Originally Posted by Sam Dinkar
Good to see another car brought back to where it belongs - out on the open road.
The 118NE was a rust bucket and no wonder the adage "my jack reaches upto my roof." Hope the sheet metal used for the flooring is good and the welds have been rust proofed and painted over.
How does she drive now? How many km on the odo after restoration? Do share the restoration details - it might just motivate someone to bring back another car to life.
bosch pump and nozzle work is done which costed around 4.5K and now it's having original sound of typical 137D / 1.38D engine, oh yeah im loving it !
sheet metal used for flooring itself is original one piece flooring of NE that we bought for 7200rs from kolhapur gandhi motors, unfortunately there's difference in middle part of petrol n diesel NE so we had no other option than cutting it in 2 parts. i have attached few old pics of so that u will get idea of what happened to left side running board ! LOL
and while checking front disc brakes i had found that lower arm of right side was totally rusted and partially broken, hence was curious about suspension work ! , and as per doubt 3 of 4 suspension springs had cracks ! so changed all 4 suspension springs, all bushings, both front lower arms etc in april 2013
total restoration costed around 65K, i'll post it in details afterwards
we were at our farmhouse at badlapur for 5 days so not much km done after restoration, still its something 70-75 i guess, have to check
i have attached speedometer pic when she came to home from garage on diwali occasion, bought the speedometer for 300 rs from gadi adda, kolhapur [ chor bazar in mumbai language ] and it's running quite brilliantly
Sorry for poor pic quality
Originally Posted by Ambylovers
Post some details about the Restoration project. The Cost of entire Process and the pares availablity..So that it can be a very helpful information for others too.
Following is the image taken from internet. The alloy is very good looking. If you have any idea on the modifications, kindly consider this too. There were many images of the 118 NE modifcations, you can have a reference of the same.
hello sir ! i know this car, and it's posted on some other forum [ i ll not mention name ]
it's having gypsy taillights and contessa headlights with custom grill, also powder coated contessa bumper chopped in 2 parts on front side, no fender indicators, chrome door handles etc stuff ! some gorgeous looking alloys, this NE is just awesome