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    1964 Standard Herald Restoration

    just when i thought i am overloaded, ineveitably i had to re-start on one pending project which never took off initially anywhere.

    This Standard Herald was a nice running piece, belonging to one of my friend.

    He brought it under the intention of restoring and gifting it to his dad on his Birthday. Somehow time flew and his mechanic made a mess of things and left the car to rot.

    The car was handed over to me to bring it back to shape. Having so many projects around, i somehow did not find the right time to start this sleeeping beauty.

    Just when yesterday when we were aligning the Morris engine, one frail gentleman comes to the workshop and starts speaking to my mechanic.

    After a long chat, i ask out of curiosity who's he?

    My mechanic says "He's known as Bombay Tinker" and one of the old timer and finest tinkers around town. 8-)

    He had just made a customary visit to the workshop. I seize the opportunity and offer him the tinkering of the Herald.

    The mechanic also agreed upon this and requests the "Bombay Tinker" to show his craftsmanship on the Herald. The "Bombay Tinker" agrees upon a timeframe, as he works elsewhere.

    So the sleeping beauty was waken from its looooong slumber and one more project kick started.
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    Wow - A Standard Herald restoration

    We had a Standard Herald in the family from 1968 to 1991 - brings back memories.
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    75% tinkering done

    4 days and the cars now looking FAB. today all fittings will go on the car to check the body line , fit and finish, later a bit of tapping and underchassis work will be completed.

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    Correct me if i am wrong but wasnt the standard herald a Triumph?

    what were the specs of this car?
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    Yes, the Herald was a Triumph model - our Herald had the "Made in England" Triumph plate on the engine.

    Triumph Herald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    My Dad loved this car. I am watching the final output. I am hooked onto these restoration projects. These classic cars have their own magic.
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    Updates.

    1) Tinkering 98% done
    2) Body line checked - 100%
    3) All locks and winders checked and serviced
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    I know a friend who had chopped off the roof on his Herald. Looked damn cool I must say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [url=http://gearheads.in/post11969.html#p11969
    mclaren1885 Mon Dec 2009 31[/url]]I know a friend who had chopped off the roof on his Herald. Looked damn cool I must say.
    You don't need to 'chop' off the rof on a herald, Remove a few bolts and the whole thing comes off!
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    Pavan anna, please update the thread. We are curious to see and know the status of the restoration.

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