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Believe it's actually a 126 hub, and I did look briefly back in September but was struggling to find one at a sane price. Especially not being 100% sure it was the right part, and that I need to factor in the cost of getting it machined.

Might be worth my having another dig around now I guess.

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40 minutes ago, Zelandeth said:

Believe it's actually a 126 hub, and I did look briefly back in September but was struggling to find one at a sane price. Especially not being 100% sure it was the right part, and that I need to factor in the cost of getting it machined.

Might be worth my having another dig around now I guess.

would of thought it would have been cheap enough to get a hub from poland or something such where they are still plentiful thats a shame

 

thats interesting that its a Fiat 126 part, its like the story of the Rear lights all over again!, since the Model 70 started production in June 1971 or so but from what I can tell production of the Fiat 126 only started in 1972 some time I think?

are fiat 500/126 hubs interchangeable? Perhaps the earliest Model 70's used Fiat 500 hubs, but the parts list does not mention anything, however if the newer parts where compatible with the old then it would have no need to mention anything

however the Hubs are listed as having technical service drawing (TSD) numbers 2014 and 2015 which would date them to 1970 sometime I think, so go figure!

 

 

but on the note on of the hub, since the stud has already snapped off in there etc, have you thought about seeing if you can carefully drill out the remains of the stud at home?, given you dont really have anything to lose so to speak?:) 

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3 minutes ago, LightBulbFun said:

would of thought it would have been cheap enough to get a hub from poland or something such where they are still plentiful thats a shame

 

but on the note on of the hub, since the stud has already snapped off in there etc, have you thought about seeing if you can carefully drill out the remains of the stud at home?, given you dont really have anything to lose so to speak?:) 

The issue with shipping in from abroad is that while it's not a huge assembly it's not light either.  So shipping usually wound up costing a fair chunk of the item cost again.  Again, it's been a while since I looked.  Things may have changed in the interrim as things do seem to go in cycles with regards to spares availability.

The existing stud has been removed, though sadly not without damage to the surrounding threads (it's a job which really needed to be done with the hub on the workbench to do it right (ideally with a pillar drill), not standing on my head in the garage).  So basically that hole needs to be welded up or sleeved and re-drilled.  I did try really hard to keep everything lined up while the work was done apparently without success.

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Nothing car related to report today.  Not least because I spent my entire afternoon pretty much fixing damage from the last couple of storms.  I'd decided not to bother until they had both passed through as buying two rounds of panels would be annoying...plus I had visions of me disappearing towards Norway if trying to fit them while it was still windy.

Only one of these actually blew down, but the adjacent two were utterly rotten around the base so I just took the opportunity to replace them.

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Really really wish the previous owner had not painted everything black.

The furthest panel annoyingly isn't a standard size and is in fact 5' 3 1/4" wide.  So I had to do a bit of chopping and rebuilding to make that fit.

Just got one smaller panel to do in the other garden tomorrow.

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Then paint everything to match once it's dry enough.

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