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Old 5th October 2016, 15:43   #46
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Karl, are those 5.90 x 15 tyres?
Yes presently running Ambassador tyres. The original size is wider, I think 6.00 15, not too sure. Importing correct tyres is an expensive affair, will avoid for now.

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Also, how was the black stripped after your checks? I have a car that needs paint to be stripped and I am not in favor of using caustic soda.

I don't know what commercially available paint removers are based on - is there ones that are not based on caustic soda?

If we do use that, is there any way in which we can ensure that we dont get paint bubbles later?

Goutham
I'll be honest I don't know about the caustic soda content, let me check and see if I can learn something new.

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Nice updates, from rust bucket to a beautiful restored car. This is turning up nicely. I love how well the tinkers are working to make the body correct. A rare thing now a days.
Yes no doubt the effort being put in is huge, especially for a car that is relatively less desirable. She will come out tops.
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Hi ,

You get paint remover from all easing manufacturers. Use that

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Karl, are those 5.90 x 15 tyres?

Also, how was the black stripped after your checks? I have a car that needs paint to be stripped and I am not in favor of using caustic soda.

I don't know what commercially available paint removers are based on - is there ones that are not based on caustic soda?

If we do use that, is there any way in which we can ensure that we dont get paint bubbles later?

Goutham
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I haven't turned one up breaking for spares yet, but some of the parts required are available on this UK site which offers worldwide shipping
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21st November 2016

Work proceeds, preparation for paint is almost completed. Glasses have been mock-fitted.

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29th November 2016

Like many cars of the period, the interiors of the Vangaurd are not painted in body colour. The original dash colour seems to be a dark grey that was uncovered after dismantling, I assume this is the correct combination.

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Most of the chrome is ready

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Insides of the chrome parts have been primered for protection from corrosion.

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Strangely enough, my car has 7 window winder handles and only 1 door lock handle

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Insides of the chrome parts have been primered for protection from corrosion.
Good to see the progress! If that is indeed the intention of the primering though, it may be worth using yellow 'zinc primer' instead of red oxide (whic his what this seems)?
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Like many cars of the period, the interiors of the Vangaurd are not painted in body colour. The original dash colour seems to be a dark grey that was uncovered after dismantling, I assume this is the correct combination.
Karl, the grey seems to be correct shade from what I remember. Only just check the item I've marked in the following pic. This may have been black.

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I am sure the gurus here may know the correct color

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I haven't turned one up breaking for spares yet, but some of the parts required are available on this UK site which offers worldwide shipping
Thanks for this link Rob, it helped me with a couple of small but crucial parts - an inside door handle, ash tray, amp and fuel gauges and a couple of knobs - all of which I was missing.

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Karl, the grey seems to be correct shade from what I remember. Only just check the item I've marked in the following pic. This may have been black.
Thanks Ram - the problem is there is very little by way of reference image for vanguards to confirm these kinds of details. Can anyone else share similar details? Dungarpur has a Vanguard in unbelievable original condition, though it is an imported Vignale version, so not necessarily the same in many details.

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Thanks Ram - the problem is there is very little by way of reference image for vanguards to confirm these kinds of details. Can anyone else share similar details?
Karl,

May be I was wrong about it. But could find one pic with a Black speedo nacelle as below (but this one is a LHD)

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Couple of pics and few links below show the dashboard of the phase III

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1958 Standard Vanguard Phase III - Restoration-std-iii-2.jpg

The pics are from following links which are also useful in other aspects, I feel (I am sure you must have been through all this - but just in case)

http://www.classicandsportscar.ltd.u...cars-sold/7350

http://www.standardmotorclub.org.uk/...-pictures.html

https://www.google.ae/search?q=stand...gze8iyh6UJM%3A

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The pics are from following links which are also useful in other aspects, I feel (I am sure you must have been through all this - but just in case)
Thanks Ram - yes, I saw each of these, and each one has differences so back to square one. The most correct references should ideally be made from an original India spec car, I'm still looking.
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10th December 2016

Final paint process is finally underway.

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Strangely enough, my car has 7 window winder handles and only 1 door lock handle
Managed to score an NOS piece off eBay - in original brown paper and grease packing, lucky me. Need 2 more.

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Also managed a set of the auxiliary gauges, I was missing one of them. These too appear to be unused.

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15th December 2016

Car is finally painted, fitting in progress.

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I accidentally stumbled upon this thread today, on a day which was really a drag at office. You made my day Karl!! Im hooked. Waiting for the next post...
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Car is finally painted, fitting in progress.

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Looking good , looking good. Hope to see it soon and joining the distance run team . Nice shade , any shots of the interior for us to drool over

Was the paint used Duck or 2K . Just out of curiosity.

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The Pace & Quality of work makes me think that this car is going for Cartier 2017.
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