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Fiat 500 Restoration and Maintenance

A SADDENING STORY for every Fiat 500 lover ......'The Black Adder'

In the days before our visit a new restoration customer decided to pull the Black Adder out of the hedges where he'd lived for many a year so we could have a look at him and assess the work required to restore him, unfortunately - he did not appreciate being towed out of his nest and look what happened next..... heartbreaking:(

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Needless to say, we are still assessing 'The Black Adder'.

Fortunately, this new restoration customer also had 'Beryl - the yellow peril' and we are pleased to say she is in better condition, look out below for Beryl and her journey in the coming weeks.

And now - see below for our usual restoration projects!!

Weenie Fiats are pleased to offer additional services to restore, design and build your own Fiat 500, we also offer specialist Servicing, Maintenance and MOT services at our workshop. It is so important to look after these ageing classics through specialist care and expertise. 

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Weenie Fiats are based in Swindon, Wiltshire and although fairly central location in the south of England it may not always be feasible or practical to transport your beloved Fiat to us, to overcome this minor detail please contact us, we would be only too happy to provide transportation if necessary.

We will always try to accomodate your requirements.The following is a break down of the services Weenie Fiats can offer:

  • We can buy a classic Fiat 500 for you, subject to timescales, costs and availability.
  • We offer bespoke design of a Fiat 500 to your own specification, full design services are available.
  • We offer full or partial restoration, which may include: replacing panels or welding
  • We can provide mechanical upgrades or repairBambino re-born, Weenie Fiats Ltd, Fiat 500 Specialists
  • MOT's
  • Servicing
  • General maintenance

See below for examples of our Fiat 500 restorations

Our Current Restoration Projects.... From the top - down

Watch this space as they evolve into transformed beauties.....

Mr MR - Meet RomaGo

Having spent many years in storage this little Fiat 500 spent came to us for ongoing storage where he spent many happy years with all his new Fiat 500 friends. At his owners request we made him roadworthy and then delivered him home where he has been for a couple of years. He is now back with us for a thorough restoration and makeover.
Stored for many years
Stored for many years
Work underway
Work underway

Mr J. W. - Surrey - Meet a 1958 Fiat 500N

We collected this fantastically rare RHD Fiat 500N from a passionate Fiat 500 loving family, who are looking forward to receiving their little beauty totally restored to her original beauty.
Here she comes....
Here she comes....
Her debut
Her debut
at Weenie World
at Weenie World
Being stripped
Being stripped
Sandblasted...
Sandblasted...
Oh dear....
Oh dear....

Mrs K R, Essex - Meet Fiona

We are pleased to have received Fiona, this lovely little Fiat 500 who now requires a makeover to ensure she lasts and looks amazing for many years to come.
Fiona has arrived with us
Fiona has arrived with us
Fiona stripped
Fiona stripped
Now sandblasted
Now sandblasted
Work underway...
Work underway...
Oops...
Oops...
Poor Fiona!
Poor Fiona!
Ooh Fiona
Ooh Fiona
Getting dressed
Getting dressed
What a difference
What a difference
Much improved
Much improved
Bless Fiona
Bless Fiona
In Rebuild
In Rebuild
Wow Amazing
Wow Amazing
Beautiful Fiona
Beautiful Fiona

Mr R S - Kettering, meet Steyr Puch

This is our 4th restoration for this gentleman and here we have a Fiat 500 look alike Steyr Puch, let's hope he gets on well with all the Fiat 500's.
Welcome
Welcome
to Weenie World
to Weenie World
Sandblasted
Sandblasted
Work underway
Work underway
Old layers - ooh..
Old layers - ooh..
Laid bare
Laid bare
What an improvement!
What an improvement!
Ooh!
Ooh!
Taking shape
Taking shape
What a difference
What a difference
Amazing
Amazing
Aww Going home...
Aww Going home...

Ms JT - South of France

Ms JT first contacted Weenie Fiats in search of a Fiat 500 to restore having wanted one for many years. We did have this sad little blue Fiat 500, he'd been with us for a while and did need a lot of tlc (photos 1-4). He had been buried in a cosy garage when we fell in love with him, see how he is transformed into Ms JT's requirements.
Ah fresh air..
Ah fresh air..
Oops...
Oops...
Ah!
Ah!
Laid bare..
Laid bare..
Flinstones drive?
Flinstones drive?
Ouch...
Ouch...
Being Rebuilt
Being Rebuilt
Looking better...
Looking better...
In readiness for respray
In readiness for respray
In Primer
In Primer
Wow, what a change!!
Wow, what a change!!
Wow, looking fab!!!
Wow, looking fab!!!

