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Old 18th April 2008, 22:28   #1
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Arrow Hyundai Accent Restoration: Project Capronila

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Hello All,
Got ourselves a 2002 Hyundai Accent Gls in pretty bad condition on the outside, Multiple dents, scratches, dings, etc on all sides and was definitely not worth Driving in that condition. The tyres were pathetic, they used to skid even on normal braking.The engine was checked at an Authorized Hyundai service centre and found to be in good condition so went ahead and picked it up.The car came fitted with an LPG kit.

What's Capronila?
Well, It is the First 2 letters of the names of my Family members.


List of the Work done on the Car.
New Headlamps (Type 2)
New Tail lamps (Type 2)
New Fog lamps
Type 2 Grill
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New Paint Job
Mag Wheels
Upsized Tyres

Your reviews Good or Bad are welcome!
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Old 18th April 2008, 22:46   #2
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Neat rejuvenation that you have done there.
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Lovely restored car..looks like new. Can you give a breakup of the cost of the revival
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Old 18th April 2008, 23:12   #4
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@spadival:The Total Expenditure came up to 65k which includes

1> Paint Job: 26k
2> Tyres: 13.4k
3> Magwheels: 10k
4> Misc Spares/Service charges: 15k
5> Filming: 1800
6> Door Vinyl: 250
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Car looks cool bro! congrats! But u could have gone for bigger alloys. Atleast 14".
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a very nicely carried out restoration job..the car looks mint now... waiting for the price break up...
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wow the car looks as good as new,,congrats buddy nicely restored vehicle..drive safe
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turned out nice i guess show us the before paint pics though and u should have got 14 inchers i upsized to them as well. i need the prices for these 4 items since i am planning to upgrade my 01 accent as well soon, cheers

did u buy the lights and grill new or used and from where ? did u sell the old ones or are they still there thanks !!!

prices for these needed ?
New Headlamps (Type 2)
New Tail lamps (Type 2)
New Fog lamps
Type 2 Grill
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but pray tell - why? You could've gotten a baleno/vtec etc in the amount no?
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but pray tell - why? You could've gotten a baleno/vtec etc in the amount no?
i dont think so he must have paid under 2.25 for that car i guess vtecs are all above 3 and balenos u cud have i guess. i went for the accent because the baleno was too dated. dint really care about the engine bit, everything matters in the end
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Nice job buddie.One more sugestion for you.You have to have smoked rear tail lamps to carry forward the black effect to the rear.Even you could have a mesh grill after some time so that the beasty look would be there at the front too.
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It looks pretty good after everything. Can we have some before pics also please. Did u change anything in the interiors and how were they maintained. How much did you pay for the car and how old?

But it does look pretty good especially the mags!!
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nice car mate looks great.. even i m considering getting a preowned accent and refurbishing it.....
Btw how much u paid for the car and what was the mileage of the car, coz i m plannin 03-04 model with around 40k-50k kms
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@jesal: I got the lights second hand from kurla. They looked as good as new so thought of saving some cash for further stuff.

New Headlamps (Type 2)
New - 2k per piece approx
Old - 650 per piece

New Tail lamps (Type 2)
New - 1050 per piece
Old - 750 per piece

New Fog lamps
Old - 300 pair

Type 2 Grill
New - 550 (local brand) Genuine Hyundai - 1590

@phamilyman: Yeah i would have loved owning an OHC but there were a lot of drawbacks i felt while TDing one at a showroom , the most prominent one was the ultra low seating which my dad wasnt comfortable with. The baleno was out as it looked outdated. And ya a good conditioned OHC was not fitting the budget, so picked up the Accent for 2.2l

@Ram: Thanks bro. Didnt want to smoke the tail lamps as the coating comes out over the time which would make it look crap. I wanted to add a mesh grill but was not allowed by folks at home. Will try to put in the mesh behind the OEM grill.

@hell_Raiser: Thanks,I have the before pics but its not getting transfered from my phone to my laptop, giving some connection error, will try to post later. The interiors arnt that great, It has Beige artificial leather seat covers which will be changed next month, kinda out of cash after the restoration. Else the panelling etc is in good conditioned and maintained well. the car is a 2002 model and was picked up for 2.2l.

@agspins: Thanks bro, will be a good idea if u get the right car at a good price and its definitely worth the expense you will do on it. I paid 2.2l and recieving arnd 10 kmpl, still have to calculate the mileage after the tyre upsize.
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Old 19th April 2008, 16:30   #15
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uh huh thanks for the list from no angle it looks old to me for 3500 seems likke a neat deal for the whole lot. i hope to refurbish my full car soon dont know when but its way over due now. cheers and i dont think u will have regrets living with this car since i havent in 7 years.
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