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Old 27th November 2008, 21:42   #31
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@kavesh: thanks, I'll need your help with spare parts shops in the opera house area. Btw, the car is in gaiwadi, girgaum.
Ravi, thats very close to my old house. I used to stay opp Benham Hall Lane just above the Dolphin car showroom. Most of the Spare Part shops are located in this lane.

All the best with the resto of your car. Will drop by sometimes.
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Thanks Eddy ! Tell me when you're there, we can go together.
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Good show Ravi, do let me know should you need any help. Though i know nothing about superselects. But we can find out together. Right!!
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Old 28th November 2008, 20:06   #34
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Default Chor Bazaar Ahoy !

Chor bazar - the place where all yur (classic) dreams will come true. The place to go to for whatever one needs, in terms of parts, trim, and the like. This maze of gullies can bring forth amazing stuff- a shop selling Merc grilles, one specializing in emblems and logos, chaps hacking away gleefully at a padmini just brought in.
Through my numerous forays over the last few months, I have managed to get a substantial haul of fiat stuff. In the shopping cart so far:
Four new doors, in miraculously good condition, from a Parsi owned 1962.
A bootlid, with the notch for the original button lock. (I need a button lock now).
Quarter glasses, a spare set of all glasses for the 62, new windshield rubbers - front and rear.
A grille, a pair of rustless bumpers - nice ! plus a set of SS side trims, new. A shiny pair of Italian headlamp rims - Carello make.
A "casting" walla hood ornament, 2 pairs side indicators.
Dicky logo "fiat 1100", grille logo, horn button (beautiful piece).
A speedometer console with an Italian cover cowl, new toggle switches, and old jewel lights.
One lovely thin steering wheel, original signal box, and original gear lever.
Loads of other stuff, will post as we go along.
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Wow! That's a long list of parts! I'm sure your car is gonna be a stunner once complete. Its lucky that u guys have chor bazaar still selling old parts. The only proper scrap market in kerala is now selling only modern car stuff! :(
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The only proper scrap market in kerala is now selling only modern car stuff! :(
More or less the same here! :(

Although of course half of the old car stuff that was available here had been bought off by dealers from Chor Bazaar (viz. Maulana, who used to buy most of the standard car stuff) in recent years.

Nice stash you've got there ravi! 'hope your parents dont mind you buying and hoarding stuff at home though!

BTW, the horn-button you've got seems to be from an early delight. I had 2 like that, fitted to 2 delights I've had (both now sold)
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Wow Shyam, you can actually tell its a delight horn button.. Gawwd, I've still got a long way to go, much to learn !!
Btw, I was on the verge of getting thrown out of my house, when I saved the situation by sending the doors, glasses, and boot to the garage. The rest of the stuff sits there, on a precarious "notice of evacuation" period..
And i'm called various names like ragpicker, 'bhangaarwalla' (scrap monger) etc etc !!
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Ravi, thats very close to my old house. I used to stay opp Benham Hall Lane just above the Dolphin car showroom. Most of the Spare Part shops are located in this lane.

All the best with the resto of your car. Will drop by sometimes.

This is news Dolphin had a showroom opp. Benham Hall Lane ????

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Wow Shyam, you can actually tell its a delight horn button.. Gawwd, I've still got a long way to go, much to learn !!
Btw, I was on the verge of getting thrown out of my house, when I saved the situation by sending the doors, glasses, and boot to the garage. The rest of the stuff sits there, on a precarious "notice of evacuation" period..
And i'm called various names like ragpicker, 'bhangaarwalla' (scrap monger) etc etc !!

Welcome to the club :-). History repeats itself and this time mine to yours .

PS- I had half a bed full of spares mostly secondhand. Bed because it was stored below it.

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Btw, I was on the verge of getting thrown out of my house, when I saved the situation by sending the doors, glasses, and boot to the garage. The rest of the stuff sits there, on a precarious "notice of evacuation" period..
And i'm called various names like ragpicker, 'bhangaarwalla' (scrap monger) etc etc !!
Welcome to the club! :handshake:

My mum went around telling everyone that Ive converted the house into a garage in her absence! And yes she may have been right, as you'd find some car part or the other in every room of the house, until she had a thorough clean-up on her return!
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Wish you good luck Ravi. Nevermind if our folks call us some stoogy name that alligns us with some trash collecters; deep down they know what all these things mean to us.

I have seen your car, let me tell you I would love to see it again when it rolls out of the garage the first time after the restoration. Cheers!!
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Thanks a huge bunch Deven, this is what keeps us nutheads going, I guess !!
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Chor bazar - the place where all yur (classic) dreams will come true. The place to go to for whatever one needs, in terms of parts, trim, and the like. This maze of gullies can bring forth amazing stuff- a shop selling Merc grilles, one specializing in emblems and logos, chaps hacking away gleefully at a padmini just brought in.
Through my numerous forays over the last few months, I have managed to get a substantial haul of fiat stuff. In the shopping cart so far:
Four new doors, in miraculously good condition, from a Parsi owned 1962.
A bootlid, with the notch for the original button lock. (I need a button lock now).
Quarter glasses, a spare set of all glasses for the 62, new windshield rubbers - front and rear.
A grille, a pair of rustless bumpers - nice ! plus a set of SS side trims, new. A shiny pair of Italian headlamp rims - Carello make.
A "casting" walla hood ornament, 2 pairs side indicators.
Dicky logo "fiat 1100", grille logo, horn button (beautiful piece).
A speedometer console with an Italian cover cowl, new toggle switches, and old jewel lights.
One lovely thin steering wheel, original signal box, and original gear lever.
Loads of other stuff, will post as we go along.
Great Super Select thats Maulana's shop down there in Mutton Street.You have got so many original SS spares. If one has the patience I am sure any SS can be restored back as the factory original.
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All quiet on the western front?? Whats the current status? Car stripped yet or not?
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Not yet stripped. The tin guy has just returned from "gaon". The new sheetmetal has been ordered, the job should begin any day now. Breath bated.
Meanwhile Soli is testing the engine (driving around basically ). "Engine majja nu chhe" - he's pronounced. That's a sigh of relief, I didn't want to open up the engine right now.
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Are you changing your Tyres? If yes, can i also put my stamp of approval by doing some burnouts!!!

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