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Old 13th October 2008, 18:13   #16
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Kudos to you for taking up this project mate!!!! Something of my like and dream!
I will keep a watch on this thread as am interested to know more bout this car!
I wish you all succuss in completing the project well in targeted time.

Please do put all details of parts procured and its sources! This will benefit ppl who wish to do the same project in future. Also, request to post the details of any special treatments/methods which will be done to increase life/reliability of body/parts.
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Old 13th October 2008, 18:15   #17
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AHH!! I didnt know My opinion mattered!! White and Ivory Green, HERE I COME!!!
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Old 13th October 2008, 19:52   #18
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Great to see this car getting the affection. The Trident on the bonnet though has always instilled curiousity.
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Way to go Amol. I'll add this thread to my subscriptions. All the best.
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Day 8.

The car exterior has been completely scraped and a coat of red oxide has been applied to identify various/ and obvious previous attempts at bodywork good or bad.

Dont miss the Frankenstien like welds on the front fender to accomodate larger headlights, common in this model of fiat.

Also if you look closely, you'll see patches where the original side indicators were located on the fender, also miscellaneous keyholes etc which should not be there.

All and all more work than expected. Time estimate as of today 1.5 month for body work.
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Old 13th October 2008, 22:20   #21
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The Pune car posted by Karl (probably Mr. T's that you'd earlier shared with me, Karl?) on the other hand looks too blue. All said and done, I'm utterly confused now.
Prabal nice to hear from you, I have managed to find a 1960 Paint card for the ICI company, even if ICI was not the original paint supplier I figure that by 1960 many Dukkars must have come up for touch up etc. so by 1960 I am sure most dukkar colours would have come in their paint cards. (Incidentally there is a peacock blue in the shade card and your right about the tint) I will share this paintcard with the forum once the time is right.

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Dear Amol - I look forward to a wonderful restoration of MTP8389 by you. I have no doubt that the final result will be mind blowing. If you need any assistance, just call me or Cyrus and we will certainly help in all ways possible.
Behram Dhabhar
Dear Behram and Cyrus I am absolutely counting on you to help document your knowledge of the dukkar engine and mechanicals on this thread. As a soon as preliminary body work is done I will be removing the engine to work on the engine compartment, at that time I am sure you will help us with you deep insight.

In the meanwhile I am attaching some more pics, I will be getting rid of the fuel flap door and reverting back to the original system.
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Prabal nice to hear from you, I have managed to find a 1960 Paint card for the ICI company, even if ICI was not the original paint supplier I figure that by 1960 many Dukkars must have come up for touch up etc. so by 1960 I am sure most dukkar colours would have come in their paint cards. (Incidentally there is a peacock blue in the shade card and your right about the tint) I will share this paintcard with the forum once the time is right.
There is a possibility that ICI had been the original paint supplier for Fiats. At least the modern day Palio's come in ICI paints. ICI Autocolor to be precise.
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Im so sure this thread is going from better to best.

All the best Amol with the resto. where are you getting it done. would love to have a look if you permit so.
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There is a possibility that ICI had been the original paint supplier for Fiats. At least the modern day Palio's come in ICI paints. ICI Autocolor to be precise.
As did the Uno. Do put up some scans of the colour cards when you can.
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I exactly know what that Dukkar is going to look like; picture perfect. With so many people putting in their invaluable contributions its definitely would be a stunner. Good Luck Amol!
PS: Can you let us know where you getting this done?
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okay while we wait for updates on the car, enthusiasts may find these plates of interest especially with regards to flooring patterns, bodywork and location of various holes in the body for lights, fuel lids etc which currently have been modified in this car.
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All the best for the resto Amol, I'm sure she'll turn out to be a stunner!
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As did the Uno.
Did not know that, and also that you were into Unos.
Mol very a nice thread indeed, theres lots to learn from this one.

I wish you well.
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WOW!! Concourse indeed!! I am sure this car is going to look like it rolled right out the assembly line!!
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Old 15th October 2008, 10:48   #30
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great home work there amol! Thanks a ton for posting those sketches of body parts! Now its a lot more easy to redo the whole body parts exactly as per the original designs!
Keep going!
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