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Old 19th March 2014, 14:22   #46
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As always Pavan, it's yet another treat unfolding for all of us to drool over.

You have an extremely talented craftsman there who is able to envisage your thoughts and imagination and bring it to reality!

The patience and hard work is already bringing out splendid results, man I can watch this being done all day...

Cheers!
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Old 19th March 2014, 18:09   #47
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Pavan Sir,
Can you please let me know the garage where you are working on the restoration? Hope you are comfortable if I pop in over the weekend for an odd hour or 2?

Impala cars have always caught my imagination and would love to see this monster been given shape.
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Old 20th March 2014, 20:24   #48
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OMG! Look at that new sheetmetal for the door!! Simbly AWESOME!
'tis like a mirror!
How I wish every tinker got such 'virgin' metal as replacement for patchwork!
You've got the right man for the job, Pavan! Or, was it YOUR selection by any chance?
The Same Tinker has been with me for a long time, infact he was the one who completed the last bit of tinkering and fitment job on my Beetle 13 years ago.

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Salute to Mr. Pavan Kadam and his minions for such a wonderful job. The rust on the car looks terrible . On a humorous note , Did the car's body crumble while transporting?
As always the work done on the car is top notch.
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It came intact, Thank god for that .

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Amazing transformation.......the Doctor owner must feel his Impala patient with multiple organ failures has been snatched from the 'jaws of death' and given a new lease of life by a Dr.Pavan Kadam
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As always Pavan, it's yet another treat unfolding for all of us to drool over.

You have an extremely talented craftsman there who is able to envisage your thoughts and imagination and bring it to reality!

The patience and hard work is already bringing out splendid results, man I can watch this being done all day...

Cheers!
Trojan
Thank you.

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Pavan Sir,
Can you please let me know the garage where you are working on the restoration? Hope you are comfortable if I pop in over the weekend for an odd hour or 2?

Impala cars have always caught my imagination and would love to see this monster been given shape.
My garage is on the new Airport road, just drop me a pm whenever u want to come by.

Now for some more updates.

Feels so nice when you see a car nearing completion.
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Old 22nd March 2014, 23:05   #49
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Further happy updates as the day progresses the project is taking awesome shape, eventually we are finding some more rusting, which we are now not bothered, we will overcome them.
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Further to the project, its the usual story of un-earthing fresh Rotten panels, the story is like never ending, not losing hope, we know we are very near to what we want to achieve.
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Amazing Restoration, the best I have seen till date; Just one question

As far I can see is this car a Body on frame design?? If yes why did you not split the body and frame; will be easier to work on the body; and you can pay attention to the frame which will also have rusted by now
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Amazing Restoration, the best I have seen till date; Just one question

As far I can see is this car a Body on frame design?? If yes why did you not split the body and frame; will be easier to work on the body; and you can pay attention to the frame which will also have rusted by now
Deepak,

The condition of the car was such that had an attempt been made to separate the body from the chassis, it would have fallen apart with no template left, resulting in a nightmarish situation. The approach taken by the restorer according to me is the correct one. Rebuild panels piece by piece on the car, then once the entire body is complete, lift it off the chassis for inspection and rectification of any new corrosion spots.
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Deepak,

The condition of the car was such that had an attempt been made to separate the body from the chassis, it would have fallen apart with no template left, resulting in a nightmarish situation. The approach taken by the restorer according to me is the correct one. Rebuild panels piece by piece on the car, then once the entire body is complete, lift it off the chassis for inspection and rectification of any new corrosion spots.
Makes complete sense !!
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Amazing Restoration, the best I have seen till date; Just one question

As far I can see is this car a Body on frame design?? If yes why did you not split the body and frame; will be easier to work on the body; and you can pay attention to the frame which will also have rusted by now
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Deepak,

The condition of the car was such that had an attempt been made to separate the body from the chassis, it would have fallen apart with no template left, resulting in a nightmarish situation. The approach taken by the restorer according to me is the correct one. Rebuild panels piece by piece on the car, then once the entire body is complete, lift it off the chassis for inspection and rectification of any new corrosion spots.
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Makes complete sense !!
Indeed we intended to do a chassis off resto, but since the 100% of the underbody was in shambles, we dared not to go that way. The chassis will come off only to replace the body to chassis bushes, and to anti-rust it.

More work followed, and the progress was Brisk enough nearing completion. Another week we will be through with the welding and bodywork
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Truly Awesome job. Cant wait to see the finished product (with a Team BHP sticker)!

All the Best!
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Pavan Sir, I've been a silent admirer of most of your restoration projects. When I saw the first picture, I was hoping this would be a cake walk for you as the car looked good. The later pictures which revealed the amount of rust is truly shocking. The hard work that you and your tinker are doing is simply amazing. Keep up the good work sir, hoping to see this american muscle in its awesome form.
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Pavan, just curious as no update on this RockStar car for over a month...
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Rajchetan, the rains & all mean that this is a lean period for work. Pavan has been out on a couple of deliveries, as we have seen. Guess he will resume work on this & other cars soon as he is back.
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Truly Awesome job. Cant wait to see the finished product (with a Team BHP sticker)!

All the Best!
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Pavan Sir, I've been a silent admirer of most of your restoration projects. When I saw the first picture, I was hoping this would be a cake walk for you as the car looked good. The later pictures which revealed the amount of rust is truly shocking. The hard work that you and your tinker are doing is simply amazing. Keep up the good work sir, hoping to see this american muscle in its awesome form.
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Pavan, just curious as no update on this RockStar car for over a month...
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Rajchetan, the rains & all mean that this is a lean period for work. Pavan has been out on a couple of deliveries, as we have seen. Guess he will resume work on this & other cars soon as he is back.
Thank you guys for keenly following this project. Well, to say more, This project is very close to my heart and i wanted to do The Best when it comes to getting it as FIT as an IMPALA. Last one month the car has seen 2 weeks of Hibernation as we were on hunt for the rear chassis panel which had dis-integrated and being a Crucial part of the car, i had to wait till the part arrives. Also added the Ramzaan month and a couple of cars that was supposed to be delivered.

10 days ago, the rear Chassis column arrived and work is on full swing Welding and other tinkering work is now very close to completion, say 99% DONE.

Will upload pics in a couple of days
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well, well.

The Welding job on this car is COMPLETE, and its time to start checking the fittings on the car.
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