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Old 3rd January 2010, 15:17   #46
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Hi, can you share latest photos for us to view and appreciate,...
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Old 4th January 2010, 10:08   #47
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Smile Some old pics taken in Nov 2007 during my stay

I don't know if they get uploaded very bad at this. Hope its done correctly.
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Hi Guys i am very sorry for the massive time delay in posting these pics. we have been very busy Restoring a 1930 Bugatti Type 46. i will post a couple of pics later if poss!
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Thanks Steve. Earlier on you had mentioned steam cleaning. Could you please elaborate as to any chemicals/detergents you use with steam? On the engine how did you clean the aluminium crankcase? Same steam method?
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did you handle the logistics of sending the car out and bringing it back in?
what all is involved in sending a car to you for restoration and then bringing it back in to india? what does it cost, apart from your restoration costs themselves?
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Alpineeagle,
What is amazing restoration going on.
Can you let us know the estimated project cost?
Why was not the door paneling done in the original brown instead of light lavender?
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Thanks Steve. Earlier on you had mentioned steam cleaning. Could you please elaborate as to any chemicals/detergents you use with steam? On the engine how did you clean the aluminium crankcase? Same steam method?

I got my car underbody steam cleaned few times and as far as I remember it was only steam with high pressure and nothing extra added into the water. Thats the case in most of the places in UK.
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Thanks Steve. Earlier on you had mentioned steam cleaning. Could you please elaborate as to any chemicals/detergents you use with steam? On the engine how did you clean the aluminium crankcase? Same steam method?
No detergents were used alongside the steam cleaning, the hot water generally lifts most dirt and grease. The aluminium crankcase is cleaned using a scotchbrite pad and wire brush. the really difficult stains and marks we do use a ali cleaning chemical then again scotchbrite to an even finish.


As for the logistics of handling the car transportation this was handled by other people. we took over once the car was in the uk so i dont really know how much all this cost! im afraid i am not able to supply restoration costings as it is a confidential matter.


The original interior seats and panels were of pigskin and unfortunatley this was not available over here on the timescale we had. so we gave the option of colours and materials as would have been available originally.
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The aluminium crankcase is cleaned using a scotchbrite pad and wire brush. the really difficult stains and marks we do use a ali cleaning chemical then again scotchbrite to an even finish.
Thanks for the clariication Steve. My experiments with getting the best finish ended up with the same combination you recommeded, so am glad I am on the right track !!

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One question..?

Why did a car from Jodhpur go abroad for restoration?

I love the way its come out, Just amazing

Congratulations to the restorers, a great feat and a Big thanks to them.

But , will anyone answer my question.
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One question..?
Why did a car from Jodhpur go abroad for restoration?
But , will anyone answer my question.
Your guess is as good as mine

On second thoughts, in India we would not be able to restore this car to the standards available in UK.
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I am surprised you even ask this question Pavan. The results speak for themselves.
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As for the logistics of handling the car transportation this was handled by other people. we took over once the car was in the uk so i dont really know how much all this cost!
can you direct me to those who handled the customs etc for the car to leave india and be reimported? also, will you be able to give approximate restoration costs of a car if you were sent photos of the car in its present condition?
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can you direct me to those who handled the customs etc for the car to leave india and be reimported? also, will you be able to give approximate restoration costs of a car if you were sent photos of the car in its present condition?
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I am surprised you even ask this question Pavan. The results speak for themselves.

Wasif,

Read what Awini says.

Same was in my head.

In all probability the whole circus of taking the car there and getting it back is a Impossibly Herculean task.

Congratulations to those who have achieved, but HOW.......?
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will you be able to give approximate restoration costs of a car if you were sent photos of the car in its present condition?
My guess is 100,000 GBP minimum if done in the UK. Even if you were to do your car here in India be prepared to spend close to 50 lakhs to restore it in all aspects.

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