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Old 9th May 2010, 15:37   #871
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NOS stanley sealed beams pair are available
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Whats the quote ajay ?
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it is in your inbox
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Default AAAAAGHH!!! I want to cry!! :((

We had a short spell of a cyclone-induced storm here in AP over the weekend.

And look what the mean wind did to my SS80!!

'happened to see it only yesterday morning. Luckily the glass, on the stay bolt and hinges breaking off, was thrown onto the roof and remained there until I saw it and put it inside the car.......had it fallen elsewhere....!!

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I'm not sure but I do remember I had locked the dicky/glass when I'd opened it to take out something from the car before parking it at home. Although I was in a hurry at the time so maybe the lock didnt fall into place when I shut the glass!

I do have a pair of used hinges lying at home but I cant remember where I stashed them away nor do I have the time to search for them, being busy with my exams this week!

So have asked my mechanic to get me a new pair (original) today, and just replace the hinges, as I dont have time now to take the car down to fix the glass stay as well, which anyways needs replacement. I will get it done after my exams.
'just a little worried about the glass lying in the car, which is parked in our apartment parking. But taking it out to keep it at home would leave the car open at the rear, to some pesky kids/vandals in our society!
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We had a short spell of a cyclone-induced storm here in AP over the weekend.

And look what the mean wind did to my SS80!!

'happened to see it only yesterday morning. Luckily the glass, on the stay bolt and hinges breaking off, was thrown onto the roof and remained there until I saw it and put it inside the car.......had it fallen elsewhere....!!

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I'm not sure but I do remember I had locked the dicky/glass when I'd opened it to take out something from the car before parking it at home. Although I was in a hurry at the time so maybe the lock didnt fall into place when I shut the glass!

I do have a pair of used hinges lying at home but I cant remember where I stashed them away nor do I have the time to search for them, being busy with my exams this week!

So have asked my mechanic to get me a new pair (original) today, and just replace the hinges, as I dont have time now to take the car down to fix the glass stay as well, which anyways needs replacement. I will get it done after my exams.
'just a little worried about the glass lying in the car, which is parked in our apartment parking. But taking it out to keep it at home would leave the car open at the rear, to some pesky kids/vandals in our society!

you should get the glass back in place as soon as possible lest moiture seep inside and damage the upholstery
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Yes, please get the glass back in place ASAP.

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Saw this ad in our classifieds section and I am interested. I have asked for more details to the poster. In the meantime, do any of the guys here from Kerala recognise this car. Any info would really help me.

Is the asking price too much for a 1984, 'good' condition SS80?

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Dear Basil,

Judging from the pics the car can be considered to be just a fair condition SS80. I am apprehensive about whether the asking price is fair.

Last month I came across a single owner very original car 85 std (KBT***) sold for a lesser price.

If you are keen about the originality suggest you look for a car that is not messed up much(tinkered/painted). But you will need to shell out a premium for it.

Or if you are able to find the NOS spares for restoring a car then go for a car that is similar to the one in the ad, but not at such a premium price.

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Yes, please get the glass back in place ASAP.
Yup, my mech. has temporarily fixed it for now. Unfortunately, the damage is a bit more serious than it appeared- the hinges are out of alignment at the places where they are fitted on the roof!! Especially the left one, which broken when fitted because it couldnt sit straight!

Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX-img_6131.jpg

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The garage guys have told me to get the car on monday to get this fixed. Which would be a chance for me to get some other minor niggles fixed as well. And also considering doing a touch-up on the left side, which has some shoddily fixed and touched up old dents.

Following the incident, I parked the car the other way round, so the rear doesnt face the open end of the parking lot, just in case!

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Saw this ad in our classifieds section and I am interested. I have asked for more details to the poster. In the meantime, do any of the guys here from Kerala recognise this car. Any info would really help me.

Is the asking price too much for a 1984, 'good' condition SS80?

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the car looks nice in the photos
seems to be a standard model.
ask for photos of the rear,right side ,dash,interiors.etc.
price is bit high considering it is a standard NON A/c model and doesnot have original sealed beam, park lights,etc
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Here's a fine example, i am not going to say original cause i know it's not, but it's a treat to look at, kinda like the other white example in south India.

It's at a Maruti-Suzuki Dealership on the way to my college, done up to be put on display!

Atleast they've learnt the relevance of the first gen 800! Kudos to that!

They should've consulted an automotive historian to have had the car as it were on the day it rolled out of the factory!

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They should've consulted an automotive historian to have had the car as it were on the day it rolled out of the factory!
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So finally Maruti folks turned their historical pages over. I agree with you regarding the consultation part. The car has many non original bits which can be immediately picked by our fellow enthusiasts such as the New generation rims, Lumax headlamps(non sealed) et al. It has to be a 99% original car if it represents the history. But overall a very decent restoration job.
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I should say this white coloured maruti arouse the initial intrest in me of having one, as declared not original (from the eye of a originality seeker) but by and large its fine to be a daily runner, i know its for the display and I am sure this will relive the memories and plans to restore/remind the customer walking in.

This make the second car apart from the one which I've seen today while going to office. The car is in red colour with all the possible originality trust me guys even the paint is N E A T having said this I bet its not repainted for sure. The owner (i guess with the way he is driving) cruising cautiously though a crazy qualis was honking badly at him still the maruti owner gave a easy look and took little left and was driving the car is such a gentle style. Muahaah!!

I simply fell in love with the car. With this I think another buy or let's call probable addition of a new machine in my life or should I say trouble addition (parking) to amma begins.
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That White SS80, by any standards is a great looker.

Looks so factory fresh, Would not mind paying the price for that car
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Here's a fine example, i am not going to say original cause i know it's not, but it's a treat to look at, kinda like the other white example in south India.
Its a great looker. On the originality front it has generated my curiosity in the Bonnet opener.

Maruti Suzuki SS80 DX-imgp0032.jpg

It seems original. Also the car seems to be an SS80 DX model. Seat belts, Antenna and tinted glass are indications.

A neat restoration. But I would prefer the original Francois White(Slight greenish yellow tint) as in Jai3033's car.
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Its a great looker. On the originality front it has generated my curiosity in the Bonnet opener.

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It seems original. Also the car seems to be an SS80 DX model. Seat belts, Antenna and tinted glass are indications.

A neat restoration. But I would prefer the original Francois White(Slight greenish yellow tint) as in Jai3033's car.
Why is it running on Temporary registered plate.

Dont tell me its a brand new, unregistered car
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