Mr SV - Fiat 600 Multipla

Mr SV had this sad 600 Multipla which needed refurbishing, the Multipla requires a lot of fabrication as panels are not as available as the Fiat 500's. This is our first Multipla refurbishment so see how his journey continues......
Hello 600 Mulitpla
Hello 600 Mulitpla
Lovely...
Lovely...
Ooh..
Ooh..
Err....
Err....
Oops
Oops
Ooh!
Ooh!
In prep for respray
In prep for respray
Dual Colour in progress
Dual Colour in progress
Wow!
Wow!
What a looker
What a looker

Mr. MR - West Yorkshire

Salvatore came to Weenie World from Herts, he had been stood for a number of years and needed help to get him out of the garage where he lived undriven for 5 years. His owner decided not to go ahead with his restoration and he has now been purchased by Mr MR as a present for his wife, watch how his journey now progresses....
Leaving Home
Leaving Home
At Weenie World
At Weenie World
With his New Friends
With his New Friends
Getting undressed
Getting undressed
And sandblasted
And sandblasted
Oops..
Oops..
Poor little Fiat
Poor little Fiat
What a difference
What a difference
Looking good..
Looking good..
That is better
That is better
What a difference
What a difference
Looking good
Looking good
In rebuild
In rebuild
Beautiful
Beautiful
Going home soon
Going home soon

Mr J.K. Cornwall

Mr K has had his Fiat 500 for some time, it doesn't need a restorations just some remedial work. We are carrying out a makeover of the engine bay and bonnet areas along with some additional upgrades and replacements. This lovely Weenie Fiat 500 will be happy with a makeover.
Engine bay - as it was
Engine bay - as it was
and ready for respray
and ready for respray
and now..
and now..
The bonnet area - as it was
The bonnet area - as it was
and ready for respray
and ready for respray
and now..
and now..
going back together
going back together

Mrs A.A Brunei - Meet Paolo

Mrs A has had a passion for these fabulous Fiat 500's for some years and when she and her husband were visiting England a couple of years ago she purchased one of our Fiat 500's that required full restoration, follow Paolo's journey to see how far he has come...
Looking very sad
Looking very sad
Ah...
Ah...
Cleaned up
Cleaned up
Ooh..
Ooh..
On the mend
On the mend
Getting dressed
Getting dressed
What an improvement
What an improvement
Nice colour
Nice colour
Rebuild underway...
Rebuild underway...
Almost there...
Almost there...
Wow, she looks amazing
Wow, she looks amazing
Ooh La La..
Ooh La La..
Lovely Interior
Lovely Interior

Mr A from Burton on Trent

This little Fiat, bought for this owner as a birthday present by his children now needs some TLC, over the coming months she will be transformed
On her way...
On her way...
At Weenie World
At Weenie World
Being stripped
Being stripped
Totally stripped
Totally stripped
Laid Bare
Laid Bare
Sandblasted
Sandblasted
Ooh....
Ooh....
Work underway
Work underway
That
That
Oh dear...
Oh dear...
Work underway
Work underway
and progressing
and progressing
Wow!
Wow!
What a difference..
What a difference..
Now in primer
Now in primer
Cool....
Cool....
Nice new coat
Nice new coat
Wow!
Wow!
Fantastic....
Fantastic....
Getting dressed...
Getting dressed...
What a difference...
What a difference...
Looking great
Looking great
and Inside
and Inside

Mr J.T. Coventry - Meet Rudy

This customer bought his Fiat 500 Rudy which needed restoration, he purchased all the body panels from us with the intention of doing the work himself, with time against him he decided to bring Rudy to us to complete it for him, so please look as his journey progresses. This customer will be taking Rudy home to finish him himself and we look forward to seeing Rudy when he has been finished.
Upon arrival
Upon arrival
Let
Let's get started
Poor Rudy
Poor Rudy
On
On
and off....
and off....
Looking better
Looking better
Getting there
Getting there
What a difference!
What a difference!
Ready to be finished
Ready to be finished
Ready to go home
Ready to go home

Mr JF from Bristol

This little Fiat had been undercover and hiding in a big unit/barn for many a year and needed a lot of help to get her outside. Once used for advertising she will be transformed over the coming months.
Amazing - Just arrived
Amazing - Just arrived
And now stripped
And now stripped
And sandblasted
And sandblasted
Undressed...
Undressed...
Being rebuilt
Being rebuilt
Primered and
Primered and
Ready for respray
Ready for respray
Wow....
Wow....
He looks amazing
He looks amazing
What a stunner....
What a stunner....

