good run for my money! Its a good thing I love the car!
The rockers are completely rotted out.
I am planning on having the car on the rotisserie and will completely remove all rusted sills.
For you DINO owners.... Double check your rockers! They are prone to rust very badly and are often hidden problems.