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Old 27th May 2014, 10:53   #16
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Wow sir this must be one of a kind restoration. Waiting to see how she gleams and sparkles after you are done with the work and ofcourse, when she begins to run as well
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Wow Pavan. Restoring the Wraith to its beauty would be such an amazing thing to do. My best wishes to you for this endeavour and would love to see pics related to the restoration.

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The car is such a beauty, specially the front nose and the grill. A true symbol of elegance and presence.

The original color of the car is also very unique. I hope that the new color that would be applied is similar to the original color.

All my best wishes for this awesome restoration, Pawan.
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All excited for the final turnout! She's a beauty.
Where from you got hold of this?
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All the best for the restoration
I'm sure it must be thrilling to work on a Rolls-Royce....
Please upload pictures once it is done.
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I remember Fifth Gear featuring this same model as a cheapskate alternative to the new RR Wraith and this thread pops up in no time.
ATB for the restoration, subscribe to this thread.
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Awesome restoration!

Do you notice much difference in the existing paint on the car when compared with other cars of same vintage (or even the recent "normal" cars)? Would re-painting this require a special/different process/treatment?
Thanks to everyone showing interest in this car, well its always a BIG responsibility when it comes to restoring such beauties. Though i am excited to the core, but yet being very cautious at every step i take during its REFRESH phase of life for this car. I just hope i do justice.

The bodywork was done, though it looked like a straight forward paint job, it was indeed tough to take out that surface of non 2K paint, take out the tiny dents and deep gashes, the older paint was oxidised so badly that it just came off with 2000 grit , this meant the base is weak, So my job now is to make sure we have a proper adhering surface, had to ensure the surfacer and the old paint dont react. Sprayed the Glasurit Surfacer as of today, the car will rest for over 48 hours, later which we will check for surface reactions, Get the Air-conditioned serviced, spray another coat of surfacer and the car will head straight to the paint booth.
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Old 27th May 2014, 11:30   #17
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Wow, not many get a chance to work on a Royal beauty in India. Looking at your past restorations I don't know what to expect with the RR. Frankly, to my untrained eyes the car looked great in the first pic itself! Waiting your final restoration pictures. Please share details on the kind of paint you are using.

P.S: Can you share the details about the car next to RR in the first pic? Post #16.
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Old 27th May 2014, 12:38   #18
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Absolutely beautiful car, Pavan. You are lucky to be contributing to getting her back on the road. Good luck!

Probably a good idea to order one of these too : Workshop Manual.
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Wow, What a beautiful car. All the best for your restoration project. Request you to please share the interior pictures.
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Another feather in your cap.

A picture of the car in better days

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1144595 (Bangalore Club Vintage Rally)

Car belongs to one Mr Menon if I am correct (based on the details published during the Bangalore Club Rally).

Am curious about the Buckingham Palace piece as the Royal Family use only use Rolls Royces as official limousines. Their personal cars were usually Rovers, Daimlers and Vauxhall station wagons. Nowadays, it is mainly Range Rovers although the odd VW has slipped in!
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Wow, not many get a chance to work on a Royal beauty in India. Looking at your past restorations I don't know what to expect with the RR. Frankly, to my untrained eyes the car looked great in the first pic itself! Waiting your final restoration pictures. Please share details on the kind of paint you are using.

P.S: Can you share the details about the car next to RR in the first pic? Post #16.
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Absolutely beautiful car, Pavan. You are lucky to be contributing to getting her back on the road. Good luck!

Probably a good idea to order one of these too : Workshop Manual.
See the pic below And yes, i proudly proclaim, i have entirely gone through the Manual, such an engrossing read.

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Wow, What a beautiful car. All the best for your restoration project. Request you to please share the interior pictures.
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Another feather in your cap.

A picture of the car in better days

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...ml#post1144595 (Bangalore Club Vintage Rally)

Car belongs to one Mr Menon if I am correct (based on the details published during the Bangalore Club Rally).

Am curious about the Buckingham Palace piece as the Royal Family use only use Rolls Royces as official limousines. Their personal cars were usually Rovers, Daimlers and Vauxhall station wagons. Nowadays, it is mainly Range Rovers although the odd VW has slipped in!

It belongs to Mr Menon, and the Buckingham palace piece should be best explained by Ravipoll , will update soon.


We had to work on the Air conditioning system, Who best than good old Saju that i've known for over a decade, and he instantly noticed the blockage. sadly the below 2 components have failed and now looking at replacement, and luckily new replacements should reach tomorrow
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Absolutely drool worthy and I envy you Mr. Kadam. Look forward to a stonking job on the Rolls. After all, a Rolls, is a Rolls is a Rolls!
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Another awesome project Pavan, wishing you all the very best. It will be a treat to see the car back in her original state and more so to take her out for a spin. Is your workshop located in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore and do you mind curious visitors?
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Hey pavan,
Isnt the parts shown evaporator bottle and a expansion valve?Is this going to be replaced with original or a aftermarket replacement from some other car?

Can we have some interior pics of the dash please.
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Another amazing restoration! Have subscribed to the thread. Also curios about the black coupe parked on the left side of the RR http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...i-dsc07696.jpg. Which car is it ? Is he in there for a restoration?
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Another amazing restoration! Have subscribed to the thread. Also curios about the black coupe parked on the left side of the RR http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...i-dsc07696.jpg. Which car is it ? Is he in there for a restoration?
Thats a '67 Chevy Impala..
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ustbucket.html (Restoration: 1967 Chevy Impala V8 Rustbucket)

Pavan, how is the Impala restoration coming along?
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Absolutely drool worthy and I envy you Mr. Kadam. Look forward to a stonking job on the Rolls. After all, a Rolls, is a Rolls is a Rolls!
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Another awesome project Pavan, wishing you all the very best. It will be a treat to see the car back in her original state and more so to take her out for a spin. Is your workshop located in Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore and do you mind curious visitors?
Yep, workshop is near Jakkur , you dont need to ask, please drop in anytime

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Hey pavan,
Isnt the parts shown evaporator bottle and a expansion valve?Is this going to be replaced with original or a aftermarket replacement from some other car?

Can we have some interior pics of the dash please.
Presently got hold of replacement parts for the A/C from a company called PARKER HANFIN

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Another amazing restoration! Have subscribed to the thread. Also curios about the black coupe parked on the left side of the RR http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/attach...i-dsc07696.jpg. Which car is it ? Is he in there for a restoration?
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Thats a '67 Chevy Impala..
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ustbucket.html (Restoration: 1967 Chevy Impala V8 Rustbucket)

Pavan, how is the Impala restoration coming along?
The Impala V8 will soon get into the painting stage in a couple of days.

Regarding the Updates, A marathon 15 hours and the paint job done. Shade chosen was original SILVER MINK but from GLASURIT instead of ICI.
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Yep, workshop is near Jakkur , you dont need to ask, please drop in anytime
Dropped you a PM asking for some directions . Super Excited.
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A few more hours and the Rolls will be ready to ROLL out
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A few more hours and the Rolls will be ready to ROLL out

Awesome Job Pavan, she looks great. How much did it cost (approx) to restore her if you wish to share.
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