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Old 1st February 2007, 07:49   #1
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Question Please tell how to restore this one

it has been lying in front of my friends house for almost 4 years.
now he wants to restore it but don't know how. so any suggestions.
thanks in advance.






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Old 1st February 2007, 09:10   #2
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You must be very brave to take up this project.
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How I wish I could pick that up before you thought of restoring it. Where was I 3 years and 364 days!!!

For starters try and clean her carefully. Lookup the net and there should be some info available on restoration. What model of Chevy is this?
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Hey,

I dont think I need to say it but still it is going to take a hell of a lot of money, time and patience. A very conservative estimate would be in the 4lacs + range to restore everything to originality. There are some guys who specialise in the restoration of antiques and its best you get in touch with one of them who can guide you further. Its not the same as restoring a modern car.

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it has been lying in front of my friends house for almost 4 years.
now he wants to restore it but don't know how. so any suggestions.
thanks in advance.

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restoration work if any has to be done only by enthusiasts.....
it demands lot of time and patience let aside the money....
if your friend is really into it i mean if it is highly sentimental then he should go ahead with it....
or else find a decent restorer and give him what ever is left and let him do the work.....
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Initially start the engine and check if it can be fixed, later try with cosmetic. Most of the part will have to be replaced with similar ones from existing cars or you will have to hand make most of them. In kerala i know a place where they restore such cars. Once when i went to the work shop i saw them trying to start the car. The mech said once that is done, the remaining things can be done. It was a ford a very old one, which had to be started from the front by rotating the level below the radiator
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First it helps to figure out exactly what model it is, then join a vintage car club where you get tips on parts procurement.
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Also get in touch with karlosdeville from Pune. I feel he can be a great help.
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What model of Chevy is this?
Uh, altho cant see the full car in the pics., I'm guessing its a late 20s/early 30s one?
I know of a chevy from arnd the same model years here at hyd....slightly different to this one tho......check out my pics. of the car here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...lection-2.html
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If it is pre WW then it shouldnt be difficult to handcraft the parts if you can get it right?
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If it is pre WW then it shouldnt be difficult to handcraft the parts if you can get it right?
Well overdose looking at the car it looks like a 33-36 Chevrolet open top coupe. Well there things are pretty tough and looking at it it looks a bit rusty and dusty. If its post 34 then its got syncro gears too.
Its very easy to start restoration on these but let me assure you if ur friends not dedicated to the car let him forget it. U need an expert not any tin walla will be able to do it ( they'll all claim to but will screw up the origionality in the process) Its gonna be a project, a costly and time consuming project. My friends got a four door 1933 chevy tourer and that was in a better shape than this. We put it together piece by piece, painstakingly and its a beaut now but it took a while. If ur friends really serious than pm me and ill give u my friends no or he can speak to me. If hes only doing it thinking itll be cool to restore and all, give him a piece of advice; FORGET IT!

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Thanks guys for all your advice. my friend is serious about this car. he also got a baby austin which is undergoing restoration ( engine is up and running).
he told me that all he was worried about was how and from where car should be touched. i was amazed to see that it had throttle beside instrument panel and driving this one is one hell of a task. he even had a ration card for the car which states that about 50l ( not sure !!) of petrol can be purchased every month. so what do you say. i'll be giving about further details very shortly.
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I suspect the truck is a Master Commercial, could be anything from a Series CB to a Series EB (mid 30s)... Now I don't know anything about these vehicles but I assume they're not monocoque design.

Before you do anything else, you need to check it's worth restoring - i.e. you can get parts and replacement panels. Assuming it's worth restoring the first thing I'd do is to make the body sound first (so cut out the really rotten parts and weld in the new panels), then weld in cross pieces to make the body firm, take it off, then you can work on the body and the chasis independently...

The last thing I would worry about is the engine - if the body/chasis is too rotten they you'll probably want to just canabilise it for spare parts...
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This is sort of what I was referring to in my last post - I took some pictures of one that's having it done. They show repairs underway while the shell is being stiffened by bars that are welded on. Once the shell is reasonably sound, then you can take it off shell and work on the chassis.


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I know a guy in chandigarh wjo restore cars and is quite good and has a big collection of cars

if u want his address or contact no. PM me
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