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Old 27th April 2009, 10:33   #196
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Well done Ravi, the car looks great, especially with that number plate. Wish you many years of happy motoring, and be prepared for all the eyeballs popping at the signals

I don't recall, do you have a sunshade fitted? They suit these models well.
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Old 27th April 2009, 11:59   #197
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Congrats Ravi,

Colour combo looks great and overall the car has come of really well.
We will also be anxiously waiting to see ""The Star of the Show" with new white walls, at the next FCCCI meet in May.
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@ Kavesh, Behram, Karl, and Rony - thanks guys.. I'm looking forward to the meet myself .
It's a pleasure driving her on the roads, I've already received many compliments and thumbs ups !
Karl, the sun shade is ready, but has not yet been fitted for want of new brackets. Hopefully in the next 2 days.. Boy, your observation is really sharp guruji !
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Car is making debut on Sunday? Wouldn't want to miss it, Ill be there.
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Kudos Ravi, I love the paint job.

Is the sun shade aluminum or a plastic one ?
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WOW Ravi what a looker, I am definately going to hitch a ride with you to the FCCCI meet. I must say the paintjob looks very period in the pics. Our next FCCCI mumbai meet should be quite a bomb with all these awesome restored fiats parading the streets of Mumbai.
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@ Karl - Hey you're making my eyes well up with tears. Karl it will be a privilege to have you at 5 gardens this sunday to see my baby !
@ CrackedHead - thanks buddy ! Yes the sunshade is metal, painted the colour of the roof. Looks quite neat. Unfortunately, brackets.. brackets .. !
@ Amol - We want your Elegant there too sir ! No hitching rides when you have your own classic .
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@ CrackedHead - thanks buddy ! Yes the sunshade is metal, painted the colour of the roof. Looks quite neat. Unfortunately, brackets.. brackets .. !
@ Amol - We want your Elegant there too sir ! No hitching rides when you have your own classic .
Cmon yaar kya bracket bracket karta hai, when will your architectgiri come in use, fabricate something

unfortunately my car is in poona and cant get it till after the monsoon now, as i have to run in both my mercedes and rover before it starts raining. But hey when she's back we can fix a playdate for the cars what say?

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Fantastic Job Ravi!!
I always knew it would turn out to be a stunner. Would see it in person someday! (Not on 3rd though due to an important assignment. Drat!).
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CONGRATS SuperSelect. Amazing journey and what a experience, which will continue to give pleasure, whenever you set sights on the Fiat 1100.

Enjoy...
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@ amol - idea chaAngli aahe re.. our cars can play together in the by-lanes of mahim !
@ Deven and sats thanks guys for your comments ! Deven wish we could see you and your baby on the 3rd though !
Guys, she goes for the HVOCT Thane meet tomorrow - her first meet post resto.
Promise pictures tomorrow evening.
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She's arrived guys.. Went for the HVOCT Thane meet, had a complete blast there. Later went for a long drive around Thane with Adheesh, who took these superb pictures. (for the Nth time, thanks Adheesh !)
Here she is, hold on to your hearts .
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Superb, Superb! Ravi.

Cannot wait till Sunday to see your blue and white beauty MRX 6839 in person.
Already had first hand report from our youngest FIAT tuner Adheesh that the car is running beautifully and all mechanicals are performing very well.

FCCCI team will be proud to have one more FIAT in pristine condition within the club.
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Phew, She looks astounding. God bless you for having taken so much of time/effort to upgrade her.

She surely is " A thing of beaufty and surely will be a joy forever".
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Ravi,
The restoration work that you did was indeed "SUPERB"

I took some time to reread your entire thread, what a Journey, and what a result! Congratulations to You and Team BHP for making this all possible and to have been ale to share this journey and hopefully inspire other to save and resurrect our forgotten and unloved oldies and goldies.

I would be interesting to start a thread to begin to identify the costs of such undertakings for general reference.

Our WBF-1 was in excellent condition to begin with and to-date we have spent about R75,000 on the restoration which I feel was about average. it still needs work on some of the mechanicals and while it is running ok, it is not a smooth and peppy as it should be. Seriously considering rebuilding or replacing the engine and will have to cross that bridge shortly.

You might consider changing your handle to SSS, "SuperSelectSuperb"

Again thanks for sharing your journey that now has just begun.
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