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Old 30th April 2015, 18:38   #46
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Have you decided what set of projectors you'd want to install? I've been debating between a FXR and Morimoto Mini setup for a while, but am kind of inclined towards the FXR now. I have a Punto and given the big headlight assembly, i think it should be able to accommodate the FXR. Suggestions?
I am not too keen on installing the projectors at this moment. I have Morimoto lens on my Linea. I dont recommend projectors on single barrel headlights. You try 100/90 bulbs with cutout before installing projectors.
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Great work Amit, the outcome is definitely better than the original.
I always dreamed of such mod jobs but couldn't gather courage and time for such adventures.
I hope this article will definitely inspire the less courageous like me to pursue their passion.

Congratulations!
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Congrats Amit. The car looks stealth. What an awesome labour of Love.

The people you get to work on your car are so important and need to share the same passion, else its another repair job and not a restoration job...!

After a few years of neglect, I just spent a packet getting my 6 year Palio 1.6 Stile in ship shape mechanically. But she still is missing a few things. My mechanics although good don't share that passion, they just repair. Maybe when the time is right, I will PM you. I shoot car commercials, and follow this lovely forum closely but I don't post much. I have to say, your thread and restoration process has compelled me to do so..!

Enjoy your drive...!
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That is an A-W-E-S-O-M-E looking Palio buddy. Superb execution, have to hand it to Pandit Auto, brilliant she looks! Please oblige with better pics.

That said, personally, I would've avoided the red grille and painted the base of the ORVM in the matte shade. But it boils down to individual tastes at the end of the day. Also, I think it could do with one Palio badge at the rear. Let people know what they're breaking their necks to look at!


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That's a stunner Amit! (y)
Loved the overall finishing of the car. Being from KL and having driven few souped up S10s, I can imagine the amount of fun you have with the car.
BTW, when you went for the 1581cc Siena engine, did you endorse the Engine number in RC? Else, AFAIK, the insurance people will deny claim if they come across different engine number and chassis mounting points.
Anyways, enjoy the car

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That's a stunner Amit! (y)
Loved the overall finishing of the car. Being from KL and having driven few souped up S10s, I can imagine the amount of fun you have with the car.
BTW, when you went for the 1581cc Siena engine, did you endorse the Engine number in RC? Else, AFAIK, the insurance people will deny claim if they come across different engine number and chassis mounting points.
Anyways, enjoy the car

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These old cars have no engine nos. There is just a plate mounted in the engine bay. Chassis mounting points etc all are same.
Moreover even FASS or expert technician cannot make out its a 1581 CC. From outside everything looks 110% same.
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As promised some better pics.
I know I've already said this before but just cant help repeating this - WOW! She is such a stunner Amit, and these pictures bring that out beautifully

Do post some interior pics as well, would love to see what you've done on the inside. Rest assured i will be glued to this thread for further updates. When do the auxiliary lights come on?

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Wow. That's one dashing palio! It's awesome you got such a great deal for a GTX. Please post some interior pics for us to drool over again
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I have recently got a Linea Tjet and have been toying with the idea of selling my Petra that I have driven for the past 8 years. But every time I get in the car and drive it, I start to think of doing it up all over again.

And now this thread!

I think I shall have two cars to drive.
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Hey Amit , hats off to you for such an amazing job,and after reading every single word of your write up and going through all the pictures thoroughly ,it has truly inspired me to work on my car.

And the best part is knowing your location as in your drive is from Pimple Saudagar to Magarpatta , the former being of my interest as i stay near Dange Chowk. Would love to meet you in person.

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...After a few years of neglect, I just spent a packet getting my 6 year Palio 1.6 Stile in ship shape mechanically. But she still is missing a few things. My mechanics although good don't share that passion, they just repair. ....Enjoy your drive...!
Where did you get it done??

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As promised some better pics.
Good pics, but avoid the S10 tagging while clicking pics. Those tend to steal the lime light.

I see my GTX's floor (navigator side) quite wet after driving a good distance. The other day I also noticed water dripping from a black box piece under the dash (above the dead pedal) on the driver side. What could be the reason for both??
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Good pics, but avoid the S10 tagging while clicking pics. Those tend to steal the lime light.

I see my GTX's floor (navigator side) quite wet after driving a good distance. The other day I also noticed water dripping from a black box piece under the dash (above the dead pedal) on the driver side. What could be the reason for both??
There is no S10 in the pics. Its a palio NV. Also i dont think the common yellow cars are stealing the lime light from a custom painted unique car.

Your cowl panel has been damaged like mines. So you see water all over the electricals as well as on the floor. Its a very very common problem on a palio due to the design of the cowl.
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...Your cowl panel has been damaged like mines. So you see water all over the electricals as well as on the floor. Its a very very common problem on a palio due to the design of the cowl.
Cowl is the part at the bottom of the front windshield?? Mine has quite some debris because I parked under the trees.

But as I said, I also noticed that water is dripping from some part above the dead pedal. Is it something related to A/C??
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Cowl is the part at the bottom of the front windshield?? Mine has quite some debris because I parked under the trees.

But as I said, I also noticed that water is dripping from some part above the dead pedal. Is it something related to A/C??
The cowl has an odd shape. Check my WIP snaps. IT runs from below the wipers to the inside of the car cabin. When damaged the water from below the wipers fall into the dash wiring and floor thru rusty channels.
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