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Old 26th August 2009, 16:26   #151
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I am spellbound, what a thread, i regret for missing it till today, went through all the pages at once. Wow, TONRAG, amazing effort and commitment, Kudos to you and your team . Hats off to their skills and a big salute to the beauty. She rocks and i love the pictures.
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Old 26th August 2009, 23:34   #152
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This has left me speechless. To us it's pretty easy to watch and appreciate, I'm sure that this must have been a hell of a task. Not mightier that your will though.
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Old 28th August 2009, 16:45   #153
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well done TONRAG...great restoration

curious..what would "tonrag" mean ??
cheers
No reply here, and I too was wondering. I do not know about the TON, but Rag could be part of his name.
This turned out to be a great restoration, I only wonder why so much effort and then just give up to someone else who has no idea how to look after. At least the car should NOW be housed properly.
I believe that the next project could be a Beemer. Now that would be an exciting project, being one of 2 known in India. And in distress. Let the project start, maybe I could help for parts. An open offer!

Cheers and looking forward to the next resto job. harit
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Sorry, the silence is because I have been traveling. Ton is an abbrievated version of my family name. Rag stands for Raghu. Harit, thanks immensely for the offer. Am currently in the UK; will be there till the Beaulieu autojumble. And I'm doing what I enjoy the most, scouring around for parts.

Don't worry, Harit, the car is now quite well looked after. It just loked a little dusty on that day, when I made an impromptu visit.
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Old 30th August 2009, 08:26   #155
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What was the approximate total cost incurred for the restoration of this beauty?
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Old 30th August 2009, 11:47   #156
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What an amazingly detailed restoration process!!! I am speechless!
I admire your patience and determination.
Great Work!
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Old 30th August 2009, 14:19   #157
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What was the approximate total cost incurred for the restoration of this beauty?
The overall cost of the restoration was about Rs. 2.25 lakhs. However, this did not include the salaries of the staff, which was being borne by the government anyway. Over and above this, the staff were given a modest honorarium of about Rs. 30,000 or so. I reckon we need another 1.5 lakhs to get things into top shape, including buying whitewall tyres.
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What a fascinating and well documented story. I sat and read through the entire thread in one go!
Given the constraints of time and budget, your ahievment was outstanding. Congratulations to you and your staff.
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Hats Off Tonrag Sir.

I wish you luck for restoring more immortal beauties like these

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May I take the liberty to hijack this thread and wish Tonrag all the best for his Birthday today. Infact it is over the hill from today

May the coming year bring more exciting projects (and more exciting threads for us to read!)
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Happy birthday dear sir. Wishing you the very best in rescuing more of these beauties.
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Hey Wish you a very Happy Birthday Tonrag, Hope to read more of your vast experience in threads here
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Wishing Tonrag a very happy birthday. Would like to see a Beemer restored and going uphill with you. You have reached half way, over the hill is far away. Sorry Karl.

Cheers harit

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Hi Tonrag, wish you a very happy birthday and many happy Austin days
to come with more lightning threads and wonderful stories from you.

Good Luck!
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Wishing Tonrag a very happy birthday. Would like to see a Beemer restored and going uphill with you. You have reached half way, over the hill is far away. Sorry Karl.

Cheers harit
Best wishes for your specail day Tonrag
Do tell more about this beemer and some pictures too if its not too much to ask.
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