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Old 3rd January 2012, 14:46   #46
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Pavan, isn't it possible to source 4 new hub caps from abroad? One I see is not going with the car and the current state.
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This is a really good restoration and more so considering the very short time span in which you have completed it in. Congratulations

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Thank you Prithvi

Today i have asked our T-BHP member Nirmal (ULTIMATE DETAILERZ) to have a look at the car to do the final detailing, but this is done at the owners place, so the final outcome can only be seen once i take some clix tomorrow

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Pavan, isn't it possible to source 4 new hub caps from abroad? One I see is not going with the car and the current state.
Sir, these are ORIGINAL hubcaps, its looking dull because i have smeared it with SILVO

See the below pics, which was taken during the delivery..
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Pavan Sir,

Car has come out really good. I think the garage people listen only to you.

Saleem
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Thank you Prithvi

Today i have asked our T-BHP member Nirmal (ULTIMATE DETAILERZ) to have a look at the car to do the final detailing, but this is done at the owners place, so the final outcome can only be seen once i take some clix tomorrow

Sir, these are ORIGINAL hubcaps, its looking dull because i have smeared it with SILVO

See the below pics, which was taken during the delivery..
Great job nice shade of cream
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Pavan Sir,

Car has come out really good. I think the garage people listen only to you.

Saleem
Very true Saleem,

I know these guys since the last 10 years, so its mutual.

The painter standing near the Driver door and the Tinker in Green

Some Photo's and Video's of the car.


TRAFFICATOR WORKING VIDEO

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...5&notif_t=like



TRAFFICATOR WORKING VIDEO-2

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DELIVERY VIDEO


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Its looking really neat. I really like those whitewalls and not to mention the chrome work done is top notch. I presume you followed the copper-nickel-chrome process.
BTW thanks for posting the video links and pictures, yesterday.
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Pavan Anna, OUTSTANDING is the word that i can think after seeing the final profuct . Excellent Restoration.

It is heartning to see these beuties coming to life once again. Keep up the Good Work.
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Virtue Restored - The White Virgin Hillman Minx.

For want of superlatives, this is all I have to say. Superb effort.

Any chance of replacing the (less than) clear outer plastic horn button? Actually, it is the only thing showing its age. Everything else is better than it first rolled out.
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Sir, these are ORIGINAL hubcaps, its looking dull because i have smeared it with SILVO
Oh OK, That looks really good! Great job there Pavan.
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See the below pics, which was taken during the delivery..
That rear number plate!! Are you going to keep it like that or replacing with something more smarter? That one is sticking out like a soar thumb!!
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Lovely!! Hillman is looking handsome! I love the pic of the grill where the Chrome is reflecting the sun..

Superb work, the colour, the interiors all looking so classy.

Anna, aa number plate na change madi.. Adna bitre yella Super.
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Great job nice shade of cream
Thank you Aniruddh.

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Its looking really neat. I really like those whitewalls and not to mention the chrome work done is top notch. I presume you followed the copper-nickel-chrome process.
BTW thanks for posting the video links and pictures, yesterday.
Yes Sagar, The chrome plating work is extremely good. Its done the BEST way ever it could be plated

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Pavan Anna, OUTSTANDING is the word that i can think after seeing the final profuct . Excellent Restoration.

It is heartning to see these beuties coming to life once again. Keep up the Good Work.


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Virtue Restored - The White Virgin Hillman Minx.

For want of superlatives, this is all I have to say. Superb effort.

Any chance of replacing the (less than) clear outer plastic horn button? Actually, it is the only thing showing its age. Everything else is better than it first rolled out.
That needs replacement, and we are looking out for it, But once Avinash is off to US (i.e., TODAY) he might get hold of one and send it here.

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Lovely!! Hillman is looking handsome! I love the pic of the grill where the Chrome is reflecting the sun..

Superb work, the colour, the interiors all looking so classy.

Anna, aa number plate na change madi.. Adna bitre yella Super.
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Oh OK, That looks really good! Great job there Pavan.
That rear number plate!! Are you going to keep it like that or replacing with something more smarter? That one is sticking out like a soar thumb!!

Yes Raj and Rudra sir, We had infact ordered for a decent embossed plate to suit the classic look of this car, but the number plate guy has shut shop since 3 days

That certainly will be changed in the coming days. Raj anna, change maadtheeni saar, Dont worry maadkobedi.

Today the Car is detailed while its at Avinash's house, will post some nice resolution pics.

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The car looks simply wonderful and better that the factory condition, if i may say so. Congratulations..

Priyadarshan
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Congratulations Pavan, great restoration job done. BTW how is engine running and ride, hope it is smooth running! and also if possible pic. of engine bay.

Superb!

Good luck!
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The car looks simply wonderful and better that the factory condition, if i may say so. Congratulations..

Priyadarshan

Thank you Priyadarshan, The main goal of this restoration was to get the car in a Better shape than what it was, and maybe i might have achieved 85% of what i perceived

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Congratulations Pavan, great restoration job done. BTW how is engine running and ride, hope it is smooth running! and also if possible pic. of engine bay.

Superb!

Good luck!
The engine in the car is of a 1952 Hillman Side-Valve.

Might have only one pic of the existing engine room, will surely post once the actual engine goes in.

The original Over-Head Valve engine for this car is getting overhauled, we shall fit that by end of Jan
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The Car has been Rubbed,Polished and Detailed by our T-BHPían NirmalJustDoit of the ULTIMATE DETAILERZ fame.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ultim...72366162795940

Must admire his dedication, i loved his follow-up and dedication, Thanks for all this Nirmal, you have done a fab job on giving the car the best it deserves.

After the car was delivered, Avinash (ace_hillman) was desperate to finish the detailing work come what may, Mid night calls, mid afternoon calls, Early morning calls exchanged between me, Nirmal and Avinash to sync up a proper time to do the detailing work, since Avinash was US bound and he wanted to see the final outcome before he goes.

Thankfully Nirmal reached Avinash's house Tuesday Early morning and started his magic, here few pics to tell the story. will upload some more later after re-sizing it.
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