The car needs serious restoration work which I am very much looking forward to ( as you can see, there are a number of original parts missing). But for sometime now, unfortunately due to a busy schedule I was not able to start the restoration. Also it is quite hard to get the original items in Bangalore( I have hunted almost everywhere in Bangalore, but found some rotten parts which were not fit to work on). Right now I have some other committments due to which I am just running the car as it is ( soon after I got the car, I replaced engine oil, oil filter ,air filter, diesel filter and also all the fluids like gear and differential oil etc). Engine is smooth and peppy, transmission is creamy and I get an average of around 12-14kmpl in city with A/C on. Running board has a lot of rust.
I have got plans of starting the restoration project most probably next summer (MAR/APR 2013) when I wont have work pressure as I am having right now.
In the meanwhile, I will hunt for the following:
1) headlamp rims
2) Tail lamps
3) Sunshade with clamps and chrome strips
4) Steering wheel
5) Smiths meters
Please comment on the car and I kindly request your valuable suggestions and guidance on restoring this classic of the 60's
No, I graduated as a mechanical engineer. And also working as one, which includes design as well as some production.