WINTER IS NEARLY OVER, the salt is disappearing from the roads, which is time for you to wake the cars hibernating in my garage. All excepting one spent the winter in the home: my Fiat 500L is at Fabio’s bodyshop when I noticed some rust. Fabio looked nervous once I came with almost enough spare parts to rebuild it entirely, but seemed relieved as he saw the auto.
A few of months later, the news headlines was great: many of those spare parts were not needed. On my last visit to the shop, I’d seen work under way, and the only serious rust was in the leading wheelarches and also the bonnet. Sadly the wheelarches I had bought were not suitable for the automobile, so I had to purchase two new ones. I favor to preserve where I am able to, but I allowed Fabio’s team to take a shortcut using the bonnet: it totally was cheaper to buy a brand new one.
Now it’s almost ready. It has been painted inside and out, reassembled, and rust inhibitor happens to be injected into as many cavities as you are able to. The result seems good, and i cannot wait to drive it home and make a proper inspection in sunlight. Fabio did a great job of looking after such details as the missing ‘Fiat 500L’ (there is new one)logos regarding the rear engine panel and fixing the longitudinal chrome strips below the doors. I desired those strips done because theyare one of many 500L s trademarks, but Fabio was reluctant to really make the holes to repair them because this is where the rust started. I won!