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Old 28th May 2010, 18:24   #46
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Finally today Manish's Select was towed to the garage.

PAVAN KADAM, Manishalive, funkykar and arun1100 were present.

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The FIAT looked much better in real than in pics. The car hardly needs any tinkering. Floor needs to be changed.
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Sri Sri Sri PAVAN KADAM Guruji and Sri Manish.
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Karthik Makam, Manish and PAVAN
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Garage guys looking at the car.
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PAVAN's Herbie- To show the garage guys the kind of work we wanted.
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Old 28th May 2010, 18:35   #47
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So finally the project has moved a big step towards the restoration. Guys Do upload the day to day pics of the restoration work. Was impatiently waiting for this project to commence.
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Old 28th May 2010, 19:07   #48
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I am happy to see one more classic getting its life back

Today was almost an off for me at office, just a simple appointment with my Auditor, pay the Govt., some service tax (Not fair ) and since my afternoon was open, rush towards Arun's place to see Manish's Car.

Since morning myself Manish and Arun had been on franatic phone calls on where to get the Tinkering done, sad i could not part with my tinker since he's already busy with the Bug Fiat for another good 1.5 months, but Arun had found a good tinker to get this job done.

We go around the car and assure Manish, that its not such a big job required on this car. The car is actually a great piece, Almost everything is Original and intact, The body surface is clean and hardly any rust. The only portion we need to worry is the chassis and the floor. Anyways the tinker is good and has assured he'll be doing a good job.

I wish Manish best of wishes to finish the car, and get it back to its original glory
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Old 28th May 2010, 19:27   #49
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I remember the day(October 21st 2009) when Manish and me saw this car for the first time when it landed in Bangy from Manish's home town.

The transport guys had unloaded this car in a open construction site. We I first saw this car, it really looked like a Orphan crying for help. How sad the car was looking(car expressions!). At that moment I decided that I will put my full effort in helping Manish restore this Original Fiat.

Today I am happy that with the help of Pavan Kadam and FCB this FIAT will soon have a new lease of life.

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Old 28th May 2010, 20:39   #50
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Saw this car for the first time. People, the pictures are misleading! The car appears in a great shape when you see it for real. This car deserves a superb restoration. We and FCB are greatly appreciative for Pavan Kadam to pitch in offering valuable suggestions and feedback to Manish.

Hope to see the restored Fiat soon at the FCB rallys. I will too closely follow this thread and car restoration. I am all excited.

Good luck Manish
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Old 28th May 2010, 20:47   #51
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Congratulations Manish !!
This car has the roof gutter pattis which have not be painted over. Please please put a masking tape on them next time you visit the car. Once ruined, nothing can be done to restore the finish back. Also have you procured all the cosmetic parts ? Do fit them all after the bodyline has been attended to just before the painting process begins.

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Old 28th May 2010, 21:53   #52
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Congratulations Manish !!
This car has the roof gutter pattis which have not be painted over. Please please put a masking tape on them next time you visit the car. Once ruined, nothing can be done to restore the finish back. Also have you procured all the cosmetic parts ? Do fit them all after the bodyline has been attended to just before the painting process begins.

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Yes will take care of roof gutter trims. All mechanic men were of the opinion of removing it. It will be a pain to fix it once you remove it. I will mask before painting.

All the trims and elusive parts are there with me under my bed .
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Yes will take care of roof gutter trims. All mechanic men were of the opinion of removing it. It will be a pain to fix it once you remove it. I will mask before painting.

All the trims and elusive parts are there with me under my bed .
Are they removable on Selects and Superselects ? Ravi (Superselect) had spotted a pair of these pattis somewhere in Mumbai. However confirmed sources as well as a close observation on a Select being restored (they have now been painted over by the current "restorer") confirmed 90% that they cannot be removed. There is a big possibility that there may have been two different variants of these gutter pattis. Maybe Rony and Karl could tell us more about it.

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Old 29th May 2010, 17:23   #54
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Today's update:

Engine and gearbox removed.

Around 30% of the car's paint removed. The body is excellent. Hardly any dents and no metal paste cover up at all. Some parts still needs to be removed from the car. Will be done tomorrow.

Some pics.

Yours truely, working very hard.
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Yes will take care of roof gutter trims. All mechanic men were of the opinion of removing it. It will be a pain to fix it once you remove it. I will mask before painting.
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Are they removable on Selects and Superselects ? Ravi (Superselect) had spotted a pair of these pattis somewhere in Mumbai. However confirmed sources as well as a close observation on a Select being restored (they have now been painted over by the current "restorer") confirmed 90% that they cannot be removed. There is a big possibility that there may have been two different variants of these gutter pattis.
According to karl they very much are removable. Based on that, I've got a pair removed from a select that was scrapped here last week.

BUT they have to be taken out real slow and carefully, else will easily get bent! And as manish says, its real cumbersome to fix them back on straight once removed. So if there is no need, better not remove t hem and only mask them as manish says.
These were there only on the SELECTS btw. Super selects NEVER had them.

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Today's update:

Engine and gearbox removed.

Around 30% of the car's paint removed. The body is excellent. Hardly any dents and no metal paste cover up at all. Some parts still needs to be removed from the car. Will be done tomorrow.

Some pics.
Great to see some work begin on this car at last!!

'hope the grille and other parts are taken off ASAP. Are they using paint-remover only or scraping down the paint?
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Nice to see a lot of progress on the car from Day 1.

Why has'nt the tinker removed most the fittings that needs to be removed.

The body line is now showing up. Its really good.
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Some updates on my car, but before that I would like to say thanks to the forum, to the community and for the much needed help of Sujith, Karthick, Arun, Pawan and Saleem. Your support is overwhelming.

Now to answer Shyam and pawan query.

Roof gutter trim I have wasted an Original one in my days, so i know the pain, the same is available with me in coiled form. This time we will mask it nicely.

Secondly paint remover will be used once all the remaining accessories are removed tomorrow. Pawan bhau the tinker will come tomorrow morning to remove them.

I clicked the pictures and then also spoke to Behram Sir. Some pictures might be of interest to him. I will have detailed as desired by him to guide me tomorrow morning.

No captions are required as they are self explanatory

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hi manish finally your dream of the fiat restoration has began all the best for your guys working on your car have patience till the car rolls out to be the best car of FCBin all manner so will keep concentration on this thread
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hi manish finally your dream of the fiat restoration has began all the best for your guys working on your car have patience till the car rolls out to be the best car of FCBin all manner so will keep concentration on this thread
Yes Mr. Sharif, at last we have started. We will try to give our best, dont know whether it turn out good or not.
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Its feels great to see the progress on this car and a delight to view the original fiat rubber coupling still intact. Does this car have 2 battery brackets and is the silencer original to this car?
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