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Old 24th November 2008, 22:43   #76
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anupmathur I don't know but has HM missed out on that? The letter to me is from their Managing Director and no less a man. I'll post a facsimile of that letter soon.
I think Mr Mathur may well be right - I remember seeing Landmasters in that color, though I didnt know it was called peacock blue.

Given the state of the company, I wouldnt be surprised if the Managing Director of HM didnt know this. He probably didnt know many other things about his product, either.
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I think Mr Mathur may well be right - I remember seeing Landmasters in that color, though I didnt know it was called peacock blue.
Thanks, Steer. I'm certain about this.


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Given the state of the company, I wouldnt be surprised if the Managing Director of HM didnt know this. He probably didnt know many other things about his product, either.
LOL, I had the same thought in mind!
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So i guess my car would have originally been 'Peacock blue'!!
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anupmathur and JayD
I spoke to my late granduncle's family-they had a 1952 Hindustan 14 (Morris Oxford MO Series) with this original peacock blue colour, which is a bit metallic.
Then I spoke to a friend who knows much about Landmasters and he also confirmed about the continuance of this same shade in the Landmaster. So that's confirmed.

Steriod I cannot comment on your far-fetched observation "He probably did'nt know many other things about his product either." referring to the Managing Director of HM, as should we limit this comment only upto the shades he has referred to in his letter to me only out of courtesy and nothing more.

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I spoke to my late granduncle's family-....
LOL, Anjan, you took a lot of trouble!
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I grew up with two Landmasters in the family - one black and one peacock blue. (DLC 7190 and DLE 1433).
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....., which is a bit metallic.
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, a frosted kind of paint which was way ahead of its time then! An absolutely royal looking colour!
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Old 1st December 2008, 15:25   #81
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Thanks for the info guys, so we now know that landys came in 5 colours and not 4!! (And that mine was blue! )

Meanwhile, the putty work on the car has finally shown some progress, and i think will be complete within a few days.

P.S: Satnher chetta! The gazel wheelcaps have been removed and safely stored at home!
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P.S: Satnher chetta! The gazel wheelcaps have been removed and safely stored at home!
Good! On a closer look I can see they are not Gazel ones but repros, going by brandnames like "NOX", "COX" etc.
But pleeeease take off the whitewalls also, put some plain tyres instead, temporarily!
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JayD, how come the semaphores are missing on your Landmaster?
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JayD, how come the semaphores are missing on your Landmaster?

The previous owner must've lost/ damaged them, so they closed up the slot for it, But only externally, the provision inside, mounting points etc are intact.

Have procured a set of semaphores for temporary use thanks to steeroid, will replace them with the originals as soon as i procure them
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The previous owner must've lost/ damaged them, so they closed up the slot for it, But only externally, the provision inside, mounting points etc are intact.

Have procured a set of semaphores for temporary use thanks to steeroid, will replace them with the originals as soon as i procure them
can i get a set of semaphores as well?
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so ,from where you procure spares for landmasters?Ukkadam market(coimbatore) or Pattaalam(thrissur) ?
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so ,from where you procure spares for landmasters?Ukkadam market(coimbatore) or Pattaalam(thrissur) ?
Both actually!! And i also got all of the chrome work done at coimby too.
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Went to the garage today, was really happy to see 4 guys working on the car, Even the owner of the place was working on it today!!. Some progress has been made, One layer of putty is complete and levelled, he's applied a layer of primer(i think) over it, levelled, and another layer of putty is getting levelled now.

The holes for the semaphores have been created, and they were finishing it today. The electrician also came there, and the wiring will start soon. Have given him some 'unique' ideas too!
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At this stage it is very important that the shape is very nicely given to the car.
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JayD that's good progress you have there. I am sure you'd have taken utmost care with the work, just a quick check for you. The semaphores I guess should have come with it's own rubber beedings, etc. If not, make sure the holes are sealed properly as otherwise rainwater can enter the most problematic area (running board) through the pillar. Also, rust inside the pillar is very hard to identify.

So, when is the Landoo D R I V E?
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