Mr. R. S. from Kettering - Meet RB

This gentleman now has 3 classic Fiat 500's and this little one is a sister for Bella Yella, she how he is transformed over the coming months.
Hello RB
Hello RB
Welcome to Weenie World
Welcome to Weenie World
Hello RB
Hello RB
Looking cleaner!
Looking cleaner!
Previous work
Previous work
And the rear...
And the rear...
Renewing
Renewing
Much better
Much better
Primed
Primed
Wow, what a difference
Wow, what a difference

Mr. G. H from Surrey - Meet Viviana

Meet Viviana who has come to us for a makeover of her bodywork. Watch as she is transformed.
Viviana
Viviana
Now Stripped....
Now Stripped....
Previous Workmanship...
Previous Workmanship...
and more...
and more...
Poor Viviana
Poor Viviana
Ooh...
Ooh...
Getting better
Getting better
Renewed - Wow!
Renewed - Wow!
Wow - she looks amazing
Wow - she looks amazing
Ah, on her way home
Ah, on her way home

Mrs. A. R. Henley-on-Thames - meet Fernando

This lady owner loves Fernando and drives him regularly being recognised throughout Henley-on-Thames. A naughty van not seeing Fernando in his rear view mirrors reversed into him whilst he was parked in a parking space recently, but all is not lost as his owner was planning for restoration next year anyway. Watch how Fernando is returned to his former glory in the coming months.
Meet poor Fernando
Meet poor Fernando
Coming to Weenie World
Coming to Weenie World
At Weenie World
At Weenie World
Sad Sandblasted Fernando
Sad Sandblasted Fernando
What Paint Hides.....
What Paint Hides.....
Being Stripped...
Being Stripped...
What a Difference
What a Difference
Getting Dressed..
Getting Dressed..
Wow! and back home
Wow! and back home

Mr. T. P. from Hockley Heath - Meet Beryl - the yellow peril

After many years of ownership and a long time standing Beryl's owner contacted us to restore her. Beryl has just undergone having her body sandblasted in order for us to carry out a thorough assessment. She will be transformed in the coming months so please watch this space.
Hello Beryl
Hello Beryl
Many years standing
Many years standing
Coming to Weenie World
Coming to Weenie World
At Weenie World
At Weenie World
Being Stripped
Being Stripped
Ooh err!
Ooh err!
Now Sandblasted
Now Sandblasted
Oops!!
Oops!!
Restoration in progress
Restoration in progress
Wow! Transformed
Wow! Transformed
and Getting Dressed!!!
and Getting Dressed!!!
Wow! What a Looker
Wow! What a Looker
Amazing
Amazing
Beryl looking Amazing
Beryl looking Amazing
Going Home, bye bye
Going Home, bye bye

Ms. J. S. from Christchurch - Fiat 500 - awaiting name

This Weenie Fiat 500 has been owned and driven regularly by the same lady owner for many years of happy motoring, she has come to us for an assessment with a view to refurbishment. Watch this space as the Fiat tranforms over the coming months.
Just arrived
Just arrived
at Weenie World
at Weenie World
Improving.....
Improving.....
Transformation underway
Transformation underway
A peep of colour
A peep of colour
Wow!
Wow!
What a difference!
What a difference!
Wow! Looking good
Wow! Looking good
Ready to go home
Ready to go home

Mr. I. K. from Nottingham - Meet Winston

Weenie Fiats welcomes little Winston from Nottingham, after several colour changes through his life he is having a ground up restoration, from bare metal through to a gleaming red new coat...
Welcome Winston
Welcome Winston
Hello little Winston
Hello little Winston
What
What
Oooh!
Oooh!
Engine bay - ooh!
Engine bay - ooh!
Now sandblasted
Now sandblasted
Engine bay
Engine bay
From the old...
From the old...
Gone......
Gone......
To the new...
To the new...
2 sills hiding!!
2 sills hiding!!
Thats better
Thats better
Taking shape
Taking shape
Other side
Other side
Thats better
Thats better
Wow taking shape
Wow taking shape
Getting dressed
Getting dressed
Wow! what a great colour
Wow! what a great colour
Winston - what a boy!
Winston - what a boy!
Ready to go home...
Ready to go home...

