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Old 8th August 2014, 13:16   #1681
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this photo must have been taken sometime in the period 86-90
True. Also the Hindustan Police van belong to those years, which are not seen for the last several years.
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That is my father's daily commute, which he chooses over the other new generation cars at his disposal. Bought on the 17th of Feb, 1986, it has covered 51000 kms and drives like a dream. Sound system is redundant because cassettes are no longer available and there is nothing being broadcast here on MW. Still running with the original sealed beams and horn set. Please excuse the poor picture quality.
Nice ride Shwetank , kudos to your father who had maintained it in such good shape even in the deadliest traffic conditions of Allahabad.
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Old 8th August 2014, 19:33   #1683
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Please congratulate your dad for maintaining this beauty in such an immaculate condition. Have never seen a more "Original" SS80 till date. Some more high quality pics please- It would give us some solid stuff to drool

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Wow, this is a treat; I can't spot any flaws with this car's originality. Kudos to your father.
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Nice ride Shwetank , kudos to your father who had maintained it in such good shape even in the deadliest traffic conditions of Allahabad.
Thanks for all the compliments, which I've passed on to my father. Makes him very happy to know there are people to appreciate his efforts.
I'll be posting more pictures on the forum soon.
Thanks.
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Old 9th August 2014, 15:36   #1684
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Please congratulate your dad for maintaining this beauty in such an immaculate condition. Have never seen a more "Original" SS80 till date. Some more high quality pics please- It would give us some solid stuff to drool

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One picture from the archives. June 1986, on way to Bombay via Nagpur.
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Only one word comes to my mind- Nostalgic. Keep the pics coming in mate.

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my SS80 finally gone for macro restomod...

following being done...

1. Conversion of F8B Carb engine to Fuel Injection, gear box overhaul
2. Upgraded cooling system/ radiator
3. Installation of a proper HVAC
4. Installation of power steering
5. Booster assisted brakes
6. Total restoration of bodywork with rust removal, body pulling and alignment
7. Mod of front and rear with new bumpers, grille & lights ( to be designed and fabricated)
8. New interiors
9. New suspension
10. Alloys and low profile tyres

some pics of very initial works.. pics of FI conversion in progress to follow soon..

...lots of attention required to body work... snaps speak a lot.. bad dent beating over the years, rust formation, body parallex error to name a few...

some initial pics of FI conversion... not too clear... original engine block used and converted to an FI motor.... engine test fired with expected boost in power (5-7 BHP)..

the red colour on the front right fender panel is the one of the new colours being explored on the car... exploring between many new colours... pearl white, mustard, cyan, etc...

the doors in white are new (sourced from a vendor in Kashmere Gate) as the old doors had started rusting with rust showing every 2-3 years after body work restoration...

Some pics of the car before it went for restomod.

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my SS80 finally gone for macro restomod...

5. Booster assisted brakes...
Looks Great.....Can You post some more pictures. Especially the engine bay. Did You get the booster installed. I am searching for a good mechanic in Bangalore to install a booster. Would appreciate if You could post some pictures of the booster after having installed it.

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How about helping the car brakes with some booster kit.

My tinker has added the booster kit for his SS80, and it brakes really well.

Hi....I am also having the same model. I have been trying to fit a brake booster in my car. Can You give me Your mechanic's number?

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Looks Great.....Can You post some more pictures. Especially the engine bay. Did You get the booster installed. I am searching for a good mechanic in Bangalore to install a booster. Would appreciate if You could post some pictures of the booster after having installed it.




Hi....I am also having the same model. I have been trying to fit a brake booster in my car. Can You give me Your mechanic's number?
Guys the pics have been clubbed together by the moderator.. the car pics are from before the restomod and not the final outcome..

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Looks Great.....Can You post some more pictures. Especially the engine bay. Did You get the booster installed. I am searching for a good mechanic in Bangalore to install a booster. Would appreciate if You could post some pictures of the booster after having installed it.




Hi....I am also having the same model. I have been trying to fit a brake booster in my car. Can You give me Your mechanic's number?
my custom mod friend is installing the booster in the cabin as there is not enuf space in the engine bay for installing it.. will post pics as we move along in the retsomod....

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Old 17th September 2014, 16:57   #1689
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How fast can an SS80 go in Indian roads(Not expressway).?
An SS80 owner from Calicut has sent me this photo of the speedo doing 120kmph speed in Night.The car is originally from trivandrum and has covered 2,57,650kms till date.
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Just completed restoring a friends SS80, tried my level best to Restore it to its Best of Originality.

Availability of Genuine spares ensured i fell short of getting it to Its BEST of Originality.
That is a beautiful restoration Sir. You had mentioned in an earlier post somewhere that Your tinkerer had installed a booster in this particular model. I am also having the same model. I am searching for a good mechanic in Bangalore to install a booster.Can You give me Your mechanic's number? Would appreciate if You could post some pictures of the booster after having installed it.


Hi....I am also having the same model. I have been trying to fit a brake booster in my car. Can You give me Your mechanic's number?
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For the benefit of fellow forum members and specially restorers, I am attaching some scanned copies of MARUTI SS80 & 1st gen SB308 brochures. These might help people in getting trims & colours etc
I hope these help.....
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For the benefit of fellow forum members and specially restorers, I am attaching some scanned copies of MARUTI SS80 & 1st gen SB308 brochures. These might help people in getting trims & colours etc
I hope these help.....
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Thanks Shashi, this is indeed a rare specimen

Unfortunately, the colour shades are listed only in the SB308 brochure and I think 2 of those shades (Biscuit and Bright Blue) were only introduced for SB308 series. However, I think the 4 that were carried over from SS80 was the same shades without colour changes.

Here are the SS80 shades and how they actually look on the car:
(Pictures from this very thread)

Apple Red
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New Zealand Brown


Francoise White


Maruti Green (I didn't know the exact name of this shade till now, Thanks)


The additional colour that was available in SS80 and didn't get carried over is the sky blue shade - is it Powder Blue?


Ajay99 or any other in-house SS80 experts please confirm on this shade as well as any other SS80 colour I missed.

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The SS80 gang from Trivandrum
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Thanks Shashi, this is indeed a rare specimen

Unfortunately, the colour shades are listed only in the SB308 brochure and I think 2 of those shades (Biscuit and Bright Blue) were only introduced for SB308 series. However, I think the 4 that were carried over from SS80 was the same shades without colour changes.

Here are the SS80 shades and how they actually look on the car:
(Pictures from this very thread)
Ajay99 or any other in-house SS80 experts please confirm on this shade as well as any other SS80 colour I missed.
The SS80 came in these shades-Francoise white,Apple red,Newzealand brown,Powder Blue and Maruti Green.(thanks to the brochure,the actual name is now known,people were calling it Emerald green,Leaf green,bottle green,etc!)
The new colours introduced for SB308 were Bright blue(Not racing blue as some people were mentioning) and Biscuit,Later Bayer Blue replaced the bright blue shade and Cairo Dust Replaced NewZealand brown,Sea Foam green replaced Maruti green
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This is probably the only reason why I shared the brochure- so that fellow enthusiasts and perfectionists are benefited.
And it seems my motive is fulfilled.

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