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Old 17th April 2012, 21:38   #76
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Thanx Shyam, This bumper came with the car. The 'new' bumper is kept at home for electroplating along with few other items.
I wanna take it out for a special day.

Rohan: Yes its the same garage.

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Sony,

congrats on the job completion and the awesome reults. But don't you think so only one picture is cruelty. Get us more buddy. I am filled of Joy. I think I need to send my car to you for such a amazing result. . Will talk more once I am back in India.
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Superb outcome Sonu bhai, Brownie is looking wonderful, the presence is amazing. I am happy you retained the original color. Sometimes i wonder what type of air filter element is used in these drum type air cleaners. Can you shed some light on it Sonu bhai.

BTW just curious to know what headlamps did you finally fit.
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Superb outcome Sonu bhai, Brownie is looking wonderful, the presence is amazing. I am happy you retained the original color. Sometimes i wonder what type of air filter element is used in these drum type air cleaners. Can you shed some light on it Sonu bhai.

BTW just curious to know what headlamps did you finally fit.
Thanks Sagar, It was for wishes of frined slike you that Brownie came out so well.
I'll open up the air filter & try to post the pics of the whole unit.

These are Force Minidor (Type D) headlights. They originally come black in color so have been scraped & chromed to fit the finish. I had got hold of one HELLA light for Minidor which had much better finish & lens but unfortunately the shop had only one piece. I'm still looking for HELLA lights, i.e. till I get my hands on ORIGINAL headlight rings.

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Very nicely done. Congratz on a great restoration, I feel you should go for a nice fabric type carpeting to give it a classy aura
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Congratulations Sonu.A superb restoration and indeed it has come out very well.Wishing you a happy ride in the Millecento.
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Congrats! A great and original restoration, and your enthusiasm in the whole process was evident. Enjoy many miles with her, including a trip from Jamshedpur to Kolkata, if possible?
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Full marks for what I guess was your first full restoration. I am sure over the next few years you will be able to find small missing pieces. Always the journey is more important than the destination and you seemed to have done a great job.

Hope you enjoy many happy rides

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Nice job, well done, hor colour vi vadiya labeya - good to see a departure from the usual shades! The detailing is quite neat too. On the whole, a great job, Congratulations!

You could try to repair this steering wheel, with adhesive fillers, and replicating the opaque-translucent borderline finish with paint; or maybe a resin-spray if something like that is available today - that could also work as a self-hardening/setting filler. These cars also came with the thin steering wheel in black colour, I've heard experts say.

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The engine colours could be different though; this ain't original if I'm not wrong. Just a stray thought in my mind, not detracting or anything, the experts can opine better.

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Very nicely done. Congratz on a great restoration, I feel you should go for a nice fabric type carpeting to give it a classy aura
Thanx Jaggu,
I have an industrial fabric carpet which is exactly same color as car. This carpet type material is used as base when making news paper reels & is of excellent quality. Now all I need are some templates of original carpet, to cut out pieces from this carpet.

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Congratulations Sonu.A superb restoration and indeed it has come out very well.Wishing you a happy ride in the Millecento.
Thank you Sir. Your blessings & wishes have made this possible.

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Congrats! A great and original restoration, and your enthusiasm in the whole process was evident. Enjoy many miles with her, including a trip from Jamshedpur to Kolkata, if possible?
PW: Thanks bro, Though she adorns BRT number, the car is in Mumbai now.

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Full marks for what I guess was your first full restoration. I am sure over the next few years you will be able to find small missing pieces. Always the journey is more important than the destination and you seemed to have done a great job.
Hope you enjoy many happy rides
Cheers KPS
Thanx KPS. Yup this is my first resto & has left a decent hole in my pocket.
To tell you the truth, everytime I look at her I get goosebumps & it's still sinking that I have been able to resto this car.

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Nice job, well done, hor colour vi vadiya labeya - good to see a departure from the usual shades! The detailing is quite neat too. On the whole, a great job, Congratulations!
You could try to repair this steering wheel, with adhesive fillers, and replicating the opaque-translucent borderline finish with paint; or maybe a resin-spray if something like that is available today - that could also work as a self-hardening/setting filler. These cars also came with the thin steering wheel in black colour, I've heard experts say.
Edit: The engine colours could be different though; this ain't original if I'm not wrong. Just a stray thought in my mind, not detracting or anything, the experts can opine better.
Thanx Prabal. I have a black steering but due to bad storage, it has deformed in shape. I only realised it when I took it out on final day for fixing. Me & my "FIATIAN" friends are trying to source the body colored or another black steering wheel. Once that is in place, I'll try to fix this one as it is as ORIGINAL as they came.
Engine was painted in no specific order but am also waiting for experts opinion.

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Having time on hand & a comp with basic PAINT function, I set out in making some BEFORE/AFTER pics of Brownie:
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She drives like a dream but I need to change the rubbers & get the wheel alignment done soon

Am also scouring for parts like:
1) Beige/cream colored Steering wheel
2) Horn button
3) Wiper arms (one with rubber end)
4) Original headlights or its rings
5) Wheel cups
6) Speedo cable

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Having time on hand & a comp with basic PAINT function, I set out in making some BEFORE/AFTER pics of Brownie:
She drives like a dream but I need to change the rubbers & get the wheel alignment done soon

Am also scouring for parts like:
1) Beige/cream colored Steering wheel
2) Horn button
3) Wiper arms (one with rubber end)
4) Original headlights or its rings
5) Wheel cups
6) Speedo cable

Raab rakha
Sonu what an amazing comparison you have made. on the good resto. There could be some areas where the color coding is not as per original, but then that is a very small deal. I am loving it.

Well I have told the parts guy of your needs, I hope he does not charges a moon for these parts.

I need one help, do you have a spare fresh air inlet hopper (the one beside to the radiator on the right). I do not have it on my car and need one.
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Sonu bhai the comparison shots thought is very nice, it surely indicate the amazing restoration job done on Brownie. The car has come a long way in terms of originality. Kudos to you for bringing her back to life.
I sincerely hope you are able to procure the required parts soon.
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I need one help, do you have a spare fresh air inlet hopper (the one beside to the radiator on the right). I do not have it on my car and need one.
..and I'm looking for that rubber pipe from that hopper to the inlet unit.
Hopper can be built by tinker. Mine was in pretty bad shape & work was done by tinker on this. I'll see if my source can find one.

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Sonu bhai the comparison shots thought is very nice, it surely indicate the amazing restoration job done on Brownie.
I sincerely hope you are able to procure the required parts soon.
Thanks Sagar, I also sincerly hope that I find all those elusive parts.

HELP ME.

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