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Old 15th March 2013, 23:36   #151
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Rony is a gem and has always guided us well. We don't call him PRESIDENT for no reason.
Your RIMS photos not found.
I am no guru on paint work but whatever I see and from my little experience looks good. There is usually some water wash also given to cars to get rid of smallest fragment of paints. I may be wrong but I think its caustic soda wash. GURUS, pls help.
Do you have HUBCAPS??? WOOOOW. PLEASE do post pics of them.
I know a place to get the hubcap clips but I have no idea about the price. I'll check and send you a text msg.

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P.S.: Pls just address me as Sonu, Mr. Sonu sounds formal
Hi Sonu....you bet Rony is a gem , contacted even today regarding head lights, he was so helpful, informative and guiding.
yes Sonu got my hubcaps from the US, but yet to reach me, will post the pictures once i get it. Got the rear view mirror today, pretty neat piece.
Please get me the hubcap clips if u can. Thank you.
Any chance of getting hold of the air filter & Boot lock Sonu and Prashanth?

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Please keep caustic soda off the car ,helps big time in the long run , caustic soda is the cheaper and easier way of getting rid of paint , but since caustic soda leaves a small residue and also reacts with metal post paint you may see bubbles popping up or the metal rusting from the inside .

The current method of paint remover is perfect is my opinion and the guys seem to be doing a decent job .

Doc please do get all the door hinges and door setting done now itself to prevent any rattling and roughness in the door locks so post paint it will be a straight fit

Prashanth
Hi Prashanth, thanks for the information regarding caustic soda.
Ok Prashanth will get the hinges and doors set before painting.
do you get the aluminium plate which has the details of the engine and chasis number or can we make one?

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Rony is a gem and has always guided us well. We don't call him PRESIDENT for no reason.
Your RIMS photos not found.
I am no guru on paint work but whatever I see and from my little experience looks good. There is usually some water wash also given to cars to get rid of smallest fragment of paints. I may be wrong but I think its caustic soda wash. GURUS, pls help.
Do you have HUBCAPS??? WOOOOW. PLEASE do post pics of them.
I know a place to get the hubcap clips but I have no idea about the price. I'll check and send you a text msg.

Raab rakha.
P.S.: Pls just address me as Sonu, Mr. Sonu sounds formal
Oops Sonu, thought it got uploaded, will uploaded again.
I getting my hubcaps from US , yet to reach me bought it on ebay. please check out the place where u get the clips Sonu will take them, need about 20 of them . Thanks Sonu.
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Dear Drkannant - please note that the hole diameter through which the tube valve passes is 15.5mm in your wheel rims whereas the standard tube valve OD is 11.9mm. Therefore, you need to use a spacer at this location. These spacers are supposed to be available at tire shops. Please use it otherwise the tube will get cut at this location.

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Dear Drkannant - please note that the hole diameter through which the tube valve passes is 15.5mm in your wheel rims whereas the standard tube valve OD is 11.9mm. Therefore, you need to use a spacer at this location. These spacers are supposed to be available at tire shops. Please use it otherwise the tube will get cut at this location.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Thanks for the information Dhabhar, will keep it in mind and will pick it up from the tire shops. Regarding the rim, is it OK to put it on to my 1955 model? i know it does not belong to that model ( told by Rony) but no other go i could find only this rim after such a lot of searching, The hubcaps that i got on ebay from the US, i have uploaded the picture of it I am not very sure whether that also belongs to the 1955 model. i picked it up seeing an old hubcap that my dad had in the garage. I will post a picture of that too. I need some expert comments from my dear fellow fiatians, but please don't break my heart saying that both my rims and hubcap are of the wrong model please !
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Thanks for the information Dhabhar, will keep it in mind and will pick it up from the tire shops. Regarding the rim, is it OK to put it on to my 1955 model? i know it does not belong to that model ( told by Rony) but no other go i could find only this rim after such a lot of searching, The hubcaps that i got on ebay from the US, i have uploaded the picture of it I am not very sure whether that also belongs to the 1955 model. i picked it up seeing an old hubcap that my dad had in the garage. I will post a picture of that too. I need some expert comments from my dear fellow fiatians, but please don't break my heart saying that both my rims and hubcap are of the wrong model please !
On seeing Behrams latest picture of his car, i thik my rims and hubcaps belong to 1970 select model.
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After restoration, Brownie came home last year on 16th April 2012 & here is her first birthday gift.: New Shoes....
and few smaller gifts are on the way:

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Around Ganpati festival in Mumbai I had to move Brownie to an alternate parking near Filmcity. During this period, She received her weekly inside-out cleaning and we would idle the engine but couldn't pull her out as someone doing a home resto had dumped his construction material right behind her, thus trapping her movement.
Previous saturday (30th Nov) we were informed that the material is consumed and that we could take her out. We pulled her out for a drive but the clutch plates "smoked" out after a kilometer.
Bought a new set (WEP brand INR 1600/- including pressure plate) from famous SHETTY MOTORS at Opera House and dedicated this saturday to her.
Here are the pics:

Under car & the GEAR box:
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The maroon coloured H/Accent in background is my daily drive.
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Brownie in my OWN parking, Isnt she looking gorgeous?
I had removed the trims and will be putting them back after giving mild buffing at home. Using MAGUIRE for same.
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UPDATE:
1. Have removed bumpers for polishing & chrome plating.
2. She'll also get new shoes & whitewall inserts. keep watching this space.



Raab rakha.

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Just could not resist this morning:
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Awesome Sonu! BTW, is Brownie actually parked in the open?!
Must be quite a challenge in your climate especially!

Any extra measures you take for protecting the car in these circumstances?
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Awesome Sonu! BTW, is Brownie actually parked in the open?!
Must be quite a challenge in your climate especially!
Any extra measures you take for protecting the car in these circumstances?
She is having her time under the sun.
Well due to awesome location of my parking, it does not get hard aftrenoon sun. In fact this is the first time that BROWNIE is standing in the open & I am driving her almost every day. Earlier photos will show her parked in dark covered parking. She also got a nice scrub of MAGUIRE polish last sunday.
There is DRIVE planned tomorrow by Rony and after that I intend to get her a teflon coating and give her an underbody rust prevention coat.

New shoes n whitewall inserts will go on today.

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