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Old 8th July 2008, 14:27   #661
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Finally, and possibly the biggest give-away in these pics of the tub, the A-pillars have been cut along the curve of the screen - the water channel on the extremity ends much lower, as also compared to your pic of the true convertible.
Point well taken Sherlock. So that means one less genuine convertible, and one less chance of me acquiring one
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'saw this lovely '57 chevy Bel-air for the first time parked in an area that I pass through often! 'seems to have been just done up.

I hope they are going to fit all the badges and hubcaps soon! It looks complete otherwise.
No idea whats under the bonnet though!

But I wonder why maruti 800/zen side indicators are becoming soooooo popular on classics lately!!

'couldnt take any interior pics. and I didnt want to be caught checking out the car too long without permission so I just took a look from outside. It oddly seemed to have 2 "humps" for the speedo consoles on the dash (also noticeable from the front view pic!)
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Are those Amby wheels??
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Are those Amby wheels??
They certainly arent!
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Great looking car!! But I really feel the rims are not original, they look too small. Regarding the two humps in the dashboard, these cars came with symmetric consoles, so that they could be used for both LHD and RHD cars!!
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Absolutely my thoughts JayD. Maybe the tyres are also wrong. They need to be high profile tyres.
This is an eight cyl going by the Metal plates on the rear wing.
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Absolutely my thoughts JayD. Maybe the tyres are also wrong. They need to be high profile tyres.
Well there are 5 lug nuts, and the only 'Indian' car with those is the Ambassador. But those are NOT Amby rims for sure, you can make out by the "lip" around the centre for the hubcaps which the Amby rims dont have.

So only clue is they are from another American car of a later era, maybe a 60s Impala? Which may also explain the "smaller" look.
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Methinks the wheels could be original. Perhaps the incorrect tyre size is throwing us off. Anyways nice car. Is it for sale?
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Methinks the wheels could be original. Perhaps the incorrect tyre size is throwing us off. Anyways nice car. Is it for sale?
Thats what my mech. said he would find out.

But dont tell me you want to buy this- you cant get it at the same price as you got your fiats for!
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Thats what my mech. said he would find out.

But dont tell me you want to buy this- you cant get it at the same price as you got your fiats for!
That was exactly what i was about to say!! Maybe he is exchanging the BEetle for this!!
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That was exactly what i was about to say!! Maybe he is exchanging the BEetle for this!!
Nah, he got even that relatively cheap, although not as cheap as his other cars!

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Hi all,

I am not technically very sound as far as cars go so i might be a little over ambitious with what i have in mind.

I am planning to get a Mustang Mach 1(this is my second post enquiring about this) but have not been very successful as i cant find any in India. While prowling the net i found they were available in US but getting it from there is simply impossible for me especially with the duties involved and moreover i cant go and personally check the car too.

I also thought that i could get a clone by picking up a contessa chassis but the guys at Autopsyche said it would not work since the front of the Mustang is longer than thee contessa(whic i knew they would say).

Now im confused as to what should i do, get a Mustang and restore it or try and lay my hands on an old car which can be transformed into a Mach 1 although i would like to work and restore a classic than create a clone of it!!!

I would appreciate if any of you could guide me.

For those who will takae pain in going through this post...THANKS!!!!
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mustangfever, join the bandwagon, was working on something similar earlier. You can pick up decent ones for around 6K in the states but they are left hand drive and by a coservative estimate spend another 5K converting to RHD plus the shipment and duty. Even when all the above work you still have the impoet rules which are (un) clear about the age of the car for import....
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Now im confused as to what should i do, get a Mustang and restore it or try and lay my hands on an old car which can be transformed into a Mach 1 although i would like to work and restore a classic than create a clone of it!!!
If you have access to a Mach 1 here in India at best you could make a fibreglass mockup based on it. Making a body in steel which looks the real deal will call for tremendous skills.

Are you open to something like a Transam? I could ask a friend who has one if he'd like to part with it
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Sorry forgot to put this up yesterday- here is what looks like a late 50s/early 60s bug owned by a friend and being restored.
'had posted some pics. of this car earlier when it was just primed up.

This is not going to be the actual colour of the car but just to check the body for hidden lumps/finishing touches where required.

Karl, be a little patient- rest assured I'll get you the rims from his other car (parts donor)- soon!
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