New Arrival – Fiat 500L

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We have just taken delivery of our newest project, our 1972 Fiat 500L.

This beautiful little machine is already good to go and, as it was so rightly explained to us before we collected, it is very much a usable classic.

As with a lot of the cars that come through the doors at Bridge Classic Cars this one could benefit from a little TLC in places but certainly nothing too major and certainly no mechanical issues. It’s what we say here at Bridge Classic Cars, it just needs a bit of ‘beautifying’.

Here we are this morning on our way back from Colchester, Essex.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type=”image_grid” images=”9099,9098,9097,9096,9095,9094,9093,9092,9091,9090,9089,9088,9087,9086,9085″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Having fully assessed her in our Ipswich workshops the next stage is to type up a job sheet for the technician allocated to working on the car.

The job sheet is a detailed list of tasks that need to be carried out, a tick list basically. On the job sheet we can all leave notes for each other as well as listing the parts and hours involved in the project.

Every project that we undertake at Bridge Classic Cars has it’s own job sheet. This means we can ensure every aspect of the journey is completed accurately, on time and more importantly for our customers, within budget.

Although our 1972 Fiat 500L is a stock vehicle which means it belongs to us rather than a customer it is still treated the very same way.

We do not normally post the job sheet online because, let’s face it, who wants to sit and read it? But here is an example for anyone who does…[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”1972 – Fiat 500L – MPF 500L”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

  • Remove and replace the corroded front and rear bumper bars with new.
  • Remove and replace door rubbers all round with new.
  • Remove, clean and repaint the door rubber retainers. (upon removing these we have established that a brand new set is more cost effective than hours to work on the existing ones)
  • Weld engine mount point where starting to corrode.
  • Re-tape and neaten wiring under the bonnet.
  • Clean and repaint the fuel tank.
  • Re-cut and fit carpet to the bonnet area and inner arches.
  • Replace O/S or N/S light assembly with new.
  • Remove and shampoo carpets.
  • Rear seat is loose, re-positon and tighten.
  • Clean engine and engine bay.
  • Tidy wiring in the engine bay.
  • Replace rear lights (faded) with new.
  • Check operation of electrics, lights etc.
  • Service vehicle.
  • Fit a battery cut off.


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