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Old 17th August 2010, 16:29   #3286
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I picked the BLUE millicento (Post 3249 / Page 217) Attached below are engine bay & interior pics. I just hope I have NOT made any mistake here.
*Now I'll need all the possible help/guidelines from Fiat gurus here.
*We'll be restoring her in Mumbai:

All comments/suggestions welcome.
Karlos / Cyrus: PLEASEEEEE PM me your contact numbers.

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Great one there Sonu. And the reason for me asking the location. Lucky you. Please take care of the car while transporting, remove all exclusive bits and do not transport loose parts along. A very nice car to have.
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Congrats Sonu on the acquisition of the oldie. Do follow the guidelines of the fiatians and get the mechanical work first as Cyrus rightly suggests. Keep us updated on the progress of restoration.
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Hi Sonu this car is very restorable as i had conveyed to the forum in my earlier email, i suggest you remove the engine from the body and work on it seperately, It most probably needs an overhaul. meanwhile you will need to source some missing parts like wheels rims etc.
Also please remove the grill and store it away immediately, it is very prone to damage It will have to buffed.
Meanwhile here is a freshly restored car from Mumbai which belongs to my friend, I hope you get inspired to follow course.
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@Cyrus/Manish/Samsag/Mole: I'll declare the price soon.
However car will take some time arrive in Mumbai. What is the best mode of transportation for such cars? I have asked my B-I-L to remove headlights, taillights et all & get the car dusted off. Since he studies in Pune. He'll carry all such items personally with him here. Pls guide if anything else to be removed & that which can be carried personally. May be the front grill & the fiat emblem on bonnet too.

@Mole: The above example has raised my expectation from this car. Would your friend let me have a close look at his car? I'll PM you my number.

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Old 17th August 2010, 20:44   #3290
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@Mole: The above example has raised my expectation from this car. Would your friend let me have a close look at his car? I'll PM you my number.
Yes that can be arranged however the car is stored outside Mumbai for the rains (we all do) so you will have to plan your visit accordingly and notify me well in advance.
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Hey Sonu i think you should add few more parts on the list before shipping the car:
1. Wheel caps
2. Horn button (a must)
3. All aluminum window winders/ door locks.
4. Side pattis (original)
Other than that roll down all the glasses if they can be to avoid accidental cracks and empty every item from the boot like spare tyre, tools et al.
@ mole: is the front rim on the car of a delight model.

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@ mole: I agree. Such cars should be stored carefully. We'll keep the visit after rains. Probably my BLUE (thats why I have nick-named her) would also be here by then.
I intend to get same shade as the original one. Probably I'll steal a chapter from "PHAETON" restoration by DKG & do the resto in similar manner.

@Samsag: Thanks, I'll pass on the list to my BIL.

@Cyrus: Sir I will do as said. Run up the engine before doing tin work.

I feel goosebumps NOW.

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Old 17th August 2010, 23:14   #3293
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Congratulations Sonu !! That's a lovely find, lovely car.
I'm sure you'll enjoy every step of the restoration process, and will enjoy miles and miles of Fiatful motoring with the finished product..

Do join us for a Fiat Classic Car Club meet in Mumbai. My 'Blue and white' would love to meet your 'Blue' !

Do keep us updated on the car when she's in Mumbai - we'll all help you keep an eye on her.
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Congrats Sonu for the buy.Why dont you start a different thread for the restoration.
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However car will take some time arrive in Mumbai. What is the best mode of transportation for such cars?
You should try and take off the loose parts like the hub caps etc as already suggested by a few above. May consider taking the carb off as well ? Best way to transport is to send it on a truck. If you can tell me where the car is and where you want to send it in mumbai i can try and find out. Drop me the details in a PM if you like.
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Chak de Phate sonu....

I wish you all the best with the restoration & do please start a resto thread so that we can see how its progressing.

Waiting for Rony Sir's comments too.

Couple of Questions from my side.

1) How will you sort out the RTO stuff with regards to paper work.
Will this affect the Reg no. of the car.

2) Do you have a Garage in mind where you will be getting the work done, & if so are they used to restorations of such cars.

Also Mole that pic you showed us of your friends car is a cracker mate.. Absolutely awesome.
Wouldn't mind some more pics of the same

Cheers
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My Jamshedpur quest got me some surprised responses & I was sent these pics by a potential TBHPian. I am awaiting contact details of owner to speak to him:

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Can Fiat gurus confirm about the authenticity of this one?

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Thats a nice find dude.
Seems this beauty can be restore to its oreginal glory.

And the car registered at Orissa - Balasore (ORB)....My Home Town.
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A car I have seen detriorating for the last 30 years -
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May consider taking the carb off as well ?
good idea, only if it's a weber carb. I bought my car on a truck. But it should have all the paperwork done including the NOC and the insurance. Normally the one that transport the new cars on their way back.
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A car I have seen detriorating for the last 30 years -
Thats Mercedes ponton what a pity!
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