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Old 2nd November 2008, 00:03   #46
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This is the Green which I plan to do my other Dukkar
Can anyone tell me if this was an original shade?

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Gogi, i dunno if the shade is original or not( think not) but it looks beautiful,a blue and a green dukkar together will looks smashing!!
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Default Update end of week One

Okay Sorry I had to leave the fiat club meeting early today but I had to simply make a trip to the garage and check out the progress of work.

As you can see from the Pics various Patches have been sourced and the rusted metal is being replaced Suitably, I checked the guage of the patches just to make sure that they were the same guage as the original metal they were being replaced with.

Dont Worry Prabal the foot rests will be replaced after due repair.

Patterns of the flooring was compared and matched with the bodywork catalogue and some reference pics that I am also attaching.
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Default Reference Floor pattern design

Here are some pics for reference of another car in Italy, this is a 53-56 model but the floor pattern was the same.
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Hi Amol,

Your Tinwallah surely seems to be a skilled guy from the way we can see the work progressing. However, since you are particular about originality and perfectionism (just as I am!), I would request you to instruct your fellow to buy very clean and non-rusted new metal sheets without even superficial surface rust. It should just be clean mirror like shining finish before welding on to the rest of the body panels or doors or flooring. Sandpapering the superficial rust later doesn't really help and sometimes these charlies just spray the red oxide/zinc primer or wurth directly over the surface rust in our absence to avoid the extra labour involved. All said and done and to cut a long story short please please make sure that you have the new sheets (be it door patches, running boards, whatever) are free from ANY superficial rust when purchased new from the shop.

Also, one more thing.....please make sure that they thoroughly treat the underpart of the rear footrests and flooring area covered therin, with primer/wurth or whatever you decide to use, before welding on again.

I restored my LHD in 1999 in a similar way and the positive results are showing even today after the car has withstood mumbai weather for 9-10 years indoors/outdoors.
In other words, the life and durability of the body is extended.

Your dukkar restoration thread is surely going to be exciting and good inspiration in all directions for one and all here.

Cheers!
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Dear Roni

The patches are not as bad as they look in the photo (ofcourse not as good as the italian ones in the reference photo), I checked them myself, there is little or no surface rust, its mostly mixture of grime and dust from lying around in a godown for a long long time (you know how stuff is stored in India!)

I will make sure they sand it down to bare metal before they apply any treatment, after your post I called the garage guy and asked him to make sure he treats the under side of the footrests before he fixes them, dont worry i will personally check this before he fixes them.

So what are your thoughts on colour? I am getting a chance to pick up paint chip samples for 1957, 600 Fiats do you know if the 1100's and 600's had common colours?

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Our brush green one was the similar shade, a touch brighter.
(now closest i could relate too the original is a green ninja on august edition of bike magazine not exactly the color of the bike but the part of the fairing 1/2 inch above the left hand bottom corner, its metallic version-( Extremely vague, i know. Will post a pic as soon as I'm home.)
Yes I agree, i am confused and do not subscribe to the Bike magazine. So please post a pic if you can. A metallic green...Hmmmm not sure if ive seen it but seems interesting.
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Yes I agree, i am confused and do not subscribe to the Bike magazine. So please post a pic if you can. A metallic green...Hmmmm not sure if ive seen it but seems interesting.
I just chanced too have that one mag at home.
I tried scanning the mag cover, but that completely changed the hue.
Will post if I come across substantial picture.
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Old 4th November 2008, 00:27   #53
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Here are a couple pics of our '56 one

One doubt, I always thought that this model came until 56, then the centre light one during '57 & '58 and the '59 ones had the tail fin...please correct me if I'm wrong.
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Sadly, these are the only 2 pics of the 59' one(Freak accident in 95)
Some person picked this almost 100% original one for 3K in 2003.
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Here are a couple pics of our '56 one

One doubt, I always thought that this model came until 56, then the centre light one during '57 & '58 and the '59 ones had the tail fin...please correct me if I'm wrong.
wow pretty original I must say with most stuff already on her, what whitewalls do you have on her? They seem to be narrow whitewallls unlike the ones available here.

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Yes I agree, i am confused and do not subscribe to the Bike magazine. So please post a pic if you can. A metallic green...Hmmmm not sure if ive seen it but seems interesting.
I think it used to be close to Tartan Green in the Metallichrome section of the Duco card.

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Default front fender restoration

I am putting up some pictures of progress on the car, pictures of parts of a certain erstwhile millecento fender belonging to another BHPian (with plenty of foresight) will be used to build new light wells for the fenders to accomodate new carello twin sided headlights, meanwile more of the peacock blue paint emerges near the B pillar.
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are you looking for the exact horn switch or would a '60 models do?
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are you looking for the exact horn switch or would a '60 models do?
I am preferably looking for the yellow horn button that came on the Early elegants (pics of which have been posted earlier on this thread). But for now looks like I will have to settle for the later one.
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I am preferably looking for the yellow horn button that came on the Early elegants (pics of which have been posted earlier on this thread). But for now looks like I will have to settle for the later one.
Alright, i'd asked one chap for the yellow one, he's found a couple red ones.
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Alright, i'd asked one chap for the yellow one, he's found a couple red ones.
Thats great can you also enquire if he would have the original aluminum door handles, I only have one for the front passenger door.again thanks for asking around.
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