Project: Modern X.

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Project: Modern X.

Post by Rooster » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:37 am

Well, since the Abarth is a total loss, I've decided to buy it back and fuse the Abarth and Bumble-bee together. The ground work has been laid, and soon the journey begins. The end result will be a 1982 Fiat X-1/9 with all modern electronics and that sweet, sweet 160hp turbo engine from the Abarth. First step, strip the bumble-bee to the bare chassis and have it acid dipped.
1982 - Fiat Bertone X-1/9 (Bumble Bee)
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2012 - Fiat Abarth (The black Pearl) -R.I.P

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Post by DaveP189 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:20 am

"When life hands you lemons, make lemonade", right?

Hmmm - will that make it a hybrid? :lol:
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Post by ryed » Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:50 am

Subscribed! Sounds like you're making the best of a truly crappy situation. Looking forard to the results! This will surely be an incredible build!
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Post by Aczwild » Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:04 am

Jesus, what happened? Hope you're all right and I'll be watching this... mmmmmmm that Abarth bark
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Project: Modern X.

Post by vtgti » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:29 am

Where are you going for an acid dip? How much are they charging you?
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Post by Rooster » Thu May 23, 2013 7:36 am

Hey folks, its been a long long long time, but the Abarth case is finally settled and the Abarth X project is on. I initially wanted to get the yellow X acid dipped, but I was STRONGLY advised not to from a friend that just had it done. So, I'll be getting it media blasted.

The X and the Abarth go to Columbus Oh. in Early August.
1982 - Fiat Bertone X-1/9 (Bumble Bee)
1979 - Fiat X-1/9 (The Booger)
2012 - Fiat Abarth (The black Pearl) -R.I.P

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Post by sachilles » Thu May 23, 2013 9:10 am

Cool...so there is a company that merges these two? They have a website I can ogle?
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Post by Rooster » Sat May 25, 2013 9:27 am

Hey Seth, the shop is a Fiat parts and renovation "reseller". Matt has made a huge name for himself (and crew) as the go to guy for restorations and resto-mods. He typically has been putting Acura K20 motors in X-1/9's. Since mine will be the first for the Abarth motor, he's chomping at the bit as it'll be breed correct.

here is his website, not much but I'll see if he can get a web documentary on the build.

http://www.midwest-bayless.com
1982 - Fiat Bertone X-1/9 (Bumble Bee)
1979 - Fiat X-1/9 (The Booger)
2012 - Fiat Abarth (The black Pearl) -R.I.P

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Post by thorton0 » Sat May 25, 2013 11:42 pm

sounds like an awesome project, but what happened to the abarth?
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Re: Project: Modern X.

Post by Rooster » Wed May 29, 2013 4:06 pm

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EOS happened...
1982 - Fiat Bertone X-1/9 (Bumble Bee)
1979 - Fiat X-1/9 (The Booger)
2012 - Fiat Abarth (The black Pearl) -R.I.P

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