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Old 11th November 2015, 23:20   #16
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Done - we will drive to Ooty then you take a ride Has been done before!

Offer accepted will gather some more company for that journey

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Old 13th November 2015, 17:01   #17
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Totally in awe ! I could not get enough of those pictures. Having seen several Standards especially 10 during my childhood and being driven around in them, this is definitely an awesome feeling to see such a beauty being restored!
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Stunning efforts indeed on a stunning car, Karl. The photographs of the rust on the car was appalling and I can only imagine the amount of effort and time that is going into this restoration. In all, I'm awe-inspired by the passion you have. I am now eagerly awaiting the next updates on this thread! [A well deserved 5 star as well]
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PS: Was the bonnet badge backlit?
I do remember my uncle's Vanguard Phase II from my childhood days. The bonnet badge was definitely not backlit in that car. Possibly just a protective cover of sorts over the badge specific to Vanguards?

Karl Sir, I am so happy to know that there was at least one surviving Standard Vanguard in Kolkata all this time. I will be glued to this thread and I can't wait to feast my eyes on this beauty in it's fully restored splendor.
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Beautiful looking car! Haven't seen a vanguard in ages. I remember in the late 70's. my neighbour in Shivaji Park a Bengali family also had one. It was black in colour. Best of luck on this new mission!
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Congratulations, Karl.
Nice and very detailed restoration, truly a reference for fellow followers. Eagerly waiting for further updates.
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Wow this is nice, kind of back to back restorations. We all like your love for common man's machines that were build in India. Awesome going there, keep up the good work. I am hooked.
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Just stumbled upon this thread Karl. Had no idea that the car was being restored in Cal itself! Super outcome so far.

So I'm guessing you visit Cal now and then or will be soon? Do call, we must catch up.

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1100, Standard Vanguard and Standard Gazel - 3 projects running concurrently at 3 different places - man - I admire your determination and dedication!

Now that 1100 is running around nicely, hoping to see more updates here and on the GAZEL thread
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Congratulations on your new acquisition Karl, I haven't seen one of these on a long time. I look forward to seeing her in the near future.
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12th November 2015
Work proceeds, the wheels are finished and primered.
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The front end subframe is assembled for fitting
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Brakes in progress, new liners installed.
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13th November 2015

More odds and ends ready for treatment and paint
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Rotten parts of the flooring are recreated as per the original pattern.
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18th November 2015
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20th November 2015
New brake lines are fabricated
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Work proceeds, the wheels are finished and primered.
Happy to see the car taking shape nicely. I wish to see the car in flesh sometime soon.

Goutham

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Work proceeds, the wheels are finished and primered.
Karl,

Just chanced up on this today. Congratulations on becoming owner this.

Its a lovely car and in its prime these used to be mile-crunchers. I have driven one quiet a bit when it would have been about 16 or 17 years from new and it was still a powerful machine and could eat up distances without tiring the occupants.

Keep up the good work.

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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Dear Karl,

Quite a while since last update, look forward to more recent pics

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Superb! Can't wait to see more. Does this have the usual 2088cc four?
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