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Old 8th August 2015, 20:26   #136
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The transformation from the sorry state in which you first found the car to where you have got it now is nothing short of phenomenal KPS, congratulations!

I noticed a couple of yellow lamps in the boot in the pictures taken when you first found the car, were they mist lamps?
Could you please post daytime pictures of the interiors as well - the dashboard and steering wheel, drivers footwell, seats, the boot etc? its a new car now and deserves a thorough review
Do you now use it as a daily ride as you had planned earlier?
Here's a before & after : - ) though it doesn't do justice to the incredible tinkering job done to the heart of the car
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Being a left hand drive, I want to have fender guides. Get one was more difficult than I could imagine. Finally got one on eBay.

The fender guides look great on the car
The look great KPS, how do they work ?
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Old 10th August 2015, 14:33   #138
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The transformation from the sorry state in which you first found the car to where you have got it now is nothing short of phenomenal KPS, congratulations!

I noticed a couple of yellow lamps in the boot in the pictures taken when you first found the car, were they mist lamps?
Could you please post daytime pictures of the interiors as well - the dashboard and steering wheel, drivers footwell, seats, the boot etc? its a new car now and deserves a thorough review
Do you now use it as a daily ride as you had planned earlier?
Here's a before & after : - ) though it doesn't do justice to the incredible tinkering job done to the heart of the car
Thanks Famousshoes for your compliments. To answer some of your queries

The yellow lights were local fog lamps. Since they were broken and badly rusted, we discarded them.

Will shortly post detailed pictures of the car as requested by you.

The car is running very well. The additional electric fan does a great job cooling, in the start stop traffic. The car is quite large and driving a LHD in traffic with two wheelers all over you is a challenge. If someone is sitting in the right hand side, it is easier to drive. Also with the top down, it is easier to drive as every one can see your hand signals and one has a clear view of the traffic behind you.

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The look great KPS, how do they work ?
We manually switch on the Fender Guide lights with a switch located on the dash board.

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Old 13th September 2015, 12:19   #139
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Could you please post daytime pictures of the interiors as well - the dashboard and steering wheel, drivers footwell, seats, the boot etc? its a new car now and deserves a thorough review
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With the roof
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The hood folding back. This works on the Dodge hydraulic system
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Thank you for sharing these latest photos of a handsome car. Your journey with it is truly nostalgic. I hope you use it occasionally for your daily runs. What fun that must be. Best wishes, Narayan
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This morning took the Dodge to Bangalore's most famous landmarks

The Vidhana Soudha
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The Attara Kacheri, now the High Court of Karnataka
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Attara Kacheri of Bangalore is a building housing the High Court. Situated opposite the Vidhana Soudha, it dates back to the year 1867. One of the major attractions of the Attara Kacheri is its Gothic Style of architecture. It is a two-storied building, built in the European classical style. Also known as the High Court Building, it serves as the perfect contrast to the white columned building of Vidhana Soudha. Read on to know more about Attara Kacheri of Bangalore, India.
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Perhaps KPS might be interested to learn in case unaware that a film has recently been added to youtube which may well show his exact car, with the driver Jack Lawrence 1973.

If he skips to about 25 mins, the car is first shown.

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God, that is TERRIFIC footage!

Simon- If you're seeing this, thank you so much!

Lovely footage- and of course, seeing the Dodge and the Merc....
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And here she is, with Mr. Jack Lawrence, in the above video clip!


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Wow! this is great. GTO, can you ask Mr. Simon to share details of how he came to know about the survival/restoration of this car and that BBC film?

Happy Motoring,
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And here she is, with Mr. Jack Lawrence, in the above video clip!
Thank you so much Mr. Simon Stokes for sharing this video. The wonders of TBHP Is is not amazing that for so long, I have been trying to get a picture of Mr. Jack Lawrence and now a video of him and the car surfaces!

Showed my parents and they were filled with nostalgia.

The video shows the Terramia Estate where Dad was Asst. Manager, Jack Lawrence was the General Manager in 1966.

Here is the picture of their house in Terramia Estate

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This really made my day.

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The wonders of TBHP Is is not amazing that for so long, I have been trying to get a picture of Mr. Jack Lawrence and now a video of him and the car surfaces!

This really made my day.

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KPS,
This is so amazing, you must be thrilled, congratulations !

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Thank you so much Mr. Simon Stokes for sharing this video. The wonders of TBHP Is is not amazing that for so long, I have been trying to get a picture of Mr. Jack Lawrence and now a video of him and the car surfaces!

Here is the picture of their house in Terramia Estate

This really made my day.
Ahem -I believe I could take a teensy bit o credit for spotting Mr. Jack Lawrence with your car in said video?

Nice pic - btw is that your father's first car in it- the MDN fiat millecento?
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Beautiful & inspirational KPS! I read the entire thread of 10 pages in one go, just could not stop for some other time Lovely pics, do keep them coming.
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I would like to dedicate this thread to my dad, Prithvi Ganapathy and his ex-boss Jack William Lawrence.
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Source : youtube as seen in the earlier posts

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Ahem -I believe I could take a teensy bit o credit for spotting Mr. Jack Lawrence with your car in said video?
Actually, there have been so many well wishers that it would be difficult thank all individually. Guess I am blessed.

Having said that, let me thank you.

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Nice pic - btw is that your father's first car in it- the MDN fiat millecento?
That is correct Stanher

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