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Old 15th February 2011, 14:53   #271
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Pavan why is it that the under body area not prepared and finished before doing up the exteriors? Wont it be more effective and give a better finish? You can even apply the a thin layer of exterior for the underbody along with the exteriors to give it a seamless looks. Referring to fenders here.
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Fantastic thread! this surely deserves a5star rating!
Pavan am impressed at the detail way you have documented the developments! for sure this itself would have consumed a lot of time

I can wait to see the finished car!
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I don't think Fitchel & Sachs exists any more. I have just ordered a steering damper for my Merc and it is Sachs Boge.

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Prithvi ,please go through my post I had never said that FICHTEL(not Fitchel as you have written)and SACHS exists ,I said that they were OE suppliers and NOS(NEW OLD STOCK) items are still available
Boge was also an OE supplier from W.Germany.Sachs may have merged with Boge now
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COFAP is a shock absorber supplier to many models.It is a BRAZILIAN company and not GERMAN.its full name is-Companhia Fabricadora De Pecas S.A. shortened as COFAP. The OE german steering dampers for aircooled VW's were supplied by FICHTEL SACHS and they are still available NOS. and they are expensive also like many GENUINE VW GERMAN items
Magnetti Marelli has some controlling stake in COFAP
I have copied a link on that reply, Its come down from Italy, and has Magnetti Marelli marking, Thats sufficient

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I don't think Fitchel & Sachs exists any more. I have just ordered a steering damper for my Merc and it is Sachs Boge.

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Magnetti Marelli has liscenced CoFap to manufacture OE spares for Italian car manufacturers, so obviously when you order something for an Italian Car, Italian suppliers send the matching spares, and Prithvi, Dont you think this is right?

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Pavan why is it that the under body area not prepared and finished before doing up the exteriors? Wont it be more effective and give a better finish? You can even apply the a thin layer of exterior for the underbody along with the exteriors to give it a seamless looks. Referring to fenders here.
Jaggu, the Underbody is 100% ready, The only thing pending is the inner part of Fenders, that will be done by weekend, and just before the first Base coat.

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Fantastic thread! this surely deserves a5star rating!
Pavan am impressed at the detail way you have documented the developments! for sure this itself would have consumed a lot of time

I can wait to see the finished car!
Thank you very much for your appreciation.

Mee tooo am waiting to see the Finished Car ASAP
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I have copied a link on that reply, Its come down from Italy, and has Magnetti Marelli marking, Thats sufficient



Magnetti Marelli has liscenced CoFap to manufacture OE spares for Italian car manufacturers, so obviously when you order something for an Italian Car, Italian suppliers send the matching spares, and Prithvi, Dont you think this is right?
Yes Pavan,

That should be alright. Just like the Bosch blue coils such as the ones I have ordered or Inderpalji's are no longer made in Germany, but made under license in Brazil and Mexico. Similarly, piston rings for classic Mercs are available new from a number of OEM suppliers, such as ATE, Goetze and Meyle. Gaskets were originally supplied by MB themselves, but the replacements and current versions are made under license by El Ring. So this is quite common and your stuff should be alright as well.

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Yes Pavan,

That should be alright. Just like the Bosch blue coils such as the ones I have ordered or Inderpalji's are no longer made in Germany, but made under license in Brazil and Mexico. Similarly, piston rings for classic Mercs are available new from a number of OEM suppliers, such as ATE, Goetze and Meyle. Gaskets were originally supplied by MB themselves, but the replacements and current versions are made under license by El Ring. So this is quite common and your stuff should be alright as well.

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BOSCH blue coils are still made in SPAIN also.
The name of piston ring manufacturer is MAHLE and not MEYLE as you have written .MAHLE and Kolbenschmidt are GERMAN manufacturers of PISTONS and Rings.I think the name of the latter company is now NURAL KOLBEN
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BOSCH blue coils are still made in SPAIN also.
The name of piston ring manufacturer is MAHLE and not MEYLE as you have written .MAHLE and Kolbenschmidt are GERMAN manufacturers of PISTONS and Rings.I think the name of the latter company is now NURAL KOLBEN
Yes you are correct. It is Mahle for the pistons. When I had ny cars engine overhauled, I used Mahle piston and rings, all new. The reason I wrote Meyle was because recently I got some parts from Meyle and got confused between the 2.

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Today the fenders were sprayed with Dupont 888 surfacer

While there is still lots to be done on the bonnet, but eventually, by end of tomorrow evening, Both the Front Fenders, and the Bonnet will be ready.
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Good to see the progress and most importantly your dedication.

I'm getting screwed to restore some simple cars and I really appreciate your love for restoring and saving old cars. You have the talent!

This weekend I will be in yelahanka the whole day. I will visit the workshop for sure. I have mailed you the invitation please attend.
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Today nothing much happened, but the Bonnet finally got ready.

The engine room is being scraped, we will be applying a little Bondo, smoothen the uneven surface in the engine room and spray the surfacer.

Once this is done, the front fenders, grille, bumper and bonnet will be fitted to check the correctness, later which we proceed to work on the rear of the car.

Will post some more pics by tomorrow.
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Today nothing much happened, but the Bonnet finally got ready.

The engine room is being scraped, we will be applying a little Bondo, smoothen the uneven surface in the engine room and spray the surfacer.

Once this is done, the front fenders, grille, bumper and bonnet will be fitted to check the correctness, later which we proceed to work on the rear of the car.

Will post some more pics by tomorrow.
The pace on the work is slow, but its steady and that is good in this case.

All the best for the engine job, i know your GURU will get that engine running. He has magical hands, i experienced his work on my S1.
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The pace on the work is slow, but its steady and that is good in this case.

All the best for the engine job, i know your GURU will get that engine running. He has magical hands, i experienced his work on my S1.

Thank you Makam

The painter seems to have got what i've said about this Inside Out paint, but has not taken it too seriously. The engine room is ready and good, but not the way i want it, making him re-do the same all over again, 2 more days gone for a toss

My mechanic calls and says the suspension mounts are ready, i will be picking it up tomorrow morning.
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Engine bay looks nice and clean with the primer on. Can't wait to see the finished car!
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Engine bay looks nice and clean with the primer on. Can't wait to see the finished car!
Thank you Prithvi

I still need it to be the way it was at the assembly line

Will post updates in the next 24 hours.

Got the suspension mounting from my mechanic today, I am getting it fitted.

After this, the only thing pending on the chassis would be to complete laying of new brake pipes.
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Engine bay looks nice and clean with the primer on. Can't wait to see the finished car!
Now this is what i call a CLEAN ENGINE ROOM

I am happy that i achieved the finish i wanted. Another day or 2 the first half of the car will be COMPLETE. I just hope so
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