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Old 5th December 2008, 13:17   #151
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Was summoned to the Garage yesterday to check out on the latest progress on the Fiat.

Work done in the morning was as follow:

1) Engine bay, Dashboard, Inner of Pillars and Doors etc., completely cleaned up and prepped for painting
2) A coat of paint applied to check for errors
3) Further sanding done on places where corrections were required
4) Fiber Glass layering done on the Floor board, Dicky, Wheel Arches, Inner areas of Doors.
and a few other minor things that needed to be done.

After a thorough inspection by Prabhu, the Gentleman who runs the Garage, the car was loaded into the paint booth for the final coat of paint.

I managed to take a few pics of the car last night, however with my Phone cam which is really not much to see. Will be taking some more snaps later on and shall post them soon.

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Looks SHINY!!! Were there any issues in the paint?? I hope not!
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No Cyrus, at the outset everything looked perfect. Well, I was there at night so cannot be too sure.

Will be going there today since the car would have come out of the paint booth and would be in the open. If the sun god does not shine as much as he did yesterday I would be taking some detailed snaps from a slightly better camera and shall post the same.

Guys, please help!!!! Need to take a call on the color for the wheel rims.

1) Do I get them painted total offwhite as is seen in some cars?
2) Black on outer rim and offwhite on Inner rim?
3) Black on the whole rim?

Please keep in mind that I may or may not be able to source white wall tyres and may end up using the regular ones.

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Guys, please help!!!! Need to take a call on the color for the wheel rims.
Well the original colour is a yellowish cream, as illustrated. Besides which, wheel silver is also a safe option. Im not sure about the two tone combination, the novelty might wear off soon. Are you using Padmini rims itself or could you obtain the earlier ones?

All the best, keep us updated.
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Best paintjob i've seen in recent times.
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Are you using Padmini rims itself or could you obtain the earlier ones?
His car had one original rim. Then I gave him 3 more, so he's got a set now. Good enough to fit those 4 original hubcaps!
Btw suren: you'd told me that the rim your car camewith had only 2 clips intact but in this pic. I first took of it I see all 4 intact on it?

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Maybe one of those I'd given you has 2 clips on?
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Hi Suren,
I have seen a '56 elegant here at Jaipur with wire-wheel type hubcaps. The car was in a reasonably okay condition and is probably owned by an old garage mechanic. Let me see if he is willing to part ways with the hubcaps for a small sum or in exchange for the usual steel caps. Guess those would look stunning with the superb paintwork on your car.
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Well the original colour is a yellowish cream, as illustrated. Besides which, wheel silver is also a safe option. Im not sure about the two tone combination, the novelty might wear off soon. Are you using Padmini rims itself or could you obtain the earlier ones?

All the best, keep us updated.
Karl, Stanher was kind enough to give me 3 of the original rims with all clips intact on them, thanks to him I would be able to solve my wheel problem.

The problem is with the hubcaps though, I have 3 in SS and 1 in Aluminum. I am checking the feasibility to get the aluminum one Chrome painted. That will have to wait till I get a source, until then I will be trying hard to source the SS hubcap itself.


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Best paintjob i've seen in recent times.
Thank you kavesh55, glad you liked the finish.

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His car had one original rim. Then I gave him 3 more, so he's got a set now. Good enough to fit those 4 original hubcaps!
Btw suren: you'd told me that the rim your car camewith had only 2 clips intact but in this pic. I first took of it I see all 4 intact on it?

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Maybe one of those I'd given you has 2 clips on?
Yes Sir, the rim with all clips intact seemed to have been interchanged with the stepney hence the confusion.

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Hi Suren,
I have seen a '56 elegant here at Jaipur with wire-wheel type hubcaps. The car was in a reasonably okay condition and is probably owned by an old garage mechanic. Let me see if he is willing to part ways with the hubcaps for a small sum or in exchange for the usual steel caps. Guess those would look stunning with the superb paintwork on your car.
Thank you for the comment on the paintwork and yes I would be highly obliged if you could check if the mechanic would be willing to give away the Steel caps.

Just one more pic of my car, sadly again taken when the light was dim, but for what it's worth:

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suren181-wow, thats the best paint job i have seen recently,congrats dude,keep the pics coming as the work is in progress.
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Thank you desigNation for the lovely comments. Will be passing on all these good words to the people behind this (the guys at the garage).
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The problem is with the hubcaps though, I have 3 in SS and 1 in Aluminum. I am checking the feasibility to get the aluminum one Chrome painted. That will have to wait till I get a source, until then I will be trying hard to source the SS hubcap itself.
Great you got the wheels. Be patient, you will get a SS hubcap too, don't tamper with the aluminium one. Do they have holes drilled in the centre?
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Great you got the wheels. Be patient, you will get a SS hubcap too, don't tamper with the aluminium one. Do they have holes drilled in the centre?
No Karl, the ones I have do not have the holes drilled in the centre. However, as per your advice, which Stanher relayed to me, I would be putting on the hubcaps only when the car is stationery or is being photographed.
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No Karl, the ones I have do not have the holes drilled in the centre. However, as per your advice, which Stanher relayed to me, I would be putting on the hubcaps only when the car is stationery or is being photographed.
Where have i heard that before?? LOL...
I think you should paint the rims in the original creamish color. It looks really neat.
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Where have i heard that before?? LOL...
From dad??
Apparently all bawas do think alike?

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I think you should paint the rims in the original creamish color. It looks really neat.
Did these rims indeed come in that colour? I thought that's when they came in silver?

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No Karl, the ones I have do not have the holes drilled in the centre. However, as per your advice, which Stanher relayed to me, I would be putting on the hubcaps only when the car is stationery or is being photographed.
Yeah thats what I do too. Also try getting your hands on a set with holes drilled, so you can fit them with a bracket and bolt for everyday use.

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Did these rims indeed come in that colour? I thought that's when they came in silver?
Silver rims were introduced in India in the 58 model year, ie Select onwards. All dukkars came with creamish wheels. The cream colour complements white walls perfectly, and will also go well with your dark coloured car. Remember to paint the wheels completely after removing the tyres, ie the insides as well after a throrough scrape/clean. It ensures proper rust protection.
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