Fi is back from the body shop… body work looks good, but I unfortunately can’t say the same for the paint. Loaded with fisheyes Oh, and the passenger side exterior door handle doesn’t work. And the rocker molding didn’t adhere properly.
She’ll be going back in for another spray, as well as rocker molding replacement next week.
Repair lines are clean
Even though the stock shifter is pretty decent, and the height is perfect for me, the throw between the gears is way to long and sloppy.
Neuspeed has a simple fix for this problem with an adapter that changes the the angle of the cable attachment, reducing the throw by 25%. It’s called the Neu-F Short Shift Adapter.
neu-F Abarth Pieces
neu-F Abarth Halves
neu-F Abarth adapter bolted together
neu-F Abarth adapter bolted together, showing slot for shifter arm
Popping open the console
Test fitting. Requires minor filing to the edges of the stock arm
neu-F Abarth Adapter mounted
neu-F Abarth Adapter Mounted
Finished product. Looks stock, but feels much better!
Dark alley’s are where it’s at!
Yes, it fits
Spent the day getting the exterior ready and protected for winter. Yes, she’s going to be my winter car as well.
Washed, then clay-barred the exterior before applying two coats of Xzilon coating. It’s molecularly-bonded! Just like K.I.T.T.! Also applied Aquapel treatment to the glass after using their cleaner.
Clay, Quick Detailer, Xzilon & Aquapel
As clean as she can look in the dirty garage