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Old 5th June 2017, 15:53   #16
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Great restoration work on this beauty.

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That's an amazing car! Can't wait to see it restored. Good luck for the massive undertaking ahead!

Part of me was hoping the gorgeous patina on the paint would be left as it is with a coat of clear sprayed on top like the guys at Gas Monkey Garage did a few time on their show Fast N' Loud!

i am too a sucker for the patina finish but it would not clear fitness with that kind of paint, The authorities don't understand the importance of leaving the exterior as is.

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A quick question to all those who restore such cars, where does one obtain spares for such cars, are they easily available?
Parts are easily available for most American cars on eBay or with dealers abroad and if one is lucky parts can be found in India too, you just have to be patient and keep looking.
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Chassis is fully restored with all new suspension, shockers , arm bushes , steering ends and engine and transmission mounts, all parts imported from USA.

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The body has been united with chassis and tinkering work is in progress now.

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Update :

Tinkering work is almost complete, the car has received a coat of primer and now the car is with the painters for putty-ing and preparing the base for paint job.

Meanwhile some parts are awaited from the US like mouldings, cosmetics etc,
they are also looking for a shipping agency which picks/ships Glass, as the rear glass has to be imported.
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The underside has received rubber coating
Hi KartikeyaL,

I'm very impressed with the care that you are undertaking for this restoration, especially the application of chassis paint in a heat chamber

Can you elaborate a little on what rubber coating the underside involves, i.e. what products, usage etc.

Look forward to future updates!
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This is legend stuff Kartikeya !! Takes a lot of guts, time and patience to work on restoring a beauty like this. But I guess more than any of that, it takes real love for cars that makes you do these things. Here's wishing you loads of luck to achieve success and hope to see this beauty on the road soon !

Looking forward for updates.
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Can you elaborate a little on what rubber coating the underside involves, i.e. what products, usage etc.
They have used 3M rubber coat for the underside, i have asked for more details.

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Here's wishing you loads of luck to achieve success and hope to see this beauty on the road soon !

Looking forward for updates.
As I had mentioned earlier this is not my car, owned by my friends, my involvement is only from the hobby point of view.

couple of pictures of the work in progress.

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The base is almost ready and the car got another coat of primer in preparation for the paint job, though they are still struggling with the choice of Colour.
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Update:

The car received its final coat of primer and was recently taken for a test drive

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After the final coat of primer

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Here is a video of firing of the engine



small video of the test drive


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Hi

Just noticed how similar these two cars are.
Plymouth Belvedere 4-door sedan 1959

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Dodge Custom Royal 1959

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BTW the Dodge body work has been completed.

Cheers harit

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This is going to be one kind of a ride. Update more pictures when possible as the project advances.
And how do you manage to get all the spare parts required ?
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Unbelievable! The car looks good. can't imagine the amount of work that went into this. Please post more pictures & videos when you can.
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How is this shade of blue ? any suggestions?
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Amazing colour sky blue correct me if I am wrong.
Cheers to your painstaking effort to bringing this old neglected tired old lass to her crowning glory .
Will you two tone her WHITE AND BLUE OR SILVER AND BLUE.
What about interior ?
This colour reminds me of my dad's old ambassador Mark 2 we had sky blue with white walled tyres. I loved that car MMF 9647 was always kept in mint condition . She was robbed during the rains back then never got her back .
Would you hot rod it like seen on FAST AND LOUD or CHIP FOOSE or keep it stock .
Glue to this thread to see the final outcome .
I do see you r spending a lot of "GEORGE WASHINGTON" on this beauty.
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