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Old 24th March 2009, 14:57   #481
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If things are as bad as they have been made out, that is not going to be an option. I may have to abandon the project.



Hell Steer! Cant be THAT bad ... can it???
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can we have some pictures ? should be able to tell the world better than any number of words
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I may have to abandon the project.
This should be kept as last option, no point in abandoning it now since you have access to reliable people to execute and monitor the job.
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Nothing to worry about because there's nothing more left anyway. Just finish the project properly.
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If you think it is a hopeless case you could consider buying a decent Amby bodyshell and grafting on the rear end fin portion. All your mechanicals are ready anyways.
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Old 24th March 2009, 16:28   #486
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I really don't think we should be thinking about abandoning the project or anything now. The recent development is a setback, but can be overcome. Looking out for a replacement shell now. That seems to be the best way out.


P.S: steer, its a B-school!
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Hell Steer! Cant be THAT bad ... can it???
IT IS!

First thing which comes to my mind now is to caution everybody on the forum about the cheaters involved in this project.

The car's body is full of holes covered and held together with tons of putty. A glance on the old thread will reveal how much lies were thrown around the forum by the people involved in the original job.

Now, the only hope left is to find a shell and start the work from scratch. There are some shells around Cochin and neighboring areas according to JayD. Will have to speak to the owners and see if that way ahead is feasible or not.

Pathetic act of dacoity!
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IT IS!

The car's body is full of holes covered and held together with tons of putty. A glance on the old thread will reveal how much lies were thrown around the forum by the people involved in the original job.
Words fail me!

JAYD - A couple of pics would really help!
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Looking out for a replacement shell now. That seems to be the best way out.
...'Chors' and chewing gum!
A few photos please.
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Don't have any clear pix now.Am Not in cochin.The next course of action is not decided.The garage will give a detailed report in the coming days. Looking around for a shell is just as a backup. They are now stripping away the parts which look the most affected. if not much area is affected then probably we'll just get it fixed.

So let's not jump into any conclusions here right now. We'll wait for the report and some more pix, and conclude what to do next.

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A poor battle scarred beast entered the hospital, its master hoped his pet would be perfect again, washing away, all memories of previous abuse but alas, all is not rosy... Yet again!! When will it ever end,wonders everyone.
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Don't have any clear pix now......
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So let's not jump into any conclusions here right now. We'll wait for the reportand some more pix, and conclude what to do next.
I just hope then that this is a 'false' alarm!
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Just when we thought everything was going right!!! These ghosts are just too difficult to banish it seems. Guys, if it is easier, just find a decent shell and do the transplant. At least you will have the peace of mind that there is no rust forming in the in-accessible areas. If the state of regular sheet metal parts is like this, I can only imagine what kid of treatment would have been given to the places where there are double layers of metal. Pathetic!!!
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I just hope then that this is a 'false' alarm!
No, this ain't no false alarm.The damage is there alrite. Just waiting to see what percentage of the car is affected, that's all.
The pix i've taken are not too clear. Will shoot better ones soon.

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Damn Not again.
I was sincerely hoping that all that could go bad would have happened by now and the car would roll out shining but alas... The irony continues
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OMG !!! Just when things were about to be wrapped up ! I wonder if more things can go wrong in a restoration job.

Steer, I can imagine the frustration, but can't you just hold on for this last mile, maybe this is the last of the issues? Please do not abandon - Not yet. Think of the efforts and money that has gone into this car.
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