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Old 6th October 2007, 11:27   #1
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hi guys.. i just got myself a 1968 fiat 1100 d...
the pictures here
Shady's FERRARI on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

I'm sure everyone will want to know whether i'm restoring it!!
well, just started working so i'll do a very slow restoration!!
the car is in good condition.. the owner started it after 6 months, and the very next day i drove it down from mysore to bangalore(150kms)..
can't yet tell how much is original..

posting from office now, will post more later..
detailed pictures to be uploaded soon.

any help/ advice/ info regarding fiats is welcome.. thanks.. will be resorting to this thread plenty of time for all doubts..
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Old 6th October 2007, 15:36   #2
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Congratulations ronk. Buying a 40 year old car is a pretty unusual choice for a 1st car. But as they say, its passion that makes life interesting.

All the best with the restoration. Do take pictures at each stage...makes for a beautiful archive in the end.
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The car looks like to be in pretty good state for car of such vintage,restore it to original even if some parts are not original.
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Buying a 40 year old car is a pretty unusual choice for a 1st car.
Well, not if your a vintage/classic car nut!

Anyways, welcome aboard ronk! Nice to see another 1100 Delight owner!
Reg. the originality aspects of your car, looking at the pic. the front grille, indicators & side-trim are not original........but they can be very much sourced out...
Btw, I own a 1965 1100 delight & am in the process of carrying out a rolling resto on her...you can interact with fellow fiat enthusiasts & ask advice/help in the "Fiat classic car club of India" thread...
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Great buy Ronk. The car sports a Padmini Grill and badge and also the side light from the same later model and the originals, you may find it quite difficult to procure. The original dash should comprise of a three metered console (the larger speedo in the centre flanked by two smaller ones on each side) with two individual small led type of lights on either side, placed above each small meter. Please post the inside pics also. I sure the car is in excellent shape. Any other query you may have regarding the originality of the 1100D you may please contact our resident Fiat specialists viz, Karlosdeville, President and BEhram.Dhabar, to name a few. Believe me there are a lot of Fiat fanatics on this forum. Enjoy your ride and welcome to the Fiat Club.
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congrats to you buddy and compliments to the previous owner who has maintained the car so well. good to see such passionate people..
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thanks a ot people for the warm welcome.. well, as i see it.. tis is my introduction to the world of restoration.. as far as the usage goes, i won't be using it that much, hence could manage to buy this car.. restoration will be very slow since i just started working..
anyways , will keep everyone updated about the progress..
presently i'm really enjoying the car, and also the luxury of finally having a vehicle to move around in bangalore.. god, the public transport here was a pain!!
v16 - the instrument console seems to be the original one itself.
checked the car body properly today...
need little body work.. little rust under door etc.. but overall very good condition.
the radiator is leaking, little oil dripping, suspension sound, lots of clatter, fuel gauge not working, some lights not working..
will get these fixed slowly, then get the interiors in decent shape.. anyways, any idea how much a moderate paint job will cost me?? would like the roof to be white, and the rest dark blue..
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good buy buddy...the grill that v16 is talking about is very difficult to find (i got 3) and is made by cromodora italiana, Italy
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thanks a ot people for the warm welcome.. well, as i see it.. tis is my introduction to the world of restoration.. as far as the usage goes, i won't be using it that much, hence could manage to buy this car.. restoration will be very slow since i just started working..
anyways , will keep everyone updated about the progress..
presently i'm really enjoying the car, and also the luxury of finally having a vehicle to move around in bangalore.. god, the public transport here was a pain!!
v16 - the instrument console seems to be the original one itself.
checked the car body properly today...
need little body work.. little rust under door etc.. but overall very good condition.
the radiator is leaking, little oil dripping, suspension sound, lots of clatter, fuel gauge not working, some lights not working..
will get these fixed slowly, then get the interiors in decent shape.. anyways, any idea how much a moderate paint job will cost me?? would like the roof to be white, and the rest dark blue..
Your paint job should not cost you much. What is the deciding factor is how much body work there is. Lovely choice mate. This is what she will probably look like. Go through the thread. My cars being restored, almost complete now. It has many interesting colour schemes suggested by our members with pics. Could help you decide

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...tml#post481750



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good buy buddy...the grill that v16 is talking about is very difficult to find (i got 3) and is made by cromodora italiana, Italy
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Congratulations ronk!!!
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congratulations on your purchase ronk. the white roof with blue seems very different and nice. welcome to the world of classics, hope you have fun restoreing and driveing her.
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Congratulations! However, the car is having clear headlamps which are not the stock one. The stock headlamps had lines on the plastic lens.
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The clear headlamps are from the Amby grand, same as on our car.
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hah .. thanks.. guys..does anyone know a place to get my radiator pressure cleaned near MG road, bangaloree?? think its blocked!
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