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Old 8th July 2009, 23:21   #181
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the_mole: Sadly, have to report that I have nothing to update as such, it's more like status quo.
Sirjee,

Jan 2009 till July 2009, no breakthrough

Seriously waiting for the update.
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Old 9th July 2009, 13:02   #182
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PAVAN & Arun: Work has just restarted, Infact am going to take the second half of the day off to get to the garage and sift through the stuff that needs to get on to the car.

I was told that the car would be started this evening and would be running within the next 2 days. Am waiting for some stuff, like a copy of the manual for the wiring diagram and other stuff so we could have the car reassembled. Another team-BHPian has graciously accepted to help me with this.
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I was told that the car would be started this evening and would be running within the next 2 days. Am waiting for some stuff, like a copy of the manual for the wiring diagram and other stuff so we could have the car reassembled. Another team-BHPian has graciously accepted to help me with this.
No excuses now my friend, I have already posted the electical diagram on the MTP 8389 thread, now please document your wiring skill for all our reference
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Suren Saar, glad to know the work on your beauty has restarted.. She's looking so beautiful in the earlier pics..
All the best buddy, keep us all in the loop. The TBHP brotherhood is with you all the way
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Suren, Pictures are all that we are waiting for..
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Old 13th July 2009, 15:08   #186
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Gentlemen, am very sorry that I have not taken any pictures as of now, since the only update has been on the mechanical front. The Electrician is starting to work on the car as we speak. I only hope he is the kind who would go through the wiring diagrams that "the mole" was gracious enough to give me.

Next would be the roof lining and floor mats work after which the windscreens would go in, the doors worked on once again. The paint would be given a once over before the fittings are done and then should be good to go.
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The Electrician is starting to work on the car as we speak. I only hope he is the kind who would go through the wiring diagrams that "the mole" was gracious enough to give me.
Buddy first you will have to study the diagram well, then sit down with the electrician and get the job done. Thats the only way with classic cars the onus is equally on you, but hey I am sure you enjoy this! Let me knwo if you need any help.
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Suren,

Any Pictures , were you able to find the 4th wheel cap in metal???.
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Some pics recently taken of my Fiat, which is still a WIP.

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The following one, taken by pulsar56 (thanks buddy) and posted elsewhere on the forum

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Some pics recently taken of my Fiat, which is still a WIP.

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The following one, taken by pulsar56 (thanks buddy) and posted elsewhere on the forum

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The more we see, the more we love her. Interior and engine pictures .
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Hi suren, The car is comming up nicely. What did you do to the hubcaps, they have come up really nicely, if i remember you had 3 Aluminum and 1 steel right? Please document your electrical work it will come in handy on the forum. Unluckily I was out of town when my electrical was being done and I could not take any pictures. make sure you use cloth to make a harness to give it that classic look.
BTW what colours are the interiors? The blue tinted glasses look smashing.
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The blue tinted glasses look smashing.
Dangerous in conjunction. But yes, it is indeed looking very nice and soothing, Suren.
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if i remember you had 3 Aluminum and 1 steel right?
Amol it is vice versa, 3 steel one's and one Aluminium. I am also interested to know what suren did for 4th one.

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Some pics recently taken of my Fiat,
Suren just wanted to to know whether the y side trim on the front fender is locally fabricated or not. Seems so to me, I may be wrong.
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Hi suren, The car is comming up nicely. What did you do to the hubcaps, they have come up really nicely, if i remember you had 3 Aluminum and 1 steel right? Please document your electrical work it will come in handy on the forum. Unluckily I was out of town when my electrical was being done and I could not take any pictures. make sure you use cloth to make a harness to give it that classic look.
BTW what colours are the interiors? The blue tinted glasses look smashing.
Thanks Amol, I had them buffed and yes Manish is right I had one in Aluminium and 3 in SS.

The electrical work was done when I was away at work but could manage one pic (phonecam) when I dropped in for a brief period.

1957 Fiat Elegant - Restoration advice and help needed-img00188.jpg

Sadly cloth was not used and it was just the PVC sleeves and Binds that were used.

Interiors are yet to be worked on, since I would be exchanging the existing seat with ones that Stanher has (in Rexine) and then do them up. Am thinking of a dual tone in the shape as seen on Pg.no.27 of the manual. Colors, I would request all of you to give in your suggestions for the same.

The glasses are as they were in the car when purchased, glad you liked them.


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Dangerous in conjunction. But yes, it is indeed looking very nice and soothing, Suren.
Thank you for stopping by Prabal and nice sense of humor that .

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Amol it is vice versa, 3 steel one's and one Aluminium. I am also interested to know what suren did for 4th one.

Suren just wanted to to know whether the y side trim on the front fender is locally fabricated or not. Seems so to me, I may be wrong.
Manish I have had the aluminium hubcap buffed since it had layers of Silver paint on it and it looks pretty nice now. Shall post a pic of the same soon.

The Y trim basically are as you said, handmade out of Aluminium, but available in a few spares shops. They were not made to order.
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Interiors are yet to be worked on, since I would be exchanging the existing seat with ones that Stanher has (in Rexine) and then do them up. Am thinking of a dual tone in the shape as seen on Pg.no.27 of the manual. Colors, I would request all of you to give in your suggestions for the same.
Suren, I hope you realize that the pattern you refer to came on Italian models, Indian cars had only two types of Rexine Dark brown/tan (like my car) and Dove Gray/Blue (like Ronnie's car).

The patterns you refer to came in Italian cars. I think you will find the patterns in detail on the MTP 8389 page. But black cars look damn good with both colours so you could go either way. Did you find the Grab bars that go above the passenger doors? Also make sure the top is a light grey rexine, like the original pattern.

I am attaching patterns for Sunvisor design.
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