Sorry for not being active in the forum for these days
Finally got my car back painted 2 months back. posting some of the pics of car under process.
There was not as much rust as i expected, but the cross member(hope i am naming it correct!) was rusted and cut(pic at reference) replaced it with MGP there was a hole because of water resting under co drivers foot, had to weld it.
Engine bay was painted with heat resistant coat of paint.
Got rid of my DIY fuel lid opener thank god no more scoldings from family.
Replaced the silencer mufler and endcan mgp.
Added a brake booster MGP.
Changed the complete wiring.
Added Philips 90/100 rally H4, Awesome experience at hill station roads (Western Ghat, Jog) with Un-imaginable rain, Hence the idea of having fogs has now stopped.
Painted the rims black till we get the alloys.
We had bought almost all the parts for the restoration earlier itself to cut down the burden at the end.
But we lost the central lock system connector in the junkyard of the mechanic, How irresponsible, and the car now has no fire wall insulation. Need to buy one do i need to remove the Dashboard to install Firewall matt?
Was sceptical about the mileage, thinking about the removal of the engine from car would change the behaviour of the engine. Silly me turned out a descent mileage of 18.2Kmpl (TF-TF method).
will upload all the after paint pictures in coming days. Hoping to be active in coming days fingers crossed.