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Old 22nd March 2010, 14:32   #16
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Few pics that came in mail some days back. Initial build days.
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@ Rudra, what rims and tyres are you running on the amby? Can it be fitted to the same hub?
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Wow this restoration is from the future Kindly change the date settings of your camera

looks like major tin work, why ?
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Old 10th April 2010, 16:23   #19
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@ Rudra, what rims and tyres are you running on the amby? Can it be fitted to the same hub?
You mean the original hub I suppose. No mine cannot be fitted because that's for Conti's pin position.
Max you can do with original hub is to go for Gypsy rim. My tyre is BFGoodrich, 195/60/R15.
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You mean the original hub I suppose. No mine cannot be fitted because that's for Conti's pin position.
Max you can do with original hub is to go for Gypsy rim. My tyre is BFGoodrich, 195/60/R15.

Yeah I have seen lot of Amby's with the Gypsy wheel, looks cool but spoils the originality. Abhilash, if you go to the MRF shop you will get the whitewall tyre. The early the better.

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@ Pawan - Not major tin work so far, chassis piece had to be changed, floor gear was changed to hand gear so had to cover that opening, and boot bottom piece, right side running board, thats all has been changed rest all looks fine.

@ Rudra, thanks for the info

@ Manish, tried a lot of shops and not managed to get even one white wall, please help if any one knows need a set of 5. even 4 would do.
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Old 9th May 2010, 19:20   #22
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Just got back from kerala today morning, the update so far.

Paint scrapping done
Tin work complete
Body leveling done

Car is being worked by the painter now for anti rust coating, primer, putty and getting it ready for the 1st coat.

Color selection is still not done, so would be glad if anyone could suggest/help me in this.

In my mind so far I have these : Silver and Black combo, JayD landmaster combo (sorry i'm thinking of copying it JayD), Coffee brown and Silver.

Need tail lamp and front parking light covers new ones if available please help.

My guess is if all goes well and all work as promised with some buffer time from my end the car should be out in 60 days from today.

Pics so far. Please let me know your feedback.
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Old 10th May 2010, 18:31   #23
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Hey, Hey, Hey this car is my favourite one. Silver with black combo would make it looks stunning. Oxford blue is another colour which I have liked for this angel. I hope you would not end up having black on this beauty as there are ample number of cars with the same. Here is one which I love to have one day. This is from one of our TBHPians postings. All the best.
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thanks chanu for the pic, yeah i missed this color actually had it in mind.

My meter console (oil, fuel, light, amp) is not working any help on where i can get it repaired.

Sourced a smith clock thru my uncle.

Some more pics attached from paint shop.
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Old 22nd July 2010, 15:04   #25
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Can you some pictures of ur car.What is the disc type of ur car(Nova,Gypsy,Alloy ttype)/

Trucker drum is the best one for amby,its big and braking will perfomr like a dic brakes.

Gypsy drums is small ,compared to that.But anyway if u r altering completely,try to fit the disc brakes itself.

The grilling type brakes will alws have a problem of getting jammed due to the dust.
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@ mahesh, its d original brakes havent changed or modified it, planning to keep it original for now. Please mail me your contact no.
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Old 1st September 2010, 17:02   #27
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The car is finally some what ready with work still pending.

The list is below if anyone can help would be great.

1. White Wall Tyres - 4 nos
2. New Tail Lamp Covers
3. Dicky Rubber Beeding
4. Rear Glass Beeding Set (Rubber & Chrome)
5. Wiper Blades (Only rubber also would do) - Driver side is good

The gurus in this forum will be able to find if i have missed any.

PS: Heater switch and oil gauge was hanging when this pics were taken now the same has been fixed and also the full panel running below the dashboard.
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Old 1st September 2010, 17:11   #28
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Very Nicely done ! Just get rid of those Nova Mud Flaps.

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Hey Abhilash great job dude. Amby looks very clean, period. Does that floor dipper switch works or is it left as a dummy. Hope you have heard the stories of wires shorting due to improper fit and functioning and got that job done accurately.
BTW does the dicky rubber lining which you require, the same as of a Fiat/PP.
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Congratz finally she is done, i like the color combination given for the car. Is the final polishing pending or is it just the picture?
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