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Old 13th October 2011, 14:30   #121
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Old 16th October 2011, 10:14   #122
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superb restoration to detail.Congrats
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My friend, I have to say your efforts have shown great results. I couldn't imagine the restored version will look so good... Great work man. Keep it up.
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At the recent KVCCC meet, we had discussed about the possibility of a rally in May. Very few at KVCCC have seen the car as we could not bring it to the last rally so we are looking forward to this possible rally in May.

My father is very fastidious and hence more TLC. We had to do some minor tinkering on the mud guard as an over enthusiastic bus driver in his excitement got too close to the car. Fortunately a minor incident. My father then decided to get the firewall, under the mudguard, rims repainted. Some rewiring was done. Our battery did not last hence we had to put a new larger battery.

Here are the pictures of the work being done. Should be complete in the next 15-20 days

The front mud guard redone

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The firewall being prepared
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The paper masking
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The base coat for the firewall
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The masking done for painting below the mudguard
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Below the bonnet
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The wheels being cleaned and painted
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Rear mudguard and below panel colour is matched
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More pictures .......

The under body was checked again and some areas repainted
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Preparing for the final polish
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Polishing
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The outcome post polishing the main body
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What a beauty..Hats off to your patience and perseverance..Can we have more pics of the interior,please?
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At the recent KVCCC meet, we had discussed about the possibility of a rally in May. Very few at KVCCC have seen the car as we could not bring it to the last rally so we are looking forward to this possible rally in May.

My father is very fastidious and hence more TLC. We had to do some minor tinkering on the mud guard as an over enthusiastic bus driver in his excitement got too close to the car. Fortunately a minor incident. My father then decided to get the firewall, under the mudguard..
Hi KPS,

Sorry for the curiosity, but just wanted to know, what is firewall? Is it something to do with making the car fireproof? If so what is done in this process? Sorry if the question is stupid .

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Sorry for the curiosity, but just wanted to know, what is firewall?
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Firewall is the partition between the engine compartment and the driver/passenger section. It is the sheet metal that goes down from the windshield to the under side of the car directly behind the engine. It is a fire retard and also dampens the engine sound.

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More pictures .......

The under body was checked again and some areas repainted

Preparing for the final polish

Polishing

The outcome post polishing the main body

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I am pretty surprised at the choice of colour for the firewall . Should'nt this be body colour .

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I am pretty surprised at the choice of colour for the firewall . Should'nt this be body colour .
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Black is the original colour of the firewall for this Plymouth. In fact the car originally came with two colour combinations

1. Body - Hathor Blue, Fenders & Sheet Metal - Black
2. Body - State Maroon, Fenders & Sheet Metal - Black

1932 Plymouth Model PB

This car was originally a Maroon/Black combo. But we opted for colour combo of a Business Convertible from the Walter Chrysler Museum as seen here 1932 Plymouth Model PB

Later American cars mainly had a grey firewall

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Hi KPS..... what is firewall? ...Srinand.
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Firewall is the partition between the engine compartment and the driver/passenger section. It is the sheet metal that goes down from the windshield to the under side of the car directly behind the engine. It is a fire retard and also dampens the engine sound. Cheers
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Correct, but how did that term come about? Many cars like Ford A, Mercedes 170 and many many others had the fuel tank mounted below the bonnet at the cowl. In cases of accident it was to prevent burning fuel from reaching the passenger compartment. Today's cars ofcourse have the fuel tank elsewhere, but the term stuck.

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At the recent KVCCC meet, we had discussed about the possibility of a rally in May. Very few at KVCCC have seen the car as we could not bring it to the last rally so we are looking forward to this possible rally in May...


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Correct, but how did that term come about? Many cars like Ford A, Mercedes 170 and many many others had the fuel tank mounted below the bonnet at the cowl. In cases of accident it was to prevent burning fuel from reaching the passenger compartment. Today's cars ofcourse have the fuel tank elsewhere, but the term stuck.

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Hi Sirs,

Thank you both for taking the time to answer my query, i have an addendum to the question if you don't mind. Was any other treatment part of the firewall like asbestos or other fire retarding material or just the sheet metal was used as a barrier?

Another thought; how often did cars catch fire for a part of a car to actually be named after a possibility? Harit Sir, do you have some pics of cars on fire? (I would be surprised if you did not!)

Also very glad to know that the term "firewall" that is used so often nowadays has its origin from cars and not calculators or typewriters!

KPS Sir, i apologize if my posts have been irrelevant and leading away from your lovely car.

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that would be overdoing it, why not simply make larger dia clamps and put the badges on the pilot ray light bar on either side of the lamp?
Finished the badges. These badges have been with my dad over the years.

I hope there is approval from Awini

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Badges look good and appropriate, love the one in the centre, reminds me of
home.

Is it my imagination or does the lens on the spot light need levelling?

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Is it my imagination or does the lens on the spot light need levelling?
Correct. It does need a bit of leveling. We will attend to it in the end.

Thanks for the comments on the badges.

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