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Old 9th January 2008, 10:06   #31
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Whoa, talk about a turnaround! Congratulations on a successful restoration, Pavan.

These cars rust very easily, so it would be a good idea to park indoors during the monsoon.
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Great effort,fantastic rstoration.congratulation Pavan ,enjoy every moment of having her.
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Great stuff. Please lose the Scorpio door handles though!
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Kudos to the gr88 restoration done, Really appreciate you efforts and love towards catching your dream...
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Great stuff. Please lose the Scorpio door handles though!
Karl,
*Bowing down to you*. OMG, you have REALLY keen eyes
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Thanks karl, I have the original set of door handles with me, but they do not have the lock set,

For this reason i switched over to the scorpio door handles,

Maybe sometime soon i'll have them changed to original ones .
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Fabulous effort Pavan. Its very heartening to see enthusiasts like you who give a second life to these timeless classics. The car is beautiful. Do you have pictures of the whole process? Would make for a nice step by step pictorial on how you went about the whole restoration.
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Hi Dippy, Thanks a lot.

Yes i do have complete step by step restoration pix with me.

I did not post them because i felt the thread might just get elongated and would be too long.

Felt people will get bored going through such a big thread.

Will surely post some more very shortly.
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Old 9th January 2008, 14:24   #39
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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers,
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Pavan,
Great job, I am spellbound. Only words I can muster together to appreciate your achievement are "HATS OFF TO YOU".
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Yes i do have complete step by step restoration pix with me.

I did not post them because i felt the thread might just get elongated and would be too long.

Felt people will get bored going through such a big thread.

Will surely post some more very shortly.
No ways would we be bored, keep it coming Pavan. The result is just fabulous.

Can understand how much of struggle you must have gone through to restore your car.

Now anxiously awaiting the pictorial saga.

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Thank you guys.


Pls hold on as i am searching the photos.

These pix were taken 4.5 yrs ago, lord knows where have i placed them.

Pix will follow soon with few more details on the same.

Till then bye....see you guys soon.
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Looks like you didn't see my question on the tilted rear wheel.
Have you used Standard Herald parts there.
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The cambering is all right dude, I had jacked it on one side to clean one side of the engine.

I had changed the oil and given it a wash and a wax 20 mins before this pic was taken.

I have not used any herald parts.

Man how i wish i got hold of one heralad.
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Hi Star is Here.

The paint job is done in this way.

1) 2 coats of Dupont Dull white-left to dry for a 24 hrs
2) 3 coats of Dupont Passion yellow- dry time 12 hrs
3) 3 coats of Dupont Slow dry Clear coat- dry time of 48 hrs

All these coats of paint were equally over me also as i was present every minute the paint was done.

This is the actual shade August 1967 1500 cc limited edition beetles were painted.

Initially had even brought metallic green, none at home were interested in the color.

Finally looked into the internet and got the actual shade.
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