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Old 14th May 2009, 14:52   #16
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Dont you think the Strawberry pink,also Lilac are feminine colors.
Would they suit my profile...need to pull my hairs now(very risky too)
Ram, As i suggested last night. If you need psychedelic go for Purple with white sidewalls on tyres or if you want to stay sober then go for the milky white with some color of your choice on tyre side walls.

Dont be afraid, take the plunge
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Hi Ram,

If you were to ask me for the colour shade, I would always prefer to stick to the Factory shade which would look period on a car with completely Original fittings.
That would not only add to the VOW factor of the restoration carried out but will also make the car look very OH REE G NAL!
Just in case you decide to deviate from originality, then its a world of unlimited colour scheme choices and shades to choose from.
Wish you "All the very BESHT for adding a FIAT to your/our family".
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I have zeroed in on a 1966 Fiat 1100 Delight which is in mint condition.
So did you finally pick up the car? Do share some pictures. What colour have you decided?
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No Karl..The deal didnt go through.
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Hi Hillram, congratulations for your new acquisition. It must be a moment of pride for you. Can you post few pictures of the car.
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Hi Hillram, congratulations for your new acquisition. It must be a moment of pride for you. Can you post few pictures of the car.
As he last mentioned, he didn't acquire the car:

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No Karl..The deal didnt go through.
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Guys..I missed out a 1968 Fiat 1100 D last year and god sent..last week,I was offered another immaculate 1969 Fiat 1100 D and this time,i closed the deal.The best part is the car has orginal aluminium Wheel hub caps with Fiat logo on it and the service manual book with English and Hindi script.Im thrilled to possess these along with the car.
Since the car came home this morning,my mechanic did a quick check on the engine and did a test run for 1 hour and the car is rocking.
Next restoration is the body work,as there are few rust pockets at the wheel arches.
The stock colour is the grey tone.I have decided to go for a dual tone of Green on body and off white on the roof.
For now the initial pics(with my mobile camera) are here.
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Guys..I missed out a 1968 Fiat 1100 D last year and god sent..last week,I was offered another immaculate 1969 Fiat 1100 D and this time,i closed the deal.The best part is the car has orginal aluminium Wheel hub caps with Fiat logo on it and the service manual book with English and Hindi script.Im thrilled to possess these along with the car.
The stock colour is the grey tone.I have decided to go for a dual tone of Green on body and off white on the roof.
For now the initial pics(with my mobile camera) are here.
Congrats again ram! You seem to have got a good deal!

Uh, btw, have the original hubcaps been stored away? Because they certainly arent on the car in your pics....!
What shade of green do you plan to go for? This reminds me of one fiat I used to see often, years ago, when we lived in Hubsiguda...it was like leafy green with a white roof. 'looked quite nice albeit it was a padmini.

Good luck with your resto! So can I uh, 'safely' presume this wont be getting the "rally" look??

PS: If you refer to Aman's fiat that you missed, that was a '66 (actually '65 but maybe registered a year later)

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This seems to be a very nice and OH REE G NAL car. Congratulations! Hope you have a FIATFUL future and really enjoy this one.

Please post some more pictures for us. Thanks.
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Nice car Ram ! You seem to have got the elusive "thin" whitewalls ! They suit the Delight real well.
Enjoy miles of Fiatful motoring !!
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[quote=hillram;1711160] Guys..I missed out a 1968 Fiat 1100 D last year and god sent..last week, I was offered another immaculate 1969 Fiat 1100 D and this time,i closed the deal.


Now i think i can congratulate Mr Ram for his new buy?
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Thanks guys for all your wishes.
Shyam..the original Fiat hubs are stored in safety and i will display them only at select times.
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Guys..I missed out a 1968 Fiat 1100 D last year and god sent..last week,I was offered another immaculate 1969 Fiat 1100 D and this time,i closed the deal.The best part is the car has orginal aluminium Wheel hub caps with Fiat logo on it and the service manual book with English and Hindi script. Im thrilled to possess these along with the car.
Congratulations on finding a nice original Delight. It seems to have all the goodies in place. The rarest item I can see are the front and rear windscreen rubbers with no groove. Make sure when painting these are not removed, else they will be destroyed after so long.

Do post some pictures of the dash and engine bay too. Did you get any other original parts like jack, tools, warranty cards, delivery note etc?
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Did you get any other original parts like jack, tools, warranty cards, delivery note etc?
Some of the goodies include:
-Original Delight Owners Manual (English/Hindi version)
-Magneti Marelli ignition key
-Aluminium Hub caps with Fiat Logo
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Friends..My Delight is almost ready.Paint job completed successfully.
But muy spirits were dampened this evening,when i filled the radiator with water and started the engine,water gushed out of the exhaust pipe and the radiator was empty with in few minutes.My mechanic says the head casket must have snapped.Water has gone into the head.
What is the damage here and how severe and costly is it? How long does it take to fix this? Now the Delight needs this attention badly.
What is your advise?
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