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Old 20th January 2012, 17:23   #1261
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That am not sure but you will get tubeless for 12" also right? What i was referring to was the tyre width. But if you keep the overall dia similar with 13" it should not cause issue with U turns.
155x70x12 tubeless would be better as it won't pose problems in U turn and has wider appearance.
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Guys my ss80 is back from some minor restoration tmrow.. will post pics soon...

work done in the recent weeks.

1. brakes overhaul
2. wiper motor repair
3. new running boards and floor rust removal
4. paintjob (excluding the roof)
5. new door panels
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Old 21st January 2012, 21:42   #1263
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@ashishc100: Will be waiting for some pics of your SS80.
I am looking for a decent SS80 for myself in and around Lucknow,UP any pointers in that direction will be appreciated.
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Old 21st January 2012, 22:03   #1264
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Thanks Jaggu.
Will 13" tyres support while taking u-turns? If so,Im keen to get tubeless tyres with Alloys.
I have used 165/60 R12 on my 800. No issues with turns.

Here is a thread that I consider one of the best 800 rebuilds on tbhp - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...i-800-a-3.html (Edmund : My car's Rebuild Maruti 800) . This car uses 13 inch wheels.

Here is the gallery - 1985 Suzuki 800 Hatch - Edmund’s BHP Garage - Team-BHP

Another thing - if your rear wheel arch has been involved in a scrap and refinished or damaged - chances are that the 165s will foul with the rear wheel arch when the car bottoms out with a loaded rear. I had to grind off the inside of the rear arch of my 800 to fix this problem.


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My love for SS80s began in early 1990s when i first drove a blue coloured beauty of my girl friend.Since then i never looked back on owning this japanese car.
When i acquired the current SS80 on Christmas day,little i knew that this would turn out to be a pocket wonder.
So ther restoration plans were drawn up in a day and my mechanic set up a drawing board to list out all the technical and mechanical work to be done.Thank god,my mechanic is an ace !!!
In the next 10 days,we performed the mechanical work comprising of:
- Complete Engine Overhaul
- Gear box setting
- Repair of rear suspension
- Repair and replacement of cooling system
- Clutch,Brakes setting
- Repair of wiper motor
- Complete Electrical check up
- New Battery set up
- New plugs

Once the the mechanicals were perfected,it reached my AC mechanic who took 2 days to rip out everything and set right everything.I got the condensor services,blower cleaned and set the timers to minimal temparature.Voila it was blowing the most chilled stuff out at the end of the exercise,enought to send me brrrrrrrrrrrr !!
Next phase was the paint job,which left me in a dilemma to choose between Orange and Yellow.It took 5 days for the complete paint job,waxing and polishing.
Almost now at the last stage,I acquired some good Art leather and went to my "Upholstry Stylist" to do his magic.
After a span of 25 days since i acquired yet,the "Orange Bloom" was ready for a drive and my first task was to put it to a stress test : A 200km drive with 100% AC . Boy o Boy i reached max speed of 120 and was scared a bit,but there was no stopping.In the end all i had a big smile.
I went looking out for some hot alloys,but couldnt find a decent ones.The dealer promised to get a particular one from the catalogue next week..so the story is still to unfold in near future

I shot some pictures this morning just to capture the spirit of this lovely car that im proud of.
Thanks for all your support.
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Its looking really nice inside and out. I may sound but i just love those carpet floor mats, have them on my S1 too. Really like the work done on the interior, seat covers are looking fabulous, nice fit and finish.
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Its looking really nice inside and out. I may sound but i just love those carpet floor mats, have them on my S1 too. Really like the work done on the interior, seat covers are looking fabulous, nice fit and finish.
Thanks Sagar Bhai for the appreciation.This car is very close to my heart.
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Thanks Sagar Bhai for the appreciation.This car is very close to my heart.
The car needs appreciation as it indeed is the Haqdaar for the same.So its a special one, i hope i too get hold of my special one soon. Have been hunting for a decent one from quite some time.
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'happened to find this reasonably tidy SS80 sitting neglected outside a local garage today. This car seems to have been recently brought here, this is the first time I'm seeing it here. I used to pass by this lane everyday a year ago on my way home from work in my office cab, it being close to my previous office in the 'Hi-Tech city' area.

Sorry about the pic. quality, taken with my mobile cam! :(

I guess the garage guys weren't experienced with working on older cars as this so kept it aside.
'hope it is not left here too long!

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@ Hillram Is the car's dicky area carpet original set up? Why I ask because in mine it is something like this and the hardboard base as in M800 new shape is missing.

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@ Hillram Is the car's dicky area carpet original set up? Why I ask because in mine it is something like this and the hardboard base as in M800 new shape is missing.
The original carpet (even in Dicky area) came in Beige,if Im not mistaken.
My car had this original carpet,but it was in shreds and completly destroyed.What i have is a makeshift one as Im getting stiched a new carpet just like the original one.I shall post pictures of the same soon.

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I do think that the hard board cover for the rear spare tire that came in the SB308's were not there in the ss80.

Just the carpet over the spare wheel, beige in the case of DX(as rightly noted by hillram).

@Hillram. Sir, your car is awesome. Great Choice of color. A nice set of wheel and rubber would make it drop dead gorgeous!

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@Hillram. Sir, your car is awesome. Great Choice of color. A nice set of wheel and rubber would make it drop dead gorgeous!
Thanks Suresh.Im in look out for nice set of alloys and the quest is continuing.
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guys... first pics of my newly restored ss80 (std.)
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guys... first pics of my newly restored ss80 (std.)
Congratulations.The car looks good in red colour.Do post pics of the interior,dash board and Engine bay.
I particularly like the registration number of your car..It could make a famous Hyderabad Model turn and look your car intently !!!

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