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HBG
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« on: 28 October, 2023, 08:09:29 PM »

What do you think? I mocked up some mudflaps earlier today as I'd like to protect the paintwork and like the look of them.

They will be black pvc

Opinions please. Thanks


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HBG
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« Reply #1 on: 28 October, 2023, 08:10:31 PM »

Another pic


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« Reply #2 on: 29 October, 2023, 11:12:13 AM »

Absolutely not. Makes it look like the back end of a Morris Marina
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« Reply #3 on: 29 October, 2023, 11:41:33 AM »

Absolutely not. Makes it look like the back end of a Morris Marina
Unless absolutely needed,  such as on a rally cars, they do nothing for the car, if you're that worried use clear stone chip.
Ask yourself, how many Fulvias have you seen with mudflaps?
There's a good reason for that!
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« Reply #4 on: 29 October, 2023, 12:44:39 PM »

No, no a thousand times no, I'd rather die than say yes. (with apologies to Betty Boop!)
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« Reply #5 on: 29 October, 2023, 03:50:39 PM »

My parents had a Marina. They also had a car called Marina.

So, you don't like them it seems......

Anyone else? I thought lots of Fulvias had flaps? This car is for driving not polishing (well, a bit of polishing!).

I think the rally flaps with a bit of loo chain probably too much.
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« Reply #6 on: 29 October, 2023, 04:25:40 PM »

"Anyone else". I probably wouldn't fit these to my Flaminia,  as it seems very difficult to improve the original appearance.

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« Reply #7 on: 29 October, 2023, 05:12:51 PM »

Back in the 70s in Cardiff a group of us all had Fulvias. Three 1.6 Lussos, one 1.3 Sport, and two 1.3 coupes. Not one of us ever considered putting on mudflaps. Iíve never seen a Fulvia with mudflaps unless its been a fairly serious rally car.

If you want to add something that IMO looks good, I would suggest a pair of period Cibies such as the slimline Iode 45, preferably with the covers. A 150 mm Carello foglight makes a good looking and effective reversing light.
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« Reply #8 on: 29 October, 2023, 06:21:51 PM »

Itís a big no for me, I have group 3 arches that compliment my Fulvia nicely.


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« Reply #9 on: 29 October, 2023, 07:58:20 PM »

I hear ya!

I like the plastic arches, good with the alloys. Also like the Cibie's.

Might do the alloys thing next year as I think they look great. Cibie's are on my list already for after I've sorted led headlight lamps.

I might experiment with some shorty cardboard flaps.....


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« Reply #10 on: 29 October, 2023, 09:59:57 PM »

Your car looks such a nice one. Do you think it will look better if things are added to it? A good Fulvia in original condition is an increasingly rare thing.
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« Reply #11 on: 30 October, 2023, 06:40:51 AM »

I hear ya!

I like the plastic arches, good with the alloys. Also like the Cibie's.

Might do the alloys thing next year as I think they look great. Cibie's are on my list already for after I've sorted led headlight lamps.

I might experiment with some shorty cardboard flaps.....
Thanks, love the look of my Fulvia now period Cibies 9 inch Oscarís had to use Mark 1 Ford Escort alloy brackets that we had to modify but very happy with them. At the end of the day any modifications you make is all down to personal choice and thatís the route I have taken.





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« Reply #12 on: 30 October, 2023, 02:46:18 PM »

Your car looks such a nice one. Do you think it will look better if things are added to it? A good Fulvia in original condition is an increasingly rare thing.

Thank you. I only want to make modifications that will make it more usable and improve its reliability. As it's a car that Iives outside I intend to use it in all weathers limiting its use only when there is salt down. Mudflaps are for protecting the paintwork but perhaps I'll leave it until I feel  a stronger need. I'd consider doing a regularly rally next year, and for that it may be prudent. I'll wait for now.

Thank you all
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« Reply #13 on: 30 October, 2023, 04:55:26 PM »

Thatís a hilarious thread 😂😂😂



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« Reply #14 on: 30 October, 2023, 05:09:50 PM »

My folks had a bright orange Marina estate with a hilariously badly fitted rear hatch. WVE 879T, funny how you remember some things. Pretty sure it was poverty spec so no flaps. Of course, I also had a Marina, but a van hand me down from my Dad when he replaced his work van. He was offered so little as a trade in I had it when at Uni.
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