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Old 10th September 2009, 18:34   #46
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MID LIFE IDENTITY CRISIS - TRUTH DAWNING SLOWLY

Thanks to Prabal, Wasif,Karl , the mole and others who have been on the bulls eye seeing the car first time after i mentioned the car to be an MG.

Today guys, the car reached the tinkers place, deconstruction starts and the moment of truth arrives........................

1) We start with cleaning the data plates on the car = The car was certainly not an MG

2) We tinker a bit on the horn cap of the steering wheel = The car in not an MG

3) We remove the dash board = Now its not from the MG

4) We check the hood monogram = No. Not from the MG

5) We see the ZA deck lid = Its certainly not and not from an MG in any case

ITS A WOLSLEY

Keen and observant eyes of many helped me in probing deeper in detail about this car, and finally the truth dawned. Now i can peacefully continue with the actual car -THE WOLSLEY
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Old 10th September 2009, 20:50   #47
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Is thatlime green and cream split window in the background from Goa???
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Wow, so the Wolseley reveals herself at last .
I think the grille monogram lights up. It used to light up in later models like the 'Ten'. In fact, Wollys were very often ideal chase vehicles for the Police, and the lit emblem used to "strike terror in the hearts of getaway criminals" according to a British motoring journal..
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Is thatlime green and cream split window in the background from Goa???
err......NO.

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Wow, so the Wolseley reveals herself at last .
I think the grille monogram lights up. It used to light up in later models like the 'Ten'. In fact, Wollys were very often ideal chase vehicles for the Police, and the lit emblem used to "strike terror in the hearts of getaway criminals" according to a British motoring journal..
Yes buddy,

Atleast now i am rest assured,that i am restoring something that i know i am restoring Finally the guessing game is over.

All the chrome parts are now removed, will go in for a complete chrome plating, Mechanically the car is fine now,but had some issues with the new radiator, will be rectified by end of this week.

And for sure will try and light up that monogram, since you've mentioned it. he he....

Will update as per progress....

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Is thatlime green and cream split window in the background from Goa???
Amol,the Green and cream splitscreen from Goa Has cargo doors on both sides,and an earlier model than the one in the pic.Very similar colors though.
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Good to see quick progress. What extent of bodywork is required you think? Have you guys decided on a colour scheme?

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2) We tinker a bit on the horn cap of the steering wheel = The car in not an MG
The horn button appears to bear the Standard-Triumph flag - perhaps it came from a Vanguard.
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Reminds me of my Wolseley 444 - BML7349, bought in 1979 and sadly sold in 1980. For a moment I thought it was BML7349.

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Good to see quick progress. What extent of bodywork is required you think? Have you guys decided on a colour scheme?

The horn button appears to bear the Standard-Triumph flag - perhaps it came from a Vanguard.
Progress seems to be quick at the moment, Thankfully the floor is good, no rusting, but the previous paint job is extremely shoddy, lot of rust bubbles all over the body, This one needs to be fully scraped to bare metal before paint work starts.

Not sure about the Triumph flag, need to look one from an Wolsley if its different, Sadly Karl, this car is a mix and match of different cars, but presently planning to take the WOLSLEY route and restore it to almost original condition. Well this might not be closely impossible, since lot of cosmetics are not available for this car presently.

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Reminds me of my Wolseley 444 - BML7349, bought in 1979 and sadly sold in 1980. For a moment I thought it was BML7349.

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Some good car pics from your side would help me sir.
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Sadly Karl, this car is a mix and match of different cars, but presently planning to take the WOLSLEY route and restore it to almost original condition. Well this might not be closely impossible, since lot of cosmetics are not available for this car presently.
Don't worry too much about the missing bits at this point. The car is not being prepared for a show, but for the owner to enjoy. As long as she runs well, the major bits like grille bumpers dash etc are in place, with a good paint, upholstry and chrome job the car will be a looker. Little bits and pieces can always follow as and when they turn up. But I don't need to tell you that

Whats the story with the split bus in the back? Pics please.
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Don't worry too much about the missing bits at this point. The car is not being prepared for a show, but for the owner to enjoy. As long as she runs well, the major bits like grille bumpers dash etc are in place, with a good paint, upholstry and chrome job the car will be a looker. Little bits and pieces can always follow as and when they turn up. But I don't need to tell you that
By the day, more of this car is showing up as a Wolsley, even the side trims has the wolsley name engraved on it.

But one of the main problems being, The documents- It says MG, i forsee no troubles taking the wolsley way with the MG document, Totallly confused

The owner wants this to be a show car of a different car, full of extra lights, chrome fittings

Got a few fittings which gel with the settings of this classic. We are now scraping off the existing paint on the car since there are lot of rust spots and bubbling all over the car surface.
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Congrats on finally discovering the car's true identity!

Noe can hope for a more OHH REE GEE NAL look on the car!

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The horn button appears to bear the Standard-Triumph flag - perhaps it came from a Vanguard.
In which case, I'd like to have it once you find an OH REE GEE NAL one for the car, pavan!!
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But one of the main problems being, The documents- It says MG, i forsee no troubles taking the wolsley way with the MG document, Totallly confused
Do the engine and commission numbers match? This is very strange. The car is certainly not an MG.
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Do the engine and commission numbers match? This is very strange. The car is certainly not an MG.
Yes true, based on my recent findings i am continuing the restoration with a Wolsley in mind.

Moved the car to the tinkers place, almost 20 kgs of metal paste comes out of that poor car. wherever the tinker has found a dent he's happily covered it with metal paste. 5 ltrs of kerosene burnt in order to scrape off the paint and over that we have used 2 ltrs of paint remover.

By tomorrow the car will be shiny metal
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Why have you let part of the trim like the rear plate light etc still on it ?
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Hai kadam its A N wolsely was this car parked near bearys hotel off m.g road almost ten years back because there was an englishman called graigjones had this wolsely and an 1953 300s and an humber supersnipe parked in a workshop run by the late mani was aslo called Buickmani he was working for george oaks now the garage is closed down it was next to oriental building NO 1 M.G road
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