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Old 30th November 2010, 00:23   #106
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Lovely !
Hey, the last two pictures look straight from the sixties.. period adverts !!
Thanks ravi...aah, now that you mention it, how bout something like this:

Welcome my new (b)ride, CAN 1526 (nee APF 4050)!-bw01.jpg

Or maybe this!

Welcome my new (b)ride, CAN 1526 (nee APF 4050)!-bw02.jpg
Welcome my new (b)ride, CAN 1526 (nee APF 4050)!-bw03.jpg

Darn, I should've blanked out that darn non-period regn.!! :(

Is what happens when you post pics. while you're about to hit the bed I guess!

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Old 30th November 2010, 08:33   #107
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Shyam lovely outcome and wonderful pictures esp the first one. I can see one headlamp has got little traces of half shade why don't you have them on both the glasses which will add up to the period style. I love those AA badges I have managed to get one on my machine aswell but I searching for similar kind which you have on you CAN/APF. Great to see the car out of clinic, enjoy, enjoy and just enjoy.
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The car is surely a head turner and i completely agree with Ravi bhai regarding the period pics, seems total brochure material. Do take care of her and, if possible, cover it up when parked.
@chanu: Bala bhai to which car have you fitted the "AA" badge. Just curious to know.
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Dear Shyam, the final outcome is just mind-blowing. The pictures are fantastic.

Can we have some pics of your other Standard cars too?
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Congratulations and well done Shyam - she looks like a million bucks. Original, period, and sober - nothing unnecessarily overdone, she is just right. Looking forward to phase two - the interiors.

May I suggest you remove the P sticker from the petrol cap?
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Shyam lovely outcome and wonderful pictures esp the first one. I can see one headlamp has got little traces of half shade why don't you have them on both the glasses which will add up to the period style. I love those AA badges I have managed to get one on my machine aswell but I searching for similar kind which you have on you CAN/APF.
Thanks bala! Yes, I do intend to paint the other headlamp half too for uniformity's sake. I do wish I had those polished metal "eyelids" though!

Yes the AA badge sure looks fab! You can try getting one from where I got mine- good ol' ebay:

AA badge old items - Get great deals on Vehicle Parts Accessories, Home Garden items on eBay UK!

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The car is surely a head turner and i completely agree with Ravi bhai regarding the period pics, seems total brochure material. Do take care of her and, if possible, cover it up when parked.
Thanks sagar- yes I do intend to get a good cover, something that isnt too heavy, helps the car breathe easy and doesnt trap moisture inside. 118NE/Esteem cover would fit nearly completely- any pointers on good brands?

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Congratulations and well done Shyam - she looks like a million bucks. Original, period, and sober - nothing unnecessarily overdone, she is just right.
May I suggest you remove the P sticker from the petrol cap?
Thanks karl! Yes, I'm glad she's turned put the right way!

I did try taking the P sticker off but it seems to have hardened over time, so getting it off would mean scraping it, which would mean a repaint job on the rear wing as well.

So I intend to save it for sometime later when I do a proper full repaint (in 2k paint!)

'need to get the sticky marks off the insides of the glass though, left on by the film that was stuck in. Vinegar is said to work well and I have a bottle at home. No time on weekdays, that's my new problem!

Which reminds me- CAN has arrived home just in time for my Birthday, which is tomorrow. If only I got to spend the day with her!

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Shyam bhai don't invest too much in the car cover just buy a decent Esteem/Indigo one which is locally available in the market. Later on when you paint the car using 2K, invest in Dupont Tyvek car cover. Though it costs a bomb (somewhere between 2-3K) its the best you can get.
BTW i hope you at least enjoy this weekend with CAN.
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invest in Dupont Tyvek car cover. Though it costs a bomb (somewhere between 2-3K) its the best you can get.
Well, thats not too bad considering that I once bought that cheap green "army tent" like cover (seen those?) for one of my fiats 3 years ago for close to 2k!

And it hasnt lasted for more than a year!

But anyways, I'm flat again so the cover will have to wait for a while!
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Arre bhai don't ever use the green army pattern canvas covers on any car. They are bound to trap moisture inside them resulting in rust formation, also tend to scratch the surface and not to mention cost 3 to 4 times more than the usual silver colored ones (as you experienced). Best is that you buy a sliver line cover for 400 to 500 bucks now and put that on the car. They are easy to use and lightweight. Esteem cover will be a good fit to Herald, at least to Padmini they are.
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Sad indeed to hear about your Herald, kevin! But yes, that was the trend back then.

I hope she's still around- do you recall the number btw? karlosdeville might be knowing of it, he used to send me loads of pics. of Heralds in Pune back in the day when there were still a number of them (read 7-8 years ago!)

Finally found the no of my Granddads car, Shyam if you have any idea where it is do let me know.
MH 3621. This is the no. my grand mom just gave me from some old papers of my g'father. Am a lil surprised with the 2 alphabet registration but she is sure that it is. it was the pastel blue colour when we owned it and till the day we sold it.
Have pm'ed karlos also regarding the same. I hope he has some idea where it is or last where he saw it.
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Dear Shyam the car looks very original and if I may dare to say so very much in the Dharampur territory (atleast the outside). I would tend to agree with Karl regarding the petrol sticker, its jarring. how about trying you girlfriends hair dryer to try and melt it down. once out you can match the paint underneath with a good bout of polishing.
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Congratulations Shyam.....well done, its a beauty
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Finally found the no of my Granddads car, Shyam if you have any idea where it is do let me know.
MH 3621. This is the no. my grand mom just gave me from some old papers of my g'father. Am a lil surprised with the 2 alphabet registration but she is sure that it is. it was the pastel blue colour when we owned it and till the day we sold it.
Glad to know you got more info. on your car! Well, with due respect to your grandma, I really doubt if any vehicle of that time ever had a 2-alpha regn. like that (except in the UT perhaps.)

Maybe the number was not clear enough i n the pics.

I reckon it would've been MHP or MHJ, if it was Pune regd.

I'm sure karl can find out!

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the car looks very original and if I may dare to say so very much in the Dharampur territory (atleast the outside). I would tend to agree with Karl regarding the petrol sticker, its jarring. how about trying you girlfriends hair dryer to try and melt it down. once out you can match the paint underneath with a good bout of polishing.
Thanks amol!
Arre yaar, I dont need a GF to have a hair-dryer!

I can try taking off the sticker that way, but if I've to retouch/polish the paint underneath, it'll have to wait I'm afraid- going through a torturous busy time at work this month (its what is called 'peak season' so we're made to work 2 hrs overtime everyday plus do a 6th day OT as well every week!) plus have a couple of exams too end of this month...!

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Congratulations Shyam.....well done, its a beauty
Thanks girish!

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Shyam visiting this thread after sometime. The Herald looks still better now and should get better and better because its with you.
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Glad to know you got more info. on your car! Well, with due respect to your grandma, I really doubt if any vehicle of that time ever had a 2-alpha regn. like that (except in the UT perhaps.)

Maybe the number was not clear enough i n the pics.

I reckon it would've been MHP or MHJ, if it was Pune regd.

I'm sure karl can find out!


Thanks amol!
Arre yaar, I dont need a GF to have a hair-dryer!

I can try taking off the sticker that way, but if I've to retouch/polish the paint underneath, it'll have to wait I'm afraid- going through a torturous busy time at work this month (its what is called 'peak season' so we're made to work 2 hrs overtime everyday plus do a 6th day OT as well every week!) plus have a couple of exams too end of this month...!


Thanks girish!
Great job on the car Stanher! You are one of the very few people I've come across who have done a "sympathetic restoration". Well done.

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