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fet·tle

(fĕt′l)
n.
1. Proper or sound condition.
2. Mental or emotional state; spirits.
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Sure, it needed a little fettling, but it was straight, largely rust-free and taxed and tested.
Even though the paint needed a bit of fettling, the car was fit, sat well and had a decent interior.