Mr. R. S. from Kettering - Bella Yella

A recent purchase, this little Fiat 500 needs lots of TLC and is due to receive a full ground up refurbishment of his bodywork including back to bare metal as a starting point. Weenie Fiats have been contracted to refurbish and respray the bodywork so the customer can rebuild his little Fiat 500.
Hello Little One
Hello Little One
Ooh poor little Fiat!
Ooh poor little Fiat!
Meeting some of the Weenies
Meeting some of the Weenies
Sandblasted and Primered
Sandblasted and Primered
Corrosion Free!
Corrosion Free!
On the way to recovery..
On the way to recovery..
Laid Bare
Laid Bare
What a difference
What a difference
WoW! Bella Yella - Hello
WoW! Bella Yella - Hello
Fantastic!
Fantastic!
What a transformation !
What a transformation !
Leading Weenie World..
Leading Weenie World..
Hello :)
Hello :)
Ah! At home, nice....
Ah! At home, nice....

Mr. GB Berkshire

Mr GB restored his Fiats bodywork using his own welding skills over an 8 year period, a commendable effort with dedication....
The Body Shell at Home
The Body Shell at Home
The Shell at Weenie World
The Shell at Weenie World
Re-lining required....
Re-lining required....
Thats looking better
Thats looking better
Wow! Looking Good
Wow! Looking Good
Ready to leave his new friends
Ready to leave his new friends

1972 Fiat 500 L - Mr. RP - Hertfordshire

Welcome little Fiat, he wasn't too bad to look at but under that paint were a few surpises. See his journey...
Welcome, not looking too bad
Welcome, not looking too bad
Being stripped
Being stripped
Ooh - pretty poorly....
Ooh - pretty poorly....
Ooh - some more
Ooh - some more
Stripped - to be thorough
Stripped - to be thorough
Fabulous!
Fabulous!
He is lovely...
He is lovely...

1972 Fiat 500L - Lorenzo, Mr. SI - Kent

Welcome Little Fiat, sourced from Gloucester for Mr. SI - Kent - a brother for Luigi, see his journey...
All original
All original
but tired looking...
but tired looking...
Wow....
Wow....
Amazing...
Amazing...
Wow!
Wow!
Going home... bye bye
Going home... bye bye

1972 Fiat 500L - Luigi, Mrs LC - Cornwall

Welcome Luigi
Hello Luigi
Hello Luigi
Now with the Weenie Family
Now with the Weenie Family
Resprayed
Resprayed
Looking Good!
Looking Good!
Wow! What a beauty!
Wow! What a beauty!

1972 Fiat 500L - Little Scorch - Bugsy, Mr. TD - Essex

Little Scorch...
Little Scorch...
waiting....
waiting....
Busgy in the making
Busgy in the making
BAM 500L
BAM 500L
transformed....
transformed....
Wow.....
Wow.....
Wow Busgy !!!
Wow Busgy !!!

1964 Fiat 500F - Luigi, Mr. SI - Kent

Meet Luigi from Kent, he was looking a little sad when we met him and boy - what a stunner he was when we took him home, see his journey here...
Hello Luigi
Hello Luigi
Ooh - poor Luigi
Ooh - poor Luigi
Wow!
Wow!
Fantastic...
Fantastic...
What a Stunner!!
What a Stunner!!

1971 Fiat 500L Mr. CW - Wiltshire ---- Olivia's Journey

Meet Olivia, she was one of our family that we let Mr. CW from Wiltshire adopt (purchase), she was restored to a transformed beauty, see her journey here...
Poor little Fiat
Poor little Fiat
Many new panels
Many new panels
Looking good....
Looking good....
What an engine!
What an engine!
Bautiful Olivia
Bautiful Olivia

1964 Fiat 500D - Primrose, Mr. MB - Hertfordshire

Meet Primrose, a little sad looking suicide door lady in need of TLC - See her journey here..
Poor Primrose
Poor Primrose
Oh dear...
Oh dear...
Amazing..
Amazing..
What a stunner
What a stunner
What a beauty...
What a beauty...

Fifi from Paris - Mr and Mrs A.C.

Let us introduce you to Fifi, Fifi was one of our full restoration contracts, and she came all the way from Paris, we brought Fifi to our workshop where her facelift began, see her journey here!
Fifi arriving
Fifi arriving
Fifi has landed
Fifi has landed
Fifi getting undressed
Fifi getting undressed
Fifis transformation begins
Fifis transformation begins
Proud Fifi - Transformed
Proud Fifi - Transformed

Don't forget to look around the website and meet the Weenie Fiats family of 500's, we hope you will find them as delightful as we do.


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