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Old 3rd March 2014, 16:47   #76
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That's a jaw dropping restoration. The King looks splendid, he must be gleeful to get in the hands of a true enthusiast like you. It takes tons of adoration to do a job like this. Congrats Please share more pics, as many as you can.
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Commendable job JayD, kudos to you! You can actually feel 'The King' beaming with pride after being reborn!!

Cheers!

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Very beautiful classic you have there JayD ! Love the way she looks ! Even though in the pics she's at a standstill , i can imagine her driving down the roads of yesteryear ! Oh, the beauty !! Congratulations on a job done exceedingly well .
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JayD, awesome restoration!
Is the floor supposed to look like that, or is the carpeting still pending ?
and curious about your choice of tan(?) for the interior upholstery
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Another classic back on the road in style. During the course of your restoration did you come across brochures, manuals books about kingsways lineup in India. If so can you share with us.

The car looks great and I feel this being the first Kingsway restoration thread on this forum your research and insight can help others.
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JayD, Great job, one of best restoration, it is feast to see all pictures and your efforts to bring this beauty back to mint condition.

How it is when you drive, I think it will be smooth drive on highways.

All the best, Cheers!

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Wow, amazing resto! always loved the kingsway and wanted one, sadly none of these american cars in india ever seem to have a v8. But still a beautiful car.

The person that did the metal work on the car is just an amazingly gifted craftsman!Saw the first few pics of the car and thought it was too far gone to restore , but the metalwork person you hired , made it look so easy. Wish there were a few like him in delhi, i would love to acquire metal working skills of his standards myself. My own contessa's restoration is at a standstill since i dont have the time to work on it myself and such gifted metalworkers are non existent in delhi
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Mod Note : There are several spelling & grammatical errors in your posts. This negatively affects the forum experience for other readers.

Kindly ensure that you proof-read your posts prior to submission. Also, it would be a good idea to use spell-checkers.

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Truly amazing experience to go through such a thread. Sure would have been much better in person, living the experience. Hats off to you, dad and all the amazing people who worked on this project!

Indeed a King.
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Hello JayD,

A true to life "Overhaulin'" story.... only difference is that the car is yours and it wasn't given to the 'Foose', instead you're the 'Foose'..... Great story!!! Very Inspiring.....
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Congratulations on a job well done! It's amazing that you found so many parts within the country, and that too hard to find stuff.

Some pics showing the back too please.
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Cheers JayD!
The dedicated Rustoration work has produced one mouth watering Dodge indeed..
Appreciate you & your family for going through all hardships in the restoration phase. And ofcourse, the Engine idling is just music to Ears. Truly 1950ss..
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Finally got the time to go thru all the posts on the thread!

Fantastic work JayD! The outcome just shows how much love and dedication has gone into the restoration. Congratulations again on having such a lovely car!
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Good effort, JayD - so much better than the "chuna-patti" amateurish, sub-par restorations one sees on some of the other threads. I hope the uninitiated lot take notes more from threads like yours! TQM says, there's always room for improvement though.

I wish our stars hadn't crossed when you came to Delhi and even contacted me - with subsequent efforts by both to talk/meet never fructifying. I wish I could have made even a miniscule contribution to your effort in putting the Kingsway all together!

I'd like to see what the final outcome looks like - the upholstery that I've seen so far is the one thing that's bothering me a bit - could be misplaced anxiety on my part, nothing else, and I'd like to see it being proven so!
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Congrats on the restoration, jayD. The car looks awsome and the colour gels well with the 1950s cars. The hardwork which you and your enthusiastic dad (lucky you ) did is nothing short of commendable.
And its time to update your S10 thread The words from a S10 fan

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