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Old 25th September 2014, 09:41   #61
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Are you sure about that Karl? I've heard you can special order them from MRF. Some new restorations on Landmaster's, Fiat's etc have them so i guess its still available. Not sure though...
If that doesn't work check if you have someone in Australia who can ship you them
http://www.antiquetyres.com.au/tyre-...estone-vintage
I'm pretty sure on availability. Having said that, if you do find any sources do let me know.

Regarding imports, its an easy option though the tyres landed will cost me more than the car
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Old 25th September 2014, 11:37   #62
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24th September 2014

The roof was finally painted, and looks great. A lot of effort went into finishing, and I am pleased with the outcome (considering how rough it was when procured).

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Door pads are going in. Stragely looking at 3 cars in original interiors, it seems the door pads are fitted with screws (and collars below the screws) while the rear pads fit with concealed clips.

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The data plates too had many layers of paint and dirt and damage, but they cleaned up quite nicely. Like I said before, Kaizad and his team are really putting in hard work.

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Great work, eagerly waiting for more pictures.
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The roof was finally painted, and looks great. A lot of effort went into finishing, and I am pleased with the outcome (considering how rough it was when procured).

Door pads are going in. Stragely looking at 3 cars in original interiors, it seems the door pads are fitted with screws (and collars below the screws) while the rear pads fit with concealed clips.
Karl, from what you had told me about the roof's condition, I am surprised to see the end product. Full marks to your team and you on this RESTORATION.

Yes the pads were screwed. Make sure that the cup washers are of good quality otherwise that will be a start point for rust.

Best Regards & Drive safe

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Hats off to all the men involved in this project.

A picture for reference of the bonnet logo found from FB.
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A picture for reference of the bonnet logo found from FB.
Lovely pic. indeed!
But Karl does have an actual bonnet badge which also serves as reference!

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I'm pretty sure on availability. Having said that, if you do find any sources do let me know.

Regarding imports, its an easy option though the tyres landed will cost me more than the car
MRF still manufactures bias ply tires

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Awesome thread BTW - I'm hooked !

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MRF still manufactures bias ply tires

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Awesome thread BTW - I'm hooked !
These are commercial vehicle tyres, and 12 inch.
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These are commercial vehicle tyres, and 12 inch.
Yes I understand that, but the fact being that they are still being manufactured, and snapdeal not being tirerack - isn't there a chance that the ones you need may just be there with the manufacturer?
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25th September 2014

The aluminium bases for the front light clusters were very badly frayed and worn. New ones have been cut from a similar sheet, and they look good. I suppose the final finish would have been anodised, not sure.

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The top was at last fitted, and final adjustments are on for the panels.

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The car looks great!
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The cream tyre rims are looking slightly out of place.
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Karl,

I've not had a chance to login for a few days but as soon as I did and saw a restoration thread, I went through the whole thread in reverse order. And what a fantastic restoration this is, I am truly in awe at the care and detail with which you and your team have taken to do the car.

All the fabrication work, the detailing of the chassis, painting the mainframe and individual panels separately in a heat chamber, the time bound manner of the work, it's the epitome of a restoration in our country. In fact I think you've managed to match the processes used for restorations in the Western world!

I wanted to ask, what does one have to look out for when lifting the entire body shell out of the chassis? Are there certain precautions one needs to take to prevent the body shell from flexing and keeping it aligned after taking off all the removable panels?

Er...if I can manage to take a couple of weeks off from work during November can I ride shotgun in your Herald for the November south India drive

Brilliant work my friend.

BTW, can you share any details on the Ponton being restored in the same workshop?

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I wanted to ask, what does one have to look out for when lifting the entire body shell out of the chassis? Are there certain precautions one needs to take to prevent the body shell from flexing and keeping it aligned after taking off all the removable panels?
For the Herald I guess the problem is not so compounded since the tub is one part, th bulkhead is another. I would think flex should not be an issue. For other cars I suppose some reinforcements are a must. I could be wrong.
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Superb resto!! I think the cream wheels and green go very well together. Is the roof easily removable?

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Superb resto!! I think the cream wheels and green go very well together. Is the roof easily removable?
The cream wheels are the original combination for these cars, and I like the look, they will stay. Someday maybe I'll add whitewall tyres when possible.

The roof fits on bolts, so can be removed without too much fuss. I don't intend to though!
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