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Old 10th April 2011, 18:30   #121
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The final coat being finalised, the final polishing is on. Some pics of the car.

I need to fix the mark II logos on on the front fender sides and would like some help here from members having mark II cars with these logos.

Request Mark II owners to help me with the measurments in inches or cms of the distances marked as 'A' and 'B' in the below photo.

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The other photos.

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Car is looking cool. I am sure the finished product of a black exterior with chrome & white interiors - will look stunning.

What kind of tyres you plan to put? Original Size or upsize?
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Hey Sanat, she's coming out very well ! Looking forward to seeing the stunning finished product. Keep it up !

A word of advice - you're going to be drilling those holes for the logo etc now - please do take care to treat the drilled metal against rust, as these are sureshot potential areas to start seeing rust lines.

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Hey Sanat, she's coming out very well ! Looking forward to seeing the stunning finished product. Keep it up !

A word of advice - you're going to be drilling those holes for the logo etc now - please do take care to treat the drilled metal against rust, as these are sureshot potential areas to start seeing rust lines.
Thanks, Ravi.

Thats a good advice,very thoughtful of you . Will take care of the same.

@Mahesh, Thanks for your kind comments. The new tyres will be original ones,but that will take some time. Will get the car mechanically complete first and then change the tyres lastly.

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Some more photos. The paint is finalised, one final coat of polishing and finishing to be done after the fitting work is over.

Pardon the dusty look, took the photos in a hurry.

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Great to see the progress, she's looking good. Make sure the wheels are painted in black too, they shouldn't be silver.
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Nice to see the finished paint job! BTW, are you getting the rims painted silver? But I thought Ambys originally had them painted in the body colour? As karl says, do try and get them done so, the silver on the rims makes it look more like a 'modern' paint job that we find on Ambys nowadays.
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Karl, Stanher,

Both of you have correctly pointed out the rims not being painted in black.

Actually as said earlier in the thread, I had a lot of issues in getting the car painted in the first place, I had instructed the garage owner to paint the rims in black too but he claimed that this was never told and hence he painted them in silver .

I have spoken to them and will try to get the same painted black when the final coat is applied or get them painted black elsewhere.

Between, I have been told by the garage folks no to put any cover on the car as this will cause blisters to appear on the car surface especially in the roof area as here the cover lies in constant contact with the car body surface.

Would like to to know the facts about this if any of our members have a similar experience ?

Also would covering the car with a cloth cover avoid this ? The car will be kept in a stilt parking however to protect from the dust I wanted to put a cover on the same.

The car is now been shifted for fitting work and same will start in a day or two.

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Karl, Stanher,

Both of you have correctly pointed out the rims not being painted in black.

Actually as said earlier in the thread, I had a lot of issues in getting the car painted in the first place, I had instructed the garage owner to paint the rims in black too but he claimed that this was never told and hence he painted them in silver .

I have spoken to them and will try to get the same painted black when the final coat is applied or get them painted black elsewhere.

Between, I have been told by the garage folks no to put any cover on the car as this will cause blisters to appear on the car surface especially in the roof area as here the cover lies in constant contact with the car body surface.

Would like to to know the facts about this if any of our members have a similar experience ?

Also would covering the car with a cloth cover avoid this ? The car will be kept in a stilt parking however to protect from the dust I wanted to put a cover on the same.

The car is now been shifted for fitting work and same will start in a day or two.

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Present Generation PU paints can sustain a bit of harshness, dont worry.

Use a good quality car cover, you will not have any issues.

BTW, what paint was used and what process was used.....?

Black Rims, Chrome wheel cap and White wall.......

Go for it.......
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BTW, what paint was used and what process was used.....?

Black Rims, Chrome wheel cap and White wall.......

Go for it.......
Hi Pavan,

Sorry for delayed revert.

The paint was Dupont and more or less the process suggested by you was followed.

Black rims,chrome wheel caps it will be !!

Are there any white wall tyres which are currently being manufactured for Ambassadors and which I can get here in mumbai ?

What do they cost ?

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Dear Friends,

Finally two photos to share of the car. Had a tough time getting the car fitted as the garage fellow gave me a lot of trouble and finally last moment had to get the car fitted from another guy.

A lot of work remains to done as below :

- Need new tyres;white walls but no one has them on stock or willing to order them
- The wheel rims need to be painted black
- The chrome trims on the front and rear fenders need to be fixed
- The mica dashboard with alumunium strip needs to be fitted
- The rear taillights need to be rechromed, they got rusted as the car got wet in the rains
- Numberplates need to be replaced with old style ones
- The indicator switch needs to be made operational ( the wiring is missing )
- The glove box compartment lids need to be painted black, this was left out.

Besides the above a lot of other misc stuff to be done too.

Mechanically the car was been running well, but the mechanic says that we will need to make final adjustments to gearbox and engine settings to ensure a smooth run.

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Very nice very nice. Where did you manage to get the chequered mud flaps at the rear from? They look quite period. Please do put up some more shots with the car outdoors. Once again, many congratulations.


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Dear Friends,

Finally two photos to share of the car. Had a tough time getting the car fitted as the garage fellow gave me a lot of trouble and finally last moment had to get the car fitted from another guy.

A lot of work remains to done as below :

- Need new tyres;white walls but no one has them on stock or willing to order them
- The wheel rims need to be painted black
- The chrome trims on the front and rear fenders need to be fixed
- The mica dashboard with alumunium strip needs to be fitted
- The rear taillights need to be rechromed, they got rusted as the car got wet in the rains
- Numberplates need to be replaced with old style ones
- The indicator switch needs to be made operational ( the wiring is missing )
- The glove box compartment lids need to be painted black, this was left out.

Besides the above a lot of other misc stuff to be done too.

Mechanically the car was been running well, but the mechanic says that we will need to make final adjustments to gearbox and engine settings to ensure a smooth run.

Regards

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Try to get that chequred thinalluminium plte to be fixed between tail/indicator lights , you wil have to look for it in any old small Bakda type shop in Opra hs. because you get such things in these type of shops, otherwise try out at Modern motors ,he has plenty of old cars parts still in stock.
Else just our Chore Bazar shops. Instead of chromplating the Tail kights ,you may get ready ones in CST RD, CHORE BAZAR,KOLIWADA.
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Very nice very nice. Where did you manage to get the chequered mud flaps at the rear from? They look quite period. Please do put up some more shots with the car outdoors. Once again, many congratulations.


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Thanks for your kind comments, Prithvi.

The chequered mudflaps were available with my HM spares dealer but the ones available had black spots in the center of the white squares. So I asked them to get these ones for me.

Will put up the outdoor as well as interior snaps as soon as the weather permits,do not want to get the car wet. The chroming and other parts have not been protected properly due to various issues.

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Wow... black beauty .

Since the car is mechanically running well, take your time and work on the pending tasks one by one. I feel there is no need to hurry things.

Please post more pictures of this beauty.

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