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Old 6th December 2008, 23:30   #46
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Default Tinwork commences.

Guys, an update: Tinwork has started in right earnest. Most of the patches and boards ordered have arrived, and cutting / welding is in progress, under the expert hands of Hakim and Rafiq bhai.
The four new doors are being trial fitted and gotten in order, resulting in a very interesting idea for a colour scheme . (aka the citroen 2CV "charleston" - he he!!).
A word of caution for aspiring restorers: As I was rightly warned by gurus in the FCCCI and on the forum - It's getting increasingly difficult to find good guys to do a resto, especially to obtain perfectly stamped body panels in the right gauge. I think these guys are doing a very good job, and I'm lucky.
In the shopping basket - an update:
Running boards - outer.
Running boards - inner.
Full set of floor plates.
Front mudguard patches.
Dickey gutters.
Dickey inner rear corner patches.
Windscreen frame - outer and inner.
Outer bottom patches for running boards.
Bonnet frame.
and more...
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Glad to see progress!! But Please take out the Door Panels before doing any work to avid the risk of anything happening to them.
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Yes, thanks Cy - will do so asap.
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Also Remember, The Side Panel is not the original Design, But, I dont think this needs to be changed as it has the period look to it. But, then, it is your choice.
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Ravi, Here's a lil something for Inspiration! My Friend's Immaculate Fiat Super Select!
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That Is immaculate indeed!!! Just look at those Amazing Tail Lights!! I soooooo Want a set!! All it needs is the correct Wheels and Hubcaps now and it will be a STONKER!!
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ravi I Suggest you scrap the body completely of all paintwork before you start with your body work, that way you will know about the history of body work on this car and you will be able to correct stuff if it needs to be corrected. It like taking an XRay one might say
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@Cyrus: which side panel are you referring to ? Would like to correct it if required / possible.
@JayD: Thanks a ton Jaya, I've seen this baby on the "restored fiats" thread- she's one of the best SS I've seen, and has been the chief inspiration for me. Please pass on my compliments to your friend. Btw, where's the car located ?
@Amol: Yup, the scraping is also simultaneously started. You're rignt, one needs a total overview of the bare body before doing any corrections !
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Wow.. That is almost original @ jayD.

BTW, is a PAL logo on the steering wheel original for a 110D?
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Hey Ravi,
Just visited Gaiwadi. Did not see your select there ?
Good to see the resto work going good.
I would bet on Amols view, that a car needs to be scrapped completely before future tinwork or paint job.
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I would bet on Amols view, that a car needs to be scrapped completely before future tinwork or paint job.
Amol & Kavesh, may I point out a little change in the spelling here- for it otherwise gives a totally different meaning!
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Wow.. That is almost original @ jayD.

BTW, is a PAL logo on the steering wheel original for a 110D?
No, The PAL logo is from the Premier President. And, the 1100D, not 110D() also had the FIAT logo like seen below.

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Ravi, i am talking about the int. door panels.

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Ravi, throw out those door panels. When you are redoing your car, you will naturally redo the upholstry as well, with matching door panels. Besides, the door panels should never have those ugly screws visible, it should be mounted on concealed clips over an aluminium board. Gyaan courtesy Fiat-guru President. I learn from the master
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May I ask from where did you get the doors and yes its looking good Ravi.
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@kavesh: Enter gaiwadi, keep walking. Just before you see the end, there is a right FORK lane. She's in there. Or simply ask for zenith auto or soli mistry and the "junna model fiat" and they'll guide you.
@Karl - ya, I would replace the door panels, I guess. Especially if the screws are not to be visible, thanks a lot !
@varun: I got the four doors from chor bazaar. They are in real good nick, great line and level, with winder, lock mechanism etc complete, and nice fresh glasses. They came from a Parsi owned select that was scrapped (note the spelling guys ) just two days before I went there. Apparently had a good bodyline, wonder why they scrapped her ? I also picked up bumpers, speedo, and other stuff from this car. There's more parts lying there, will buy those too. She's almost becoming a "donor car" of sorts for my baby. She came from a prosperous family in malabar hill.. impeccable pedigree !!

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