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Old 7th August 2013, 17:52   #976
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Triumph stag in kerala , hope that this won't leave kerala as the Mustang left !

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Foby,long time since you are seen posting in this forum.Are you not active anymore?
This one was imported just more than a decade ago by a jeweller based in Kottayam.He had a few vintage and classic cars most of which he sold few years back
Whether it will leave kerala or not ,will depend upon the owners interest waxing or waning!!
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Foby,long time since you are seen posting in this forum.Are you not active anymore?
This one was imported just more than a decade ago by a jeweller based in Kottayam.He had a few vintage and classic cars most of which he sold few years back
Whether it will leave kerala or not ,will depend upon the owners interest waxing or waning!!
Thank you for the heads up , yes as you said I was not active for past few months.
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Thank you for the heads up , yes as you said I was not active for past few months.
Good to have you back . My jeep work is going on. Decided against shortening. Thanx.
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Interior restoration of 1981 Model Mercedes 300D, the work is still in progress, find below the pictures for completed repairs on the driver seat which was in a much worse condition than other seats. The same OE leather seat covers are restored including the conditioning and re-strengethening of leather before subjecting it to redying process. The original colour, texture and the glossy finish as how it was when brandnew condition is perfectly restored
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This restoration job is done by Colorglo at Maradu, Ernakulam, they have some special process and materials to restore the interiors back to as much as close to its brandnew state without replacing anything.
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This restoration job is done by Colorglo at Maradu, Ernakulam, they have some special process and materials ............
That will be a real nice W123 when done. Such cars are a treat for the eyes.
But who soiled the seats in the first place? Luckily there were no tears, otherwise stitching wouyld be required and that shows up.

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That will be a real nice W123 when done. Such cars are a treat for the eyes.
But who soiled the seats in the first place? Luckily there were no tears, otherwise stitching wouyld be required and that shows up.

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Thanks Harit, there was a portion osf this seat with some hard glue on it (may be super glue) which was worse than a tear and impossible to remove without damaging the surface texture and grains of the leather. The guys at Colorglo was able to remove that to some extent and the rest by cutting off, then some kind for filler is used to replicate the texture and grain structure to that area, which got the same characteristics, strength, and feel as the original leather.

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After repairs and redying it is impossible to make out the repaired area -
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What a superb job i would not hesitate to remove and pack my seats off to them. But i first need to get car in my collection which has the orignal upholstery still there ;-)
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Anil,
Nice job . A rare and nice color for a W123. Can't you post a thread on the entire restoration process? I'm a bit confused about the rear spoiler. Does it fit into the 123? Its just a personal choice.
Awaiting more pics in a new thread.
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3 classics from Kerala-a Hindustan14, Morris Minor and a Fintail
The Minor and Fintail were up for sale recently.
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The bug story unplugged ! can this be a TBHP meet ?


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The Famous studebaker commander which has made an appearance in many movies of yore
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Are you aware what happened to this - like last I knew this was left to rust by some one who owned it during late 1960s.

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Are you aware what happened to this - like last I knew this was left to rust by some one who owned it during late 1960s.

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This Was not left to rust, but it was owned by the aleppey based film production house and was in running condition till mid nineties when it was sold for a very nominal amount to the present owner.It was lying unused till recently when the scion of the original owner bought back the car paying a very handsome figure
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