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Old 13th July 2011, 16:07   #391
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You should paint the underside of any chrome part because that is where the enemy (rust) will prosper, good that you got to know before hand, why are we meant for Manish! Zinc primer would be a good option esp the yellow zinc, all the best.
no no, not yellow zinc but Alu Zinc Spray from wurth.

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no no, not yellow zinc but Alu Zinc Spray from wurth.

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Good will do perfectly fine, I am a old fashioned young guy who has not yet discovered all this new options as I am or been made to continue the old fashioned process, good to know these things and sure will inculcate in my future restorations, again Manish you are too good in your restoration process, you need not require best wishes as the process you do on the car itself is a good wish, all I can say is keep it up!
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Though a bit late here but i am speechless with the kind of progress made. The attention to detail is top notch. Really, hats off to you Manish bhai for even getting the nuts and bolts galvanized. Not many do such things. After all these are the parts which would eventually hold all those shiny and clean parts which make up a car.

I presume you are preparing MPR to be a showcar . Once completed i am sure it would be one of the most original restored Fiat in India.
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Update on MPR:
1. Some sketches done on the body.
2. An accessory is added to the interiors.
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I am really sad to see the car like this. Have never imagined to see MPR in this state. Does Manish still owns it or has it changed hands. Curious to know as the quality of restoration and the attention to detail factor of this restoration is being ruined. How come its left to rot.

Manish bhai please update us on this.
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Manish,

Is this really your car? How come the long gap after you finished painting the under body? On the plus side, at least there doesn't seem to be rust on the floor and panels but I thought things were moving well after you met me in Kolkata and we discussed the car.

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Update on MPR:
1. Some sketches done on the body.
2. An accessory is added to the interiors.
Thanks for the pictures.

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I am really sad to see the car like this. Have never imagined to see MPR in this state. Does Manish still owns it or has it changed hands. Curious to know as the quality of restoration and the attention to detail factor of this restoration is being ruined. How come its left to rot.

Manish bhai please update us on this.
The car is still in my ownership. The standstill phase is on acount of me not visiting for further advice. Things can go seriously wrong if I am not physically present. I am tied up with my office work. More updates below.


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Manish,

Is this really your car? How come the long gap after you finished painting the under body? On the plus side, at least there doesn't seem to be rust on the floor and panels but I thought things were moving well after you met me in Kolkata and we discussed the car.

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Yes sir this is my car. As explained I could not visit due to work load. There are two things.


1.) Have bought Rust bullet to treat the rust areas. Now since this is very costly chemical and even a drop of swear or any material will ruin the whole chemical. I need to be present. So the delay.

2.) The studds for mounting the bracket for shackles (of leaf spiring) are broken, with the tinker has welded them back. I plan to remove those and put new Fastners (bought TVS 10.9 and 8.8 grade bolts) (also spoke to Behram Dhabar). Now again to do all this with perfect alignment, my presence is required.

In the absence of correct work for the two points the whole idea of restoration will be nullified.

P.S.: I spoke to one prominent restorer, which we all three (pawan kadam, myself and arun) unanimously thought off, has agreed to take my project after this month. This will give me some peace of mind.

I also can see the genuine concern and worry from the friends and followers. Hope in coming future things will be much better.
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1.) Have bought Rust bullet to treat the rust areas. Now since this is very costly chemical and even a drop of swear or any material will ruin the whole chemical. I need to be present. So the delay.
Manish,

By rust bullet do you mean the chemical that converts rust to a metal phosphate, leaving a greyish white film which needs to be cleaned thoroughly before applying primer? If this is so Mr. Sircar also used this chemical for the underside of my car, though most of it was new sheets, to prevent any rust whatsoever. Yes, the chemical is relatively expensive (approx Rs.300/- per litre). It's also very difficult to find and atleast in Kolkata is available in 20 litre drums for industrial use, though I found a manufacturer who had agreed to give it to me in 5 litre jerry cans and have been buying from him.

