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Old 29th August 2016, 08:52   #121
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For example, does one replace old cheap fasteners with new cheap fasteners, or does one use proper steel bolts (as should have been done at the factory)
When it comes to bolts, I would use new STAINLESS STEEL bolts wherever applicable/accessible if I'm doing a body-off resto! Desi bolts of any kind are not known to last long enough so better replace them when you can access the car's 'private parts'!
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When it comes to bolts, I would use new STAINLESS STEEL bolts wherever applicable/accessible if I'm doing a body-off resto! Desi bolts of any kind are not known to last long enough so better replace them when you can access the car's 'private parts'!
Please make sure they meet the strength requirements also! Stainless steel refers to steel with chromium (>10%) as an alloying agent, however several types of stainless steel result from presence of other alloying agents. Select right grade based on the requirement (degree of corrosion resistance needed, degree of non magnetism, application (shear loads / tensile loads, temperature) and so on. Depending on microstructure we have austenitic stainless steel, martensitic stainless steel etc. Each one has a different property.
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Pankaj & Karlos,

We are waiting for more updates. With the kind of the work that has gone in to her. She would be coming out awesome.
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Not too much to update, we went slow for a bit, but now back on track. The mock fitting is almost completed, along with minor finishing. Will proceed to paint in a couple of weeks I guess.

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Wow great, she looks complete. Leaving the car aside for a while is actually a good as it may show up imperfections if any. What color are you deciding to paint her?
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Wow great, she looks complete. Leaving the car aside for a while is actually a good as it may show up imperfections if any. What color are you deciding to paint her?
Having gone through the previous posts of his in this thread, Karl was planning to retain the same/original powder blue colour! Unless he's changed his mind now!
One thing is for sure- no jazzed up or loud colours from him!
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Yup, she will remain powder blue - since the car was in original paint we got a few good reference points to correctly match the colour.
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Yup, she will remain powder blue - since the car was in original paint we got a few good reference points to correctly match the colour.
Hello Karl,

Whats the status on this one? I hope shes up and about now
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I like the way that you guys are running the car before the final finish, this way you will know of any issues and can sort that out. Waiting for more updates now .
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