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Old 20th November 2008, 10:02   #61
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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.
Well this was a new input for me.
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Old 26th November 2008, 21:16   #62
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Asked for the handles today, he also told me about this italian one available, it has a soft horn button with FIAT written on it and comes with a ring around it so, one can honk with the thumb with the hands on the steering, and fits into the regular slot wonder which car this one came on.
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he also told me about this italian one available, it has a soft horn button with FIAT written on it and comes with a ring around it so, one can honk with the thumb with the hands on the steering, and fits into the regular slot wonder which car this one came on.
I guess you're referring to this one?

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This is not an italian on by any means (they came with only a black or cream ring I'm told), but an Indian repro of those.
I guess you'd seen this at Prabhat Auto., where I'd taken this pic.
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I guess you're referring to this one?

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This is not an italian on by any means (they came with only a black or cream ring I'm told), but an Indian repro of those.
I guess you'd seen this at Prabhat Auto., where I'd taken this pic.
No, like the one of those amby's horn kinds, centre button with a chrome ring attached.
I've asked a guy who works only on FIATs, if he sources it, it'd most probably be a used part.
He said he'd get the part tomm, so hopefully i can get a picture of it too.
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Just came back from the place, apparently the glass reservoir is available, he'll have too search for it.
About the handles, i assume you'd need both from the rear doors and for which side for the front?
The chrome beading for the doors can be sourced too he said.
I'll get a snap of the horn button tomorrow.
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Just came back from the place, apparently the glass reservoir is available, he'll have too search for it.
About the handles, i assume you'd need both from the rear doors and for which side for the front?
The chrome beading for the doors can be sourced too he said.
I'll get a snap of the horn button tomorrow.
thanks dude i need the rear door handles, and the driver side handle I managed to get a italian passenger side handle with a key. again thank you very very much
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thanks dude i need the rear door handles, and the driver side handle I managed to get a italian passenger side handle with a key. again thank you very very much
I just asked for the parts, still yet to find a single one.
I hope the chap sources a few.


Another question for a people here, there is one RED Buck FIAT(fiat 500) for sale, condition is okay, needs a polish job, is kept covered, was last used 6 months ago a battery and inflated tyres would put it back onto the road.
And has had 3 owners, clear papers.
The seller is quoting 3.0 L, is that what the price is like these days?
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I just asked for the parts, still yet to find a single one.
I hope the chap sources a few.


Another question for a people here, there is one RED Buck FIAT(fiat 500) for sale, condition is okay, needs a polish job, is kept covered, was last used 6 months ago a battery and inflated tyres would put it back onto the road.
And has had 3 owners, clear papers.
The seller is quoting 3.0 L, is that what the price is like these days?
3 Laks!!! you gotta be kidding me!! The prices should be around 1lk or something.
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Another question for a people here, there is one RED Buck FIAT(fiat 500) for sale, condition is okay, needs a polish job, is kept covered, was last used 6 months ago a battery and inflated tyres would put it back onto the road.
And has had 3 owners, clear papers.
The seller is quoting 3.0 L, is that what the price is like these days?
I remember hearing about this car too! So he still hasnt succeeded in selling it at that price!
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I just asked for the parts, still yet to find a single one.
I hope the chap sources a few.


Another question for a people here, there is one RED Buck FIAT(fiat 500) for sale, condition is okay, needs a polish job, is kept covered, was last used 6 months ago a battery and inflated tyres would put it back onto the road.
And has had 3 owners, clear papers.
The seller is quoting 3.0 L, is that what the price is like these days?
I think you can make a offer of between 1.5- 2lakhs if the car is complete and that means it has all the parts on it. Sometimes (no mostly) Its cheaper in the long run to buy a car that has everything (or almost everything) on it even if it costs a little more at that time. belive me the amount of time you will spend on searching for the parts later on will compensate for the higher price. But yeah 1.5 -2 lakhs seems reasonable.
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For the green shade, Check out oktober/november Auto India mag, show room section for the Green Ikon(pg 124) thats the exact green, scanning ruins the colour so cant do that.

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I remember hearing about this car too! So he still hasnt succeeded in selling it at that price!
I've heard about it being in a building's parking, and that was year or two ago, and it still is right there.

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3 Laks!!! you gotta be kidding me!! The prices should be around 1lk or something.
Exactly! And says he wont sell it for a dime less.
He even brags of how people from the capital, Bombay and other cities wanting to buy the car plannig to come down to check it out, and how swarms of people follow the car and snap when they take it out for a ride.
Will get a pic or two soon.


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I think you can make a offer of between 1.5- 2lakhs if the car is complete and that means it has all the parts on it. But yeah 1.5 -2 lakhs seems reasonable.
I wasnt looking to buy it, but my mechie mentioned about that car, said that it wasn't in all that good condition as the owner claimed, the owner who i chanced to talk too later in the day said he wouldnt give it for a dime lesser than the quote, and will find a shoukeen chap sooner or later. He also mentioned how the car zips like a sports car, is in top notch condition, would require a little work on electricals and runs on a matador's carb.

I'm kind off shocked with the pricing, reminds me of how 2 good 500's were junked in the 80's which could have not been scrapped, but back then they werent really valued much.

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Hi guys this is a series of bodywork pics that i have taken of the car over the last 15 days or so, yeah yeah too lazy to download them from the camera. I made sure every nook and cranny was adressed you can see the panel below the dicky was opened up to rebuld the entire area thoroughly.

Also the passenger side doors and footboard has been restored with necessary patches. Today we got the coveted Carello Headlamps out of the boxes, to make sure the new rebuilt headlight openings in the fenders were correctly sized. I think the body work should take another 2 weeks or so.
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Today we got the coveted Carello Headlamps out of the boxes, to make sure the new rebuilt headlight openings in the fenders were correctly sized. I think the body work should take another 2 weeks or so.
Great. He seems to work fairly quick for a classic car. Please preserve that Carello box I see in the corner too.
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Great. He seems to work fairly quick for a classic car. Please preserve that Carello box I see in the corner too.
Ahh yes it has a inspection sticker inside from the 60's so i think this must be a replacement light, ofcourse the box goes into the museum.
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What is the Status on the Headlight Rings?
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