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Manish,

By rust bullet do you mean the chemical that converts rust to a metal phosphate, leaving a greyish white film which needs to be cleaned thoroughly before applying primer? If this is so Mr. Sircar also used this chemical for the underside of my car, though most of it was new sheets, to prevent any rust whatsoever. Yes, the chemical is relatively expensive (approx Rs.300/- per litre). It's also very difficult to find and atleast in Kolkata is available in 20 litre drums for industrial use, though I found a manufacturer who had agreed to give it to me in 5 litre jerry cans and have been buying from him.

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A similar compound, rustolene is also a similar compound. But with this compound you need a basic cleanup before application and then once applied and done, you can use the surface as is for primer and such.

One quart is costing around 4500 rs (excluding 20% discount). This product is from US and is in the top of the game. there is a 1/2 liter (pint) pack also available.

Basically all of the rust removers have phosphoric acid as a basic constituent. Sulphuric acid is also good but a neturalization is required by wasing with normal water. The same is not required for phosphoric acid based chemicals, as per as my info goes.
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Default Re: MPR 4142, 1959 Fiat 103D Select Restoration.

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Mechanical work on my car is all over. On Wednesday my car will go to Tinker for final tapping and Minor tinkering, luckilly the tinker agreed of Wednesday. Saturday I plan to give the car back to the painter for the prep and finally paint.

And If all goes well, we will have a different Garage to give the paint and finishing touch (Thanks to Arun and Pawan for the suggestion and help)

Today I managed to find original tail lamp suitable for Super Select / Delight / President. I will either exchange these with the Select ones or use these till I find the right ones.

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Default Re: MPR 4142, 1959 Fiat 103D Select Restoration.

Glad to hear that all the mechanicals are sorted out at last and the car will soon head to painter's place.
Congrats on acquiring the Pair of oregeenal PA tail lights. Hope you find the correct ones soon. My best wishes are with you.
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Hey Manish, good to see work on your Fiat progressing.

I was following this thread closely but somehow lost touch.

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Friends,

Mechanical work on my car is all over. On Wednesday my car will go to Tinker for final tapping and Minor tinkering, luckilly the tinker agreed of Wednesday. Saturday I plan to give the car back to the painter for the prep and finally paint.

And If all goes well, we will have a different Garage to give the paint and finishing touch (Thanks to Arun and Pawan for the suggestion and help)

Today I managed to find original tail lamp suitable for Super Select / Delight / President. I will either exchange these with the Select ones or use these till I find the right ones.

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Friends,

Mechanical work on my car is all over. On Wednesday my car will go to Tinker for final tapping and Minor tinkering, luckilly the tinker agreed of Wednesday. Saturday I plan to give the car back to the painter for the prep and finally paint.

And If all goes well, we will have a different Garage to give the paint and finishing touch (Thanks to Arun and Pawan for the suggestion and help)

Today I managed to find original tail lamp suitable for Super Select / Delight / President. I will either exchange these with the Select ones or use these till I find the right ones.
With all those OHREEGEENAL Spares i have no doubts that IF the car gets restored, it will Surely be a LOOKER

Had made a visit to the workshop and i was in for a to see the present condition of the car.

Manish, i sincerely hope you get the work done ASAP.

All the best..
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Default Re: MPR 4142, 1959 Fiat 103D Select Restoration.

Thanks for taking pains and updating the thread on my behalf, this gesture was uncalled for.

Anyways, the car today has moved from the spot for sanding and a coat of primer. This is required for the tinker to analyze the surface properly and do the necessar tapping. The left over tinkering will start soon.

And I did spoke to krishna for the rest of the resto, seems like he is too busy to take my stuff. Any way let the work carry at its pace and if Krishna calls for it we will have a troublefree resto.

PS.: The millicento you told about, I thought it was of Saleems, but seems he pulled his car out of your garage. This seems another one, but as far as my knowledge goes they did not came with side trims. Please get that clarified with Fiat gurus.
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Spotted your Select being sprayed red oxide. Now it looks in better condition. Easy for the tinker to identify the spots to be worked upon.

All the best!
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