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Old 18th October 2009, 21:38   #421
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Sexy car must say but before everything else, please be careful with the following parts of Arun's car:
1. Side indicators
2. Wheel Hub-caps (remove them and store it at home, fix only on special events)
3. Fiat 1100D logo (need not remove but be careful not to leave your car unattended any where)
4.Bumpers (Get the Padmini bumpers n drive with them, remove the present ones for special occasion)
5.Grill (Please don't let any one touch it)

Lastly when restoring the car please don't throw away any junk, still if you wish to then TELL ME BEFORE YOU DO THAT
Nice Meter Console an meters Arun ! I have all black sporty looking Meters, would you like to EXCHANGE
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Old 18th October 2009, 21:42   #422
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@sujith: why remove all those parts.. Who will flick parts like bumpers, monograms, wheel caps etc
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Arun1100 don't you remember the TRIO GANG i told you about.
They go on a hunt in Bangalore stealing Fiat parts left unattended !
They are very STEALTH !

Delite Arun Please take my words seriously

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Looks like you might have a new member, guys! Today, my Lambrettful brother, Arun (not Arun1100) bought his first car, a 1970 Fiat 1100D!
We want to bring this car back to original condition, with a few tasteful additions to make it more of a pleasure to drive, and highly reliable. However, it does look like a largely original car, has the original grille, indicators, and 3 original hubcaps. I think the bootlid lock is a later addition, can anyone confirm? I also think the speedo and some stuff on the dash is not original.
Congrats to Arun from me!
He sure is lucky to get a reasonably original Delight! One can still find a few of them around, they are also quite easy to restore back to originality.
Lovely number too!
Speedo and flanking 2 guages on either side are original w.r.t this model. Karl has a similar model Delight in the same colour too, which also has these.
Dash guages are not original. Nor are the additional switches under the dash.
PS: I think I may have a pair of front-wing side-trims (OHH REE GEE NAL) to spare for arun, let me check!

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Original Grill
Original Side indicators
Boot lid lock is original but the handle is after market i think
Wheel caps, never seen this design
You're right about the handle, it was a common aftermarket fitting. Only the push-button is original, bootlid is supposed to "pop" open on push of the button.
Steering wheel too is aftermarket padmini one.
The 3 FIAT marked hubcaps are original, they are the press-fit ones meant for padmini type rims that this model came with, but someone seems to have tried an artistic touch with reshaping them, thus creating the conical bulge at the centre.....or maybe they had been dented all around the centre by something while running. A pity nevertheless! A good one-time buffing may sort it out to some extent.
But I agree that if the car is used regularly, they should be stowed away safe at home, and used only for special occasions.
Also the side-indicators. Next to impossible to find replacements for these!

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Nice Meter Console an meters Arun ! I have all black sporty looking Meters, would you like to EXCHANGE
These look quite sporty too, IMHO!

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wow, speedo meter console is damn original, lucky guy. its not a dynamo i guess, its a alternator. brake oil tank container is not original. what kind of radiator lid is this, guys please take a look at it
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Also the side-indicators. Next to impossible to find replacements for these!
I bought these original side-indicators recently for 400rs!! another set is there..

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I bought these original side-indicators recently for 400rs!! another set is there..
You keeping collecting parts, now that your car too is fully opened up, start selling all the parts you collected along with body panels, tires, rims elctricals, etc.
Don't forget to gift me for Diwali
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Arun1100 don't you remember the TRIO GANG i told you about.
They go on a hunt in Bangalore stealing Fiat parts left unattended !
They are very STEALTH !

Delite Arun Please take my words seriously
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You keeping collecting parts, now that your car too is fully opened up, start selling all the parts you collected along with body panels, tires, rims elctricals, etc.
Don't forget to gift me for Diwali
Hey Sujith I dont mind gifting you the parts if you promise me that you wont be part of the TRIO GANG
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Hey Sujith I dont mind gifting you the parts if you promise me that you wont be part of the TRIO GANG
Am not a part of the TRIO GANG,
I wonder how come you getting parts so easily !!! That makes me suspect a lot
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I bought these original side-indicators recently for 400rs!! another set is there..
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Am not a part of the TRIO GANG,
I wonder how come you getting parts so easily !!! That makes me suspect a lot
I pay fancy prices and buy parts. And you guys are ever ready to take them away
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I pay fancy prices and buy parts. And you guys are ever ready to take them away
I have never seen you buy parts, you just show up with new parts
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Wow, lovely car with a lot of originality. Congrats Arun, welcome to the Fiat family !!
The radiator lid position has flummoxed me too !
I echo Syham's opinion on most of the bits. The side indicators however, are quite easily avaliable in Mumbai. (as of now at least - you never know when they'll dry up - we too have a "trio gang" going berserk buying up Fiat parts . At the last count, chor bazaar dealers were looking for posh flats at Malabar Hill, out of the money they made from Fiat parts)
About removing and refitting the hubcaps however, my take is:
1) In my experience, frequently removing and refitting hubcaps damages their finish as well as that of the wheel rim.
2) Unless the car is used extensively and / or parked on the road, there aren't too many chances of the caps getting stolen / damaged.
3) Why use a classic Fiat extensively, in the first place ?
All in all, a great project. Can we have more pics of the interiors - seats, door panels, etc ?
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I echo Syham's opinion on most of the bits. The side indicators however, are quite easily avaliable in Mumbai.
3) Why use a classic Fiat extensively, in the first place ?
Well, it was sidman's post that made me reckon it may be used semi-regularly atleast, although not extensively (read as a workhorse)

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We want to bring this car back to original condition, with a few tasteful additions to make it more of a pleasure to drive, and highly reliable.
Oh, and ravi, could you get me a pair of those side-indicators
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An article has appeared in today's "The Hindu" newspaper about our Fiat Club.
In the picture, the first car belongs to Kedar and the second one is mine.

The Hindu : Metro Plus Bangalore / Lifestyle : Old is gold
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Looks like you might have a new member, guys! Today, my Lambrettful brother, Arun (not Arun1100) bought his first car, a 1970 Fiat 1100D!
Congrats Arun & Sid, what a lovely car, oh my my Those lovely Aluminium Lights, the meter console wow.

@ Arun 1100, Great going our club is going places wow wow, do you have any plans for making tshirts for the Octoberfest, I would be a great idea.
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