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Old 25th February 2011, 18:50   #346
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Yes, LEAD has to be filled there. The tinker just explained that. Good I got to know about it! I always thought metal paste has to be filled!
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Old 25th February 2011, 22:16   #347
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There is someone who looks after this FIAT always!

Introducing Tommy!
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Sorry to disturb you, Tommy!
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Wow! The old Gorgeous lady is seen!
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Old 25th February 2011, 22:40   #348
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Tommy's a real cute fellow.

Hey Manish, do take care of the door insides - They're usually neglected, and I can see some rust formation there.
Still I feel you Bangaloreans are lucky, your weather co-operates. In Mumbai, cars rust faster than they move.

Also, please take care of that beautiful steering wheel. The paint marks on mine are still not coming off.
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Old 25th February 2011, 22:58   #349
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As Ravi said, we need to take care of the rusting issues.

Manish, when you come tomorrow be prepared to stay at the Garage the whole day!

Set some strict deadlines to Lokesh for completing the mechanical job.

I guess Arun too will come. I need to see his PP restoration too!

KPS's car too will be there.

I'm super excited!
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Old 27th February 2011, 09:15   #350
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As I would be away on official tour for 2 weeks I was mad rush to facilitate enough parts, supplies, vitamin M and tools for the work to go around.

Surprisingly before I reached my garage almost all the mechanicals were out of my car and today the remaining will come out to have a bare body.

The first to be completed will be underbody Prep and paint and then mechanical prep, paint and recondition.

Whit this came the huge decision for the paint scheme cause the same will be sparayed on the under body .

Ranged up couple of T-bhpian's to make my decision. Originally my car wore a shade of blue as in the picture below ( you can call it surf blue or dutch blue).

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Well since a shade of green also did came on the Selects as one of the teambhpians had posted of his car I went for the green, bought off all required materials.

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The shade as called on the duco shade card is Almond 03-9431 and looks pure period.

Suggestions are welcomed as I bought paint only for the under body.

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Old 28th February 2011, 10:03   #351
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Here are the pics of all mechanical parts being stripped.

This week Manish is off to Malaysia! Anyways, he has bought all the mechanical parts and gave them to Mechanic.

Finally the restoration is on fast track!
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Old 28th February 2011, 19:53   #352
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Thanks for posting the pictures. After tilting and removing the mechanicals 2 small areas needing attention were noted, else every thing is surface rust and grime. Most of the bolts that are comming off are also factory fitted ones .

OT: I need to give my mechanic a torque wrench.
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Thanks for posting the pictures. After tilting and removing the mechanicals 2 small areas needing attention were noted, else every thing is surface rust and grime. Most of the bolts that are comming off are also factory fitted ones .

OT: I need to give my mechanic a torque wrench.
I had a look at the car today.

Your mechanic is so damn careless. The side Running Board has caved in.

Please call him and ask him to roll over the car with some Tyres in between.
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Hi Manish!

Are you still in Malaysia or are you back? Whats the update on the car??

Pavan, Funkykar, Arun, has anyone been able to visit he garage? If yes, can some one post the progress on the work?

Cheers!
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Hi Manish!

Are you still in Malaysia or are you back? Whats the update on the car??

Pavan, Funkykar, Arun, has anyone been able to visit he garage? If yes, can some one post the progress on the work?

Cheers!

Manish is back in the country and his message to me yesterday night was very clear, he looked like a Man on Mission

" Thats what i am going to do, set things right and speed up the process"

More from Manish is better for this thread to be Alive
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Old 20th March 2011, 11:37   #356
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Manish Bhai: Any updates? In which garage is the car now? Hope the underbody is ow painted!

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Manish Bhai whats the update on the car.

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Hi Manish!

Are you still in Malaysia or are you back? Whats the update on the car??

Pavan, Funkykar, Arun, has anyone been able to visit he garage? If yes, can some one post the progress on the work?

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Manish Bhai whats the update on the car.

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Had a long chat with Manish a couple of days back, looks like the present garage guys are screwing up.


With the monsoons approaching fast, Its like he really needs to hit the "PANIC BUTTON", its now or Never.... I have advised him to hand over the car to a reputed place - Krishna Workshop @ Ulsoor which eventually is close to his residence and work place.... and that guy is a GEM.

I really hope he takes my advice and acts upon it......

I can only wish him Best...

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Any recent happenings on the car. Its been a really long time since the last update.
I really hope it gets restored soon as with the arrival of monsoon the car will start deteriorating.
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Any recent happenings on the car. Its been a really long time since the last update.
I really hope it gets restored soon as with the arrival of monsoon the car will start deteriorating.
A lot has happened / progressed. All of underbody is rust prevented / treated and painted. All chassis / running gear has been conditioned / painted. Must have been put back on the car. This week the engine bay dicky and interior will be treated and painted.

I have used 1.) water / kerosene / detergent / to dislodge loose rust / grime.

2.) paint remover to strip the surface clean.

3.) lots of water to remove surface acidity.

4.) Rustolene to neutralize and rust prevent the surface. This is phosphoric acid based rust netralizer.

5.) 3M seam sealer on all welded joints.

6.) 3M Under seal under chassis coating / 3m body schutz both prevent further rusting.

7.) Almond green paint to match the body color.


For interiors and for the dicky/ boot I am going to use

1.) Rust Guard

2.) Brushable seam sealer

Both are by Wurth.

The good thing about rustguard is that you need not have a proper clean surface to have good adhesion and prevention. I list below the features of rust guard

Can be used to paint directly over rust
Seals rust permanently
Spray on or brush on
No need to remove rust before applying
Dries to a perfect satin gloss and is used on exterior surfaces before final painting.

After this we have minor tinkering to attend to before prepping the body for painting.

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