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Old 29th June 2010, 13:17   #91
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@ DKG: In one word - superlative! Thoroughly impressed with your eye to detail. Of course, the gut feeling, as you've described earlier, goes a long way in the process of putting together cars like these. The modern laptop-equipped mechanic wouldn't understand why you've got that stethoscope on!
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@DKG. Hats off to your patience and attention to detail.

A restoration like this is a example of the highest quality on how to bring back the grace and aura of a classic.

I am indeed lucky to see this restoration as it progresses.
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Old 30th June 2010, 23:00   #93
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DKG Sir! I have become a huge fan of yours after seeing your work on restoring this classic beauty.

Any updates on the soft top? Can't wait to see the beauty in its full glory!
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DKG sir,

Waiting for the latest updates on the restoration.
When is the beauty getting back to Madras? Is it possible to see it in Flesh?
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Old 2nd July 2010, 16:08   #95
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New oak wooden top bows have come into India and are being cleared through customs. I should be getting them soon after which we need to get a new top stitched and send the car back to its home at Chennai
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DKG: Long time no updates?
Eagerly waiting to see the progress.
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Old 10th July 2010, 23:00   #97
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DKG: Long time no updates?
Eagerly waiting to see the progress.
Been on my annual leave, heading back to work Monday. The bows should reach me any time and the top needs to be made following which she'll head back to Chennai. Will take more pictures of the car on the road and post soon
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It's a super job in progress.I express my happiness at the bottoms up restoration for a model/make closer to my heart.I spent 6 years restoring a chev/master 1934 in early 90's and know all the pains & pleasures of the a project like yours!!Congrats once again.
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Hi DKG, have the bows reached? Would love to see some more pictures of the car.
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It's a super job in progress.I express my happiness at the bottoms up restoration for a model/make closer to my heart.I spent 6 years restoring a chev/master 1934 in early 90's and know all the pains & pleasures of the a project like yours!!Congrats once again.
Do share pictures of the car if you have them. Although Chevy's were considered amongst the cheapest cars they really are such wonderful cars. Everytime I drive this car on the road I am amazed at how good value the Chevy was. Its a handsome car, has a surprisingly comfortable ride and the engine is a delight to hear

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Hi DKG, have the bows reached? Would love to see some more pictures of the car.
Yes they arrived yesterday. Beautifully crafted. Today I had them primed with a sealant and clear polish. The grain really stands out when you polish it

Needed to tweak the front header board a little as possibly the Indian made screens fit slightly differently. Nothing major, its done now and we'll install the front header tomorrow

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One word sir, "Immaculate".
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Old 25th July 2010, 14:20   #102
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The new oak top bows are installed ready for a new top to be custom stitched

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I am glad I opted for the original oak bows as the grain is simply fabulous. The overall look, shape and appeal of these oak bows is unmatched by any of the locally made bows I've seen so far on some cars. I'm sure its not just the wood. Its the craftsmanship, the attention to detail, the way the bows are finished. I hope someday I learn how to craft one of these !! Awesome craftsmanship !!

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The bows are absolute Artworks, DKG. Fabulous, fabulous work.
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Great work DKG.Where are you planning to get the top stiched.?
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Old 26th July 2010, 10:08   #105
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Great work DKG.Where are you planning to get the top stiched.?
Right here in our workshop.Would be using a local craftsman who is experienced in top stitching
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