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Old 15th January 2008, 18:56   #46
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Suren,
'been meaning to tell you this since long but kept forgetting!
Make sure, before they start the painting, that you get them to drill the 2 holes on your bootlid for the slanted badge (as seen in this pic., hope this would help you with finding the exact loaction to drill the holes, I couldnt find them at all when I'd looked)

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are u sure this is the original location??
looks a bit to the ryt doesnt it?
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Hey Stanher, Will keep a note of that, thanks for the tip.

Sadly, I have to make a mention that I have still not come across the Fiat 1100 badge that is original to the car. I don't have a mind to put in the long straight badge that says FIAT 1100 in a straight manner (thats the only badge I could lay my hand on).

Any help on this count, i.e., the badge as shown in Stanher's post is needed, from fellow members would be highly appreciated.
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Stanher, here are the pics of a few other spares that I could lay my hands on during the Sankranthi holidays, at Hyderabad. It pays to be 'Home Alone'



Other than the ones in the snap I also picked up a few other spares as mentioned over the phone.

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well well well...very nice indeed..you seem to be missing one door lock handle

@ karl...can you comment wether this is original...havent seen this before..(the ones in red)..as compared to the ones we normally get..(the ones in green)..

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Cyrus, must say you have a keen eye. Yes, one handle is missing,true, but sourcing these spares are a bit of a pain in Hyderabad. Guess it's easier in Mumbai owing to the vast source.

AFAIK, the ones in Red are the original winding knobs as opposed to the ones in Green. However Karl would be the right person to comment on this hope he would amble by soon.
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those red ones look really good...if you can get two more and make it a complete set it would look really nice and unique on the car..

btw hows the body work on the car going?
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Congrats on the stash. The ones circled in red are indeed the original aluminium handles with an ivory coloured bakelite knob, upto 57. 58 onwards the ivory changed to black, and sometime later in the 60s the black lost the top cover.

If anybody has the ivory ones to spare, im looking for them

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I am in awe Karl, I seriously am. That's some knowledge base that you have along with pictorial depiction to boot. If you don't mind a personal question, what were your first words? Was it mama? Was it dada? Was it cars?
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I am in awe Karl, I seriously am. That's some knowledge base that you have along with pictorial depiction to boot. If you don't mind a personal question, what were your first words? Was it mama? Was it dada? Was it cars?
IIRC, it was "Mercedes" . I wish it were Fiat .
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IIRC, it was "Mercedes" . I wish it were Fiat .

Actually it was "makkadish"...Well, it was amonst my first words, I have it recorded on tape
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IIRC, it was "Mercedes" . I wish it were Fiat.
And I wish it were Herald, makes sense since his father had one when he (karl) was born!

Suren, congrats, turnso ut you picked up some priceless stuff indeed! If only he had the other 2 as well!

Any pics. of the "new" grille?

Btw, if you have changed the fornt panel & still have the old one lying around, we were supposed to hand it over to Shakir....well atleast if he ever remembers to ask for it....hehe!

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Congrats on the stash. The ones circled in red are indeed the original aluminium handles with an ivory coloured bakelite knob, upto 57. 58 onwards the ivory changed to black, and sometime later in the 60s the black lost the top cover.

If anybody has the ivory ones to spare, im looking for them

nice one karl..these ones are really rare i guess...do any of the club cars have them?
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nice one karl..these ones are really rare i guess...do any of the club cars have them?
Oh plenty of them still have them. My car has 3, and in bad shape. Im trying to do some R&D and make some ivory knob reproductions.
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Oh plenty of them still have them. My car has 3, and in bad shape. Im trying to do some R&D and make some ivory knob reproductions.
ohh ok..will make it a point to notice them tommorrow and get some pictures..btw what are you driving tommorro?

we are leaving by 1ish..roni will come later..are you going to have dinner with us somewhere?
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